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 UNK New Music Series and Festival
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: It's that time of year! Happy to announce the Call for Scores for our 2019 New Music Festival, featuring Aaron Hynds on Tuba/Bass Trombone/Electronics! Details below!!!

University of Nebraska at Kearney New Music Festival XVIII
March 8 – 9, 2019

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is excited to announce its New Music Festival XVIII, being held March 8 – 9, 2019 on the UNK campus in Kearney, Nebraska. Deadline for receipt is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Call for Scores: All composers are invited to submit one score of no more than 12 minutes in duration. Works involving electronics (5.1), graphic notation, and open instrumentation are welcome.

There is no submission fee. If you would like to support the UNK New Music Series and Festival with a tax-deductible donation, you can do so here: https://nufoundation.org/-/unk-unk-new-music-festival-fund-…

Though we hope to meet all selected composers, there is no obligation to attend the festival.

There are three categories for submission:

Category 1: We are very excited to welcome Aaron Hynds (aaronhynds.weebly.com) as our guest artist. Mr. Hynds is a Nebraska-based tubist, composer, and audio engineer. His emphasis as a performer is in the reconciliation of standard performance practice on the instruments of the tuba family with the demands made by newly written compositions. He will give a solo performance on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm. Composers may submit scores for the following:
 Solo unaccompanied tuba
 Solo unaccompanied bass trombone
 Solo tuba or bass trombone with electronics and/or found objects

Category 2: UNK Faculty and Student Performers. Solo and chamber scores for subsets of the following instruments and voices:

UNK Faculty: Oboe, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet (one performer), Trumpet, Euphonium, Piano, Percussion (up to two performers), Double Bass, Baritone voice.

UNK Students (all undergraduates): Flute, Oboe, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet (one performer), Saxophone (S/A/T/B, one performer), Brass Quintet (or subsets of a Brass Quintet), Piano, Percussion, Mezzo-Soprano voice.

Category 3: Solo and Chamber works where the composer provides the performer(s) or is the performer. This category includes pieces for fixed media.

Submission Guidelines: In an email to UNKnewmusic@gmail.com, provide the following:
1. A link to a cloud-sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) that contains:
a. One (1) PDF score of your piece.
b. A streaming recording of your piece (a live recording is preferred, MIDI is acceptable). Please ensure that the recording can be accessed from your link and does not have to be downloaded.
c. An information sheet (.doc file preferred) with your e-mail address, short (200 words or less) bio, program notes (if acceptable), year of composition, and any technical considerations.
2. Please format the subject of your email in the following manner: Last Name – First Name – Title of Piece – Category 1/2/3.

Composer Conversation Proposals: Composers are invited to submit, along with their score, recording, and information sheet, one proposal for a 20-minute discussion related to any aspect of composition. Up to 3 proposals will be accepted, and the accepted composers will be expected to lead the discussion on the Saturday of the festival.

Questions can be sent to UNKnewmusic@gmail.com

Deadline for receipt is Monday, October 15, 2018.
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 Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Summary:Three opportunities for female composers
Deadline: 09 October 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: 1. 2019 Call for Scores: Nouveau Classical Project

Women Composers Festival of Hartford is now accepting submissions to be reviewed by a selection committee, including the Nouveau Classical Project (http://www.nouveauclassical.org), for the 2019 Festival: March 29 & 30, 2019. WCFH encourages applications from all composers who identify significantly as women/femmes. This call is open until September 30, 2018.

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble that is "bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre" (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.

To provide opportunities for composers, NCP holds annual Calls for Scores, Calls for Proposals, and commissions new work via the NCP Commissioning Fund. The collaborative nature of its work also allows the ensemble to create opportunities for artists from a variety of disciplines.

2. 2019 Call for Performers and Composer/Performers

Applications for 2019 Music Marathon are open to women/femme composer-performers, women/femme composers providing their own performers of any gender, and performers of any gender presenting works by living or historical women/femme composers. Part of the 2019 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, March 29 & 30. (WCFH encourages applications that include music from any composer who identifies significantly as women/femme.) Application is due on October 1, 2018 at 11:59pm.

3. Women Composers Festival of Hartford 2019 Student Workshop Application Form

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford and the Hartt Community Division are proud to sponsor a student workshop with Nouveau Classical Project. Selected participants will compose a new, short piece for for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano that will be read and workshopped on Friday, March 29 at 7-8:30 pm in the Hartford area (venue TBA). The reading session will be recorded for participants’ personal (i.e. non-commercial) use.

Participants will attend in-person sessions with workshop director Dr. Jessica Rudman on Nov. 11, 2018 and Feb. 3, 2019. Additionally, Dr. Rudman will mentor the students via email and online discussion as they work on their pieces. Finished compositions (scores and parts) will be due on March 1.

Participants will receive a free Festival pass, which will grant them admission to all 2019 Women Composers Festival events. The WCF is not able to provide travel assistance to participants.

Eligibility:
* “Student” is defined as anyone who has not yet completed a terminal degree in music composition.
* Open to composers of any age who identify as women/femmes/non-binary.
* Priority may be given to applicants from CT.
* Applicants must be able to attend the in-person sessions on Nov. 11, 2018 and Feb. 3, 2019, and the workshop on March 29, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:
* Submit the online application form including short essay explaining why the student is interested in participating and contact information for one teacher (current or past) who will serve as a reference for the student
* OPTIONAL: send 1-2 sample scores and recordings of previous pieces if available (MIDI recordings are acceptable)
* All applications must be received by Oct. 9

Timeline and Results:
* 11:59 pm on Oct. 9: submissions received via our online submission page
* Oct. 12: selected students will be notified and asked to confirm their participation
* Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2-5 pm: in-person session 1 at the Hartt School Community Division
* Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2-5 pm: in-person session 2 at the Hartt School Community Division
* Friday, March 1: completed pieces are due via email
* Friday, March 29, 7-8:30 pm: Student Workshop (location TBA)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, see website:
Web Site:www.womencomposersfestivalhart...

 The David P ‘60 and Susan W Wohlhueter Jazz Composition Contest at Ithaca College
Summary:Jazz Composition Contest
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 12 September 2018
Details: About the contest
The contest has been created to encourage composers to write for the jazz ensemble and to give Ithaca College students the experience of evaluating and performing new music. Students will participate in the judging of the contest. The winner of the contest will receive a prize of $1,000 plus a concert recording of their piece with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble. This year our guest artist at the culminating concert on May 2, 2019, will be world-renowned trombonist Vincent Gardner, who will perform the winning piece with the Jazz Ensemble.

Judges will use five criteria to assess submissions:
1. QUALITY: The overall musical quality of the piece.
2. TRADITION: Compositions should be steeped in the traditions of jazz.
3. ACCESSIBILITY: Compositions should be musically accessible to both the audience and the performers.
4. DIFFICULTY: The difficulty level of the compositions should be such that they are playable by high school honor jazz bands, college bands, and professionals alike. Brass range should be considered in terms of the related aspects of (1) not being too high, and (2) allowing enough time for players to rest. Both aspects should be considered for brass playability.
5. NOTATION: Compositions must be professionally notated and clear. Clarity includes (but is not limited to) aspects such as:
o Scores should be bound properly and parts bound/taped with well-considered page turns.
o Clear roadmap (repeats, D.S., D.C, coda, etc. should be easy for everyone to follow)
o Commonly known/used chord symbols.
o Well-considered spacing, bars per system, etc.
o Sufficient rehearsal letters/numbers.
o Page orientation and how it relates to page turns (scores should not turn vertically, for example).
o Clear style, with sufficient articulations and dynamics.

Winning pieces, composers and guest artists from previous years are listed at https://www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles/jazzensemble/CompContest/previouswinners/.

Submission deadline
All submissions must be received by February 1, 2019, to be eligible for the contest. Pieces received after that date will be ineligible.

Contest rules
Please read this complete set of rules before submitting your piece. (Instructions for submission are found below, in the section "How to enter the contest.")
1. Entries must be original, unpublished compositions for instrumental jazz ensemble, utilizing the following instrumentation:
1. 5 saxophones, AATTB. Soprano sax can be written in alto 1 or tenor 1 part(s). Other woodwind doubling may be possible, but any/all woodwind doubling parts must be optional, and the chart must be playable without the doubles. If the winning piece contains woodwind doubles, the winning composer may be asked to re-send sax parts with a different configuration, depending on the strengths of the section this year.
2. 4 trombones (3 tenor + 1 bass trombone). Common mutes are usable. Tuba may also be added with an additional part. Mr. Gardner’s solo part may be a separate/additional part, or it can be included in one of the existing trombone parts, but in that case the section(s) intended as his solo must be clearly identified.
3. 4 Bb trumpets. Common mutes (plunger, straight, cup, harmon, or bucket) are usable. The range and endurance of college and high school honor band trumpeters should be considered thoughtfully. Flugelhorns are also possible.
4. Rhythm section of piano, guitar, double bass and drum set. A part for vibes or auxiliary percussion is also possible.
2. Compositions should feature trombone, or at least contain a significant portion of trombone solo, since Mr. Gardner will be the featured guest artist for the concert. In addition, other members of the jazz ensemble may also be given solos, and there can be open solo sections for the ensemble to determine soloists.
3. No transcriptions or arrangements will be eligible, except arrangements or re-workings of the composer's own pieces.
4. The contest is open to composers of any age, race, religion, country of residence, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation. However, current Ithaca College students, faculty or staff are not eligible to enter the contest. Students, faculty and staff composers are encouraged to submit pieces/arrangements to Mr. Titlebaum for consideration for performance at any time (including for this concert) but not to enter the contest itself. This rule is in place to ensure that the judges do not know the identities of the composers.
5. The composition may already have been performed, but should have been written recently (in the past several years). The purpose of this contest is to encourage the creation of new music, but no exact time period is mandated.
6. The purpose of the prize is to encourage the composition and performance of the highest possible quality of jazz ensemble literature for a wide range of experience levels. Therefore, the composition should be conceived and constructed for effective performance by high school honors jazz, university and professional ensembles alike.
7. Entries should be no longer than 8 minutes in length.
8. Compositions must be submitted with a full score and full set of parts. Compositions without a full score or complete set parts will not be considered.
9. An audio recording of the piece must be submitted along with the online entry form. High-quality computer renditions or MIDI-based audio recordings are acceptable, but a recording of a live reading, rehearsal or performance is preferable.
10. The submissions must be completely anonymous. Therefore, the composer’s name must not appear in any form on the score, parts, nor be audible on the audio file. If the composer's name is announced at a recorded performance, that portion should be edited out. The envelope containing the printed entry form confirmation email (see "How to enter the contest" below for the link to the online entry form) and a check or money order for $25 made out to "Ithaca College" should be included in the envelope. The date of composition must appear on the title page. Entry fees will not be returned for any reason.
11. Composers may submit as many pieces as they like, but each piece must be submitted separately with a separate entry fee, printed entry form and outer/inner envelopes for each.
12. The winning composer will receive $1,000 (US). Winner will also receive a concert recording of their piece with guest artist Vincent Gardner, from the performance which is scheduled to occur on Thursday May 2, 2019, in Ford Hall at the Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca College. In the unlikely event that an unforeseen situation prevents Mr. Gardner from performing, the piece will still be recorded, but only with the IC Jazz Ensemble. The winner is strongly encouraged to attend the performance. Travel/lodging is at the composer’s own expense.
13. The Ithaca College School of Music has the option of withholding the award if no entry is found to be suitable.
14. Composers must not attempt to contact any of the members of the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble or guest artist to exert influence over the outcome of the contest. Any attempt to do so will immediately disqualify the composer and all their submissions from the contest. See the section below “QUESTIONS” for instructions on how to handle inquiries about the contest.

How to enter the contest
1. Read the complete set of rules (above).
2. Completely fill out an online entry form at the address https://form.jotform.us/71966297830166 and print the confirmation message or email you receive after submission.
3. Enclose the printed confirmation message and $25 (US) entry fee in a sealed envelope. Write your name and the name of your piece on envelope.
4. Enclose the sealed envelope (containing the printed submission form and entry fee) with the fully anonymous score and parts into a single envelope/package.
5. Send the envelope/package to be received at Ithaca College no later than February 1, 2019 to:

Jazz Composition Contest
Ithaca College School of Music
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850

Questions
Questions can be addressed to Mike Titlebaum, Director of Jazz Studies, at mtitlebaum@ithaca.edu. In any communication, do not name your piece or mention any specific aspects that would identify your piece to ensure that anonymity of all the entries is maintained. Please send questions before January 15th, 2019. Questions received after that date may not be answered before the contest deadline.

I'm looking forward to hearing your music!

-Mike

Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles...

 RED NOTE New Music Festival
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: RULES AND GUIDELINES
The competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. This year there are three categories: Category A (Works for Chamber Ensemble), Category B (Works for Full Orchestra), and Category C (Works for Chorus).

General Guidelines
• Works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).
• Works may have been performed before, but should not have been composed before the year 2000.
• An entry fee of $25 must be included with the first score submitted, regardless of category. There is an entry fee of $20 for each additional score submitted, regardless of category. For example, a composer who submits one score to Category A and another to Category B must submit a $45 entry fee. Composers may submit as many works as they like in any category.
• Previous winners in any category of the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition may not enter.
• Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Illinois State University may not enter.
• Attendance at the Festival is encouraged but not required.
• In the unlikely event that no entry is worthy of the award in a given category, the University reserves the right to award no prizes or prize money in that category.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2018.

Additional Guidelines- Category A (Chamber Ensemble)

• Submitted works may be scored for any combination of up to sixteen instrumentalists and/or vocalists.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by nationally and internationally recognized composers.
• Results will be announced by December 15, 2018.
• The composer of the winning work in Category A will receive a $1000 prize, and the winning work will be performed by faculty members of the Illinois State University School of Music at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 11, 2019.
• The winning composer must agree to provide parts by January 1, 2019, in order to guarantee performance.
• If the instrumentation of the winning work is for some subset of the guest ensembles’ instrumentations, it may instead be considered by Fifth House Ensemble or Iridium Saxophone Quartet for performance at the RED NOTE New Music Festival.

Additional Guidelines - Category B (Full Orchestra)

Submitted works should be scored for orchestra (visit website for full details)

• Doublings not listed above may be permissible, at the discretion of Glenn Block, conductor of the ISU Symphony Orchestra.
• Works must not exceed 12 minutes in duration.
• The ISU Symphony Orchestra is an advanced ensemble which features the School of Music’s top performers. However, judges reserve the right to consider playability in their deliberations.
• Works featuring soloists (e.g., concertos) may be submitted with the understanding that the soloist must be supplied at no expense to the ISU Symphony Orchestra, and that the soloist must be able to attend at least one full rehearsal with the orchestra in advance of the concert date, as well as the dress rehearsal before the concert.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Glenn Block.
• Results will be announced by November 15, 2018.
• The composer of the winning work in Category B will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Glenn Block, at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 10, 2019. The winning composer must agree to provide parts by December 1, 2018, in order to guarantee performance.

Additional Guidelines - Category C (Chorus)

• Submitted works must be scored for mixed choir in 4-6 parts, with moderate divisi.
• Works may be with or without accompaniment
• Works may be untexted, or set to text of any language.
• Works must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
• The final round of the Competition will be judged by Karyl Carlson, Director of Choral Activities at Illinois State University.
• The composer of the winning work in Category C will receive a $750 prize, and the work will be performed by the ISU Concert Choir at the RED NOTE New Music Festival in Normal, Illinois, on February 10, 2019.
• Results will be announced by December 1, 2018.

Web Site:finearts.illinoisstate.edu/red...

 Composers Association of Serbia – Call for score 2019
Summary:Competition with 5 Categories
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: CALL for Scores

http://composers.rs/en/?p=2876

All submissions should employ the following performing forces:

1) Ensemble of 9–15 instruments ad libitum

Eligible instruments: flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, harpsichord, accordion, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.

Duration: up to 15 minutes.

2) Piano and accordion

Duration: up to 12 minutes

3) Organ solo or

Organ and a combination of 1–6 instruments/performers ad libitum

Eligible instruments: violin, trumpet, percussion, accordion, mezzo-soprano, baritone

Duration: up to 12 minutes

4) Two pianos

Duration: up to 10 minutes

5) Ensemble of 1–5 instruments ad libitum, with or without electronics

Eligible instruments: flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, harpsichord, accordion, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.

Duration: up to 10 minutes

6) Double bass and electric Rhodes Piano

Duration: up to 10 minutes

Submission is free and not anonymous.

Individual authors may submit pieces in multiple categories, but no more than two works in total.

In adherence to the Statute of the International Review of Composers, only works written over the past three years will be considered. Eligible applicants include authors, performers, associations, and national author societies.

Submissions should include the following:

1) the score;

2) a recording (if possible);

3) a short biography (up to 150 words).

The authors of pieces selected for performance will have to submit complete performance materials, including the following:

1) the parts;

2) electronic realisations (for electro-acoustic pieces);

3) one photograph;

4) biography (up to 150 words);

5) programme note (up to 150 words).
Applications should be emailed to tribina_kompozitora@composers.rs or mailed to:

Udruženje kompozitora Srbije

Mišarska 12–14, 11000 Beograd, Serbia


The deadline for competition applications is 15 October 2018 (CET).
All applications sent by mail should be posted before the deadline and stamped accordingly.

The deadline for online applications is 15 October 2018, but the files should remain downloadable until the end of February 2019 (SoundCloud, YouTube, Dropbox, and the like, but not WeTransfer).

Preferably, applications should be submitted via email.

www.composers.rs
Web Site:www.hds.hr/composers-associati...

 2019 McMURRY NEW MUSIC PROJECT
Summary:Competition with several categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Details: FEBRUARY 5, 2019
7:30 PM

2019 Categories

Solo Trumpet with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
• May use any combination of mutes
• Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)

Solo Mallet Keyboard with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May be written for Xylophone, up to 5.0 Octave Marimba, or 3-Octave Vibraphone
• May be written for 2 or 4-mallet technique
• Additional instruments may be used, but work must mainly feature one mallet keyboard instrument

Solo Flute with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May use any combination of flute, piccolo, and alto flute
• Full range of each instrument allowed
• May utilize contemporary techniques with detailed descriptions of each provided in score notes

Solo Oboe with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• May use any combination of Oboe and English horn
• Minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (B3-G6)

Solo Voice (soprano) with Piano Accompaniment
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• Text may be English, Spanish, Italian, German, or French
• Should be tonal and written in a classical style
• Text must be suitable for a family audience, i.e., no suggestive subject matter or profane language
• Must promote healthy singing, i.e., no yelling, growling, or other unhealthy vocal techniques
• Please stay within standard range of soprano voice (C4 - C6)

Chamber Work for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Percussion, and Piano with optional Voice (soprano)
• Maximum length of 10 minutes
• May be continuous or multi-movement
• Voice is optional and can be sung or narrated
• Text may be English, Spanish, Italian, German, or French
• Text must be suitable for a family audience, i.e., no suggestive subject matter or profane language

Instrument Specific Guidelines:

• Flute: any combination of flute, piccolo, and alto flute; full range of each instrument allowed; minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Oboe: any combination of Oboe and English horn; stay within standard range of chosen instruments (B3-G6); minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Trumpet: any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn; stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6); any combination of mutes; minimal use of extended techniques accepted
• Percussion: standard orchestral percussion instruments may be used; found items such as flower pots, pipes, etc... may be used, but no specific pitches must be needed; multiple mallet keyboard instruments may be used, standard sizes only
• Piano: no limiting guidelines
• Voice (optional): may be sung or narrated; standard range of soprano voice (C4 - C6); must promote healthy singing, i.e., no yelling, growling, or other unhealthy vocal techniques

Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on December 1, 2018. Entries are to include the following:
- Full Score (PDF format)
- Individual Parts (PDF format)
- Sound File (MIDI preferred)
- Composer Bio
- Description of Composition

Please submit all materials to newmusic@mcm.edu. Confirmation of materials received will be sent within 72 hours of composer submission. Only complete submissions will be evaluated.

Description
The Music Department at McMurry University is dedicated to being on the forefront of musical innovation and supporting the development of new repertoire by established and emerging composers. The McMurry New Music Project seeks to engage the worldwide musical community in premiering new works and promoting projects to be added to the active repertoire. The McMurry New Music Project will actively promote the winning composers via the competition website and will include a link to the composer’s personal website. Utilization of social media resources will include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with details about the winning submissions and professional quality recordings of winning works.

Contact
Please direct all communications to newmusic@mcm.edu. Correspondence will be made in a timely manner.


Web Site:academics.mcm.edu/music/newmus...
Email:newmusic@mcm.edu

 RMN Classical
Summary:Call for Chamber Music Recordings - Composers
Deadline: 28 October 2018
Date Posted: 22 August 2018
Details: We continue our series of Calls with the launch of the
Call for Chamber Music Recordings - Composers
to discover ideas, compositions & music that would otherwise remain unheard.
RMN Classical is on a mission to promote and nurture the contemporary music scene. After having already discovered many talented composers and performers, RMN hopes to discover new music that rightly deserves to be listened more.

This opportunity is open to composers that own recordings (both live or studio) of their own chamber music works and would like to get the opportunity to see the works published in a contemporary music album produced to showcase and promote contemporary music.

[ If you are a performer or ensemble and own recordings of Chamber Music (not only contemporary), we’ll open a specific call for works for you soon ]

The best works will be featured in a top quality album that will be produced by RMN Classical and released worldwide through RMN Music. This release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, and many other stores and platforms. Please check our catalogue to see our previous and upcoming releases. Optionally and based on demand there will be the possibility for physical distribution too. The release and the winning works will also be added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK) and more prizes will be offered.

The Prize
Professional Production of the Album
Commercial release through worldwide distribution
High-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
British Library, Sound and Music Archive registration
The composer keeps the rights of the work and master recording

All of the following will be also part of the prize:

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
ACCEPTED WORKS: Chamber Music Recordings.
Any music written for a minimum of 2 instruments (duo) up to 12 instruments with or without singer, electronics, percussions can be submitted (max 12 instruments). Works that include choir can’t be submitted.

Both Live and Studio recordings are accepted.

If in doubt please Contact Us.

PLEASE SEND ONLY YOUR BEST WORK
The quality of the track submitted should be of a good standard standard

Maximum duration: OPEN
There is no maximum duration. We strongly suggest and recommend to submit short and medium length works.

ACCEPTED GENRE:
Contemporary music no matter the genre or style (no jazz, pop, rock etc..). Works with jazz, pop, rock, world or other influences and flavours can be submitted but the composition should fit into the contemporary acoustic instrumental category.
Original works only. Cover will not be admitted.

Multi-movement Works:
Multi-movement works can be submitted and will count as 1 work.
A three-movement sonata will count as 1 work.

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 applications and fee should be paid 3 times

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)

Other 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 reserve the right to select more than one work (depending on the quality of works and talent(s) )

Deadline:
October 28, 2018 (BST 11.59pm)

Application fee:
EARLY BIRD [Ends 30 September 2018]: £34 - per work submitted
FULL PRICE: £65 - per work submitted

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
Link (dropbox, box, google drive and similar only. No wetransfer) to a folder containing the following material:
- recording(s) mp3
- Score(s) pdf
- Notes about the work(s) pdf
- Notes about the composer (bio) pdf
- Names of ensemble/performers
- Info about ensemble/performers (optional)

The application is via the Application Form.
Web Site:rmnmusic.com/call-for-chamber-...

 Access Contemporary Music
Summary:Site specific compositions
Deadline: 05 October 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: ACM (www.acmusic.org) will be working with the Open House projects in Milwaukee and Chicago again this year. Open House started in London as a celebration of the city's architecture and has spread to cities throughout the world.

We commission composers to write short pieces inspired by some of the buildings and then have musicians in the buildings to play the music every fifteen minutes or so as people come through. We also hire a videographer to capture the performances.

The event is popular, each building is generally attended by several hundred people throughout the day. This year there are three buildings in Milwaukee and two in Chicago for which we're commissioning music.

The commission fee is $500. The piece should be between four and five minutes long and scored for a duo drawn from the following instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello.

Below you'll find information about the buildings included in this year's projects and links to videos from previous years so you can get a real sense of what it's about. If you're interested in writing, please respond to this email with a CV and score sample.

Oh yeah, the deadlines are tight. It took longer than usual to get approval from the buildings this year so there is a fast turnaround unfortunately. We do this every year so if this is too intense please consider submitting for next year when hopefully we'll be back to normal.

Deadline for Milwaukee is September 10
Deadline for Chicago would be October 5

You don't have to live in either city to participate, just do some research and be inspired by the history of the building. Please do remember that there is always ambient noise in these buildings so scores with a lot of silence tend not to work well unless that's what you're going for. Just a note. Thanks!


Best regards,
Sarah Tyyska
Composer Advocate
Access Contemporary Music

More info:
Web Site:mailchi.mp/69844042d1fe/0fjm7e...

 Composition Competition "Les Musicales du Centre"
Summary:Composition competition (open in style)
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Competition Composition of Les Musicales du Centre

This category is for composers. It will reward the most talented of them. President of the compétition can propose to the first prize to be played by a musician confirmed and recognized during the season of "Musicales du Center" 2019/2020. Results will be announced 21th January 2019.

Prize:

1st Prize: 1000 € + a concert proposal + diploma

Program:

Please send your score (number, duration and style are your choice) with, if possible, a recording of interpretation by mail.

How to register ?

1: Fill in the registration form on the website
2: Pay the registration fees of 100 € on the site
3: Send by email or by post the requested documents (biography, high definition photo, audio sheet music, proof of payment or check).

Les Musicales du Centre, 11 villée, 41190 Landes le Gaulois FRANCE
or
lesmusicalesducentre@gmail.com
Web Site:www.musicalesducentre.com/t-en...

 Improvisation Competition "Les Musicales du Centre"
Summary:Improvising competition
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Improvisation Competition
This competition is intended for musicians and singers in training from one to 12 artists without age limit. It will reward the most talented of them.

Prizes:
Honorary Award: The President of the Jury will be able to propose a recital as part of the Musicales du Center season to his favorite candidate.
1st Prize: 500 € + diploma
2nd prize: 200 € + diploma
3rd prize: 100 € + diploma

Program:
1- Improvisation from a theme (partition available 15 minutes before the passage). The improvisation will not exceed 5 minutes and will highlight its harmonic abilities.
2- Improvisation from a tone requested by the jury during the audition.

How to register ?


1: Fill in the registration form on the website
2: Pay registration fees 100€ here
3: Send by email or mail the requested documents (biography, high definition picture, proof of payment or check)

Les Musicales du Centre, 11 villée, 41190 Landes le Gaulois, FRANCE
or
lesmusicalesducentre@gmail.com
Web Site:www.musicalesducentre.com/t-en...

 YouTube Promotion for Composers of Epic Cinematic Music
Summary:Film Music Call
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 15 August 2018
Details: Calling All Epic Cinematic Music Composers

Epic Music Inspires is a YouTube Channel that is looking for epic music to be promoted on their channel.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPgUa3BS3m59pnjR37Ieiiw/featured?view_a...

Submission requirements:

1) Subscribe to this channel (evidence of this MUST be provided in your email submission in order to be considered)

2) Email your track to epicmusicinspires@gmail.com

3) If your piece is chosen, you will get a response via email within 7 days.

4) Composers retain all rights to their work.

If you have any questions, feel free to send a message to the email address above.
Web Site:www.youtube.com/channel/UCPgUa...
Email:epicmusicinspires@gmail.com

 University of Birmingham Music Society
Summary:For Birmingham University Composers
Deadline: 28 September 2018
Date Posted: 08 August 2018
Details: The competition brief is incredibly open and there are multiple ensembles you can write for. This includes Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choirs, Wind Band, Brass Band, Big Band and Saxophone Ensemble. The competition will be judged by staff composers from the Music Department, led by Professor Michael Zev Gordon.

All applicants should submit a completed final score that should…
be a short piece (about 6-10 minutes long)
be suitable for the chosen ensemble (with appropriate instrumentation)
take the size and ability of the chosen ensemble into consideration
be clearly and neatly presented

Please submit entries to the Music Office (Ground Floor, Bramall Music Building) or via email to president@uobmusicsociety.org.uk by 12pm on Friday 28th September 2018. Please note all participants must be current University of Birmingham students or have graduated in summer 2018.

An overall winner will then be selected and the winning composition will be performed in a concert by the chosen ensemble. The winner will also receive a certificate. Up to two additional compositions may be awarded a Highly Commended prize, which may also have the opportunity to be performed.

Approximate sizes of ensembles are as follows:
Orchestras: Variable in size according to requirement of the work
Chamber Choirs: Either SATB or SSA with 30-40 voices
Brass Band: Around fifty players; a very large band
Wind Band: Around 90 players available
Jazz Orchestra: Standard 20-player line up (can include a vocal part)
Saxophone Ensemble: Over 30 players, all saxophone types (SATBa).

Please email president@uobmusicsociety.org.uk with any questions.
Web Site:www.uobmusicsociety.org.uk/com...

 ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 3rd Edition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 11 November 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: ALFRED SCHNITTKE | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 3rd Edition
City: Tchaikovsky str. 7 – Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Lviv Philhamonic Society
Date: from 03 > 06 December 2018

The International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, dedicated to the memory of the great russian composer of 20th century Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998).
All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition must write an original work.

The 3rd International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE is open to all composers of any age and nationality. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition ALFRED SCHNITTKE from 03 to 06 December 2018 in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in a final concert on 06 December inside the Concert Hall of Lviv Philharmonic Society.
The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and a movie director will make a video.

PARTICIPANT INFO
Each composer must submit a music score choosen in the following section :
• chamber orchestra ( 5 violin I, 4 vl II, 3 viola, 2 cello,1 contrabbass);
• piano and chamber orchestra;
• piano, percussions ( max 2 players) and chamber orchestra.

Deadline: 09 November 2018.
The work must not exceed 12 minutes.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at info@klknewmusic.com.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 11 November 2018..

ENTRY FEE
The tuition fee for all participants selected is:
€590 (euro 590 + 5% Paypal tax), to be paid no later than 15 November 2018 by Paypal on email info@klknewmusic.com.

The tuition fee includes:
– Check sound of the works of select composers from 03 to 06 December 2018;
– Final concert in Philharmonia with the works selected with the KLK Chamber Orchestra;
– Professional AUDIO / VIDEO recording of the selected works during the final concert.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com/alfred-schnitt...

 Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik
Summary:Themed Call
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Date Posted: 01 August 2018
Details: Creators of new art music no longer define themselves strictly by a single notion of identity but by combined identities comprising various styles, origins and technologies.

Among the members of the board of the IGNM Bern these 'modular identities' are strongly pronounced.

With the 2019 season programme, we want to present various types of musical performance and investigate these in an accompanying roundtable. For this we are looking for project submissions that have a strong connection to one or more of the following 'themes':

1) PURE CORPOREALITY:
New art music as instrumental 'event' or body performance has become the norm. We are looking for exceptionally interesting examinations of instruments as bodies, bodies as instruments and the intensive kind of interfacing that occurs between them.

2) EXTENDED IDENTITIES:
Research toward the evolution of humankind and its place in the natural and man-made environment through technologies such as extended cognition, algorithms, interfaces and all kinds of electronics.

3) MIX & MASH:
An orgy of overlapping styles: pop, ambient, electro, new wave, groove, house, metal as well as the multifarious branches of new art music take over the senses… It all comes down to setup and an individual stylistic blend.

4) BELONGING:
The feeling of belonging in cultural and societal terms, emigration, immigration, cosmopolites and citizens of the world: where do we belong and where do we want to belong?
For the application we require a project dossier consisting of a text of about one (1) A4 page in English, German or French, that describes how the project 'embodies' one or more of the above themes, a concrete programme (composer, work title, year, duration, instrumentation etc.), the biographies or CVs of all project personnel and a project budget.

Please identify your application in the subject field as "Public Call - Saison 2019". The application is to be sent by e-mail to info[at]ignm-bern.ch by 30th September 2018.

More information:
Web Site:ignm-bern.ch

 National Association of Composers / USA
Summary:Young Composers’ Competition
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Date Posted: 18 July 2018
Details: (NACUSA)
40th Annual Young Composers’ Competition

Deadline: December 15, 2018 http://nacusa.us

All entrants must be NACUSA members. Music by non-members will not be considered. Previous First Prize winners will not be eligible.
All previous winners are listed on the NACUSA website address above.

1. The competition is open to all NACUSA members who are American citizens or
residents, who have reached their 18th birthday but have not yet reached their 32nd birthday by the submission deadline. 

2. Compositions submitted should not exceed 10 – 12 minutes in length. 

3. This year composers can submit works in the following categories: A. Brass Quintet B. Any solo acoustic instrument (except percussion, harp and celesta) C. 1-3 instruments with optional electronics/playback. If percussion is used, it should involve only one performer. No harp or celesta is permitted. Different categories will fluctuate over the course of future NACUSA competitions. 

4. Compositions submitted must not be published and must not have won any other competitions. Each composer may submit up to two works. 

5. Recordings (mp3 format) of the entire composition are highly recommended, but not mandatory. 

6. Compositions will be judged, in part, on legibility and clearness of music score. 

7. All scores must be submitted anonymously under clear pseudonym in PDF format, using NACUSA website (see the guideline under NACUSA 2018 Composition Contest). All mp3 files must also be submitted anonymously, using the same pseudonym. Scores that do not adhere to the Contest rules will be disqualified. 

8. The winners will be announced by February 1, 2019. 

9. All prizes come with a possible performance during a NACUSA National Conference or during the Contemporary Music Festival Musica Moderna in Lodz, Poland. 
First Prize is $500, Second Prize is $400, Third Prize is $300. 

10. Questions regarding the Contest can be sent to Dr. Wieslaw Rentowski, NACUSA 2018 Young Composers’ Competition Coordinator (NACUSA Vice President and Texas Chapter President) at rentows@aol.com 

Web Site:nacusa.us
Email:rentows@aol.com

 2018 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize
Summary:Voice with ensemble
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 06 July 2018
Details: Title: 2018 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize.

Fee: None

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Winners notified by: December 3, 2018

Prize: 1,750 USD

Contact person: Jonathan Rainous, jrainous@ithaca.edu.

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2018 Heckscher Foundation–Ithaca College International Composition Prize. This year the competition will award the best work for Mezzo Soprano and ensemble. The ensemble shall consist of minimum two instruments to the maximum instrumentation below:

Flute

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

2 Violins

Viola

Cello

1 Percussionist

Piano

Works with electronics are not acceptable at this time, and the work’s duration must be a maximum 25 minutes. Pieces submitted to the competition may have been previously performed or awarded other prizes.

The composer of the winning work will receive a cash award of $1,750, and a performance by the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble. The composer of the winning work is expected to attend the award performance at Ithaca College on April 17, 2019.
Please note:

The Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize will not provide travel/accommodation allowance.

Submission deadline is October 31, 2018. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by December 3, 2018. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.
https://www.ithaca.edu/music/current_students/competitions/heckscherprize/

Submission Guidelines:
1. Submissions must be anonymous. 

2. Only ONE submission per composer will be accepted. 

3. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the 
composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be 
disqualified. 

4. For submitting materials electronically, please use the online entry form found on 
this link. To submit your materials, you will need to provide direct URLs to the following: 


• Score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)

• Recording, audio or video (if available). For audio, mp3 is preferred.

• Text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This document should be labeled with the title of your piece plus the words “contact info”, example: "Mypiece-contactinfo.pdf"

• PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space, making sure that no part of the URL or linked page reveals the identity of the composer. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least December 30, 2018.

• Electronic submissions or links sent via e-mail or any other method aside from the specified above will not be accepted.


5. If you are submitting materials in hard copy:
• Bound, anonymous score

• Recording (audio CD only)

• Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)
• Please send all materials to:

Ithaca College
School of Music

Attn: Composition Area/Heckscher Prize
953 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of electronic submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

To access the online form, follow this link or copy and paste the URL below into your web browser's address bar:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw-UHNn8l- rjLihccL82iKppLNIH_1DKghspNYyZ7FsTb2dg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Jonathan Rainous at jrainous@ithaca.edu.

Web Site:www.ithaca.edu/music/current_s...
Email:jrainous@ithaca.edu

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION "Heinrich Band"
Summary:Bandoneón Call
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: The competition is reserved for original compositions for bandoneón solo or bandoneón within chamber ensembles. The competition purpose is to extend and modernise the original bandoneón concert repertoire with innovative works.

Scores may be forwarded according to the following mode:

- Digital PDF format copy, to be sent in attachment to the following address: infoantonstadler@gmail.com. Should the file size be larger than 1 MegaByte, the system wetransfer.com shall be used to send the documents.

The competition categories are configured as follows:
1. Works for bandoneón and string orchestra or chamber orchestra (A Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 12, maximum 25 minutes 

2. Works for trio (Bandoneón, Piano, Double Bass), quartet (Bandoneón, Violin, Piano, Double Bass), quintet (Bandoneón, Violin, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass); or works for bandoneón and string quartet (B Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 4, maximum 15 minutes 

3. Works for Bandoneón solo or Bandoneón and other instrument among the following: Guitar, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute (C Category)
Indicative duration: minimum 4, maximum 15 minutes

More information:
Web Site:mailchi.mp/efdd4d3cf877/concor...

 SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time | International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
Summary:Voice and orchestra competition
Deadline: 27 October 2018
Date Posted: 31 May 2018
Details: KLKNEWMUSIC

SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time

Lviv Chamber Choir – KLK Symphony Orchestra

International Composers’ Competition 2018 – 5th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 21 > 24 November 2018

The International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, with the writing of sacred music who combines musical genres associated with a sacred or religious theme.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 must write an original work for mixed chamber choir and string orchestra, associated with a religious theme, or tied to a specific liturgical function or must write a music inspired to elevate our souls to God, even without being embedded in a context of religious practice.

The 5th International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the sacred art of our time, on the contemporary sacred music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select 12 composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2018 from 21 to 24 November in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The 12 composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concert of the forum by Lviv Symphony Orchestra and Lviv Chamber Choir inside the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv.

The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer with the selected works. A movie director will make a video of the concert.

The International Music Composers’ Competitions is open to a maximun of 12 composers of whatever age or nationality.

Each composer must submit – deadline: 27 October 2018 – a music score choosen in the following categories:

a) strings orchestra (8,6,4,4,3);
b) chamber choir (16 elements) and strings orchestra;
c) soprano and strings orchestra;
d) symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).
e) soprano and/or choir, and symphonic orchestra ( 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 fg, 2 hor, 2 tr, 3 trb, 1 tb, 1 harp, 2 perc, strings 8,6,4,4,3).

The sacred text can be chosen from the Old and New Testament in latin or english.

The work must not exceed 15 minutes.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com

 impuls International Composition Competition
Summary:Commission Opportunity for Young Composers
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition.

impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers´ works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

For information on composers selected from our last call back in 2016 please have a look at Composers for 2019.

For information on former composers selected for this program, please have a look at Archives.


NEXT CALL: May 31st to October 31st, 2018.


Apart from commissions coming along with the competition impuls commissions other young composers in the framework of projects such as Text im Klang and Ulysses or in cooperation with partners like the Ernst Krenek Institute. Further infos on these activities can be found at Archives as well.
Web Site:www.impuls.cc/competition.html

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Competition for US composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2017
Details: Call for Scores – Submit Your Score
First Open Call For Scores! – Minute of Music Project

Entry Deadline: None (ongoing)
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
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 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
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, 2016.
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 “banana.”
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.
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.

Have a question not answered here? Use the contact tab.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com

 2018 BGSU Graduate Conference in Music
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2017
Details: Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH

February 9-10, 2018

Our call for works extends to all current graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from any institution. Senior undergraduates with exceptional standing are welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member.

IMPORTANT: If you are a current BGSU student, any scores you submit must be anonymous and should not include any information that could personally identify the composer. If any personal information (composer name, bio, logo, etc.) is found on the score, the composer will be disqualified.

Applicants may submit up to two works for consideration. Each work should be no longer than twelve minutes. The instrumentation is open to solo and chamber works of any instrumental/vocal combination and works involving electronics (up to four channels).

Each work may fit into one category:

A) Works for any instrumentation for which the composer can provide ALL of the required performers

B) Works for 1-5 performers for which the composer cannot provide ALL of the required number of performers

• Works involving flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion and soprano are more likely to be programmed in category B.

C) Works involving electronics may use up to 4 channels.

• Works submitted in categories A and B may also involve electronics (fixed media and/or interactive). Works involving video are also permitted.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, December 15, 2017. The composer’s attendance at the conference, dress rehearsal, and paper presentations is required. Do not submit if you cannot attend the conference.

Composers interested in submitting works should fill out the Call for Works Form.

For questions regarding the submission, please email Adam Kennaugh at adamkk@bgsu.edu. Please include “BGSU Graduate Student Conference” in the subject.
Web Site:bgsumuctgraduatestudentforum.w...

 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_...

 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