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 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition
Summary:Percussion competition
Deadline: 06 May 2020
Date Posted: 24 December 2019
Details: The Póvoa de Varzim International Music Festival announces the 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition.

The CICPV aims to reward works by composers born after 1st of January of 1985.

The guest grouping for the 2019/2020 edition is the Drumming Grupo de Percussão.
• 2 marimbas, 5 octaves
• 2 vibraphones
• 1 xylophone
• Steel Drum Lead in C
• Glockenspiel
• Crotales, 2 octaves
• Aluphone
• 2 timpani (big and medium).

The deadline for submission of works is April 17th, 2020, and the finalists results will be announced on May 6, 2020.
Web Site:www.fimpv.pt/en/2019/compositi...

 Città di Udine
Summary:Competition with three categories
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: RULES AND CONDITIONS
Art. 1 TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale, with the awards of ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia, of Fidapa BPW Italy, of the heirs of the Friulano composer Piero Pezzé and of INA GRM, the patronage of the Rappresentanza Italiana della Commissione Europea, the Italian National UNESCO Commission, the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, and the Università degli Studi di Udine, with Rai Radio3 as media partner and with the support of the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Comune di Udine and the Fondazione Friuli, hereby open the Thirteenth International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”.

Art. 2 The competition is divided in three sections:
- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
- electroacoustic music
- audio visual projects

Art. 3 The competition will accept works by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Previously performed works will be accepted. The works must be sent anonymously as explained below.

Art. 4 “Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument” section.
Pieces should not exceed eight minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the Jury, they are of particular artistic merit. The Jury’s decision on this matter is final.

The chamber instrumental group is made up of:
- a string quartet (two violins, viola and cello)
- piano / one performer
- flute (piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute) / one performer
- clarinet (clarinet in E flat, clarinet in B flat, clarinet in A and bass clarinet) / one performer
- percussion instruments from the following list: vibraphone, glockenspiel, tom toms (max 5 pieces), suspended cymbals, tam tam, templeblocks, small percussion instruments such as triangle, wood blocks, maracas ecc... / one performer
- instruments listed above may be used in any combination
- if desired, just one instrument may be used
- it is possible to use a stereo audio track on CD or digital file of similar quality (or better), to accompany the performance of the chamber instrumental group or solo instrument.

The scores of the compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in PDF digital format to send by internet using the following e-mail address: competition@taukay.it
If the file size to send is more than 6 MegaByte, we suggest to use a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_info_eng.pdf).
The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it
It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the section to which you wish to apply (Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument), your last name and the composition title.
The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy in paper format to send by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

Scores will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the score delivery in digital format by internet.

The score in paper format or the corresponding PDF file must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any documents or short presentation about the composition must also contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer.

Should works contain unknown symbols or marks, the composer must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly.

Art. 5 “Electroacoustic music” section.
Electroacoustic musical compositions must have a duration of less than ten minutes and must be presented with CD digital file quality (or better).

Any multi-channel versions of the composition must be sent along with the stereo version with CD digital file quality (or better).

The electroacoustic music section compositions can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in audio digital format to send by internet using a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_info_eng.pdf).
The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it

It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (Electroacoustic music), your last name and the title of the composition.
The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy on CD audio or CD ROM - DVD or USB memory to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

CDs / DVDs /USB memory will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the audio file delivery in digital format by internet.

The work sent on CD / DVD / USB memory format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any document or short presentation about the work must also contain the title of the work, but must not contain the name of the Artist.

Art. 6 “Audiovisual project” section.
Audio Visual works must have a duration of less than ten minutes and must be presented with HD digital file quality (or better). The audiovisual projects section compositions can be sent using two different methods:

1 copy in digital format to send by internet using a file hosting system or Dropbox, Google drive ecc. (more info on http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_info_eng.pdf).
The permanent link from which it is possible download the materials must be sent by email to the email address: competition@taukay.it

It should be specified in the subject / body of the message the call for works to which you wish to apply (Audiovisual project), your last name and the title of the composition.
The compressed file in .ZIP format, including all materials must indicate your last name and the title of the composition.

or

1 copy on CD or DVD or USB memory to be sent by regular mail to the address listed below

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALIA

CDs/ DVDs / USB memory will not be returned and will be stored as documentation in TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali archive.

The competition coordination prefers the audio file delivery in digital format by internet.

The work sent on CD / DVD / USB memory format or the corresponding audio file sent by internet must contain the title of the composition, but must not contain the name of the composer. Any document or short presentation about the work must also contain the title of the work, but must not contain the name of the Artist.

Art. 7 For the three sections, in addition to the participant work (and regardless of the delivery methods), the composer must enclose the signed entry form (http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_form.pdf) and other info about the composer listed below:

- name, surname, date and place of birth, sex, nationality, address, e-mail address, telephone number, VAT number, section being entered, title, length of composition, year of composition, date and place of the first public presentation, if any.
- a statement agreeing the rules and conditions of the thirteenth international composition competition “Città di Udine”.
- a statement agreeing to permit the performance of the composition to be recorded, broadcast or telecast, archived and used for CD production without compensation.
- a statement agreeing to the treatment of personal information in accordance with privacy laws. (GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - 2016/679).

(For all the statements and info it is possible to fill the entry form with all the requested data. To download the entry form use the following link: http://www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_form.pdf)

The following material must also be included:
- composer biography.
- recent photograph of the composer.
- photocopy of identification document of the composer. - receipt for the entry fee of 35 Euros

All the info can be sent in digital format by internet to the email address competition@taukay.it, including the scanning of the signed entry form.
Alternatively it is possible to send the documents listed above also on paper by regular mail to the address listed below:

TEM – Taukay Edizioni Musicali Via del Torre 57/5
33047 Remanzacco – Udine ITALY

Art. 8 More than one work may be submitted.

Art. 9 The Jury will select the winners from a shortlist of finalists and will award the following prizes:
- Best composition in the section “compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).
- Best composition in the section “electroacoustic music”: one thousand Euros (1000 Euros).
- Best work in the section “Audiovisual project”: five hundred Euros (500 Euros).
- License for the “GRM TOOLS complete II” plug-ins, offered by INA GRM
- Special prize “Piero Pezzè” (founded by his heirs in memory of the Friulano composer who passed away in 1980): five hundred Euros (500 Euros).
- Special prize of FIDAPA BPW Italy for a female composer: two hundred Euros (200 Euros) and Plaque
- Special mention with the awarding of the Plaque offered by the ERT – Ente Regionale Teatrale del Friuli Venezia Giulia for this edition of the event.

TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali, following the indications of the Jury and in agreement with the composer, offers to include and make available the most interesting compositions as part of their electronic catalogue of New Music.

The results of the selection will be published on the website www.taukay.it and personally communicated to the winning composers by e- mail.

Art. 10 Works submitted in paper format should be posted to the competition secretary at: TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali - via del Torre 57/5 - 33047 Remanzacco (UD) - ITALY The closing date is 31st March 2020.

Any composition sent by regular mail will only be considered if they arrive before the closing date. We recommend you post projects in good time to ensure you are able to participate in the competition.
In case of delivery by internet, the shipping e-mail will be deemed to be the date of submission. Please ensure all material is sent in good time to avoid any problems trying to send files in the final days before the deadline.

Should delivery using ordinary mail from abroad, please specify that the package contents has no commercial value to avoid added custom charges.
(Example to write on the envelope: “Descrizione del contenuto: documenti e CD per audizione privi di valore commerciale/documents and non-commercial audition-CD”).

The final decision of the Jury will be made public by 31st August 2020.
Art. 11 The Jury reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not fulfil the indicated requirements.

Art. 12 Each individual composition in each section must be sent together with the receipt for the payment of the entry fee of thirty-five Euros (€ 35). If multiple compositions are sent, a single payment may be made for the total of the combined entry fees.

Entry Fee:€35
Web Site:www.taukay.it/pdf/2020_bando_e...

 ACADEMIA MUSICA/VIENNA/AUSTRIA
Summary:INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER PRIZE - 4 categories
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 18 December 2019
Details: 1. The ,,ACADEMIA MUSICA“ of Vienna is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the ,,International Composer Prize“, an international competition for musicians and composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. All entries must be received no later than January 31, 2020.
3. The competitionʼs personal data (First Name, Last Name, Date of birth, Citizenship, Address, Telephone Number, E-mail, Program and Biography) must be submitted in PDF – Format and send to: academia.musica.wien@gmail.com
4. The results of the competition will be published on the 7th February 2020.
CATEGORIES (COMPOSITION ):
• No Age Limit
1. CAT. – Solo Instruments or voices (without piano)- ; with a maximum duration of 12 minutes
2. CAT. – Piano Solo- ; with a maximum duration of 12 minutes
3. CAT. – Chamber Music (from 1 to 12 player); with a maximum duration of 20 minutes
4. CAT. – Orchestra pieces; with a maximum duration of 20 minutes
• The entry fee is 50€.

PRIZES:
1° CLASS. (95-100 points) – Medal and 1st Prize diploma
2° CLASS. (90 - 94,99 points) - Medal and 2nd Prize diploma
3° CLASS. (85 - 89,99 points) - Medal and 3rd Prize diploma
The Absolute Winner for each Category is the competitor who gained the highest score, but not less than 98/100. - For the 1st Absolute Prize: Prize of 300 Euros, Medal and Diploma.

The payment must be made to:
Dr. Mirza Kapetanovic
IBAN: AT04 3200 0000 1130 6040
BIC: RLNWATWW
Banc: Raiffeisenlandesbank NOE - Wien

• Die Entscheidungen der Jury sind unanfechtbar/decision of the jury is final.
For further information, pleas contact:
"ACADEMIA MUSICA"
Pilgerimgasse 22-24
1150 Wien

E-mail: academia.musica.wien@gmail.com
Website: https://www.academia-musica.at/
Entry Fee:50€
Web Site:www.academia-musica.at

 NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND OF AMERICA
Summary:Brass Band Compeition
Deadline: 28 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND OF AMERICA would like to announce it's CATALYST COMPOSITION COMPETITION for 2020.

**Deadline: **March 28, 2020

Registration: Registration can be completed at www.nybba.net

OVERVIEW:
The National Youth Brass Band of America Catalyst Composition Competition’s mission is to promote and foster the next generation of American-based composers that will create tomorrow’s brass band music today.
This opportunity is open to high school or collegiate-level composers who are residents of the United States of America. The popularity of the ‘British Style’ brass band genre is increasing across the U.S.A., both in community and educational settings. The Catalyst Composition Competition provides a platform for aspiring composers to explore and create music that combines the core identity of the brass band with inspiration from future generations. The winning composition will be showcased by the National Youth Brass Band of America, as well as youth bands across America and the wider brass band community.
TYPE OF WORK: 5-7 minute concert opener or closer.

** PRIZE**: $1000 and world premiere by the National Youth Brass Band of America in June of 2020
Web Site:www.facebook.com/groups/108251...

 30th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’ May 2 – 10, 2020
Summary:Solo, Duo, Ensemble and String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 06 April 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: The 30th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’ will take place in Barletta (Italy) in the wonderful Foyer of the Curci Theatre.

The Young Soloist Prize (strings, winds and guitar) and the Chamber Music Prize will take place from May 2 to May 6, 2020.

The Young Pianist Prize and the Composition Prize will take place from May 7 to May 10, 2020.

During these years ‘Città di Barletta’ has become one of the most important competitions for young musicians and for the music schools all around the world. During the previous edition we had about 400 participants coming from 50 different states.

The 2020 edition will have 4 different sections:
– Young Pianist Prize (Piano Solo)
– Young Soloist Prize (Strings, Guitar and Winds)
– Chamber Music Prize (From Duo to Ensemble)
– Composition Prize for Solo, Duo, Ensemble and String Orchestra (with or without electronics)

The Competition will provide totally more than 9.000 Euros of cash prizes and 10 Prize-Concerts for the winners.

The deadline for sending the application form is April 6, 2020.
It is really wonderful during these days to come in Barletta and meet so many musicians coming from so many different countries.
The Competition is open to the young musicians of all over the world and during the past years we discovered fantastic music talents.
For the 2020 Edition we increased the Prizes for all the Sections and we will provide many Special Prizes and execution, registration, publication and diffusion on line of the winner compositions.
We wish all the young musicians will found in Barletta a place where their sensibility and music will be valorised.
Web Site:www.culturaemusica.it/public/w...

 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 13 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a call for works to be considered for performance on the 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, to be held October 15-17, 2020. The festival will feature the music of guest composer Augusta Read Thomas and others, performed by BGSU faculty, students and featured guest ensemble Third Coast Percussion.

For this year's call, we are looking for works for the following instruments/instrumentations:

Horn Ensemble, 6-12 parts

Small Vocal Ensemble, 3-8 voices, all ranges/parts

Saxophone, solo, solo with electronics, solo with piano, SATB quartet

ELIGIBILITY:
Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation, except those currently enrolled at or employed by Bowling Green State University, are eligible to submit scores.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
All submissions should be made electronically, and should include the following using the form below:
a.) Contact information including name, email, phone number, and a short bio
b.) Work submission information including title, instrumentation, duration, and program notes
c.) Full score in PDF format
d.) If available, a recording (MP3 or WAV format) or link to a recording (via your own personal web site, SoundCloud,
YouTube, etc) that can be streamed or downloaded online.

Only one submission per composer will be considered for inclusion on the festival.

Exceptions to the electronic submission rule will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please forward any questions or concerns to MACCM Director Kurt Doles (kdoles@bgsu.edu).

Entries must be received by Friday, March 13, 2020 to be considered for performance.

Composers selected to participate must provide scores, parts and other performance materials at their own expense.

Attendance at the festival is required; a small honorarium of $200 is offered to help offset travel costs.

Composers whose pieces have been selected for performance will be notified via email on or about May 11, 2020.
Email:kdoles@bgsu.edu

 Dankworth Prize
Summary:Jazz Composition Competition
Deadline: 25 March 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: Deadline: 13 January 2020

Details: Calls for original compositions in original arrangements by a composer of music in the jazz idiom. The winners will be presented with their award at a concert on 25th March 2020. The winning compositions will be performed by the Trinity Laban Big Band and Ensemble. Must be resident in the UK, aged 28 years or younger on the date of their submission.

Prize: £1,000

Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.wcom.org.uk/awards/dankworth-prize-for-jazz-composition/
Email:rcm.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a3bd79b7e8308b65aa97bd3d2&id=240af6fbc3&e=f52ce822b2

 Promising Young Composers' Competition
Summary:Competition with 2 categories
Deadline: 01 March 2020
Date Posted: 04 December 2019
Details: Warren County Summer Music School Warren, Pennsylvania www.wcsms.org is pleased to announce its seventh annual competition, 2020.


DEADLINE: entries must be received by March 1, 2020
• E-mail application plus a PDF copy of your composition and an MP3 recording, with composer’s name removed from score and recording, to: wcsms.pyc@gmail.com
• First prize: $1,000 USD; each age group prize, $250

ELIGIBILITY
• Composer may be: ages 15-18, 19-23, or 24-30 as of March 1, 2020
• The composition must be an unpublished, original work
• Before the Award is conferred, winners will be required to submit a current photo and full resume

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• The composition must be appropriate for performance by students in grades 7-12
• The composition should be written for one of the following:
1. instrumental -- solo, chamber, or large ensemble
2. vocal -- art song, small vocal ensemble or chorus (any combination of voices)
• Recommended duration: vocal--two to five minutes, instrumental—less than 9 minutes
• Winners agree that the Warren County Summer Music School may perform the winning works without fee or royalty in perpetuity
• WCSMS will accept one composition per composer in each category

Web Site:www.wcsms.org

 American Beethoven Society
Summary:Pieces inspired by Beethoven
Deadline: 16 March 2020
Date Posted: 27 November 2019
Details: We invite composers of new works “inspired by Beethoven” to participate in the convention of the American Beethoven Society on 10-12 September, 2020 in San Jose, in celebration of Beethoven@250, the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Among other events, the Convention will include a session on compositions inspired by Beethoven. Composers who wish to give presentations of 10-30 minutes should apply by submitting a proposal on this form, or by contacting Brian Holmes by March 16, 2020.

Further information:
Web Site:americanbeethovensociety.org/f...

 DOT THE LINE
Summary:Competition with 3 categories
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: New Music Festival DOT THE LINE bridges composers and performers in Korea and other countries; advocates contemporary composers and their scores; and presents the highest level of performance and innovative program to general audience.

International New Music Festival DOT THE LINE announces its second call for scores. 2020 DOT THE LINE: heart will take place in Recital Hall at Ewha Womans University and Ilshin Hall, Seoul, Korea http://ilshinhall.com/

Submission form: http://bit.ly/2WU36bV

Festival Dates and Locations:

May 28-29, 2020 *subject to change

Ewha Womans University and Ilshin Hall *subject to change

Participant Eligibility:

– Composers of any nationality and age are encouraged to apply.

Composition Eligibility:

– All submissions should be no longer than1 5 minutes in duration.

– Works composed after 2014 are eligible.

– Previously performed compositions are eligible.

– Works of any style, aesthetic, and notation and electro-acoustics (fixed media and live electronics) will be accepted.

– Selected composers are expected to register and pay the registration fee $70

Composition Submission Guidelines:

– Submissions will only be accepted online:http://bit.ly/2WU36bV

– Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020

– Each composer may submit 1 work.

– Submissions should include links to a legible score and recording. MIDI is acceptable.

– If selected, a registration fee of $70 will be due by March 31, 2020

Instrumentation Category with or without electronics: *Use listed percussion instruments ONLY

Solo

– percussion (list of percussion instruments: http://bit.ly/2NhODDw)

– saxophone

– violin

– cello


Duo

– percussion, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano (any combination)


Trio or larger ensemble

– percussion, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano (any combination)

Performers

Robert McCormick (percussion) Doug O’Connor (saxophone), Eunmi Ko (piano), Yu-fang Chen (violin), Yeil Park (cello), Emily Koh (double bass)

Selected composers will be notified individually via email by March 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact Eunmi Ko ko.eunmi@gmail.com
Entry Fee:$70 (if selected?)
Web Site:bit.ly/2WU36bV

 Call for works/ BabelScores® Reading Panel 2019-2020
Summary:Call for Scores for Online Catalogue
Deadline: 15 March 2020
Date Posted: 20 November 2019
Details: After the success of the last five Reading Panels BabelScores® is launching the Call for Works for the Sixth BabelScores® Reading Panel 2019-2020. BabelScores® continue looking for the most creative and innovative composers from all over the world to strengthen a global quality catalog with important contemporary music works.


We strongly encourage composers of any age or nationality to submit two works of any instrumentation or for electronics or mixed media to the BabelScores® Reading Pannel 2019-2020. If the submitted pieces are accepted then BabelScores® will invite you to join its catalog and to include more works. We will promote your music, promote your scores and you will be able to take advantage of the BabelScores tools and structure like managing and renting your execution materials, if you agree to do so.

As composer, you will get the major part of your scores sales and rentals.

The strong web traffic and the Institutional Subscriptions (conservatories, universities, etc. from all over the world) allows BabelScores® to diffuse its music massively.


The BabelScores catalog offers a lot of advantages to composers:

- To be part of BabelScores® catalog is completely free.

- BabelScores® is a web platform which allows people to buy, rent and consult scores all over the world.
- BabelScores® do not retain any copyright from composers

- BabelScores® do not ask for exclusivity ( at the same time you can offer or sell your scores by other means)

- BabelScores® creates cooperation agreements with different cultural institutions such as ensembles, festivals, soloists, radio programs, universities, etc. in France and abroad for playing the music of our catalog.



How to submit your work:

It is very easy and quick.
Via internet, in our website at www.babelscores.com/submit ,then click make submission.

Please complete the online form and send it. You will need to upload two pieces in PDF format plus mp3 recordings. BabelScores® guarantees not to use or diffuse your submitted work in anyway or by any media without your agreement.

Deadline for submitting your materials: 15 March 2020

We are acting intensively to diffuse the music of our time because we really care about music. And we constantly work to satisfy composers professional needs. We encourage you to submit your work to BabelScores® to take part in the structure that is challenging the present of contemporary music.

We invite you to visit our site www.babelscores.com .

Should you have any questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to write to us at contact@babelscores.com
Web Site:www.babelscores.com/
Email:contact@babelscores.com

 Please Yourself Composition Competition
Summary:Free form composition competition
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Date Posted: 04 November 2019
Details: Compose or submit an original work
of any duration and scale,
from a solo piece to chamber orchestra*

First prize £1000
The Mullord Award £500

Closing date September 30th 2020

For the tenth occasion, the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra (ÁCO) is inviting composers of any age and nationality to submit works for an annual composition competition.
• There is no specification as to the length or nature of the work.
• If electronics are used, if not notated conventionally and fully in the score, a CD or mp3 should be supplied.
• A recording of the work should also be submitted if the score is notated graphically or in any other unconventional format.
• There is no restriction on the number of works submitted by each composer but each piece will incur the same entry fee of £26.
• The work may be a new piece or may have been written at any time in the composer’s career.
• Each piece should have only its title printed on the cover: the identity of the composer, including address, email, phone number, biography, photograph and programme notes should be placed in a separate sealed envelope also marked with the same title.
• All scores must be submitted electronically as pdf files to the address of the competition administrator, Trevor Huntley: trevor.huntley@btinternet.com The electronic version of the score should have only its title displayed on the front page and there should be no mention of the composer's name or include any markings by which the composer could be identified.
• A second and separate email should be sent at the same time as the score submission and this should include the identity of the composer, their address, email, contact telephone number, short biography, photograph and programme notes. No hard copies of scores will be accepted.
• Composers submitting their scores via a link on a file sharing site such as Dropbox should ensure the files remain uploaded until receipt of the written adjudication following the conclusion of the competition. All entries that the ACO receives will be acknowledged prior to adjudication. Composers will be notified if any files of an electronic submission are corrupt or missing. It is the responsibility of the composer to provide the ACO with pdf files that can be opened. If the composer is unable to supply the requested downloadable and readable files within the time limits detailed above, the entry will be deemed disqualified.
• Please contact the adminstrator, Tevor Huntly for further clarification.

The maximum* size of the orchestra is as follows:

2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais)
2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet)
2 bassoons (2nd doublng contrabassoon)
2 horns
trumpet
trombone
tuba
timpani (doubling second percussionist)
percussion (one player)
harp
guitar
any keyboard
8 violins
4 violas
4 cellos
2 double bass.

Minimum specification is a single performer

In addition to the prizes, there is the possibility of a performance
by the Álvarez Chamber Orchestra at a future season.
Web Site:www.fiveseasonsmusic.co.uk/ple...

 Carl Orff Competition
Summary:Works for children including Orff instruments
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 24 October 2019
Details: In the Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20 we celebrate the 125th birthday of Carl Orff. In addition to the Carmina Burana is probably the "Orff-Schulwerk" known worldwide. On this occasion, we want to take up this pedagogical concept for the next competition.

The basis of the Orff Schulwerk is the creative interaction of the elements of music, language and movement as elementary forms of expression of humans and the awareness that to a child, language, dance and music are not yet differentiated areas of activity. Therefore, from the beginning singing is accompanied by the playing of instruments. To reproduce music that has been heard or written down or performing dance in traditional forms also includes the attributes of self-invention and self-design. The Orff Schulwerk activates elemental music and dance pedagogy which is a potential for expression that exists in every human being as well as cross-cultural musical behavior patterns.

With this in mind, the compositions of this competition are intended to provide an insight and encourage a better understanding for other cultures. Therefore, the theme of the composition should be a freely selectable folk song taken from the native language of the composer. Essentially, the works sung by the children should be able to be played along with a selection of Orff instruments.

Instrumentation

1) Children up to 12 years of age

Children's choir
Soprano recorder
Alto xylophone (c1-a2)
Bass xylophone (c-a1)
Frame drum
Small percussion instruments (e.g. Maracas, Claves, Triangle, Tambourine)
All instruments should be used in composition and each monophonic. Each instrument group can have its own accompaniment melody. The children's choir may have a maximum of 2 voices. The goal is that this part of the composition can later be practiced in school classes.

2) Accompaniment by a professional string quintet (2 VI, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Kb).

The exterior form of the composition:

Theme – Singing in a capella, one voice, no instruments, solely the folk song (1st stanza)
Variation with emphasis on rhythm (if nec. 2nd stanza)
Variation with harmonic components (if nec. 3rd stanza)
Variation ad libitum (if nec. 4th stanza)


Preludes, interludes and postludes are possible which will be played by the string quintet.

Total length is a maximum of 4 minutes without repetition. For pedagogical reasons, repeats or other stanzas might be recommended for execution in schools.

The interior form of the composition:

The singing by the children's choir conforms to the principles of the cantus firmus. The singing is reproduced in the original language for all movements without variation. The composer will provide a phonetic spelling according to the international phonetic alphabet which corresponds to the lyrics of the song as well as an analogous translation into one of the following languages for comprehension: german, english, french or spanish. These can be added as a separate document. The instruments of the children's group have a diatonic voice leading (possible keys are C-major/a- minor, G-major/e-minor, F-major/d-minor). Their interaction with tonal and harmonic structures begins with a basic sound. Rhythm and melody provide a basic structure in the ''rhythmic-melodic exercise'' which is supported by a monotone. An attempt should be made to extend the sound as functional harmony, parallelism and layering.

The accompanying string quintet can be used completely at will. It offers the composer extended compositional possibilities. However, it should be arranged in such a way that an execution of the work could be performed without this element. This should ensure that the composition can be played in normal schools as well as in high quality concert performances.


Required file formats:

Original music notation file, xml, pdf, midi and alternatively mp3 or YouTube video

Conditions of participation:

All composers are invited to participate without any limitations. The winners from previous competitions (only 1st-3rd place) are not eligible to participate.

Prizes:

10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The Carl Orff Competition e.V. will provide the selected composers paid round trip expenses to the final concert in Germany, 2 overnight stays, a dress rehearsal and guided tour with good musicians and an attractive supporting program for two days. The prize money amounts awarded to the 1st , 2nd , 3rd places will be 5,000.00, 3,000.00 and 1,000,00 Euros respectively.

Time table:

The closing date for entries is February 29, 2020.

The public evaluation will take place between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The premiere of the final works is planned for the Carl Orff Festival at the end of July 2020.

Recommended working aids:

Information on Orff Schulwerk: https://www.orff.de/en/orff-schulwerk/
Online converter for phonetics: https://tophonetics.com/
Table for Phonetics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabe
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 Universal Marimba Competition
Summary:Percussion Competition
Deadline: 01 June 2020
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: Preliminary rules & regulations

- Maximum one work of each category: Marimba Solo, Duo, Chamber Music, Ensemble and Concerto can enter the competition.
- The composer can choose to send in one work for each category!
You can send a work for one single category or for more categories.

-The duration:
Solo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Duo: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Chamber music: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Ensemble: minimum 7 minutes / maximum 12 minutes
Concerto: minimum 15 minutes / maximum 25 minutes

- It is allowed to add extra tape!
- Scores has to be send in before June 1st, 2020 (post mark to be received by 01/06/2020).
- The works are composed for 5 octaves ranged marimbas performed with 2 to 4 mallets (each player).
- Works which are awarded a prize in any other competitions, or have been published and performed before or are scheduled to be published in the near future cannot enter the competition.
- The competitor agree that the winning compositions will be worldwide promoted and published by Splendid Arts Edition.
- * If the competitor is bound exclusively to another publisher, he/she shall be responsible for obtaining an exemption (clearance) to participate the competition with this work and to agree to inform clearly the title of obtained Prize and the website of the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium 2020 on further publishing's.
- It can appear that publishing is offered to non-winning compositions. In that case the composers will be contacted by the organization after August 1st, 2020.
- The music score has to be finalized ( Sibelius, Encore or Finale sheet music) for publication review. Handwritten manuscripts are not accepted.
- Only the title, the year and date of the composition and the duration of the work may be included in the score. The composer's name may not appear in/on the score so that the selection committee can judge the scores anonymously. The organization will handle to identify a registration number on the received scores.
- The composer's name, his/her correspondence address, and the title of the work must be clearly written in the application form.
- After the application the competitor will receive a registration number to be used for all communication and identification.

- The competitor will send before June 1st, 2020 in an enclosed envelop following:
• A) a biography of the composer ( in English, max 150 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• B) a commentary on the work ( in English, max 100 words, on CD-R with one extra printed sample)
• C) a CD-R with all finalized scores ( finale, encore or Sibelius sheet music)
• D) 3 printed copies of each score.
• E) a signed declaration dated by the competitor stating that the work has been written specially for this Competition, that it has not been published and performed before.

- Further and future performances during the Universal Marimba Competition may not result in charges such as rental fees.
- All entered works will be deleted. Only the selected winning compositions will be kept in the library of the UCCB and Internationally promoted.
- The participation fee is nonrefundable.
- All works received within the deadline on the address of Marimba-Projects vzw, will be judged and selected for the UCCB Prizes by an International selected jury committee.
- The jury reserves the right not to award a prize by non-appearing required level and its decisions are final.
- By entering his/her work, the competitor indicates his/her acceptance of the conditions and the decisions of the selection committee on the entry forms.
- Works by composers who do not submit to the requirements above will be disqualified.
Web Site:www.marimbacompetition.com/nl/...

 Violettes by Becky 7th Annual Youth Composition Competition
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Date Posted: 19 September 2019
Details: The Violettes by Becky Youth Music Composition Competition is for ages 10 thru 18 (students still in high school). Sign up now, but submit your compositions by February 14, 2020. The compositions should be submitted via email to Becky@MusicTeacherGifts.com in both written form and on MP-3 or MP-4…
The cost is $20, but if you can not afford this, we can waive the fee.

Volunteer judges will provide constructive feedback for the students’ works and decide the winners.
Judges are Professors of Composition Laura Elise Schwendinger and Andrew Lloyd Sigler of University of Wisconsin-Madison and of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville respectively. Learn more about judges at ViolettesbyBecky.com.

Prizes are -
First place: $100 or choice of purse or wallet by Violettes by Becky
(or MusicTeacherGifts.com).

Second Place: $50 gift Certificate from Performers Music

Third Place: $25 Gift certificate from Performers Music

Should there be at tie, or at least 3 entries under age 15, an age
division will be made for judging and prize purposes, and more gift
certificate prizes will be added from Sheet Music Plus.

Rules:
1. Entries must be amateur composers who are ages 10 thru 19 on Feb. 14, 2020. (Students must still be in High School).
2. Compositions/Songs must be between two and five minutes in length.

See complete set of rules on-line at ViolettesbyBecky.com on the competition page.
Entry Fee:$20
Web Site:mailchi.mp/8bc4d3c849ce/7th-an...

 Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20
Summary:Works for children, two categories
Deadline: 29 February 2020
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Details: The Orff Schulwerk as a role model
In the Carl Orff Composition Competition 2019/20 we celebrate the 125th birthday of Carl Orff. In addition to the Carmina Burana is probably the "Orff-Schulwerk" known worldwide. On this occasion, we want to take up this pedagogical concept for the next competition.

The basis of the Orff Schulwerk is the creative interaction of the elements of music, language and movement as elementary forms of expression of humans and the awareness that to a child, language, dance and music are not yet differentiated areas of activity. Therefore, from the beginning singing is accompanied by the playing of instruments. To reproduce music that has been heard or written down or performing dance in traditional forms also includes the attributes of self-invention and self-design. The Orff Schulwerk activates elemental music and dance pedagogy which is a potential for expression that exists in every human being as well as cross-cultural musical behavior patterns.

With this in mind, the compositions of this competition are intended to provide an insight and encourage a better understanding for other cultures. Therefore, the theme of the composition should be a freely selectable folk song taken from the native language of the composer. Essentially, the works sung by the children should be able to be played along with a selection of Orff instruments.

Instrumentation
1) Children up to 12 years of age
• Children's choir
• Soprano recorder
• Alto xylophone (c1-a2)
• Bass xylophone (c-a1)
• Frame drum
• Small percussion instruments (e.g. Maracas, Claves, Triangle, Tambourine)

All instruments should be played and each in unison. Each instrument group can have its own accompaniment melody. The children's choir may have a maximum of 2 voices. The goal is that this part of the composition can later be practiced in school classes.

2) Accompaniment by a professional string quintet (2 VI, 1 Vla, 1 Vc, 1 Kb).

The exterior form of the composition:
1. Theme – Singing in a capella, one voice, no instruments, solely the folk song (1st stanza)
2. Variation with emphasis on rhythm (if nec. 2nd stanza)
3. Variation with harmonic components (if nec. 3rd stanza)
4. Variation ad libitum (if nec. 4th stanza)

Preludes, interludes and postludes are possible which will be played by the string quintet.

Total length is a maximum of 4 minutes without repetition. For pedagogical reasons, repeats or other stanzas might be recommended for execution in schools.

The interior form of the composition:
The singing by the children's choir conforms to the principles of the cantus firmus. The singing is reproduced in the original language for all movements without variation. The composer will provide a phonetic spelling according to the international phonetic alphabet which corresponds to the lyrics of the song as well as an analogous translation into one of the following languages for comprehension: german, english, french or spanish. The instruments of the children's group have a diatonic voice leading (possible keys are C-major/a- minor, G-major/e-minor, F-major/d-minor). Their interaction with tonal and harmonic structures begins with a basic sound. Rhythm and melody provide a basic structure in the ''rhythmic-melodic exercise'' which is supported by a monotone. An attempt should be made to extend the sound as step harmony, parallelism and layering.

The accompanying string quintet can be used completely at will. It offers the composer extended compositional possibilities. However, it should be arranged in such a way that an execution of the work could be performed without this element. This should ensure that the composition can be played in normal schools as well as in high quality concert performances.

Required file formats:
Original music notation file, xml, pdf, midi and alternatively mp3 or YouTube video

Conditions of participation:
All composers are invited to participate without any limitations. The winners from previous competitions (only 1st-3rd place) are not eligible to participate.

Prizes:
10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The Carl Orff Competition e.V. will provide the selected composers paid round trip expenses to the final concert in Germany, 2 overnight stays, a dress rehearsal and guided tour with good musicians and an attractive supporting program for two days. The prize money amounts awarded to the 1st , 2nd , 3rd places will be 5,000.00, 3,000.00 and 1,000,00 Euros respectively.

Time table:
The closing date for entries is February 29, 2020.
The public evaluation will take place between March 15, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The premiere of the final works is planned for the Carl Orff Festival at the end of July 2020.

Recommended working aids:
Information on Orff Schulwerk: https://www.orff.de/en/orff-schulwerk/
Online converter for phonetics: https://tophonetics.com/
Table for Phonetics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 GEDOK Composers Competition 2020
Summary:Competition for female composers
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Date Posted: 04 September 2019
Details: The Federal Association of the GEDOK, Association of Communities of Artists e. V., for the first time awards the GEDOK Music Prize to female composers without age restrictions. Every composer can submit a work. The work is not yet listed and has not been awarded at another competition.

In 2020, the GEDOK commemorates in particular its founder, the art advocate and women's rights activist Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), and her 150th birthday. The compositions submitted for the competition are intended to be related to works by female composers of the time in which Ida Dehmel lived, especially to works by composers from 1926, the founding year of the GEDOK.

A selection list with names of composers from the beginning of the 20th century and corresponding links can be requested at gedok@gedok.de .

The competition is advertised for the following ensembles with musicians from different GEDOK groups in Germany:

Solo:
clarinet
Bassoon / contrabassoon
accordion
piano
guitar

Duo:
Oboe and accordion
Soprano and bassoon / contrabassoon
Saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon
Violin and piano
Piano four hands
Soprano and guitar

Trio:
Soprano saxophone (soprano / alto) and bassoon / contrabassoon
Soprano, clarinet and piano

The inclusion of electro-acoustic means is permitted, but must be organized by the composers for the performance itself. The use of visual interdisciplinary means such as video projection or the inclusion of scenic elements is not provided. We ask for an indication of the work (title, composer), to which the composition refers.

duration:
The submitted works should not exceed a duration of 10 minutes.

There will be a total of three prizes:
1st prize 2500 €
2nd prize 1500 €
3rd prize 1000 €

Award ceremony and performance:
The awards ceremony and performance of the works of the three prize-winners will take place in the Stadtmuseum in Munich on 12 September 2020 as part of the GEDOK Federal Concert.

The selection meets an expert jury. The jury's decision can not be challenged by legal means.

To be submitted only by digital means:

Score in pdf format
Artistic Vita
Short catalog of works
Declaration that the submitting composer has all rights to the submitted material and in no way violates the rights of others.

The documents must be submitted to:
Federal Association GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Inquiries by e-mail are possible to gedok@gedok.de .

Deadline:
Deadline is January 31, 2020 (date of receipt)

The Composers Competition is a project of the GEDOK Federal Association.
Bonn, June 2019


GERMAN (ORIGINAL):

AUSSCHREIBUNG

Der Bundesverband der GEDOK, Verband der Gemeinschaften der Künstlerinnen und Kunstfördernden e. V., vergibt im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbs erstmalig den GEDOK Musikpreis an Komponistinnen ohne Altersbeschränkung. Jede Komponistin kann ein Werk einreichen. Das Werk soll noch nicht aufgeführt und auch nicht bei einem anderen Wettbewerb prämiert worden sein.

Im Jahr 2020 gedenkt die GEDOK besonders ihrer Gründerin, der Kunstförderin und Frauenrechtlerin Ida Dehmel (1870-1942), und ihres 150. Geburtstags. Die für den Wettbewerb eingereichten Kompositionen sollen einen Bezug zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit haben, in der Ida Dehmel lebte, besonders zu Werken von Komponistinnen der Zeit ab 1926, dem Gründungsjahr der GEDOK.

Eine Auswahl-Liste mit Namen von Komponistinnen vom Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und entsprechende Links kann unter gedok@gedok.de angefordert werden.

Der Wettbewerb ist für folgende Besetzungen mit Musikerinnen verschiedener GEDOK-Gruppen in Deutschland ausgeschrieben:

Solo:
Klarinette
Fagott / Kontrafagott
Akkordeon
Klavier
Gitarre

Duo:
Oboe und Akkordeon
Sopran und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott
Violine und Klavier
Klavier vierhändig
Sopran und Gitarre

Trio:
Sopran Saxofon (Sopran/Alt) und Fagott / Kontrafagott
Sopran, Klarinette und Klavier

Die Einbeziehung elektroakustischer Mittel ist gestattet, muss aber von den Komponistinnen für die Aufführung selbst organisiert werden. Die Verwendung von visuellen interdisziplinären Mitteln wie zum Beispiel Videoprojektion oder die Einbeziehung szenischer Elemente ist nicht vorgesehen. Wir bitten um Angabe des Werkes (Titel, Komponistin), worauf sich die Komposition bezieht.

Dauer:
Die eingereichten Werke sollen eine Dauer von 10 Minuten nicht überschreiten.

Es werden insgesamt drei Preise vergeben:
1. Preis 2500 €
2. Preis 1500 €
3. Preis 1000 €

Preisverleihung und Aufführung:
Die Preisverleihung und Aufführung der Werke der drei Preisträgerinnen finden im Rahmen des GEDOK Bundeskonzertes im Stadtmuseum in München am 12. September 2020 statt.

Die Auswahl trifft eine fachkundige Jury. Die Entscheidung der Jury kann nicht mit rechtlichen Mitteln angefochten werden.

Einzureichen sind ausschließlich auf digitalem Weg:

Partitur in pdf-Format
Künstlerische Vita
Kurzes Werkverzeichnis
Erklärung, dass die einreichende Komponistin über alle Rechte am eingereichten Material verfügt und in keiner Weise die Rechte anderer Personen verletzt.

Die Unterlagen sind einzureichen an:
Bundesverband GEDOK e. V.
gedok@gedok.de
www.GEDOK.de

Rückfragen per E-Mail sind an gedok@gedok.de möglich.

Einsendeschluss:
Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Januar 2020 (Eingangsdatum)

Der Komponistinnen Wettbewerb ist ein Projekt des GEDOK Bundesverbandes.
Bonn, im Juni 2019

Web Site:gedok.de/aktuell/?fbclid=IwAR2...

 CoMa Partsong Project
Summary:Call for scores in open scoring
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: Deadline: N/A

Details: The Partsong Project is central to CoMA’s aims, responding to a need to create a repertoire of flexible pieces for multiple (but solo) voices. Submissions should be 3-5 minutes in length for 3-6 voice parts in Open Scoring. We are looking for fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium (not a traditional-style partsong) and welcome non-conventional notation, unusual vocal techniques, speech, movement, auxiliary instruments etc.

Fee: N/A

Contact: For more specifics on the brief and for information on submitting works, please visit:
Web Site:www.coma.org/our-music/compose...