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 Luciano Berio Prize 2019
Summary:Competition (submit two scores)
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION 1st July 2019

AGE LIMIT 40 years

PRIZE EUR 20,000 commission for a piece for symphonic orchestra, to be performed in the concert seasons of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
Publication by Universal Edition (UE)

Article 1 - Subject
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation, in collaboration with the Centro Studi Luciano Berio, is promoting the institution of the “Luciano Berio” International Composition Competition. The Competition will be presented every three years as from the current edition, to which this announcement is referring.
The 2019 Competition is organized in collaboration with SIAE Società Italiana Autori ed Editori, Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Boris Christoff Foundation.
The Winner of the Competition will receive a commission worth Eur 20,000 for the composition of an original piece for symphonic orchestra to be premiered in Rome in the 2020-21 Subscription Season of the Santa Cecilia National Academy under the baton of Antonio Pappano, as specified below. The piece composed by the Winner of the Competition will be published by Universal Edition (UE) and will be subsequently programmed within the concert seasons of the musical institutions that participate in this contest.

The Santa Cecilia National Academy is grateful to the Berio family for the permission to name the Competition after Luciano Berio.

Article 2 – Eligibility
The Competition is open to composers of all nationalities who are under 40 years of age on December 31st, 2019.

Article 3 – Registration procedures
Contestants are required to present two scores composed for the following instrumentation:

1. symphonic orchestra, with or without soloists and/or voices
2. any instrumentation, starting from 3 instruments.

Works that have already been performed or published are eligible.

Applications must be submitted electronically by no later than:

1st July 2019.

To register, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM published on the page www.santacecilia.it/compositioncompetition and submit it according to the procedures indicated. Please attach the following documents:
· the two scores in PDF format. The scores must be anonymous and identified by a distinguishing code name or phrase. They shall not contain any sign or reference that may lead to the identification of the author or the possible publisher. Please use the same code name or phrase to identify both scores, and distinguish them by using the extension “1” on the score for symphonic orchestra and “2” on the one with the other instrumentation;
· artistic curriculum (in English);
· photocopy of identity document;
· declaration of exclusive authorship of the works submitted (please use the form downloadable from this web site);
· receipt of payment of the registration fee of Eur 100 (one hundred/00). The payment can be made in any of the following ways:

• postal payment: account number 30406003, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Fondazione;
• bank transfer: account number 9872, in the name of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Fondazione;

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) Agenzia n.6340 di Roma, Via del Corso, 471;
IBAN IT31 I010 0503 2400 0000 0009 872;
SWIFT BIC BNLIITRR.
• Payments can be also made using PayPal directly on the web-site.


Non-compliance with the rules herewith stated, particularly those referred to the anonymity of the submitted scores will be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition or with the forfeit of the prize, should the breach be ascertained only after the competition is concluded.

The registration fee is not reimbursable, except in the unlikely event that the Competition does not take place.

Article 4 – International Jury
The Jury of the 2019 edition of the “Lucian Berio” Competition is composed as follows:

Sir Antonio Pappano, President
Ivan Fedele
Unsuk Chin
Tristan Murail
Augusta Read Thomas

The Jury shall be assisted by a Secretary appointed by the Santa Cecilia Academy with administrative functions.

Article 5 – Stages of the competition
The Jury’s works shall be carried out in the following successive stages:
- The preliminary stage will be accomplished by the 30th September 2019 with the aim of short-listing the finalist Composers.
- The final stage will take place in Rome on the 13th and 14th October 2019; in this stage the Jurors will reunite for a joint examination of the finalist scores and will proclaim the Winner. The identity of the Winner will be revealed to the Jurors only after the Jury’s works have been closed and the Winner proclaimed.

Article 6 – Prizes
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will commission the Winner of the Competition to compose an original piece for symphonic orchestra with the following features:

Duration: between 12 and 15 minutes

Instrumentation: not to exceed

3 flutes (one also piccolo)
3 oboes (one also English horn)
3 clarinets (one also bass clarinet)
3 bassoons (one also contrabassoon)

4 horns
3 trumpets (in C or B flat)
3 trombones
tuba

timpani

percussions (up to three performers);

harp

strings (not to exceed 16.14.12.10.8)

The piece will be premiered in the Santa Cecilia National Academy Subscription Concerts scheduled on March 11th, 12th and 13th, 2021, under the baton of Antonio Pappano. The timing and procedures for the delivery of the music materials will be subsequently agreed with the Winner.

For this commission, the Winner of the Competition will receive the sum of Eur 20.000 (gross) inclusive of the rights of first performance.

Furthermore, the commissioned piece:

· will be published by Universal Edition (UE);
· will be performed, in dates to be subsequently agreed between the parts, in the Concert Seasons of Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and RAI National Symphonic Orchestra.

The Jury reserves the right to mention other deserving works, for which a Certificate of Merit will be awarded.

Article 7 – First performance rights
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Foundation holds the exclusive performance rights of the world premiere of the piece and reserves the right to programme a possible radio or television broadcast of the same performance. The Associazione Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra will programme the successive performances of the piece in their concert seasons.

Article 8 – Final Dispositions
Participation in the Competition implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules set out herewith and of the final decisions of the international Jury.
Lack of requirements or non-compliance with the rules herewith stated shall be sanctioned with the exclusion from the Competition.
This announcement is published in Italian and English; in case of dispute or discrepancy in the texts, the Italian version shall prevail. In the event of legal dispute or controversy, the competent court shall be the Court of Rome.
Entry Fee:€100
Web Site:www.santacecilia.it/en/composi...

 IŠ ARTI festival
Summary:Call for Orchestral/Chamber works
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: 1. General provisions
1.1. The aim of the Competition is to expand the repertoire of symphony and chamber ensembles, to foster the evolution of professional music in different styles.
1.2. The Organizer of the Competition is PI „Iš Arti“ (CC 302299198), within the scope of the festival (2019 11 15 – 2019 11 22).

2. Organizer
2.1. The Organizer is obliged to:
2.1.1. provide the information about the Competition via www.isarti.lt and IŠ ARTI Facebook page;
2.1.2. inform all the participants and winners about the process of the Competition;
2.1.3. award the winners;
2.1.4. indicate the composers publicly;

3. Conditions
3.1. The Competition entry is available for composers.
3.2. The Competition has no age restrictions.
3.3. By participating in the Competition, the winner grants the Organizer the right to reproduce and distribute the newly arranged composition (publish the work in score, release it on a compact disc (CD), perform publicly, broadcast, share on the Internet, etc.).
3.4. To enter the Competition, the Participant must fill in the form (DOC format) until the 22 th of April, 2019, with the following information:
3.4.1. Name, surname, year of birth, country;
3.4.2. Email and home addresses, mobile phone number;
3.4.3. a short description about the forthcoming composition (up to 300 words), preliminary or exact title of the composition, structure, year, link to the previously created composition and its’ record OR send 2 records of compositions in mp3 format.
3.5. The idea for a new composition is followed by one of the positions: symphony orchestra (position SymphoChance: 2222-4221-2perc-hrp-str (10-8-6-4-2) or instrumental ensemble (ChamberChance: 3vni-vla-2celli-pf).
3.6. The duration of the arranged composition must be 10 - 12 min.
3.7. The winner will be selected in the Competition and announced on the 27th of May, 2019. The winner of the best idea will be offered to create new composition for one of the above-mentioned positions; the prize will be awarded.
The winners of the Competition will be invited to the festival, providing opportunities to partially compensate accommodation and travel expenses (if any).
3.8. The selected participant / winner of the Competition provides the following information via e-mail ceo@isarti.lt:
3.8.1. The score and parties of the original piece (Portable Document Format (PDF)), mp3 version;
3.9. One participant can participate only in one position (SymphoChanceor ChamberChance).
3.10. The winner of the Competition must submit the score and the required information by 3rd of September, 2019.
3.11. Entry fee – 40 eur (one-time, non-refundable).
3.11.1. The entry fee “For the Competition” is transferred to the account of the organizer, providing the name, surname of the participant, indicating the position SymphoChanceor ChamberChance.
3.11.2. Requisites:
PI „Iš Arti“, Company Code 302299198
Ukmerges str. 10-55, LT – 49407 Kaunas
Bank Account No. LT90 7300 0101 1387 3914, Swedbank LC, bank code 73000
SWIFT BIC HABALT22
3.12. The Organizer reserves the right to exclude an arranged composition that does not meet, or in any direct or indirect means has violated the entry requirements and regulations of the Competition
3.13. For more information please contact the coordinator of the competition Ms. Andrijana Filinaitė by e-mail ceo@isarti.lt

4. Jury, Evaluation Criteria, Awards
4.1. The Competition will be judged by five-member panel.
4.2. The evaluation criteria of the participating pieces are: creative idea and its’ relevance.
4.3. The authors of best compositions will receive the following financial awards:
SymphoChance – 2000 Euro
ChamberChance – 1000 Euro
Extra rewards such as special prizes, diplomas, etc. might also be awarded to the Participants.
4.4. The announcement of winners and award ceremony will take place at Kaunas State Philharmonic, duringIŠ ARTI festival (2019-11-15 – 2019-11-22). The compositions will be performed at the festival.

5. Final Provisions
5.1. By submitting the application, the participant agrees with the terms of the Competition.
5.2. The Organizer reserves the right to make adjustments to these Regulations, replace the members of the Jury, as well as change its number and the award distribution.
5.3. All disputes shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Lithuania and these Regulations.
5.4. For more information about the Competition please visit www.isarti.lt,https://www.musicalchairs.infoand www.lks.lt.
Entry Fee:€40
Web Site:www.isarti.lt

 MUSLAB
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 30 July 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Cultural society
CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB ensemble calls for:

Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.Composers and visual artists of any age, gender or nationality to participate by sending in a piece of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic music and video and/or video mapping for the 2019 / 2020 International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.

RULES.

About the art piece.

• Deadline for applications: March 15 through July 30 of 2019.
• Only pieces composed after January 1 of 2008
• Piece length shall be from 5 to 10 minutes.
• Only one piece per each category defined by the author will be admitted
• Submissions should be signed by the author (authors) and pseudonyms will not be admitted.
• Every art piece, including those previously exhibited, could participate if accompanied by a letter of consent for their presentation and recording at this exhibition.
• There will not be fees for registration.

CATEGORIES.

• Category A (Audio only): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music (MUSICA DE CINTA), submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece.
• Category B (Audio and video): Open for compositions of autonomous electroacoustic music, submit just one movement regardless of the full length of the piece. Compositions intended for electroacoustic and video.
• Category C (Video only): Open for visual art/video-art compositions.

Track numbers: Stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
Permitted file formats: .aif, .wav, .mov, .mp4


SUBMISSIONS.

All participants must register electronically and attach a ZIP file containing the following:

1. Registration application properly duly completed online.
2. High resolution photography of the artist.
3. Signed consent letter. (Download here).
4. Link to a downloadable full length composition.
5. Attach a stereo copy of the piece .mp3 format.

If any of the previous is missing the submission would not be considered.


IMPORTANT: Do not use storage servers that erase the files sent a while ago (e.g. Wetransfer). Your files must be available for download at any time up until the release of the results. Some options may be: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive.

ABOUT THE SELECTION:

• Cultural Society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB Ensamble have invited renowned composer and musicologist, all of them with extensive experience in electroacoustic music to form a Selection Committee that will review the quality of the pieces submitted.
• Compositions will be presented and promoted regardless of the attendance of the author, however for those creators interested in attending the exhibition that confirm their presence, the committee will make an effort to program their piece during their stay in any of the venues. To accommodate you in the best possible conditions, we will be glad to hear about your possible attendance along with your submission and the potential dates for your travel.
• Travel, accommodation, or feeding expenses will not be covered. Nevertheless support will be given to creators available for travel by sending off letters or invitations directed towards entities that could be helping them to cover these expenses.
• By participating on this Exhibition, the author consents and authorizes to the promotion of their work excluding the cultural society CAMIN-ART and MUSLAB of any fee, responsibility to associations, or copyright entities and grants permission to promote their work at the concerts, activities and radio broadcasts of the MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• All pieces that are signed in a record company must state this in a letter along with the permission from the record company to be promoted through MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition.
• If the author decides to participate in the production of a CD-DVD, which will be sent to different audio libraries and libraries around the world, they must send a consent letter for the recording of their work in this CD-DVD edition. The composer remains owner of the copyright but authorizes the promotion of their work.
• The audio recording presented in the exhibition will not be returned to the author and will remain in the archive of the cultural society CAMIN-ART and will be donated to the Mexican National Audio Library.
• MUSLAB International Electroacoustic Music Exhibition is not a contest; it is convocation and an opportunity to promote sound art linked to the creation of visual effects in public spaces, the training in new technologies and an artistic contribution to strengthen social coexistence. It will be held in outdoor spaces and forums in Mexico, Argentina and Brasil
• Selection Committee may decide not to include a piece in the exhibition or to change the program.
• Each participant will be notified regarding your application and selection status.
• Compositions will be programmed for exhibition from February 1 to April 30 2020 in different MUSLAB venues.
• Participating pieces could be broadcasted on the radio and web.
Web Site:muslab.org/call-for-works.html

 ['TACTUS] YOUNG COMPOSERS' FORUM
Summary:Orchestral and chamber music call for scores
Deadline: 10 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Composers 35 years and younger of all nationalities are invited to apply for one or both sessions submitting works as indicated in the application requirements found below.

Jury: Jean-Paul Dessy, Kimmo Hakola, Claude Ledoux, Ann McKay, Benoît Mernier, Annelies Van Parys & others to be confirmed

Applications must be submitted exclusively online via the ULYSSES Platform

You will be asked to submit scores and audio files. Handwritten scores will not be accepted.

The application deadline is April 10th, 2019.

The first session, held in Brussels, Belgium from November 25th to 27th, 2019, and with the collaboration of the Brussels Philharmonic, will feature writing for orchestra. Candidates are asked to submit a piece or part of a piece (movement) for symphony orchestra approximately 10 minutes in duration.

Orchestral accompaniment cannot exceed the following instrumentation:
Woodwinds in groups of 3: 3 flutes [including piccolo] - 3 oboes [including English horn] - 3 clarinets [including bass clarinet or soprano clarinet] - 3 bassoons [including contrabassoon]
Brass: 4 horns - 3 trumpets - 3 trombones – 1 tuba
Percussion: 3 players [1 timpanist and 2 percussionists]
Harp: 1 player
Strings: 14 – 12 – 9 – 8 – 6
Piano

The second session, held in Mons, Belgium from November 28th to 30th, 2019 and with the collaboration of the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, will feature writing for chamber ensemble. Candidates are asked to submit a piece for chamber ensemble approximately 10 minutes in duration. Applicants are encouraged to submit a work using all the available instrumentation.

Instrumentation for the chamber ensemble work should not exceed the following (9 musicians):
1 flute (including piccolo, alto flute and bass flute) - 1 clarinet (including bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet) – 1 trombone – 1 guitar (including electric guitar) – percussion* – 1 piano – 1 violin – 1 viola – 1 cello.

* Accepted percussion instruments:
- 1 * timpani 20 inches
- 1 * timpani 26 inches
- 1 * timpani 29 inches
- 1 * timpani 32 inches
- 1 * concert bass drum
- 1 * tubulars bells
- 1 * concert tam tam
- 1 * gong tuned . C .
- 1 * gong tuned . B .
- 1 * marimba
- 1 * vibraphone
- 3 * conga
- 3 * bongo paired 7 inches . and 8 inches 5/8
- 1 * complete drum set with 2 snares
- 1 * glockenspiel
- 1 * octave of crotales C6 – C7
- 1 * xylophone
- 2 * bar chimes
- 5 * cow bell
- a set of suspended cymbals
Web Site:ulysses-network.eu/competition...

 Balsys Competition
Summary:Competition with 6 categories
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: The aim of the Competition is to encourage the accessibility of contemporary music, to promote the works by young composers and the international cooperation of creators, to evaluate and award the best pieces of music.

The Competition is organised by Lithuanian Musicians’ Union and Public Enterprise Ars&Sonoris.

The Competition partners are the following: Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association LATGA, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius City Municipality, Lithuanian National Radio and Television.

On the initiative of the Organisers, the Organising Committee is formed, the Competition ambassadors are invited, and an international jury is convened.

Participants:
o Composers from all countries and of all nationalities can participate in the competition;
o The participants of the Junior Group should be born after 23 November 1999;
o The participants of the Main Group should be born after 23 November 1984.

Requirements for works:
o Only new, original works of music that have not been published or presented in any other competition or performed in public can be submitted;
o Works, at the request of an author, can be accompanied by video material. An author of a related piece is held liable for the right to demonstrate such video content during the competition and the related events. The competition organisers bear no responsibility for the permission of a copyright holder to demonstrate video material in public;

o Duration of a piece:
Junior Group from 5 to 10 minutes;

Main Group from 7 to 12 minutes;
o The number of movements in a composition is not limited;
o A printed score of a piece of music and PDF file containing a score and its separate parts as well as a demo recording of the piece (in wav or mp3 format) must be submitted;
o One author can submit only one application for the competition;
o The competition is anonymous. When submitting a score, recordings of a piece of music and other related material, an author must indicate only the name of the piece and their pseudonym.

Instrument composition:
o String quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello);
o Piano trio (violin, cello, piano);
o Woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn);
o Brass quintet (trumpet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, bass trombone);
o String orchestra – only for the main group (7,6,4,4,2);
o Ensembles of mixed composition; comprised of the aforementioned instruments, not exceeding the indicated ensemble/orchestra quantities, with or without electronic instruments in the attached soundtrack.

Entrance fee:
o The entrance fee is not applied for the participants of the Junior Group;
o The entrance fee for the participants of the Main Group is 30 Euros;

Deadlines:
o 31 August 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2) for the submission of online competition application form and an attached copy of the paid entrance fee;
o 1 October 2019, for the submission of envelopes with application forms and scores.
Entry Fee:€30 (main group only)
Web Site:balsyscompetition.eu/competiti...

 38th IAWM Search for New Music Competition
Summary:Competition with multiple categories (female composers)
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: 2019 Competition Guidelines

The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) announces its annual “Search for New Music by Women Composers” competition. Membership in IAWM is required, but contestants may join at the time of entry. This call is open to IAWM members who identify as women.

Categories

Ruth Anderson Commission Prize ($1,000)

Commission for a new sound installation with electro-acoustic music.

To apply, submit a detailed proposal of the sound installation. The project should be an ongoing installation and not require a performance to be successful. The project must be completed within 12 months of notification of the award. The winner will receive the award money after submitting a report to IAWM following the public showing of the completed installation. Location of the installation may be, but is not restricted to, an IAWM annual concert or congress.

Christine Clark/Theodore Front Prize ($500)

Large chamber works (for 9+ instruments) and/or orchestral works; may include works featuring soloist (vocal or instrumental).

Sponsored by Christine Clark of Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.

Miriam Gideon Prize ($500)

(minimum age - fifty) Works for solo voice with one to five instruments.

Sponsored by Lucille Field Goodman.

Libby Larsen Prize ($300)

(must be currently enrolled in school) Works for any medium.

Sponsored by Dr. Larsen.

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Prize ($300)

Jazz compositions of any duration for small ensemble to big band (4-17 instruments)

PatsyLu Prize ($500)

(for Black women and/or lesbians) Classical art music in any form or instrumentation.

Sponsored by Patsy Rogers and Lucille Field Goodman.

Pauline Oliveros New Genre Prize ($300)

Works for electro-acoustic media or incorporating innovative form or style, such as improvisation, multimedia, use of non-traditional notation. If no score is used, a description of the work and its structure must accompany the audio or video submission.

Sponsored by by Claire Chase.

Alex Shapiro Prize ($500 and mentorship/consultation from Alex Shapiro)

Works of any duration for large ensemble wind band requiring a conductor, with or without soloist, acoustic or electroacoustic, published or as yet unpublished.

Sponsored by Alex Shapiro.

Judith Lang Zaimont Prize ($400)

(minimum age - thirty) Extended instrumental compositions, large solo or chamber works, by a composer whose music has not yet been commercially recorded or published.

Sponsored by Professor Zaimont.

Each prize category has its own monetary award as indicated.

Requirements

ONE ENTRY: A composer may submit only one (1) piece in any given year in only one (1) chosen category. Please do not send more than one composition total.

Membership: Current membership in IAWM is required for submission. The competition is open to all IAWM Members who identify as women. If your membership is not current at time of submission, the work will be disqualified. Please note that membership is for the calendar year: January 1-December 31, and you may need to renew for 2019. See the IAWM website for membership information and payments: https://iawm.org/join-iawm

ANONYMOUS SUBMISSIONS: Please upload an anonymous PDF file of the score and an anonymous MP3 sound file of the work. If a recording of a performance/reading is not available, MP3 files of MIDI realizations are acceptable. The score may not contain any identifying information. For the Ruth Anderson Prize only, please upload your anonymous proposal as a PDF file in the PROPOSAL upload area. For all categories, please provide a short biography (maximum 200 words).

UNPUBLISHED WORKS: For all categories, except the Alex Shapiro Prize, the work submitted must be unpublished by a major publishing house and must have won no prior awards at the time of entry in the competition. Self-published works are allowed. For the Zaimont Prize, the work must also have no plans to be professionally recorded when it is submitted.

RESTRICTION FOR PREVIOUS WINNERS: Winners of previous SNM Awards cannot apply for two years subsequent to their award. For 2019, this includes winners of the 2017 and 2018 competitions. There is no restriction on submissions from those who received honorable mentions.

IAWM reserves the right to withhold an award, should the judging panel so recommend.

Submission Calendar

The submission period begins March 5, 2019.

Deadline for receipt of materials is 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2019

(Please Note: As this is an international call for scores, the deadline for submission is in your computer’s local time zone. It is always better to submit well before 11:59 pm to avoid last minute issues with your computer or internet access that might cause you to miss the deadline. There are no exceptions to this deadline.)

Winners will be announced no later than August 30, 2019. The IAWM website will have a complete list of winners shortly after the announcement date. A press release with biographical information on all the winners will be distributed.

Questions: Send questions to the chair of the SNM Competition, Ingrid Stolzel, at snm@iawm.org
Entry Fee:$65 (membership fee)
Web Site:www.newmusicengine.org/categor...

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: big band
Deadline: 24 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Duration: unspecified

Instrumentation:
Rhythm section: Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano (and electric piano),
Saxophones: 2 Alto saxophone (one doubling soprano), 2 tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Trombones: 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone
Trumpets: 4 trumpets.

Submission deadline: April 24th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: BIG BAND and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music: Free Music
Summary:Festival Call
Deadline: 26 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: instruments:
Håkon Berre – Drumkit, Percussion
Liudas Mockūnas – Saxophone (soprano, tenor, and bass)
Arnas Mikalkėnas – Accordion, Piano, and Drums
Length: up to 10 minutes.

Compositions including video, audio, graphics, text and other nontraditional notational methods of scoring, as well as improvisatory elements.

Deadline: April 26th

Application Method: Score and Performance Directions
Entries must be labelled: FREE MUSIC and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.
Web Site:druskomanija.lt/en#kuriniai

 UMSL Young Composers Competition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories (Young Composers)
Deadline: 12 May 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: UMSL Young Composers Competition

The University of Missouri - St. Louis Department of Music is pleased to offer our second annual competition for young composers in the states of Missouri and Illinois. The anonymous submissions will be judged by faculty members of the Department of Music, and the winning pieces will be performed by UMSL student ensembles during the 2019-2020 academic year. Each winning composer will also be given a professional audio recording of the performance.

Eligibility
There are two divisions:
• Division 1: Composers who will be enrolled in high school in Missouri or Illinois (grades 9-12) for the 2019-20 school year
• Division 2: Composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates in Missouri or Illinois for the 2019-20 school year. Current UMSL students are ineligible.

Performance Area
Applicants may submit an original composition (no arrangements) to one of the following three performance areas:
• Orchestra
Maximum instrumentation: 2222/4221/timp+2 perc/strings
Length: no longer than 10 minutes
• Wind ensemble
Maximum instrumentation: 2 fl, 1 ob, 1 bsn, 3 cl, 1 bass cl, 2 alto sax, 1 tenor sax, 1 bari sax, 3 tpt, 4 hn, 3 trbn, 1 euph, 1 tuba, timpani+3 perc
Minimum instrumentation: submitted pieces must involve at least 10 players
Length: no longer than 10 minutes
• A cappella choir
Voicing: SATB (with divisi, 4 to 8 parts total)
Length: no longer than 6 minutes

Submission
(1) Submissions should be made online, using the Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/rv9kvGYvfUNki7EI2
(2) The form requires the user to log into a Google/Gmail account. If you are unable to log in, please email cairnsz@umsl.edu for alternate submission instructions.
(3) All submissions will be judged anonymously, so each applicant will be asked to create a pseudonym.
(4) There is no entry fee.
(5) Applicants may submit only one work to the UMSL Young Composers Competition.
(6) Applicants must provide a PDF score and an audio recording of the work. MIDI realizations are acceptable.
(7) All submissions must be original works -- no arrangements.
(8) For choral applicants, please make sure that you take care of any copyright issues with the text of your piece. We strongly recommend the use of a public domain text, or a text of your own creation. If you do submit a work with copyrighted text, we will ask you to provide documentation of permission to use that text.

Deadline
All submissions must be received by 11:59pm (CDT) on May 12, 2019

Judging
(1) Judges will be composition/theory faculty and ensemble directors of the University of Missouri - St. Louis
(2) Works will be judged on their compositional/musical merit, score presentation, and the artistic potential of the composer. Since the winning works will be performed by student ensembles at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, feasibility of performance by undergraduate music majors will be a factor in the selection of winning pieces.
(3) We reserve the right to select multiple winners or no winners in any category, depending on the quality of the submissions.

Winning Compositions
(1) Winners will be notified by email by July 1, 2019.
(2) The winning compositions will be performed by University of Missouri - St. Louis student ensembles (Symphony Orchestra; Wind Ensemble; Vocal Point) on that ensemble's concert during academic year 2019-2020. Exact dates TBA.
(3) Winning composers are expected to be present at that concert, and will receive a professional audio recording of the performance.
(4) Orchestra and Wind Ensemble winners will be expected to provide a complete set of parts (PDF) by August 1, 2019

SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/rv9kvGYvfUNki7EI2

If you have questions about the Young Composers Competition, please contact Dr. Zachary Cairns at cairnsz@umsl.edu. Thank you!

Web Site:music.umsl.edu/composercompeti...

 Incidental Characters
Summary:Scoring Job
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: Deadline: ASAP

Details: Seeking a composer to score a low-budget feature film. “Incidental Characters” is an ensemble piece - four characters in search of their purpose in life, discovering it through chance encounters with each other. The film is set in Lewes, East Sussex - and the town itself is another character. To see a taster (using library msuc), please visit: https://vimeo.com/304438711 (the password is: Toffee)

Fee: Upon application

Contact: For more information, please contact Benjamin Verrall: ben@toffee-hammer.com
Web Site:vimeo.com/304438711
Email:ben@toffee-hammer.com

 MA/IN ~ 2019 FESTIVAL
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 05 May 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: The artistic collective LOXOSconcept, with the support of Matera - Basilicata 2019 Foundation, KEYHOLE cultural association, BLUE CAT BLUES association, Spaziomusica association, the Arsenale Ensemble promotes the fourth edition of MA/IN 2019 [MAtera INtermedia festival].

The MA/IN 2019 will take place in MATERA 19 - 22 September 2019.
The city of Matera is “European Capital of Culture 2019”, and LOXOSconcept is project leader for the 2019 Sound Art cultural programming.

The MA/IN festival is aimed at the production and promotion of sonic and digital arts at an international level.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: May 5th, 2019 (23:59 - Rome time)

[A] Acousmatic ~
Fixed media music. Multi-channel compositions are accepted.

[B] Mixed Media ~
For instruments and electronics/multimedia (fixed or live).
It is possible submit works written for any kind of instrument and combination except acoustic keyboards (piano, harpsichord, celesta, organs).

Preferred instruments are:
Flute (Alto, C, Bass)
Paetzold flute
Voice (Soprano, Mezzosoprano) Percussion (max #2 percussionists) Violin
Viola
Cello
Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor) Clarinet (Bb, Bass)
Accordion
Electric Guitar
Synth and digital Piano

Musicians will be provided by the organisers. The composer can provide their own performers.

[C] AudioVisual ~
Works with pre-prepared video and music. The video part can be of any kind. It must be single-screen, A full HD projector is available.

[D] LivePerformance/SoundArt ~
Works that include electronics and other elements [for instance, a piece with a new interface, laptop, performer and interactive live video, real-time coding, laptop improvisation etc]. Sound Installation are allowed [this category covers audio-visual installations, pre-recorded or generated in real-time, interactive or not].

If your work does not fit into any of above categories, please choose a category anyway.

All entries will be evaluated in the arrival order and according to the following criteria: aesthetics, originality, innovation, technology and quality of the presentation.
Entry Fee:€25
Web Site:www.materaintermedia.it

 2019 TORQ PERCUSSION SEMINAR COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Works for Percussion Ensemble
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: TorQ Percussion Quartet (Toronto, ON) is once again pleased to announce the 2019 edition of the TorQ Percussion Seminar Composition Competition being run in conjunction with this summer’s TorQ Percussion Seminar (June 22 - 29) in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia as part of TorQ Percussion Quartet’s residency at Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP).

This annual competition was launched in 2013 as an extension of TPS’s mandate to be a leading forum for contemporary percussionists from across Canada and beyond. Its aim is to inspire and promote the creation of fresh, bold, experimental and relevant new works for contemporary percussion ensemble. Over the past 4 years, the competition has elicited numerous submissions from around the world (To date we have received over 150 submissions from 15 different countries!). This year’s competition is open to composers of all ages and countries of residence. Criteria for 2019 includes:

-Works must be written for intermediate/advanced level percussion ensemble (3-8 players preferred).

-Instrumentation is open and may include any combination of standard or non-standard percussion instruments (*feasibility of instrumentation may limit the possibility of the work being performed as part of the seminar; it is strongly encouraged to avoid writing for timpani and/or tubular chimes).

-Works should (ideally) not exceed 10 minutes in duration.

-Works must be original compositions (no arrangements/transcriptions).

-Works must have been completed being written no earlier than January 1st, 2018.

-Composers may submit multiple entries. There is no entry fee.

Awards:

Grand Prize: $400 CAD and performance of work as part of TPS 2019

Runner-up: Performance of work as part of TPS 2019

(*Compositions will be evaluated and winners chosen by TPS 2019 faculty members. TPS reserves the right to not designate a winner if no composition is deemed worthy of the award(s). Contest results will be announced by June 2019)

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST May 1st, 2019. Entries must include a full score with parts; additionally, composers are encouraged to include links to or copies of audio/video/midi of their submitted work (optional). Entries must be submitted electronically in .pdf format to tps@torqpercussion.ca.
Web Site:www.torqpercussion.ca/contest

 29th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 08 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: The 29th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’ will take place in Barletta (Italy) in the wonderful Foyer of the Curci Theatre.

The Composition Prize will take place from May 9 to May 12, 2019.

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 300 participants coming from 54 different states.

The 2019 edition composition prize have 4 different sections:

A Category – Solo Instrument (with or without electronics)
B Category – Duo ( with or without electronics)
C Category – Small Ensemble ( not more than 6 players – with or without electronics)
D Category – 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 8, 2019.
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 2017 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.

Entry Fee:40-110 Euro
Web Site:www.culturaemusica.it/public/w...

 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition
Summary:Two-round competition with two categories
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: The 10th International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition will be held at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic from 21~29 July, 2019. This competition was founded in order to extol the great accomplishments of the composer Antonín Dvořák, and to discover and raise-up young, talented composers who can carry on the historical musical legacy. The composition committee intends to support the selected composers’ continued development by providing composition commissions, as well as recording and performance opportunities. For more detailed information regarding the competition please refer to the competition homepage.
And please let your friends know this competition.

Application Deadline: postmarked by Friday 5 April, 2019

2. Submission
a. Application form : 1 copy ( Download)
b. Composition : 6 copies (1 Work, Free composition)
Approximately 5-20 min., In accord with the styles and genres recommended Competition categories.

* Composition categories include genres of music spanning from classical to modern traditional music (sixteenth century style – twentieth century style) and includes no restrictions in regards to instrumental or vocal works. However, electric and microtonal music will be excluded as a rule. All compositions must be done on the staff(five-line) sheet music.


[Guideline]
(1) Vocal Works
All vocals both religious and secular are acceptable.
Performance type (solo, duet, choral) is not restricted.
Solo works or duets must be accompanied by a multi-voiced(polyphonic) instrument. In the case of trios or multiple voices, however, the accompaniment of a instrument is not necessarily required.
Accompaniments may include piano or other traditional orchestral instruments. Traditional folk instruments from the participant’s country are permitted as well.

(2) Instrumental Works
No restrictions of performance type (solo, duet, trio, etc…)
Solo instrumentals must be accompanied by a multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument. In the case of duets or multiple instruments, an accompanying multi-voiced (polyphonic) instrument may not benecessary. Native folk instruments are also acceptable.

c. Compositional Outline : 6 copies (A4/Letter size, optional)
d. Curriculum Vitae (Self-Introduction or Biography) : 1 copy (A4/Letter size, within 250 words)
e. ID Picture (3×4cm, Color) : 2 pieces
f. CD recording or cassette : 1 copy (optional; does not affect results)
g. Application fee receipt
* (Notice) All documents must be sent to the address of the steering committee in Korea.

3. Other points to notes
a. The following works are not permitted.
Already published works or works recorded for commercial purposes.
Officially performed pieces, even if only in partial arrangement.
Imitations or arrangements of existing works.
Works which have received prizes at other competitions.
Compositions by more than one composer.

b. To insure fair judging the composer’s name should not be included on the sheet music.
c. All signatures and musical notation should be in accordance with internationally agreed rules of musical notation, and if any marks are used which are not in accordance then they should be mentioned in the compositional outline.
d. Indicate any transposing instruments according to their characteristics.
e. Submitted material (Application, Self-Introduction, Compositional Outline) should be written in standard English with either a computer word processor or type-writer. Only compositions may be submitted by hand.
f. If submitting a CD or cassette tape, record so that each movement may be clearly distinguished.
g. Applications and Self-Introductions may be sent either by mail or e-mail. Other materials should be submitted by mail as specified . (If registering by e-mail, Microsoft Word is recommended for all documents.)
h. As soon as the submitted materials are received the steering committee will send confirmation.
i. The steering committee does not take any responsibility for lost mail.
k. The application fee should be deposited in our committee’s exclusive account and registration is only completed once it is confirmed that the fee has been paid.
l. There will be no refunds of the application fee or return of submitted materials.
m. A participant is allowed to apply for the competition up to three times for each group, Junior and Senior; one may participate up to six times aggregately.

4. 1st Round Application Fee : 30 EUR (excluding transfer fee)

2nd Round Application

1. Application Deadline : Wednesday 5 June, 2019

2. Participants
The 24~36 participants who have passed the 1st round and been selected by the competition committee.

3. Submission
a. 2nd round application form - 1 copy (Download)
(Submit according to form provided on the homepage. May be sent to the steering committee either by mail, fax, or e-mail.)

b. Application fee receipt
* (Notice) 2nd round documents must be sent to the address of the steering committee of the 1st round.

4. 2nd round Application fee : 125 EUR (excluding transfer fee)
Entry Fee:30 + 125 EURO
Web Site:www.iadcc.kr/dvorak

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION “TORRE DELLA QUARDA” – 2019
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 12 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new musical pieces and to promote the creativity in the musical field. Our hope is to bring the best emerging talent of composition from all over the world to Savona.

The participation will be open to competitors from all the world countries, without limits of age, aesthetical trends and compositional styles. Our aim is to stimulate a dynamical relationship between an active audience and authors sensitive to creative innovation. The winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony during the Festival and their compositions will be played as concerts, parts of the Festival itself.

A further aim of the competition is to act as a significant occasion of cross interaction, overcoming generational and geographical divides. Different generations of composers will have the opportunity to meet and compare their various perspectives. The same will happen between musical schools of different origins, born from different cultures but sharing the universal language of sound.

The Musical Edition Da Vinci Publishing (https://davinci-edition.com/), with office in Osaka in Japan, will publish the winner musical piece. This support is further confirmation of the international profile of the competition.

For the 2019 edition the jury is as follows:
PHILIPPE HUREL (Composer, President of the Jury Panel – France)
STEFANO GERVASONI (Composer)
GIORGIO COLOMBO TACCANI (Composer)
PIER DAMIANO PERETTI (Organist – Composer)
INGRID PUSTJANAC (Musicologist)

The candidates for the participation in the competition must pay a fee, under title of a donation, as a reimbursement of expenses (not refoundable) of:
15 Euros for section 1 (Chamber music)
20 Euros for section 2 (String quartet)
15 Euros for section 3 (Organ)

Fees can be sent by bank transfer to:
Associazione musicale Ensemble Nuove Musiche
Corso Italia 10 – 9, 17100 Savona
Specifying: Competition Torre della Quarda 2019, on the causal
The IBAN number is: IT78T0760110600001033709542
BIC/SWIF: B P P I I T R R X X X

Entry Fee:€15/20
Web Site:www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en...

 113 Composers' Collective
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: 113 is accepting scores for the 2019-20 concert season. Selected scores may be programmed at any point during the season and selected composers may also receive an offer for publishing the work. Composers who are accepted are encouraged (but not required) to attend the concert(s) featuring their work. Composers of any age or nationality may apply.

We are accepting scores in three categories:
1. Works for 1-4 performers, including any combination of harp, saxophone, and 1-2 actors*
2. Works for 1-2 instruments, for any combination of voice and piano
3. Works for 3 saxophones (trios only)
All submissions may include electronics and/or improvisation.
*The selected work will be on a program built around Mauricio Kagel’s Zwei Akte. Actors will be chosen based on the skills needed for the chosen submission(s).

Guidelines:

Composers may submit multiple scores, but please note that there is a $ 5.00 fee for each score submission. Scores should be submitted electronically to 113composers@gmail.com with the subject heading, “113 Call for Scores 2019”

Include:
1. Your Name
2. Category of Submission
3. Title of the Work
4. Instrumentation
5. Duration
6. PDF of the score
7. Link to an MP3 recording (if available).
8. Paypal Receipt Number or Attachment
Entry Fee:$5
Web Site:www.113collective.com/call-for...

 Listenpony
Summary:Commission Opportunity
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: Listenpony is looking for composers to work with in 2019.

Selected composers will receive a £500 commission to write a 5-minute piece for one of the ensembles or soloists in our May or September concerts. (Applicants can express a preferred date, details are on our website.) The piece will be premiered at a Listenpony event and professionally recorded and filmed. It may also be released on one of our live EPs.

There are two deadlines – 15 Feb and 15 July, which apply to different performance dates. You may apply to both deadlines in one application.

We look forward to hearing your work!

About Listenpony
Listenpony is a concert production company with a central aim of commissioning and presenting high quality music from young composers and performers.

After 7 years, commissioning over 40 works and working with over 40 performing groups and soloists in that time, Listenpony is one of the core independent organisations for young new music makers in London.

https://listenpony.com/commissions/apply/
Entry Fee:£3
Web Site:listenpony.com/commissions/app...

 The NED Ensemble announces FOUR Call for Scores for the 2019
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: The NED Ensemble, during its 12th Contemporary Music Festival “Crossroads, strade incrociate” announces four "Call for scores" to find new compositions to be included in the 12th Contemporary Music Festival, scheduled in March 2019 in the concert hall "Andrea Celesti", located in Desenzano del Garda (Italy).

Call for Scores is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age limit.

Compositions of any style and aesthetics can participate, till 10 minutes length. It is not permitted to use any type of electronic and/or amplification

1) Call for scores – Music applied to images Deadline at 23:59 on 1 March 2019
Call for music scores applied to images and any other artistic interaction.
The scores must be taken from pieces written for the cinema, for the theater, or to comment on the images, a text, etc.

The scores (maximum two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 6 instruments included between: flute, clarinet (in A, Bb and basso) violin, viola, cello piano

Three pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 11th Festival of NED Ensemble

2) Call for scores – Piano solo Deadline at 23:59 on 1 March 2019
The scores (one for each candidate) will have to be written for piano solo and will be performed by pianist Claudio Bonfiglio.

Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

3) Call for scores – Ensemble Deadline at 23:59 on 15 March 2019
The scores (maximum two for each candidate) will have to be written for an organic from 1 to 6 instruments included between: flute, clarinet (in A, Bb and basso) violin, cello, viola, piano
Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

The submitted compositions can be unexecuted or already carried out in public, even the scores already bound with publishing contracts can participate in the "Call for Scores"

4) Call for scores – Voice and piano Deadline at 23:59 on 5 April 2019
The scores (one for each candidate) will have to be written for soprano and piano will be performed by Carlotta Bellotto (soprano).

The texts used can be written in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Spanish.

Two pieces will be selected and performed as part of the 12th Festival of NED Ensemble

International call for scores
To participate in the Call for scores you must submit the following documentation to:
nedensemble@gmail.com

1. copy of an identity document;
2. scores in pdf or permanent download link;
3. brief biography (up to 500 characters in Italian or English) also containing the following sentence for privacy: I authorize the processing of my personal data pursuant to Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n. 196 "Code regarding the protection of personal data";
4. brief presentation of the piece/s (max 300 characters in Italian or English)
5. Transfer receipt with the following amount

• € 30,00 Call for Scores – music applied to images
• € 25,00 Call for Scores – piano solo
• € 30,00 Call for Scores – ensemble
• € 25,00 Call for Scores – voice and piano

To the following accounts:
NED Ensemble
BANCO BPM S.P.A.
IBAN
IT56S0503454463000000001026
causal: Participation Call for Scores Ned Ensemble 2019

or

PayPal
paypal.me/AndreaMannucci
causal: Participation Call for Scores Ned Ensemble 2019
Web Site:www.nedensemble.com

 Echofluxx
Summary:Sound/video art call
Deadline: 24 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Echofluxx, an annual PRAGUE festival of new media, visual art and experimental music, requests submissions of experimental works for combined 1-channel video and 2-channel sound from artists of all ages. Approximately 1 hour of work will be presented throughout the festival as selected by an international panel of sound and video artists. Pieces of 10 minutes or less will be given preference. Up to three works may be submitted at $15 for the first and $10 each for additional work. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 24, 2019 with hirez resubmission files due in mid April. Works must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for adjudication. Selected works will be delivered via services like WeTransfer.com and preferably in MP4 format.

Include the following information in email to: submission@echofluxx.org

1. Your name, phone, YouTube/Vimeo link of piece(s) plus personal website address if available.
2. Title of the piece(s), duration(s) and names/bios of all collaborators.
3. Performance history of submitted work(s).
4. Program notes for submitted work(s).
5. When making PayPal payment, include your name and YouTube/Vimeo link(s) to connect payment and submitted work(s).
Web Site:echofluxx.org/ECHOFLUXX19/subm...

 FNMC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: The Flute New Music Consortium is an organization with the shared mission of promoting new music for the flute by commissioning works and organizing simultaneous premieres. FNMC hosts its annual Composition Competition to connect members of the flute new music community to new works by talented composers. Semi-finalists are selected by blind-round judges; winners are heard and selected by FNMC member vote.

Winning composers receive a cash prize and many finalists find that their works receive more attention from the greater flute community. FNMC is proud of the performances and commissions it has had the honor to organize – but even more proud of the collaborations that have evolved between its members and its composers.

Check here see a list of recent performances reported by FNMC members.

Competition Categories:
Solo Flute: Submission deadline: June 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature flute alone.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.
• Works for flute and electronics are not appropriate for this category.

Flute Plus One: Submission deadline: July 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category must feature the flute and one other instrument. Works for flute and piano, flute and electronics, or flute and one other acoustic instrument are appropriate for this category.
• Instruments in the flute family (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, etc.) will be accepted.

Flute Chamber Works: Submission deadline: August 1, 2019. 11:59 CST
• Works in this category include flute in some capacity.
• Chamber works should utilize between three and four performers.
• All instrumentations will be considered, but works for flute ensemble (flute quartet, flute trio) are strongly encouraged.
• Works for five or more performers are not appropriate for this category.

Eligibility:
• Entries must use the flute in some capacity. There is no age limit, and composers are permitted to submit up to three works per category
• Suggested Length: 5-12 minutes
• Submission of Materials:
Online application and entry fee ($14 per score). A $1 convenience fee per score will be assessed for payments submitted through the website. Scores should not contain identifying markings. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Multiple Entries: Composers may submit no more than three entries per competition category.
• The winning composer from each competition category will receive a $500 (USD) prize, one or more performances, and a live recording from one or more of the performances.
• Winning scores will be provided to current FNMC Commissioning and Performing Level members. FNMC makes every effort to program winning and finalist works at regional flute fairs, and sometimes even the CMS or National Flute Association Conventions.

Entry Information:
All entries must include:
• Scores with no identifying markings in either the file or the file name. This includes pseudonyms, dedications, and commissioner names.
• Scores must be created in Finale, Sibelius, or some other type of music entry software program
• All score submissions must be in PDF file format
• Live or MIDI recordings of each entry, with no identifying markings. This includes names of performers and composers in the file name as well as the metadata.
• All recordings should be submitted as mp3 files.
• Application information: name of composer, contact information, title of piece, instrumentation of piece, composer website (if available)
• Payment confirmation number
• Multiple movement scores should be submitted as a single PDF file
• Multiple movement works should be submitted as a single mp3 file

An entry confirmation will appear at the time of submission. An email confirmation will not be sent.

Selected winners give FNMC members rights to perform their works for one year and record their works for up to six years without further compensation. Selected winners consent to one video interview, to be shared with FNMC members and in FNMC marketing materials.

Incomplete applications or applications with identifying markings will be disqualified. Entries submitted without the payment confirmation number will be disqualified. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries which do not include an audio file in mp3 format will be disqualified. Previously winning pieces are not eligible for re-entry. All application fees are non-refundable.

Web Site:www.flutenewmusicconsortium.co...

 INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR HARPSICHORD
Summary:Competition for Harpsichord
Deadline: 21 April 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano, with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Milan , Società Italiana Musica Contemporanea and Rugginenti-Volonté Edizioni, is now organizing the third edition of the International Composition Contest, “SIMM 2019 - New Music for Harpsichord".

The contest aims to promote contemporary music, a renewal of the harpsichord tradition, and artistic exchange among composers of various backgrounds.

1. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities, with no age restrictions. Each composer is expected to participate with one or more pieces. Registration fee is € 80,00 for each piece submitted.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMPOSITIONS
2. The following compositions will be accepted: harpsichord solo, harpsichord for four hands, harpsichord and an instrument (except piano), harpsichord and voice.
a) Compositions of any genre and style may be submitted. Applicants are allowed to submit compositions that have already received awards in other contests. The maximum length for each composition is seven minutes.
b) No adjusting or untuning or manipulating in any way the harpsichord before or during the performance will be allowed, lest the sequence of performances in the final evening may be impaired.
c) The compositions should be written for a French two-keyboard harpsichord, compass mi0-fa5 (EE-f’’’), registers: 2x8’, 1x4’, “peau de buffle”, lute. Pitch a’= 415 Hz. For the final concert, the Museum of musical instruments of Castello Sforze- sco in Milan will kindly lend a two-keyboard harpsichord Taskin dating from 1788.

HOW TO APPLY
3. Compositions must be sent to the Contest Board by email: segreteria@scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
by 21/04/2019, along with the application form fully comple- ted.

4. The email must contain:
- the scores (attached as a pdf file) transcribed with a word processing music program;
- the registration form fully completed and signed;
- a brief curriculum vitae in English or Italian;
- a recent photograph;
- a brief description of the piece;

- sending a MIDI file is desirable but not compulsory
- the authorization for the performance, publishing, recording, and dissemination of the work;
- copy of the proof of payment of the registration fee.

5. The scores should not have on them any marks for identifica- tion (the PDF file of the score must not be signed or marked in any way) under penalty of exclusion from the contest. The Contest Board will mark the scores in order to identify them, while maintaining anonymity.

6. The registration fee is € 80,00 for each composition submit- ted and should be paid by 21/04/2019 by money transfer to the following bank account:

Beneficiary: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano IBAN IT30K 03111 01665 000000016516
SWIFT BIC: BLOPIT22
UBI Banca - Via Manzoni, 7 Milan -

Reason for payment: Composition Contest SIMM

SETUP OF THE CONTEST

7. Six compositions will be selected for a public concert in the final evening. The Contest Board will send an official email notifying the results of the selection to all applicants. The six finalist compositions will be performed on 18 May 2019 at 15.30, in the prestigious Sala della Balla of Castello Sforzesco, Milan. The concert will be open to the public and the Evaluation Committee will attend.

a) The names of the participants will be disclosed to the Evalua- tion Committee after the selection of the finalist compositions. b) It is desirable – although not compulsory – that a short presentation of each piece be given before the performance at the final concert.

c) The prize-winning compositions will be chosen from among the six compositions selected for the final evening and will be awarded a prize at the end of the concert.

AWARDS AND PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

8. First Prize: € 1.000,00 and a Diploma.

9. Second Prize: € 500,00 and a Diploma.

10. Third Prize: € 300,00 and a Diploma.

11. Special Prize Rugginenti-Volonté (an independent prize to be awarded to the most pedagogical composition, which must not necessarily be one of the six selected for the final evening): Publication by the press Rugginenti-Volonté.

12. The winner will be invited to talk on RADIO CLASSICA. The Contest Board may find further opportunities for one or more of the winning pieces to be performed in other public concerts. 13. The other finalists, who get none of the three top prizes, will receive a certificate stating their ranking in the final selection.

EVALUATION COMMITTEE
14. The Evaluation Committee is made up of: Sonia Bo, president, composer
Carlo Ballarini, composer
Luisella Donato, harpsichordist

Corrado Pasquotti, composer Andrea Talmelli, composer
a) The six compositions with the highest score will be admitted to a public performance in the final evening after which the Evaluation Committee will assign the first three prizes and the Special Prize for publication by Rugginenti-Volonté.

b) If the candidate is or has been in the past 2 years in any profes- sional relationship with a member of the Evaluation Committee, this member will not take part in the discussion for the awarding of the prize.

c) The decision of the Evaluation Committee is not open to appeal. They have the liberty to award ex-aequo prizes or not to award any prize at all or to select fewer than 6 finalist composi- tions.

d) After the awards ceremony, the members of the Evaluation Committee will be available to give the composers some feedback on each finalist piece.

CONCERT OF THE FINALIST COMPOSITIONS
14. The composers can either perform their compositions in person or have them performed by musicians of their own choice without the organizers having to pay any money for this. The Contest Board will provide a harpsichordist at the cost of 80 euros per piece. Composers can avail themselves of this service only by ticking the appropriate box on the application form and by paying the required amount if one of their compositions is selected for the final evening. The Contest Board will provide no instrumentalist other than a harpsichordist.

INFORMATION
15. For further information, please contact the Contest Board segreteria@scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
tel. +39 0283635275 www.scuolainternazionalemusicaledimilano.it
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/pdf/cp/...

 Composition Competition “RUMORE BIANCO”
Summary:Saxophone Quartet Competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: The Furano saxophone Quartet, in collaboration with cultural association “Note a Sud”, is proud to announce a composition competition seeking submissions of new scores for saxophone quartet to be included in its repertoire with compositions belonging to any musical genre, without aesthetic or expressive restrictions, but which are the result of a profound sound research that highlights the great potential of the instrument

Art. 1 - Conditions
The competition is open to composers of any nationalities, without age limits.
In the case of multiple submissions, a registration fee must be paid for each score according to the instructions specified in article 5: Submission of compositions.
Compositions already published or awarded in other competitions are allowed.
The length of composition must be between 5 to 10 minutes.

Art. 2 - Competition Schedule
31 March 2019: application deadline
15 April 2019: publication of the result of the competition

Art. 3 – Jury
The international jury is composed by (in alphabetical order):

Daniele Bravi (composer - Italy)
Fernando Garnero (composer- Argentina)
Eero Hämeenniemi (composer- Finland)
Marie- Chantal Leclair (saxophonist-Canada)
Lara Morciano (composer-Italy)
Leonardo Sbaffi (saxophonist- Italy)
Marcu Weisss (saxophonist-Switzerland)
The judgment of the commission is unquestionable, moreover it reserves the right not to award the prize.

Art. 4 – Prize
The winner will receive a prize of 400 euros.
The winning composition will also be performed as part of the contemporary music festival "RUMORE BIANCO" that will take place in Foggia (Italy) between April and May 2019. The date will be communicated as soon as possible.
The results of the competition will be published on the quartet's website on April 15th, 2019: www.furanosaxquartet.com.

Art. 5 – Submission of compositions
The scores must be sent , by the 31st March 2019, in PDF digital format using the following mail adress: noteasud@gmail.com, it must be specified in the object of the mail the name of the composer and the title of the composition.
Each participant must to attach:

1) the registration form, available on the web site www.furanosaxquartet.com;
2) a detailed curriculum vitae;
3) the receipt of the registration fee;
4) the declaration of full and unconditional acceptance; of all the terms and conditions of the announcement;

5) A copy of a valid Identity card.
It will be possible to send the scores with the relative documentation in paper format to the address: Associazione culturale Note a Sud
Via M. Tizzano n° 2 71122- Foggia
The date of the postmark will be valid.
- For works that contain unknown symbols or marks, the composer must provide explanatory notes in order that the work can be understood correctly.
- For the score selected for performance, the composer must supply separate parts (without rental) for individual instruments.

Art. 6 - Registration fee
The registration fee of € 30.00 must be pay to the following bank account headed:

Associazione Culturale Note a Sud IBAN: IT98Y0335901600100000146406 Banca Prossima BIC: BCITITMX
Art.7 – Further Information

Any information concerning the competition can be requested by email or by telephone at:

noteasud@gmail.com

Cell. +39329-9854445 or +393208177467

Art. 8 – Final provisions
Registration for the competition involves the unconditional approval of this regulation. The scores sent will not be returned and will remain in the "Notes a Sud" association archive.
For any dispute the court of Foggia will be competent.
Web Site:www.furanosaxquartet.com/rasse...

 International Composition Contest New Music For Harpsichord
Summary:Harpsichord composition competition
Deadline: 21 April 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: Scuola Internazionale Musicale di Milano, with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the City of Milan, Società italiana Musica Contemporanea and of Rugginenti-Volonté Edizioni, is now organizing the third edition of the International Composition Contest, SIMM 2019 - 4th Edition" New Music for Harpsichord". The following compositions will be accepted: harpsichord solo, harpsichord for four hands, harpsichord and an instrument (except piano), harpsichord and voice. Application should be submitted by 21/4/19.
Web Site:www.musicalchairs.info/competi...

 74th Concours de Genève – Geneva international music competition
Summary:Oboe and ensemble
Deadline: 02 May 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: PREAMBLE

The 74th Geneva International Music Competition will be presenting composition. This discipline pursues the tradition of the Queen Marie José Prize and aims at encouraging and promoting contemporary creation and supporting a high-quality performance.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The Geneva Competition's Composition Prize will be awarded in November 2019. Its objective is to distinguish a new work that has been composed at the earliest after May 2016
The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after May 1st, 1979 (40 years old). Composers who have already won the Queen Marie Jose International Music Composition Prize or the Geneva International Music Competition's Composition Prize are not eligible to take part in this competition.

WORK

The subject of the Composition Prize 2019 is a Work for Oboe and ensemble, composed after following specifities:
• The work must last between 15 and 20 minutes.
• The work must be written for solo oboe, with the possibility to use the Cor anglais (English horn) as well.
• The work must not use any electronic device.
• The ensemble set must imperatively be comprised within the following frame:
o 1*.1*.1*.1*-1.1.1.1–harp–keyboards(1)–perc(2)–Strings :1.1.1.1.1
o One musician may play several keyboard instruments (piano, celesta, etc.)
o Concerning percussion, please insert the detailed list of required instruments.

The prize-winning work will then be performed during the final round of the 2020 Oboe competition. The jury will therefore be asked to take into account the playability of the work and the presence of the solo instrument.
The musical score may be hand-written or in electronic form, but must be perfectly legible.

REGISTRATION
The registration deadline is May 2, 2019. Candidates may register directly on our website www.concoursgeneve.ch.

Registration will not be considered as final until the following documents have been received (to be uploaded via registration page, or sent by post or by email) :

• One musical score, with a title or a motto, all completely readable and original, without the least mention of the composer, since the candidate must remain anonymous for the Jury.
• As well as the following documents:
• - Official proof of the candidate's age (birth certificate or passport photocopy)
• - Your résumé (studies taken, institutions, teachers, professional activities)
• - Two different and recent high-quality photos in color
• - Proof of payment of the registration fee
• - A commentary on the work presented
• - Authorization for its performance and broadcast
Web Site:www.concoursgeneve.ch/site/app...

 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...

 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