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 Ablaze Records
Summary:Three commercial recording opportunities
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: 1. Orchestral Masters Vol. 7

For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous BRNO Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. If selected, the submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production and, unusually for the recording industry, retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. We will then record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous enginnering team in Brno and New York. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Orchestral Masters, Vol. 7 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our SEVENTH Orchestral Masters CD.

If selected, the submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production and, unusually for the recording industry, retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

2. Sinfonia Series Vol. 2

For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the Brno Philharmonic Ensemble conducted by new music specialist conductor Mikel Toms. Then we will expertly edit, mix and master your music and manufacture CDs for worldwide release.
Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Sinfonia Series, Vol. 2 CD. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Sinfonia Series CD. If selected, the submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production and, unusually for the recording industry, retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.
The works can be for any large chamber ensemble size up to 15 players with the usual instrumentation of:
• 1 Flute (doubling piccolo),
• 1 Oboe (doubling cor Anglais),
• 1 Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet),
• 1 Bassoon,
• 1 French Horn,
• 1 Trumpet,
• 1 Trombones (1 tenor or 1 bass),
• 1 Tuba
• 1 Percussionist (usual range of orchestral percussion available),
• 1 Piano or Harp
• 2 Violins
• 1 Viola
• 1 Cello
• 1 Double Bass
• Additional instruments may be available upon arrangement. Piano is usually available and all usual auxiliaries are available

3. Pierrot Ensemble Series Vol. 4

For this series ABLAZE will record your work with the tremendous BRNO Philharmonic Soloists. If selected, the submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production and, unusually for the recording industry, retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition. We will then record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous enginnering team in Brno and New York. ABLAZE Records takes care of everything from planning right through to distribution.

Send a score of your work to us for your chance to win a place on our Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 4 Recordings. If our expert panel of composers chooses your work, you will win a spot on our Fourth Pierrot Ensemble Series Recordings.

If selected, the submitter is responsible for securing funds associated with the production and, unusually for the recording industry, retains all ownership of the master and underlying composition.This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.
Entry Fee:Must self-fund
Web Site:www.ablazerecords.net/submissi...

 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...

 Black Bayou Composition Award
Summary:Competition with 5 Categories
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Our 2019 Call for Scores is now open. The submission period will run from January 1 to March 1. Notifications of acceptance into the festival will be made on April 1. Below are the 2019 submission guidelines.

Instrumentation
Submissions may be made in any of the following categories:
• Due Per Se (Piano and Clarinet)
• Black Bayou Brass (Brass Trio)
• Percussion Ensemble (up to 5)
• Solo or mixed ensemble
• Digital Media (two-channel only, with or without video)

Performers will be provided. The available instruments are as follows: flute (2), all clarinets/saxophones (2), trumpet (2), horn, trombone (2), tuba, guitar, piano, soprano (2), percussion (5), cello.

Additional Guidelines
• Composers must be present at the concert to have their piece performed.
• Pieces of any length are eligible, but preference will be given to pieces under 15 minutes.
• We encourage electronic media combined with live performance.
• Works composed within the last three years are encouraged.
• Composers must be able to provide computer-generated parts for the performers via PDF files.
• For the purposes of impartiality during the judging process for the Black Bayou Composition Award, do not include your name on your score when submitting.

Two works will be selected to be choreographed by professional choreographers. If you wish your submission to be considered, indicate this in the appropriate box on the application.

Black Bayou Composition Award
The Black Bayou Composition Award will be presented for the piece “that best reflects the connection between music and nature.” This award is sponsored in part by Friends of Black Bayou, and will be adjudicated by composers and performers outside of the festival staff. The winner will receive $500 and a commission for the next year’s festival. Two runners-up will receive $100 each.

Travel and Lodging
The primary goal of the festival is to bring new music from composers around the world to members of our communities and to engage in the dialogue about the future of new music. No financial assistance for travel is available but recommendations for discounted hotels will be posted as the festival nears.

Media
Professional audio recordings will be provided at no charge to composers after the festival. New Music on the Bayou reserves the right to use recordings and images from the festival on our website and promotional materials.

Web Site:newmusiconthebayou.com/2017-fe...

 The NED Ensemble announces FOUR Call for Scores for the 2019
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 01 March 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

 LEAGUE OF COMPOSERS/ISCM 2019 COMPOSERS' COMPETITION
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Entry fee: $25 per work
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

The League of Composers/ISCM is pleased to announce the 2019 League of Composers/ISCM Composers’ Competition.
Two Prizes will be awarded.

League-ISCM Prize: $1000 award and a New York City performance*, possible nomination to the next World Music Days.

Steven R. Gerber Composition Prize: $1000 award and possible New York City performance.

Guidelines:

Eligibility: All composers are eligible to enter. Only US composers can be selected to represent ISCM at the World Music Days.

Composition Requirements: Works for solo instrument, small ensemble, or any combination up to a chamber orchestra may be submitted. Works featuring voice, choir, and/or electronic media will also be accepted. Works should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration. There are no stylistic limitations. The instrumentation limit for a guaranteed performance is eight (8) players.

Submission Requirements: Our submission process is entirely electronic. Since judging is done anonymously, all traces of the composer's name should be removed from submitted score and audio. No pseudonym is needed. If the work you wish to submit cannot be submitted through our online submission process, please contact Luke Dahn for assistance at lukedahn@gmail.com.

Adjudication Process: The judging panel will judge the competition during the spring of 2019 and endeavor to complete the process no later than May 1, 2019. Winners must be willing to provide conductor’s score and parts in a timely manner at his or her cost. Questions should be addressed to lukedahn@gmail.com.

Submission Information and Materials: Name; Email; PDF of score (composer's name removed); MP3 recording, if available (50MB limit; MIDI realizations will be accepted); Bio or CV; Entry fee payment (on subsequent page).

Payment method: Submission will not be complete until entry fee payment is submitted. Use the form below to submit payment via credit card. Alternatively, a check may be mailed to the following address:

League of Composers/ISCM
c/o Friedrich Heinrich Kern
24 Waverly Place RM 268
New York, NY 10003

*The League will make every effort to perform the winning work. In the case of an instrumentation that is not available, the League will perform an alternate work of the composer.
Web Site:leagueofcomposers.org/competit...

 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...

 Juventas New Music Ensemble
Summary:Chamber music/art song call
Deadline: 19 February 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Application Fee: $10

Juventas New Music Ensemble seeks chamber music and art songs sharing stories of immigrants, refugees and civil rights pioneers.

The selected works will be performed by Juventas New Music Ensemble at our concert Voices of America, April 13, 2019 at First Church Boston. The concert will honor America's history as a beacon of freedom.

Eligibility:

Any composer who identifies as an emerging composer at the early stages of their career

We believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a more fulfilling musical and artistic experience. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our programs and encourage all races and genders to submit.

Compositions may be for any subset of the following instruments:
• Soprano singer
• Flute (including piccolo & alto flute)
• Clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet)
• Horn in F - especially encouraged!
• 2 Violins
• Viola
• Cello
• Piano
• Percussion

For more information contact: info@juventasmusic.com

Submission Process:
1. Complete the online application form.
2. Upload your PDF score (required) and mp3 recording (optional) HERE.
Please use the naming convention: LastName_FirstName_Title
3. Submit $10 application fee via Paypal below.


Web Site:www.juventasmusic.com/call-for...

 SBBA’s 3rd annual Young Scottish Composers competition
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: Young Scottish composers, up to the age of 23, are invited to submit an original piece for brass soloist with full brass band accompaniment. The choice of instrument for the soloist must be from a brass band i.e. cornet, tenor/flugel horn, euphonium/baritone, trombone or bass.

The scores should be submitted in PDF format along with an MP3 recording.

A panel of judges will choose the top 3 compositions, with prizes of £1000.00 (1st), £500.00 (2nd) and £250.00 (3rd), with the winning piece being premiered at the NYBBS summer concert in July 2019. The venue for the concert will be confirmed at a later date. The winning composers will also be offered mentor sessions with well-known Scottish composers.

The closing date for entries is 1 March 2019. For an application form and further details, please contact SBBA Education Officer John Boax at johnboax14@gmail.com or by calling 07966-486088.
Web Site:www.sbba.org.uk/news/5572/entr...

 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...

 The 21st century guitar
Summary:Compositions for Guitar
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: The University of Ottawa Piano Pedagogy Research Lab, in collaboration with the International Guitar Research Centre (University of Surrey), the Canadian Music Centre, and the Ottawa Guitar Society will host an international interdisciplinary conference on 21st century guitar composition, performance and pedagogy between August 22nd and 25th, 2019 at The University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The goal of this conference is to examine guitar skill acquisition and guitar pedagogy from an empirical perspective. Do current practices in guitar pedagogy reflect the underlying motor, neurological and cognitive processes that govern skill acquisition and expertise? What do we already know about those underlying processes for guitar performance? What avenues remain unexplored?

The conference will bring together researchers, academics, composers and practitioners from different fields who are interested in guitar performance, pedagogy, and contemporary composition for guitar and technology. Concerts featuring new works for guitar duo, guitar orchestra and technology (360 projection, 8-channel sound) will be highlighted in special performances.

CALL FOR SCORES.

We invite the submission of scores and proposals for two concerts.

1. The Canadian Music Marathon: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa 7pm
• Must be a Canadian composer (resident / citizen)
• Solo or duo guitar (electric / acoustic / classical)
• Work must include electronics or a form of technological enhancement (ie. automata, visuals, VR etc.)
• Stereo sound reinforcement will be provided.
• Composers are strongly encouraged to provide their own performers if possible, however they may request for their score be offered to student or faculty performers from the University of Ottawa. In this case performance is not guaranteed, even if the score is accepted.
• Any duration is permitted
This marathon concert aims to perform as many Canadian works for guitar and technology as possible. Due to the length of the concert, audience members will be invited to enter and leave BETWEEN performances at their discretion. A recording (video and audio) of the entire concert will be made publicly available for download for composers and performers.

2. Works or proposals for double guitar orchestra, 8-channel sound and surround projections: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Dominion-Chalmers Church, Ottawa 9pm
• This call for proposals and works is open to both international and Canadian composers
• The double guitar orchestra will be composed of amateur and professional guitarists and will be comprised of 20-30 classical guitarists and 20-30 electric guitarists. The orchestras will be conducted by Craig Visser and Tim Brady.
• 8-channel surround will be available, but stereo electronics are also welcome. Live or fixed electronics are both acceptable.
• Attendance of the composer is encouraged but not required. Rehearsals will begin in June, 2018 and composers are encouraged to be involved via Skype or other videolink.
• A special creation prize of $750 is being offered by the Canadian Music Centre for Canadian women composers. Please indicate in the online form if you would like to be considered for this prize. The CMC will provide a letter of invitation for travel funding if desired.

Submissions must be received no later than February 28, 2019, and notifications will be made by March 31, 2019. Submissions are not anonymous.

Final scores are due no later than June 1, 2019.

Web Site:21cguitar.com

 Warren County Summer Music School
Summary:Promising Young Composers Competition
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: DEADLINE: entries must be received by March 1, 2019
• E-mail application plus a PDF copy of your composition and an MP3 recording, with composer’s name removed from score and recording, to: warrencountysummermusicschool@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, 2019
• 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:
♪instrumental -- solo, chamber, or large ensemble
♪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

 ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 6th Edition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: ORIENT / OCCIDENT | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 6th Edition
City: Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by : Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: 23 > 27 March 2019

The project ”ORIENT/OCCIDENT” was born with the idea of meeting and sharing among composers of various nationalities and age, on the common theme of meeting between the world of the Eastern contemporary music and the Western culture. The Competition will be made possible through one of the most renowned orchestras in Eastern Europe. The high level technique and interpretative of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the Lemberg Sinfonietta. The project is open to all composers of any age and nationality, who want to share their musical and personal journey, attend seminars and opportunities for discussion, on the art of our time, on the contemporary music and on the figure of the Composer in this Third Millennium. The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate in the “ORIENT/OCCIDENT COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 23 to 27 March 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO
Each composer must submit – deadline: 28 February 2019 – a score with organic selected in the following list :
1. a) Orchestra;
2. b) Soprano or mezzosoprano, and orchestra;
3. c) Piano and orchestra.

The number of the orchestra’s instruments can be up to the following list max 41 players: 2 flute (ottavino), 2 oboe ( english horn), 2 clarinet (bass clarinet) 2 bassoon, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, 2 trombone, 1 timpani, 1 percussionist, 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 contrabass. The work must not exceed 12 minutes. All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at klknewmusic@gmail.com. The selected works will be played on 26 and 27 March 2019 by KLK Symphony Orchestra. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video professional recording.

Deadline: 28 February 2019.
The work must not exceed 12 minutes.
All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at klknewmusic@gmail.com.

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select the best composers, from all the application submitted, no later than 03 March 2019.

ENTRY FEE
The tuition fee for all participants selected is €790 (euro 790):
€300 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 05 March 2019 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;

€490 payable on 23 March upon arrival at Lviv or by Paypal for composers who will not be in Lviv.

Web Site:klknewmusic.com/orient-occiden...

 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/...

 Eubrassband
Summary:Brass Band Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 08 November 2018
Details: Write a march for brass band.

More details available here:
Web Site:www.instagram.com/p/Bprm7A5Aw9...

 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...

 A4 Brass Quartet Launch 2019 Composition Competition
Summary:Brass Quartet Competition
Deadline: 08 March 2019
Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Details: Following the success of the inaugural competition, A4 Brass is delighted to announce the launch of their 2nd composition competition. The ensemble has had an exciting 2018, winning the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition, working with City Music Foundation and becoming Honorary Artists in Association at the Royal Northern College of Music. The group has also appeared at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, coupled with European tours to Finland, Lithuania and Switzerland and a brace of appearances on primetime BBC Radio 3.

Last year’s competition attracted a high number of entries from around the world, with first prize being awarded to the talented Cardiff based composer Daniel Hall for his work, ‘The Black Dahlia’. This, alongside runner-up Jared McCunnie’s ‘Just Cause’ and Under 24 category winner Toby Carswell’s ‘Fantasy’ have been recorded and performed by the quartet throughout various projects in 2018.

This year A4 Brass are looking for a concert work inspired by one of the following landmark events which will be taking place in 2019:
• 500 years since death of Leonardo da Vinci
• 200 years since birth of Queen Victoria
• 150 years since birth of Mahatma Gandhi
• 50th anniversary of the moon landing

The brief for the compositions is very free, but the following must apply to each entry:
• Compositions must be of 4-8 minutes in duration.
• Works must never have been performed before.
• Instrumentation of: Bb Cornet (doubling Flugel), Tenor Horn in Eb, Baritone Horn in Bb (treble clef) and Euphonium in Bb (treble clef).
• Mutes are available if required for all instruments.
• Anonymous scores are NOT required.
• Please consider presentation, practicality and suitability for concert performance for the entry

Once again, A4 are delighted to be able to offer a healthy £650 prize fund, and also aim to encourage a new generation of student composers with a special Under 24 award (if both 1st and 2nd prize fall into this category, the next highest U24 entry will receive this award).
1st Prize - £400, a professional recording and regular performances on the quartet’s concert series’ in 2019/2020.
2nd Prize - £150, a professional recording and regular performances on the quartet’s concert series’ in 2019/2020.
Under 24 Prize - £100 and a professional recording of the work.

Scores can be submitted as either a Sibelius 7 (or earlier) file or as PDF files accompanied by an mp3/m4a file, and need to be emailed to a4brassquartet@hotmail.co.uk with ‘A4 COMPOSITION’ in the subject line.

The closing date for entries is FRIDAY 8TH MARCH, 2019, with award winners being announced and notified in early April.
Web Site:www.brassbandworld.co.uk/news/...

 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...

 ISA Music Composition Competition
Summary:School-aged competition, various categories
Deadline: 22 March 2019
Date Posted: 11 October 2018
Details: The ISA Music Composition Competition – new for 2019 – is designed to celebrate the art of music composition, and to encourage musical pupils to think of themselves as composers, even from a young age.

Accessible to all
Any combination of voices/instruments, solo voice or solo instrument
Any method of submission – video, audio recording, or written score
Individual or Group work

Your music may be selected to be used at ISA events such as conferences and sporting events. We look forward to receiving your entries.

This competition is open to anyone who enjoys creating their own music. We hope this new ISA competition will encourage more pupils to develop their music composition skills at a younger age. (Composition can be the aspect of external exams which is unfamiliar to many performers and uncomfortable for them).

We suggest that many schools will run an internal competition first, then submit their selected best ones to the national competition.
• School are invited to submit their entries via the Online form – Deadline Friday, 22 March 2019 (details on how to enter on page 3).
• Schools may submit a maximum of three entries per age group.
• Categories: Band, Solo voice, Solo instrument, Vocal group, Instrumental group
• Age groups
A: Year 5 and 6 B: Year 7-9
C: Year 10 & 11 D: Sixth Form
• Style: Any style of music is welcome – classical, jazz, pop, rock, electro...
• Instruments: the composition can be for any combination of performers.
• Length: maximum length of composition is 5 mins. (no minimum).
• Practicalities:
- YouTube recordings (if used) must be complete at the time of entry, uploaded to YouTube and
available for public view. They must not be amended or edited after submission.
- Audio recordings must be in an mp3 format.
- Any computer generated score should be sent in a visual/readable format – eg PDF.
- Manuscripts (handwritten or computer generated) should be sent as full score (there is no need
to generate individual playing parts) in a visual/readable format – eg PDF.
• Group Work: paired or group compositions may be submitted to any age class. A brief written log (maximum one side of A4) explaining the process, roles taken by pupils, and any adult input should be sent to ISA.

Web Site:www.isaschools.org.uk/competit...

 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...

 III international competition of choral composition
Summary:Competition with 4 categories
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: For the third time, this call is carried out together with the Awards of composition called by Orfeó Català, through the Revista Musical Catalana: "III international competition of choral composition - Festival of choral music", and which will culminate with the third edition of the Festival of choral music on February 23rd, 2020, in the Palau de la Música Catalana, where the winning works of the two competitions will be presented and performed.

The deadline for submission of works is January 31st, 2019. The verdict will be announced in summer 2019.

You can look at the Bases and get the participation forms at:

COMPETITION RULES

1. Participation
The International Prizes “Catalunya” for Choral Compositions is opened to everyone, with no age limit and without any registration fees.

2. Categories and Contest Regulations
There are four categories of participation:
A1: CHORAL COMPOSITION “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for mixed voices (SATB or SAB). Medium level of difficulty.
A2: CHORAL COMPOSITION “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for equal voices. Medium level of difficulty.
B1: HARMONIZATION and ARRANGEMENT "a cappella" of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for mixed voices (SATB or SAB). Medium level of difficulty.
B2: HARMONIZATION and ARRANGEMENT "a cappella" of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for equal voices. Medium performing level.
-In the harmonization of traditional songs (categories B1 & B2) it must be stated from which publication the original melody is taken, as well as the publisher and year of publication.
-Works must be original, not premiered and not previously awarded at any other competition. The maximum duration of each work is around four minutes. The jury will evaluate the level of difficulty of each work, which cannot exceed the difficulty level established in the regulations.

3. Presentation of the works
1) Each composition must be submitted in six copies with numbered pages. They must be legible, clear, without mistakes or amendments.
2) The front page of each work will show only the “Title”, a “Pseudonym” (which will replace the real name of the author), and the category in which the work fits in.
3) In addition, it is necessary to present a sealed envelope which will show the “Pseudonym” of the author. Please insert in the envelope the registration form signed and filled with all the required information.
4) Composers can register for both competitions and can submit up to two works per category. Nevertheless, submitting duplicates of the same work in different
categories or in both competitions won’t be accepted. If duplicates are spotted by the jury, the works in question will be eliminated from all competitions.

4. Deadline and Address
Works and application forms must be handed or sent by mail before January 31, 2019
to the following address:
International Prizes “Catalunya” for Choral Compositions. Eighth Edition – 2019 FEDERACIÓ CATALANA D'ENTITATS CORALS.
Via Laietana, 54, 2. despatx 213.
E-08003 BARCELONA. SPAIN

Web Site:www.fcec.cat/noticies/PremisCa...

 Mozart and Orff for organ
Summary:Organ competition
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: For the fourth time we can again announce a contest that promises to be particularly attractive to composers. The next Carl Orff Festival, and thus the composition competition, are under the sign Carl Orff and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Orff described namely in his last years Mozart as his favorite composers. Now if you still know that Carl Orff began his musical career on the church organ in the municipality Unteralting already found the rough framework for the next competition.

Competing 2018-19 is a piece for organ. It should be processed two musical themes. Firstly, the first two bars to be included in the C-minor Fantasy (KV 475) of Mozart and on the other a 9-töniger chord "De temporum fine comoedia" by Carl Orff. The length of the piece should be 5-7 minutes. The composition must be playable on a symphonic organ with three manuals and swell.

They are invited to take part, without limitation, all composers. The winners (ranked 1-3) from the previous competitions are not eligible.

10 compositions will be nominated for the final concert. The composer received from Carl Orff Competition eV to and from the final concert, 2 nights, a rehearsal and performance with good organist and an attractive program for two days. The prize money amounts to 5,000 euros for 1st place, 3.000 € for second place and 1,000 euros for the 3rd place.

The deadline is February 28, 2019. start of the public vote will be March 15, 2019. The world premiere of the final works is planned as part of the Carl Orff Festival in August of 2019.
Web Site:www.carl-orff-competition.com/...

 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...

 Flute Choir Composition Competition
Summary:Flute Choir Competition
Deadline: 19 February 2019
Date Posted: 26 September 2018
Details: The Flute Choir Composition Competition is for composers who write original works for flute choir/flute orchestra. Compositions may be a maximum of twelve minutes and must include a minimum of six parts, including any combination of instrumentation of piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, and optional contrabass flute. At a minimum, the composition must include parts for C flute, alto flute and bass flute.

This annual competition requires one work each year to be premiered by the Professional Flute Choir, High School Flute Choir, and Collegiate Flute Choir in rotation. The winning composer will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and their composition will be performed by the Collegiate Flute Choir during the 2019 NFA Convention. The winning publication will also be displayed in the exhibit hall during the convention and deposited in the NFA Music Library at the University of Arizona.

By submitting an entry to this competition, you are attesting that the work has not yet been premiered. The NFA reserves the right to disqualify any submission that, in its judgment, fails to reflect the spirit of these rules of eligibility. Submissions are judged anonymously. Remove any identifying composer or copyright information from submitted scores, parts, and sound files.

Entrants must provide an electronic sound file (MP3 or WAV) or a “reading” recording of the submitted work. Entrants waive all rights to the convention premiere performance, including broadcasting and recording. The composition remains property of the composer who may enter into a contract with a publisher in advance of the convention but may not sell or distribute this work until after it has received its premiere at the convention.

Competition Requirements*
• NFA membership - all flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted (nfaonline.org/register); membership is not required for non-flutist composers
Flutists chosen to perform or present at the convention must renew their membership (for the membership year beginning August 1, 2019) and register for the convention by July 1, 2019. Membership and convention registration is not required for non-flutist composers.
• Completed entry – one copy of the score and parts, without any identifying composer or copyright information; short essay explaining composition; electronic sound files (MP3 or WAV) of your work (Link will be available December 1, 2018.)
• $20 entry fee (paid during submission process)

All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2019 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

COORDINATOR
Debbie Gilbert
jdgilbert99@gmail.com

Web Site:www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Conve...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm looking forward to hearing your music!

-Mike

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

 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