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 VIENNA International Isolda Composition Foundation
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: Applications are now opened for another artistic and professional development workshop for early-career composers of any age in Vienna. The scheme welcomes composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds.

Opportunity to work with the Viennese Moonlight Symphony Orchestra towards a solo newly composed 4-minute piece for a String Orchestra (3:3:2:2:1) in a 1 day workshop held in Vienna. Every composer involved in the workshop will be given the opportunity to conduct their own piece during the performance.

Professional Development Session and Competition Workshop
Workshops 29th of September 2019 followed by the Traditional Concert series at the Musikverein in Vienna.

Location: Musikeverein Vienna
The workshops will be a supportive environment for developing your work with our Viennese Orchestra made up of young performers of the orchestra.

We strive to develop the creative, technical and stylistic skills for composers through a program of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring from renowned professionals, rehearsals, recordings, and public performance opportunities. The HUB will be led by Prof.Mag. Dirk D’Ase from Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and Isolda Da Costa Soares, Artistic Music Director Moonlight Symphony Orchestra.

Applications are now open with a closing date 31st of July 2019.
• The winning Composers will be offered a commission to write new music for the Symphony Orchestra and to join the newly elected members of the Residency Program with the Orchestra for the season 2019/2020.

To apply please email

For more information visit:

Web Site:www.moonlightsymphonyorchestra...

 The 2019 PRYO Composition Contest
Summary:String Orchestra Competition
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Date Posted: 01 May 2019
Details: The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is excited to announce the 2019 composition contest!

This year we are looking for a string quartet to be played by members of the Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra.

The purpose of the contest is to expand the literature for the high school level string music and to encourage the creation of new music. The parts must be playable by good high school age musicians. One winner will be selected for a world-premiere concert during the 2018-2019 season.

The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is a string orchestra for young artists in high school in the greater Seattle Area.

The composition contest is open to all composers regardless of age or nationality.

The composition must not have been performed publicly.

This year's composition is for String Quartet.

Duration: 3-5 Minutes.
Important Dates:
• July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT: Deadline
• August 2018: Winner announced
• September 1st, 2018: Winner must provide all parts
• December: Performance of the winning composition at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Evaluation Criteria:
Scores will be evaluated based on the quality of the score, playability of the parts, and on artistic merit. Any score that is illegible or too difficult will not be considered.

The PRYO reserves the right to change the date of performance due to programming consideration. By submitting a work competitors agree to these conditions of entry.

Submission Process:
Applicants should submit:

Pdf of the Score (Clearly Legible)

Mp3 (Midi Mockups are acceptable)

Program Notes
Brief Bio (200 words or less)

Submissions via email only to
Links to download are acceptable.

Submission Fee: $20

Entry Fee:$20