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 The Frost School of Music
Summary:Composition competition for student composers
Deadline: 01 October 2018
Date Posted: 13 June 2018
There are two divisions, as follows:
• Division 1: Open to composers who will be enrolled in high school as of 9/1/18.
• Division 2: Open to composers who will be enrolled as college undergraduates as of 9/1/18. Students enrolled in the Frost School of Music are

Compositions may be up to 10 minutes in duration.
Submissions for the competition may be for any combination of one to 15 instruments drawn from the following: Flute (doubling alto and piccolo)
Oboe (1)
clarinet (doubling bass) (1)
bassoon (1)
horn (1)
trumpet (1) trombone (1)
Tuba (1) Piano/keyboard (1) Percussion (up to 2) violin (2)
viola (1) cello (1) Bass (1)

Applicants may submit only one work.
Applicants should submit their score electronically as a pdf file to Charles Norman Mason, Chair of Composition/Theory at: with the subject line “Frost Composition Submission, Division [1 or 2]: [composer name]”
Recording of the work is optional. Recording must be in mp3 format. MIDI realizations are acceptable. DEADLINE for receipt is midnight EST, October 1, 2018.

Applicants will be judged on their originality, artistic promise, and score presentation by a panel of award winning composers. Decisions will be announced by November 10, 2018 on our website (see below).

The winning composers will receive a $250 prize and a performance of the work by Ensemble Ibis at the Frost School of Music on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida (details about concert date TBA).

 Ensemble de la Belle Musique
Summary:Call for Scores: Christmas Concert 2018
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its third edition of “Call for Scores”. The theme is “Christmas”.

Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to a maximum of 15 instruments:

4 violins, 2 viola, 2 cello, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 1 percussion (xylophone OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 xylophone, or a string quartet formation. Please note that 4 violins are considered as 4 instruments, 2 violas are considered as 2 instruments and so on.

There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music so beautiful and pleasant to the ears that the musicians would love to play them over and over again and the audience would love to hear them over and over again.

Selected works will be performed by EBM on Monday, 17th December 2018 in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must be between 3-8 minutes. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work MUST be original, and never performed nor published in any format before. NO transcription nor arrangement of any sort is allowed. Works which have already been uploaded onto social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or iTunes will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Submissions must be dedicated to "Ensemble de la Belle Musique".

There will be audio and video recordings of the concert, and the recordings will be put up on our Youtube channel: Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights and free entrance to the concert will be provided for selected composers.

Submission Guidelines:
There is an entry fee of USD20 for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for USD10 each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. Each entry must be emailed in pdf format (full score + individual parts, if applicable) to with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2018 - Title of work” along with:

a. An info sheet in pdf format with the composer’s name, title of the submission, duration of the work, year work was written, short bio (maximum 150 words), short write-up of the submitted work (maximum 150 words), and contact information (including website, if any). NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.

b. Photo in .jpeg format

c. Receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.

d. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

e. A declaration that the submitted work has never been (i) published, (ii) performed, nor (iii) awarded any prize in any competition.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on 15th September 2018. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. Results will be announced on EBM's website and social media platforms latest by 30th September 2018, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. For enquiries, please email

The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected candidates will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected composers are NOT allowed to interpret their selected works in any way before nor on the day of EBM’s "Christmas Concert" on Monday 17th December 2018.

Selected composers retain full ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable rights limited to using the works for promotional purposes and for performing the works in concerts at any time without further compensation to them.

Deadline: 15th September 2018, 11.59pm Singapore time

Entry fee: USD20 per submission
USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer

Currency: US Dollars


 GRIT Collaborative
Summary:Interdisciplinary Arts Festival Call for Scores
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Date Posted: 16 May 2018
Details: Our Fall Festival Call for Scores is now open! GRIT Collaborative will be presenting a multi-concert interdisciplinary arts festival, in partnership with Oh My Ears! and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ from November 16-17, 2018! The two concerts, “Are You Alarmed?” and “Get Woke!” will pair music, selected from our Call for Scores, and visual art (see below for participating artists) for a unique, interdisciplinary experience. Together, we will open a dialogue about social justice with the Phoenix community. Additionally, we will be holding artist panels at local institutions (TBA) to open up the conversation about diversity in the arts and how creative artists may address social justice issues through their work. During the festival, we will also be partnering with local coffee roasters to provide some beverages to help us “get woke”.

GRIT Collaborative is pleased to announce our Call for Scores open to any/all composers whose work fits the relationship to the theme (more detailed information below). We strive to program composers and artists from underrepresented communities (women, people of color, LGBTQIA+), so our mission is to amplify these voices and provide agency for their work to be experienced. For this call, we kindly ask that you provide us with some information regarding how your work correlates to this mission. We are looking to program marginalized composers and artists who face systematic discrimination in order to help address these issues. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018. Composers will be notified of the results by September 7, 2018.

Scores will be selected by a panel made up of the GRIT Collaborative Board of Directors, Oh My Ears! Directors and Musicians, and the Participating Visual Artists (see below). This group of creative artists and arts administrators will adjudicate based on quality of work and adherence to the Theme.

The following materials are required to be considered for this Call for Scores:

-Scores are required for acoustic works, recordings are optional (but highly encouraged)

-Recordings are required for electroacoustic works (stereo playback), no score or written component is required

-Headshot is required for promotional materials

-All materials must be submitted via Dropbox (or other file sharing services) and MUST BE AVAILABLE THROUGH November 18, 2018.

Available Instrumentation (+ any subsets):

2 flutes/piccolos

3 clarinets

2 bass clarinets

2 alto saxophones

1 tenor saxophone

2 violins

1 viola

1 cello

1 bass (or 1 electric bass)

Participating Visual Artists:

Laura Buchan

Cleopatra Bertelsen

Alma Leiva

Amanda Lechner

Emanuella Israel

Matt Manalo

Dana O'Malley

Composers are welcome to attend the festival, but attendance is not required. No travel or stipend may be provided for composers wishing to attend, but host housing is available at no cost!

Please address any questions to Dr. Joshua Marquez at:

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Notification: September 7, 2018

Summary:Ongoing Chamber Call
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 04 December 2014
Details: rarescale has an ongoing call for scores and are interested in hearing from composers of all ages and nationalities. We are seeking quality chamber works for any combination of the following instruments:

flute/alto flute/bass flute (Kingma System)
oboe/cor anglais
clarinet/bass clarinet

Please note that due to the high volume of works received we are unable to perform all the works sent to us, but we will keep details of all submissions in our database for future performance opportunities.

Please send scores and all performance materials as PDF or Sibelius 6 files to Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.