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 ENSEMBLE DE LA BELLE MUSIQUE
Summary:Large chamber ensemble
Deadline: 20 September 2019
Date Posted: 06 June 2019
Details: The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its fifth edition of “Call for Scores” (CFS). The theme is “Christmas Concert 2019”.

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

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 glockenspiel, 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 trombone, 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 Sunday, 1st Dec 2019, 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 won awards, or which have already been published onto any form of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, iTunes or SoundCloud will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned. Please dedicate new works written specially for this CFS to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. For older works written prior to this CFS, no dedication is required.

Video recordings of the concert will be put up on our Youtube channel. Complimentary hotel lodging of 3 days 2 nights (with complimentary breakfast) + free entry to the concert will be provided for selected composers. In addition, selected composers will each be given a full HD video recording of their works.

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 submissions@ebmusique.com with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2019 – Title of work” along with:

a. A completed submission form in pdf format. NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You may use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.
b. A high resolution coloured photo in .jpeg format
c. A 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. An mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on Friday, 20th September 2019. 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 Monday, 30th September 2019, and selected composers will be notified via email. The decision of EBM is final. No changes are allowed after submission. For enquiries, please email contact@ebmusique.com.

Rights:
The submitted works must be free of any rights. Non-selected composers 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 Sunday, 1st December 2019.

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: Friday, 20th September 2019, 11.59pm Singapore time

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

Currency: US Dollars

*All submission fees go towards the rental of the performance venue, payment of musicians, audio and video recordings of the concert, as well as hotel bookings.
Entry Fee:USD20
Web Site:www.ebmusique.com/my-account/c...

 LUIGI NONO Composition Prize
Summary:Competition 1-15 players
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Details: Target of the prize is to promote contemporary chamber music and creating opportunities for composers and performers to meet.

RULES

The Call for Scores is open to composers of any nationality up to 40 years old (not completed in the current year). Applicants must send 2 compositions, either for solo instrument or chamber group (max 15 elements); electronic instrumentation is not allowed. Compositions can be either both for one instrument, or both for ensemble, or mixed. The submission of pieces presenting various instrumentation is suggested. The MP3 recording of just one of the pieces is also required. Compositions can be written in any style and aesthetic.

Max time: 15 (fifteen) minutes each.
Pieces can have already been performed. Pieces can have already been awarded a prize.

Subscription fee (non-refundable):
- € 30,00 for payment through bank transfer to Bank account: n° 2613350 UNICREDIT BANCA - “Amici per la Musica” - IBAN: IT81T0200831110000002613350 or through PayPal from Eu zone to address: amiciperlamusica@amiciperlamusica.it.

€ 33,00 for PayPal from non-Eu zone to address: amiciperlamusica@amiciperlamusica.it.

Members of the jury will be Alberto E. Colla (Ita), Alissa Firsova (Eng/Rus) and Anna Pidgorna (Ukr/Can). They will choose a single winner, who will receive a prize of € 750,00.

In addition to that, the winner will be asked to compose a piece expressly for the winner of the XX CENTURY PRIZE (either soloist or group), awarded to the best execution of a piece composed after 1950, in the 23rd edition of International Chamber Music Competition LUIGI NONO, which will take place in Settimo (Turin) from October 25th through October 27th, 2019.

The commissioned piece will be premiered by the winner/s of the XX CENTURY PRIZE in a concert within the 2020 concert season organized by Amici per la Musica - Associazione culturale (the concert is part of the prize for the winner/s). The composer will be invited to attend the concert. In that occasion he/she will be given the prize (cheque).

Unfortunately the organizers are not able to cover any accommodation and travelling expenses.

The performance will be professionally recorded. Both the composer and the organisers of the competition will be free to use the record for their activity.
The name of the winner will be posted on the website of the Competition www.amiciperlamusica.com within the beginning of LUIGI NONO Competition (October 27th, 2019). The results will be also announced during the awarding ceremony of LUIGI NONO Competition: Sunday, October 27th 2019. The winner will be informed by e-mail, as well.

The submitted scores will be considered property of Amici per la Musica – Associazione culturale and will not be returned.

APPLICATION FORMALITIES

Deadline for incoming applications: August 31st, 2019 at midnight (UTC/GMT+1).
Scores must be sent to the following e-mail address within August 31st, 2019, along with the application form duly and fully filled up: iscrizioni@concorsoluiginono.com

Applications can be sent only by e-mail and must include: - Scores (enclosed to the message, PDF format files)
- 1 mp3 file of JUST ONE SCORE
- Filled up and signed application form

(visit www.amiciperlamusica.com/premio-di- composizione.php)

- Receipt of bank or PayPal transfer of € 30,00
- CV (either in Italian or in English)
Scores must be fully anonymous and without any possible identification sign. If not, the score will be rejected. For any information and clarification please contact following e-mail address: iscrizioni@concorsoluiginono.com
Entry Fee:€ 30,00
Web Site:www.amiciperlamusica.com/compo...

 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH | Music Composers’ Competition 2019 – 2nd Edition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 23 August 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: The project ”DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH” 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 KLK Ensemble , will be honored by the finalists of this international event.

The Competition is realized by the collaboration between KLKnewmusic and the KLK Ensemble. 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 “DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH COMPOSERS’ MUSIC COMPETITION 2019” from 19 to 23 September 2019 in the city of Lviv, inside the music center of Lviv Philharmonic Society.

PARTICIPANT INFO

Each composer must submit a score with organic from 5 to 11 players as follows:

1 flute (ottavino), 1 oboe (english horn), 1 clarinet (bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 contrabass. The work must not exceed 10 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 19 September 2019 by KLK Ensemble. All concerts will be recorded by a sound engineer and video recording.

Deadline: 23 August 2019.
The work must not exceed 9 minutes.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, to 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 25 August 2019.

ENTRY FEE

The tuition fee for all participants selected is €590 (euro 590):

€590 + 5% tax to be paid no later than 29 August 2019 by Paypal on email klknewmusic@gmail.com;



The tuition fee includes:

participation at rehearsals and check sound ofthe selected composers during the period 19 > 23 September 2019;
Final concerts in Philharmonia with the works selected and performed by KLK Ensemble;
professional audio/video recording of the final concert;
certificate of participation.
The tuition fee does not include:
-Food
-Accommodation
-Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Competition DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH 2019 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to anastasiakodola@mail.ru.
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to klknewmusic@gmail.com.

COMPOSITION STAFF

Yuri Lanyuk (UKR) – President

Bogdhana Frolyak (UKR) – Composer

Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer

Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 700 USD, and the score published by Aldebaran Editions
2 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions
3 Prize – score edited by Aldebaran Editions

The Composition Staff reserves the right not to award the prize and to award Special Mentions of merit.
Web Site:klknewmusic.com/dmitri-shostak...

 CALL FOR SCORES
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
bassoon
violin
viola
cello
piano
guitar
soprano
electronics

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 rarescalescores@gmail.com Recordings are preferable but not essential, and please bear in mind rarescale's charitable remit to promote the alto and bass flute.
Web Site:rarescale.org.uk/section468038...