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 Hebrides Ensemble Composition Seminar
Summary:Submit Scores for Composition Seminar
Deadline: 30 September 2017
Date Posted: 17 August 2017
Details: Would you like to hear your music performed by one of the UK’s leading chamber ensembles? Would you like to discuss your music with internationally renowned composer Nigel Osborne? Then come and join us in Edinburgh on Tuesday 21 November 2017 for a day of music-making and discussion.

The event will be led by composer Nigel Osborne and Hebrides Ensemble’s Artistic Director William Conway. Scores will be played by Hebrides Ensemble musicians during a day of performance and discussion, open to anyone with an interest in composition.

Hebrides Ensemble supports composers at all stages of their careers, most recently through: workshops for those at school, college and university; training for amateur composers working on their own; commissions and performances for those entering the profession; and commissions, recordings and broadcasts for established composers internationally. If we don’t know you or your music, we can’t support you! So, this is a chance to let us see what you’re doing and for us to get to know your music.

Submissions should be:
• a maximum of 7 minutes long (this could be a section of a larger work)
• written for any combination of the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon and Horn. Solo or ensemble works will be considered.
• We don’t mind if your work has been performed before; if its published or unpublished; how old you are; or where you’re from. The only thing we ask is that you have completed your formal education.

Composers of any age and stage will be welcome to attend the seminar, even if you have not submitted a score. The seminar is open to all. For details on how to attend click here.

Submissions must be received by 18:00 on 30 September 2017.
One copy of the score (and a recording if you have one) should be sent to:
Hebrides Ensemble
Call for Scores
77 Montgomery Street

or emailed to

If your piece is selected, we will let you know by Friday 20 October and we will ask that you provide us with a set of parts by 1st November 2017. Please ensure that scores and parts are legible. Composers whose work is selected for performance would be expected to attend the event and we would provide you with a recording of your work.

 Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 October 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2017 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2017 Heckscher International Composition Prize. This year the competition is for the best work for chamber ensemble of minimum 4, maximum 7 players (see guidelines following) submitted by a composer of any age or nationality. Works with electronics are not acceptable. The work’s duration must be a maximum 15 minutes. The work may have been previously performed or awarded other prizes.

The work shall be scored for a minimum 4; maximum 7 of the following instruments

Flute (doubl. picc and alto flute)



Percussion (1 player)




The composer of the winning work will receive $1,750. There is no application fee.

The winning work will be performed by the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble. The composer of the winning work is expected to attend the award performance at Ithaca College on April 19, 2018.The competition will not provide travel/accommodation allowance.

Submission deadline is October 30, 2017. The winning work will be announced on the Ithaca College Heckscher Competition website by December 4, 2017.

Submission must be anonymous. Only ONE submission per composer will be accepted. Score and recording must show the title of the work only. Should any part of the composer’s name be legible on the score, recording or linked URLs, the entry will be disqualified.

For submitting materials electronically, please use the online entry form. Do not submit materials via email. To submit your materials, you will need to provide direct URLs to the following:

1. a score in PDF format (no other format will be accepted)

2. a recording, audio or video (if available). For audio, mp3 is preferred.

3. a text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This document should be labeled with the title of your piece plus the words “contact info”, example: "Mypiece-contactinfo"

PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space, making sure that no part of the URL or linked page reveals the identity of the composer. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least December 30, 2017.

If any questions, send an e-mail to Emmanuel Berrido

If sending hard copy, please submit:

1. Bound anonymous score

2. Recording (audio CD only)

3. Sealed envelope containing the composer’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Write only the title of the musical work on the envelope.)

Mailing Address:

School of Music

Attn: Composition Area/Heckscher PrizeIthaca College

953 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail.

Please note that online submission via the form below or mail-in submissions are the only valid forms of submission. Do NOT send materials or links via e-mail.

To access the online form, follow this link or copy-paste the URL below into your web browser's top window:

We strongly encourage electronic submissions


 Lake George Music Festival
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: 2018 Guidelines

• an original work of chamber music composed after January 1st, 2012.
• a complete work – no single movements of multi-movement works will be accepted.
• work must be in its original form – no arrangements; example: no piece originally intended for string orchestra submitted as a string quintet will be accepted.
• between 7 and 12 minutes in duration.
• scored for 3 to 8 players (not including a conductor, if applicable).
• written for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, english horn, b-flat clarinet, A clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, piano, percussion.
• pieces scored for percussion must follow these additional guidelines.
• any combination of the above instruments is acceptable, however only two of the same instrument may be included; example: maximum of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 percussionists, piano four hands, etc; with exceptions being a maximum of one tuba, one bass trombone. Works scored for up to 4 violins are acceptable. Works for two or more pianos are not acceptable.
• instrument doublings must adhere to the instrumentation restrictions, example: no alto flute, no contrabassoon.
• works may be written for amplified instruments, prepared piano, and off stage instruments.
• works may include non-interactive electroacoustic elements (e.g., CD playback).


The 2018 submission period will be from January 1st to January 31st. Please submit the following materials via ONE email with attachments to The subject line of the email should read “LGMF Composition Competition” followed by your full name.

• An anonymous .pdf file of the composition score. The score should be labeled with the title of the work and printed date of composition only. Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .pdf file.
• An anonymous recording in mp3 format. Recordings must be complete (no excerpts) and must be labeled with the title of the work only and sent as an email attachment. Live instrumental recordings are strongly preferred over MIDI renditions. If submitting MIDI please take the time to create an audio file which sounds as realistic as is possible. Composers submitting a piece for electronics/amplified instruments must submit a live performance or studio recording (not MIDI). Multi-movement pieces should be submitted together as one joint .mp3 file. Please edit out any tuning/clapping.
• A PayPal receipt proving the application fee has been paid. Please pay application fee at the same time when submitting materials.

In the body of the email, please include the following information: composer name, date of birth, college or university affiliation, composer phone number,

All steps outlined above must be completed and submitted in their entirety by the deadline. No exceptions can be made whatsoever. If you wait until January 31st, we cannot guarantee any issues that arise during staff review, including missing or incorrect documents, will be resolved by the application deadline. Consequently, LGMF urges you to submit immediately.

$10 – Payment will be accepted via credit/debit card through PayPal by clicking the button below. PayPal accounts are not required. Application fee is not refundable, please review guidelines carefully.
Any questions regarding the competition should be directed to competition administrator Alexander Lombard at


Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Details: Aries Composers Festival - Ionisation 2018
Call for Scores


The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University is pleased to announce a call for scores for the 2018 Aries Composers Festival. In its third iteration, this year’s festival will highlight chamber music for percussion with other forces. Additionally, the festival will focus on the collaborative and interactive relationship of performing and composing with many opportunities for networking and conversing with guest composers, percussionists, students, and faculty.

Deadline: September 1, 2017 (online submission)

Dates and Location: February 11-13, 2018; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Composer Benefits:

1.All composers’ works selected for the festival will receive a live performance of their work.

2.Each composer will receive a royalty-free recording of their work’s performance which can be used for their own purposes.

3. Ten composers will receive an honorarium to defer travel costs or other expenses. The amount awarded will be based on the composer’s submission category listed in the eligibility section below:
$200 each for three Undergraduates (Category I)
$300 each for three Graduates or Early Professionals (Category II)
$500 each for Professionals (Category III)

Composer Eligibility:

1.All living composers are eligible. Current and former residents of the Rocky Mountain region are especially encouraged to apply.

2.Composers will be divided into three categories based on their age, education, and experience. The three categories are described below:
•Category I – Undergraduate: Any student currently enrolled or having recently completed (within the past three years) an undergraduate degree in music composition.
•Category II – Graduate and Early Professional: Any student currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in music composition or any person who has completed a graduate degree in composition within the past five years.
•Category III – Professional: Composers over the age of thirty who hold a graduate degree or equivalent training in music composition and who are currently active as professional composers.

3.Selected composers are required to attend the festival. Colorado State University will not provide any direct travel funding or make travel/lodging arrangements for guest composers or non-CSU performers. The honorarium awarded to each selected composer can be used for travel expenses if desired. Composers are strongly encouraged to arrive early and are expected to attend rehearsals if at all possible. If a selected composer cannot attend, written notification must be received by January 1, 2018.

Composition Eligibility:

1. Works will be considered in the following categories:

Chamber works – works for two to eight performers with preference given to works including percussion. The following non-percussion instruments are available: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, harp, and voice. Standard doublings for woodwinds are allowed as are two or more of the same instrument.

Works for percussion ensemble with or without optional players - works for at least four percussionists and, optionally, one or more non-percussion instrument/voice for a maximum of twelve players. The same instruments listed in the “chamber works” category are available.

2. Additionally, Electroacoustic Works for Percussion (works for electronics with a percussion soloist) will be considered. The work will be performed by the composer or another performer provided by the composer. Any hardware or software required for performance other than loudspeakers, microphones, and cables must be provided by the composer. Must be for two-channel audio only through CD, a digital file, or the composer’s audio equipment. Composers submitting for this category will not receive an honorarium as collaboration with CSU performers is not necessary.

3.All submissions must be original compositions by living composers. Arrangements of existing material will not be considered. Published, self-published, unpublished, previously performed, and unperformed works are all acceptable.

4. All standard and many non-Western/found percussion instruments are available. Specific concerns about percussion instrumentation can be directed to

5. The maximum duration of works is 15 minutes. For programming reasons, an individual movement or select movements may be performed instead of the complete work.

6. If the composition employs a text that is not in the public domain, the composer must provide a copy of a letter from the copyright owner giving permission to the composer to use the text.
Submission Guidelines:

1 .Composers must complete the online application form at:

2. Scores and recordings may be submitted online at the same site listed above. No paper submissions will be accepted.

3. When submitting electronically, scores must be in PDF format and recordings must be in mp3 format. Finale (.musx), Sibelius (.sib), and MIDI (.mid) files are not acceptable, however, MIDI realizations in mp3 format of unperformed works are allowed. Web links for video or audio recordings are also accepted.

4. Each composer can submit a maximum of two works total. Composers can choose to submit either two works in the same category OR one work from one category with a second work from a different category.

1. Works will be evaluated by a jury drawn from the music faculty of Colorado State University. All decisions are final.

2. A total of ten composers will be selected from the “chamber” and “percussion ensemble” submissions. The expected distribution is three Category I (undergraduate) composers, three Category II (graduate/early professional) composers, and four Category III (professional) composers. However, it is the discretion of the jury to change this distribution if deemed appropriate. Three to six works from the “electroacoustic” category will be selected with as equal division among the composer categories as possible.

3. Selected composers will be informed no later than October 1, 2017.

4. All selected composers must provide the performance parts for their work free of charge to Colorado State University. The parts for each selected work must be mailed or delivered electronically by November 1, 2017 (James David, 1778 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA).

 13th COMPOSITION COMPETITION of the Fribourg International Festival of Sacred Music, Switzerland
Summary:Competition inspired by art
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Date Posted: 19 July 2017
Details: In association with

Espace 2 - RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse)
and the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Fribourg (HEMU)

Work for an instrumental ensemble

Since 1985 the organising committee of the “Festival International de Musiques Sacrées, Fribourg” has regularly held a sacred music Composition Competition.
The Competition aims to promote original works which take their inspiration from sacred texts or themes.

1.1 The Competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
1.2 Participation in the Competition is anonymous.
1.3 The work must be completely original and hitherto unpublished. In addition, it must never have been performed publicly or broadcast, either in part or in its entirety.
1.4 Previous prizewinners of the Composition Competition of the Fribourg International Festival of Sacred Music may not enter.
1.5 Composers who have been previously awarded a special mention in one or more of the Composition Competition of the Fribourg International Festival of Sacred Music may enter.
1.6 The composition should be between 10 and 15 minutes long. Performance time must be specified on the first page of the score.
1.7 The submitted scores must be legible, should be no larger than A3 format (42 cm x 29.7 cm), and suitable for use by the musicians.

2.1 The instrumental work should be inspired by the painting “Vanitas - Still life with skull” (Vanitas - Stillleben mit Totenkopf) by Sebastian Stoskopff (1597-1658) which is part of the Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland) collection; a photo of the painting can be found at the end of this brochure.

3.1 The submitted composition must be exclusively for:
• 1 viola, 1 bassoon, 2 trombones (T + B), 2 timpani, 1 harp ;
for a six-person instrumental ensemble.
3.2 The composition should be accessible to young professional musicians.

4.1 Applicants must submit six paper copies of the score, as well as an audio CD (optional) of the work if they have used musical composition and notation software to write the work. Alternatively, applicants who have used a musical composition software may simply provide a link to an audio file of their work in each of the six copies on paper of their short, written presentation (see Section 4.2).
4.2 Applicants must submit six copies on paper of a short presentation of their work (in French, German or English). This should be no longer than one A4 page, and must be enclosed with six copies of the score.
4.3 The six copies of the score and documents set out in Section 4.1 and 4.2, as well as the audio CD referred to in Section 4.1, should not carry a name or signature. Instead, each enclosure should feature a personal identification number, i.e. a 5-digit number chosen by the applicant.
4.4 Each submission must include the duly completed application form, a detailed CV and two passport photos. All documents should be posted in a sealed envelope bearing the 5-digit identification number chosen by the applicant.
4.5 All entries should be postmarked no later than October 15, 2017 and sent to the follow- ing address:

P.O. Box 540

Summary:Solo voice/chamber call
Deadline: 30 August 2017
Date Posted: 28 June 2017
Details: Deadline: 30th August 2017

The SIMC promotes this project on the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Italian musician.
It is aimed at composers without age restrictions.
Selected scores will be performed in concert, in the SIMC autumn activities.

All composers are eligible without age and nationality limits.
Each composer could send only one work of a maximum duration of 7 minutes.
The works should be in adherence to the theme proposed, which has its centre in the work of the great Italian Renaissance composer, according to the creativity of contemporary composers.
Composers must submit a work for:
• solo voice
• solo viola
• chamber works, from two to six players, featuring the following instruments: voice, flute, violin, viola, cello, only one plucked instrument (guitar, spinet, harp)

All candidates could send the full score in PDF format to: with the following personal data: name and surname, date of birth, residence, email address, phone number.
Candidates must submit a copy of the registration fee receipt, as contribution for the organization.

SUBMISSION FEE : Payment is fixed at € 30 to be sent by bank transfer, using the following
Iban code: IT93C0558401657000000002712
All candidates, which are regularly enrolled in the SIMC for the year 2017, are exempted from paying the registration.

The SIMC will notify the selected works by 10th September, and candidates will be invited to send the parts of the selected compositions and a short biography (up to 200 words).

Performances of the works are planned to take place in the activities within the 2017 with the possibility of further opportunities later.

For information:

Published date:
11 May 2017

Entry Fee:30 euros

 RESONANCES | International Composers’ Competition 2017 – 1st Edition
Summary:Chamber composition competition
Deadline: 27 August 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: City: Pushkinska 32 str. – KIEV (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Union Composers of Ukraine
Date: from 25 to 28 September 2017

The RESONANCES Composers’ Competition was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition must write an original work.

The RESONANCES Composers’ Competition is open to all composers of any age and nationality.
The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition from 25 to 28 September 2017 in the city of Kiev (Ukraine), inside the Union Composers.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in a final concert on 28 September inside the Concert Hall of Union Composers of Ukraine.
The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer and a movie director will make a video.


Each composer must submit a music score choosen in the following instruments from 3 to 10 players:
soprano, mezzosoprano, piano, flute (ottavino, flute in G), clarinet ( bass clarinet), trumpet, horn, trombone, 2 percussionists (timpani, bass drum, cymbals, vibraphone, xylophone, tubular bells, woodblocks).
Deadline: 27 August 2017.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.

All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at

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 29 August 2017.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is:
€490 (euro 490 + 5% Paypal tax) to be paid no later than 01 September 2017 by Paypal on email

The tuition fee includes:
– Check sound of the works of select composers from 25 to 28 September;
– Conference of the composer visitor Jerzy Kornowicz;
– Final concert in Philharmonia with the works selected with the Kiev Contemporary Ensemble;
– Professional AUDIO / VIDEO recording of the selected works during the final concert.

The tuition fee does not include:

Administrative secretary for the International Composers’ Competition RESONANCES 2017 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to


Igor Shcherbakov (UKR) – President of Union Composers Ukraine
Jerzy Kornowicz (POL) – Composer
Domenico Clapasson (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director Aldebaran Editions
Ferdinando Nazzaro (ITA) – Composer, Artistic Director KLKnewmusic

Three prizes will be awarded.
1 Prize – 600 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.


 2017 Composition Competition!!!
Summary:Trombone competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 21 June 2017
Details: Rules
• Original Compositions Only (no arrangements, no old compositions - must be composed for this competition)
• For 2 - 8 Trombones
• 2:30 - 7:30 Duration
• Deadline: September 1, 2017 at 12:00am EST

To Enter
• Fill Out Entry Form
• Send The Following To
• Composition Title
• PDF of Score & Parts
• Recording or MIDI audio as .mp3 file
• Composer Photo

• 1st Place - $200, October 7, 2017 YouTube Performance, Website Feature
• 2nd/3rd Place - YouTube Performance (potential), Website Feature
• Runners Up - Website Feature


Submissions will be ranked by a panel of judges on general quality and potential. The finalists will be announced the third week of September, and the final results will be released October 7th. Judges' sheets will be made available to the finalists, but due to the vast number of submissions, no other feedback should be expected.


Summary:Call for Chamber Works
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 31 May 2017
Details: The Ensemble Impronta is pleased to announce a “Call for Scores” for the project “Human Machine”.

Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to whole ensemble:

Disklavier, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin and cello.

No doublings allowed.

We look for a piece that takes into account the mechanical aspect of the Disklavier and the expressive dimension of the human beings, and the possibility to establish a dialogue between these two different features.

The selected work will be performed at the Yamaha Concert Hall in Vienna on 20 October 2017.

Additionally there is also the possibility for the winning composer to publish his/her work with the Edition Impronta.

Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be longer than 7 minutes. There is no minimum duration. The submitted pieces can be already performed, but they have to focus on the subject of the concert.

Submission Guidelines
There is an entry fee of 25 Euros for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for 15 Euros each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. The entry fee has to be paid using the following data.

Account Holder: Impronta – Ensemble für neue Musik e.V.
IBAN: DE75 7002 2200 0020 0465 62
Bank Name: Fidor Bank AG

OR Paypal (see website link)

Reason for payment: CALL FOR SCORES HUMAN MACHINE 2017

List of documents to be attached:

1) Score in pdf format. Submitted pieces must be anonymous, only the title of the piece should appear on the score.
Handwritten scores will be also accepted, but they should be perfectly readable.

2) Mp3 simulation (NOT compulsory)

3) Short biography of the composer

4) Commentary of the submitted works (NOT compulsory)

5) Receipt or screenshot of entry fee payment.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid within 23:59, Vienna time, of 1 September 2017. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. The winning work will be announced latest by 10 September 2017. The decision of the jury is final. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms.

The winning composer must provide the parts latest by 20 September 2017. If the score includes the Disklavier, its part must be sent in Sibelius or Finale format.

For further info write to:

The selected composer retains the ownership of the copyright for the selected work but he/she has to grant Impronta Ensemble irrevocable right to use and perform the work at the scheduled concert in Vienna without any further compensation.

Deadline: 1 September 2017, 23:59 (Vienna time)

Entry fee: 25 Euros per submission, 15 Euros for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer.

Application must be sent through the Application Form below.

Summary:Competition with two categories
Deadline: 02 October 2017
Date Posted: 04 April 2017
Details: The 3rd International Composition Competition GMCL / Jorge Peixinho is organized by the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon) and its main purposes are the encouragement of musical creation and his divulgation, thus contributing to the increase of the repertoire of chamber music. Has a biennial periodicity.

Composition of the jury: Ivan Fedele (President), Gerhard Stabler, Clotilde Rosa, João Madureira, Pedro Figueiredo, Jaime Reis e Jorge Sá Machado.
The art work and application form must be sent by registered mail, until October 28 2015, to the following address:

Concurso de Composição – GMCL
Rua do Varatojo, 50
2790-443 Queijas

There will be two categories within the formation of GMCL (mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Percussion and Piano):

A – Music for the Ensemble (complete formation of the group)
B – Chamber Music (minimum of four performers).

In all categories electronics may be included.

Two prizes will be awarded in each category, 1st and 2nd prizes. The winning works will have the edition of the score and parts for AVA publisher and its presentation in concert with broadcast on national radio, Antena 2.
First awards (Categories A and B) will also be assigned € 2.000 prize money.


 2017 Composition Competition of the Freiburg International Festival of Sacred Music
Summary:Competition inspired by art
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Date Posted: 21 December 2016
Details: The organizing committee of the "Festival International de Musiques Sacrées, Friborg" has organized a composition contest for spiritual music regularly since 1985. The aim of this competition is to promote new independent works inspired by sacred texts or themes.

The 13th edition of the competition is organized in collaboration with the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Friborg (HEMU) and with Espace 2 - RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) and is dedicated to an instrumental ensemble.

The competition participants and - participants have to be submitted by October 15, 2017 composed for an instrumental ensemble work. The submitted work is to be composed exclusively for the following instrumentation:

• 1 viola, 1 bassoon, 2 trombones (T + B), 2 timpani, 1 harp;
For an instrumental ensemble with 6 instrumentalists

The on composing instrumental piece is the painting - inspired by Sebastian Stoskopff (1597-1658), which (Switzerland) is exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Basel "Vanitas Still Life with Skull".

 11th Joan Guinjoan International Prize for Young Composers
Summary:Prize for ensemble
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 31 October 2012
Details: 1.The contest is open to composers of every nationality under the age of 35 at December 1st, 2012. Former winners of this award are not allowed to submit again.
2.Each participant may submit an unlimited number of works, which cannot previously have been published, premiered or commissioned. Works performed in the educational context of conservatories and schools of music will not be considered premieres.
3.The work, in a contemporary style, should be 10 to 15 minutes long.
4.The work must be written for an open formation of 6 to 15 instruments, with optional electronics, chosen from among those in an orchestra, piano, accordion, guitar, voice and typical jazz –electric guitar, bass and keyboards– instruments, “cobla” instruments, and instruments of early music: harpsichord, recorder, viola da gamba, cornet, sackbut, early bassoon and plucked string instruments. It is also possible to include a small choir of four voices (SATB, 4-4-4-4), which will be considered as four different instruments. There may not be more than two instruments the same, except for violins, for which there is a maximum of 10, violas and cellos, for which there is a maximum of 4.
5.The composer must submit six copies of the score and one registration form for each work presented. The work must be written and printed with a notation software which allows automatic extraction of parts, or the participants must commit to send the parts in case of being winners. Once the winner has been chosen, the composers may collect 5 copies of their works within one month from date of the award. One copy will remain in the archives of the School.
6.The amount of the award is 3.000 €. The chosen work will be premiered by the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with the option to be professionally recorded on CD by the School.
7.Apart from the winning work, the jury may decide to give honorific mentions to other works submitted which are considered of special interest. The works worthy of this distinction will be premiered together with the winning work.
8.The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya will have publishing and distribution rights to the score, the CD or any other format of the winning work.
9.All written or audio-recorded editions of the winning work will be marked “Premi Joan Guinjoan de l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, 2012”.
10.The jury will be made up of five composers chosen from the Department of Theory and Composition of the School. The names of the members of the jury will be announced once the award decision has been made public. Their decision may not be appealed. The decision will be announced before January 10th, 2013.
11.The deadline for submitting scores is December 1st, 2012.
12.The works will be submitted under pseudonym.
2nd Prize:Euro 3000
Age Limit:35
Duration:6 to 15 minutes

 North/South Consonance
Summary:call for scores (various combinations)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 April 2011
Details: - All composers are eligible for consideration
- Solo, chamber ensemble and chamber works up to 18 performers will be considered
- Vocalists, percussion and/or electronics are acceptable
- One work will be selected for recording on the North/South label
- $25 non-refundable fee per composition submitted required
(Checks must be negotiable through a US bank)

Complete submission guidelines posted at

Mail submissions to

P.O. Box 698 - Cathedral Station
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