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 Call for Scores 2019 “without framing”
Summary:Concert Call for Scores
Deadline: 10 May 2019
Date Posted: 20 March 2019
Details: Call for Scores 2019 “without framing”
Rosetta is internationally calling for new music, for our summer concert 2019 held in Kyoto, Japan.

(Venue and date will be confirmed in April. The provisional date is 10 August 2019)

“without framing”
Beholders in museums or galleries are able to decide the duration they spend in front of their favorite painting or sculpture, to enjoy, to find different aspects from various angles. This is made possible because those visual art work have no time frame, except for the opening hour or period of the exhibition.
How can this flexibility of public be adopted into musical concert?
Musical work itself usually has a time frame of beginning and end.
How can we deframe this tradition?
Rosetta is internationally calling for work responding to those questions from composers, artists or anybody curious about our theme.

Your work must fit one of the conditions below,
1. Musical / sound work without fixed start or end, can be interrupted in the middle, and resumed in any timing.
2. Musical / sound work with long or endless duration, and partial performance can be a complete form of the work.
3. Music of any form, but without strict time frame.Selected work will be given 30 minutes for their performance.
-if the piece is short, it will be played over and over for 30 minutes. (Composer may give the rule for the repetition)
-if the piece has longer duration than 30 minutes, it would be performed partially. But the partial performance should be a complete form of the piece.

General Rules
Instrumentation: (solo to all 6 members are available)
Mandolin(s), (up to 2 players, one mandolin can be switched to mandola tenore*)
guitar(s), (up to 2 players)
left hand piano, (only 1 player)
saxophone* (only 1 player)

• Cautions;
*Tremolo / Picking technique must be clearly notated for mandolin.
*Mandola Tenore is GDAE tuning, an octave lower than mandolin.
*Internal technique for piano may be used, but should be suitable for left hand playing.
*Prepared materials maybe available if it is easy to prepare AND also easy to remove.
*No live-electronics / tape available,

The music will be performed in a large open space, thus there will be no stage.
Musicians will be placed in the center of the space.
Audience will be free to walk around the space during the performance.
Deadline 10 May 2019

• No entry fee / No age limit / Open to anybody
• The submitted work must not be previously performed or published.
• We welcome all style of notation. Traditional notation as well as Graphic, Video, Sound or any other media is accepted.
The instruction should be written in either in English or Japanese.
• We only accept one work from one composer / artist.
• The selection will be made by 31 May 2019. The result will be announced on the website. The result also will be communicated to participants by email individually.
• Approximately 2 works will be chosen to be performed at the concert, by the selection committee including performers of rosetta contemporary ensemble and composers who write commissioned work for the concert.

Selection Committee

Akiko Yamane (guest composer)
(one more guest composer and a guest curator will be announced shortly)

How to submit your work
You will find the submission form on the bottom of this page.
You will need..
your score PDF file (sib / mus / word files are not acceptable) of Max. 10MB.
Please name your file as below
e.g.) Chaconne_Bach.pdf
If you do not use traditional notation, you still need to submit PDF file of instruction for your work. The text must be written in Japanese or English.

If you wish to send video scores, please prepare
YouTube or Vimeo link to your Videos.
(We do not accept any direct link to the video files of any format)
For graphic and sound scores, please use Google Drive
If you have difficulty sharing your data with us,
please contact us from our contact form.

Information for selected works and the creators
• All rights of the selected work will remain to composers, except for the performing right ONLY for the concert held in summer 2019, when the piece will be given the premier.
• There will be no cash prize.
• Rehearsal for composers reside outside of Japan will be done through recording correspondence or on web streaming.
• Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves. Recording will be supplied to the composers.
• One composer from the selection will be offered to be a guest composer for 2020 edition of Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call for Scores. (50,000JPY commission fee for writing a new piece for Rosetta, and to be a member of selection committee of Call for Scores. )

 Brian Israel/Sam Pellman PRIZE 2019
Summary:NY State competition
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: The Society for New Music and the New York Federation of Music Clubs seek to encourage promising New York State composers of student age or those just beginning their professional careers.

The competition is open to any composer currently living in New York State (students currently studying in New York State ARE eligible), born on or after May 1, 1989. Composers must submit music that has not previously been performed by the Society for New Music.

To honor the late composer Sam Pellman, who chaired the Israel Prize for so many years, SNM is awarding a $1,000 Israel/Pellman Prize, as well as the $750 New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize, both with a performance during the 2019-2020 season.

Only online submissions are accepted through the link provided below, and must be received no later than

May 1, 2019. There is no submission fee.

1. Anonymous submission – the composer's name is not to appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, nor on any accompanying recording. A composer may submit only one work. Please identify the score by marking it with a pseudonym.
2. Online registration and submission only – go to this online form to provide required information:
3. Works should be concert music for one to seven performers, in any combination of instruments, electronic or digital instruments, and/or solo voices. Choral music will not be considered.
4. Submissions not complying with the rules of the competition will be disqualified, as will scores not meeting minimum professional standards of notation.

A panel of composers, conductors and performers will judge compositions on originality, artistic promise, technical skill and effectiveness in performance. The judges reserve the right to recommend that no award be given. Their decision will be announced in June 2019.

Parts are the responsibility of the winning composers and must be available by September 1, 2019. The winning composers will each be expected to attend one rehearsal and the performance, if possible.

For inquiries, contact: Ryan Carter, Hamilton College. Email:

 Charles Ives Concert Series Third Annual Call for Scores
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: Application Deadline: May 1st, 2019
The Charles Ives Concert Series announces its third annual Call for Scores. The Charles Ives Concert Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing the music of Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Concerts are performed by Charles Ives Concert Series guest artists and artist-faculty

We are seeking recent works composed for all or any subset of the following: Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, and Piano by composers of any age and at the early or emerging stages of their careers.
We will choose one work to be performed on the Charles Ives Concert Series concert in Danbury, CT during the week of August 5th on one of our concerts.
Additionally, other works not chosen for this particular performance will be kept in mind for future performances. While we cannot provide funds for housing or transportation, the selected composer is invited to see his or her performed and will receive an archival recording.
**Submissions will be selected by the Artistic Director Paul Frucht, Associate Artistic Director Jon Cziner, and Composer-in-Residence Robert Paterson.

- Any composer residing within the United States, or an American citizen residing abroad, is eligible regardless of age, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.
- Pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration and must be composed for any combination of Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, and Piano.
- Pieces with a performance history are welcome, but please list all previous performances or readings and the performing ensemble as directed in the Application Process section below
- Composers may submit as many pieces as they wish for consideration (payment details below)

Application Process:
1. All submissions must be sent to No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
2. The subject of your e-mail should be “(Your name) Charles Ives Concert Series Call for Scores Submission 2019”
3. Attach a PDF of your score and a bio or resume (two pages maximum)
4. In the body of your e-mail, please include the following:
- Your full name
- Telephone number
- A link to an audio or video recording of your work. Live recordings preferred, MIDI recordings accepted. (A recording is not required)
- Performance history of the work if applicable

Entry Fee:$15

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: chamber music
Deadline: 26 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Duration: around 15 minutes

Eletric Guitar
Electric violin/electric guitar/ percussion
The use of improvisation is allowed.

Chosen compositions will feature in the 2019 or 2020 festivals

Deadline: April 26th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: CHAMBER MUSIC and sent to
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: accordions
Deadline: 19 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Instruments: 1-5 Accordions

Duration: 7-10 mininutes

Composers are invited to write works for the accordion ensemble focused around the visual elements (i.e., ensemble and electronics, video, movement, etc.).

Submission deadline: April 19th

Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes

Entries must be labelled: VISUAL MUSIC and sent to
Compositions must be previously unperformed. Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.

 III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion
Summary:Call of works for percussion ensemble
Deadline: 10 May 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: Xàbia, Alicante, España. July 8th - 14th of 2019

This call of works for percussion ensemble (2 to 6 performers) is aimed at national and international composers. A selection of works will be inlcuded in the closing concert of the III Àgora Actual Percussió Festival, to be performed by the resident ensemble of the festival.

Conditions of participation
1. About the composers: This call is open to all composers regardless of their age, nationality and country of residence.

2. About the works: All works for percussion ensemble from two to six performers will be considered, without restrictions regarding instrumentation or length. The works may include any conventional or unconventional percussion instruments, and may involve the use of electronics (live or prerecorded), amplification, theatre/gesture, video, or any other media. There is no limit on the number of pieces that can be proposed by the composers. The works may have been previously performed or not.

3. Electronic media: The next is a non-exhaustive list of equipment to be provided by the organization. However, we are open to receive proposals that may exceed or make use of other equipment not included in the list; every case will be evaluated individually prioritizing its artistic value.

PA with up to six independent channels.
Various analog mixers with up to 16 input channels (10 preamps), and 6 output channels (plus 4 aux sends).
Headphones mixing and distribution amplifier 2 in / 6 out.
Various condenser and dynamic microphones.
Video projector.

4. Submission deadline: This call is permanently open. However, only the works submitted until May 10th of 2019 (this included) will be considered for the III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion in July of 2019. The works submitted after that date will be considered for the next edition.

5. Submission process: All applications should be submited online following the link at the end of this document. The next information and documents should be included in the ap- plication form:
Composers name, nationality* (for statistical purposes), age*, short bio, and email.
Title of the work, year of creation, duration, status (World premiere, Spanish premiere, previously performed in Spain), and number of performers.
Tech rider (indicate the equipment that can be provided by the composer if this is not included in the previous list)
Link to download the score (PDF)
Links to audio or video recordings (Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or Bandcamp) if available.

6. Selection: The selection will be conducted by a jury conformed by the artistic and the academic directors of the European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion, with the collaboration of other performers and composers to be determined.

7. The selected works will be performed at the closing concert of the Ágora Actual Percussió Festival, which takes place in parallel to the European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion.

8. The results of this call will be published in the web of the Àgora Actual Percussió - European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion:, on May 30th of 2019, and via email to the selected composers.

9. The organization will not cover the transportation or lodging expenses of the composers of the selected pieces. The organization can provide these services to those composers wiling to attend the festival through a fee to be paid by the composer.

10. All inquiries in regard with this call can be made by email:

11. The official version of this document is the Spanish version.

12. The participation in this call implies the acceptance of these bases.

Application form:

 Ablaze Records PIERROT ENSEMBLE Series
Summary:Chamber Music recording Opportunity
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Details: If selected, we will record your work to ABLAZE Records award winning standards with our tremendous engineering teams in Cincinnati, LA and New York. For this series we are partnering with an energetic and meticulously prepared young ensemble—ALL OF THE ABOVE—fresh from their acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut last year. The submitter retains all ownership of the recorded master and underlying composition. 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. This will entitle you to a partially subsidized commercial release of your work worldwide.

1. The works can be for the classic Pierrot Ensemble as established by Schoenberg, namely: Flute (doubling Piccolo/Alto Flute), Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), Piano, Violin (doubling Viola) and Cello. Unlike the classic Schoenberg work this call does not include voice in the ensemble. The ensemble may include one percussionist and/or two channel fixed format electronics. Works that do not conform to these specific instrumentation possibilities are not eligible.

2. The works can be of any duration.

3. The score must be a computer engraved (Finale, Sibelius, etc) score.

4. The composer will be responsible for supplying ABLAZE with computer engraved hard copies of parts prepared to MOLA standards.

5. The composer will supply notes about the composer and work.

6. The composer will supply a high quality photograph of his/herself for use in the CD booklet and ABLAZE website.

7. If electronics are included they must be supplied as a WAV/BWAV file at the original recorded sample rate (please do not 'upsample' or 'downsample' your electronics) and at 24bit resolution (you may change the bit depth, but please do not change the sample rate).

What we are looking for: 1. Very high quality compositions 2. Very high quality prepared scores and parts to MOLA Guidelines

Who is Eligible: Any composer without restriction as to style of music, age or nationality of the composer may submit a score for consideration.

Submission Deadline APRIL 1, 2019

About ABLAZE Records

ABLAZE Records is a new Australian/USA company that issues recordings worldwide on iTunes and through The focus of the company is on new music composition and classical music performance. ABLAZE discs are digitally distributed worldwide by Naxos of America and iTunes and available in hard copy through Albany Music Distributors and

About the Prize This competition is for original compositions only and not arrangements of other material.

ABLAZE will extend to all winners a subsidized rate for the recording. This means that usual costs for final recorded music will be subsidized by ABLAZE so that we can offer to the winners a place on this disc at very competitive rates. This is ABLAZE’s commitment to new music and we are very excited to hear/see your submissions. This competition aims to discover chamber works for the above outlined 'Pierrot' Ensemble of composers that have not yet been recorded and mastered to a full and commercially released CD. Many musicians have works they would be happy to release but may not have enough material or the means to issue a full CD of their work. It is with the thought of assisting such composers that ABLAZE has issued its call for scores. Once we compile a range of scores ABLAZE records will:

-Oversee the preparation and production of the recording sessions
-Produce an edited final version of the work
-Have the work/disc professionally mastered
-Have the disc meticulously replicated (rather than duplicated)
-Custom design the artwork and digital booklet
-Compile liner notes for the accompanying booklet
-Complete all contracts with composers (who retain full ownership of their work)
-Manufacture the disc run
-Distribute hard copies to Albany Music Distributors and
-Distribute digital masters to Naxos of America, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets
-Promote, advertise and seek reviews of the release

The subsidized costs to all participants are to cover the expenses of the above services such that we can ensure the highest quality product to those who have entrusted their music to us.

What to submit:

1. A PDF file of your score. A printed and bound score of your submission will be requested if your work passes the first round adjudication

2. An audio file of a previous performance or MIDI rendering if available

3. Completed Application Form

4. Application fee (US$17)
Entry Fee:US$17

 EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA
Summary:Cal for Works (Students)
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Additional Call for Works for composition students only!

EMTA UMA (New Music Ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT)

fl, cl, trp, vl, vc, pf,
sx (alto or baritone)

All possible combination from 4 to 7 instruments are welcome. With or without conductor.

Length: Up to 10' min.

Deadline:29 Feb 2019, 12 PM GMT.

About: UMA is New Music Ensemble of EAMT. UMA has been part of playing G. Grisey "Les espaces acoustiques" and have working together with K.Penderecki and L.Andriessen.

Supervisors are Taavi Kerikmäe (head of CoPeCo program in EAMT, member of ensemble U:) and Tarmo Johannes (Tarmo: member of ensemble U:).

For any additional information, please contact:

Call for works for EAMT New Music Ensemble UMA Coordinator

Karl Tipp

 15th Thailand International Composers Competition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: 5 - 10 August, 2019
Category A: “Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize”

1) Applicants should be composers at the early stages of their professional careers.
2) Composers, regardless of nationality, are encouraged to apply.
3) Composers 35 and younger at the end of the competition year are eligible (born after 1 January 1984).
4) Scores that have been awarded, or commercially recorded are not eligible.
5) Past winners of the competition are ineligible to apply.
6) Any alteration of the score may be permitted under the guidance of master composers during the week of the festival.
7) The submitted work should be between 6‐10 minutes in length.
8) Submitted works for the Prize can include any combination from the following instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello and piano.
9) Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
10) One entry per applicant will be accepted

1. Links to PDFs of score, Works with electronics are eligible.
2. Links to MP3 files (audio recording, if available, Midi realization)
3. Curriculum vitae or resume and bio (include: mailing address, telephone number, educational background, schools, teachers, degrees, awards, prizes, previous festivals attended, and any relevant performances and/or professional experience).
4. Current address, telephone number, e‐mail address, bio (200 words), program note (200 words) & performance history of the submitted work(s).
5. Send material to:
*Application materials need not be anonymous
**PDF, audio, or video files should be uploaded to platforms such as YouTube, Dropbox, Megaupload, etc., or on any personal hosting space. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least 10 August 2019.
***Works involving electronics are eligible for performance. If selected, TICF will provide basic equipment for stereo diffusion, including speakers. Composers using electronics will be expected to bring a laptop, an audio interface, cables, and microphones if necessary, along with all necessary software, and any equipment needed beyond this support, and to run their own patch/software with the technical assistance of one faculty or staff member.

DEADLINE: 1 April 2019 (no later than 23.59 Thailand local time.). Please host your files on Dropbox or another file sharing service so that they are available through August 2019.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by 3 May 2019. Should you be admitted, you must be prepared to submit parts of existing works electronically within *14 days* of the notification of acceptance. The composition program will accept a limited number of participants and auditors. All conditions of participation will be specified at the time of notification of acceptance, including the piece selected for performance. Any questions may be directed to:

An honorarium of 1,500 USD will be awarded to the winner of the competition. All six finalists will be invited to participate in the Thailand International Composition Festival. The Thailand International Composition Festival will provide full accommodation including Hotel room, meals, and local transportation for all finalists. Travel expenses to TICF and other arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.
Six finalists will be announced no later than 3 May 2019.
Competition performance by by GREY MATTER (Piano - Abigail Sin, Violins - Tang Tee Tong, Zhao Tian, Viola - Christoven Tan, Cello - Leslie Tan) is at MACM hall, Mahidol university on 9 August 2019

The Winner will be announced during the Final concert of TICF 2019 on Saturday, 10 August 2019.

 Ensemble Impronta
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: The Ensemble Impronta is pleased to announce its 1st Composition Competition 2019.

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

piano, clarinet, string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

no doublings allowed

There is no style restriction; we consider the quality of imagination and musical invention.

Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be longer than 10 minutes. There is no minimum duration. The submitted pieces can be already performed but not previously published.

Deadline: 15th May 2019 (23:59 Berlin time)


I: 1.000 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

II: 500 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance

Special Prizes

2 Scholarships of 200 EUR each to take part to the SHE LIVES Master Class in composition in Budapest as active student
Antonio Perilli Prize: 200 EUR + publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
Edition Prize: Publication of the piece by Impronta-Edition + performance
The Antonio Perilli Prize will be awarded in memory of Antonio Perilli. Performances of the winning pieces will be part of the concert seasons 2019/2020 of Impronta Ensemble. The Publication on Impronta-Edition is voluntary for the composer.

All candidates taking part to the competition have a 10% discount on the fee as active student of SHE LIVES Master Class in composition in Budapest.


There is an entry fee of 50 EUR for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for 25 EUR each. Each composer can submit up to 5 works.

Those who apply within the 15th May 2019 to the SHE LIVES Master Class have the right to access to the competition without paying the competition fee for the first work sent. If the partecipant wishes to send more then one work it should be corresponded 25 EUR per each additional work, up to 5 works maximum (including the score sent for the Master Class). More info at:

 Appassionato Ensemble
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: Art.1
The Cultural Association Polifonie announces 3rd International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” for the year 2019.

The competition is open to Italian and foreign composers of any nationality with no restriction on age.
Each composer can participate with more than one piece.

The scores must be composed for the following organic (whole organic or any combination from 1 to 5 performers):
- 1 Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo)
- 1 Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet)
- 1 Violin
- 1 Cello
- 1 Piano
The composition must have a minimum duration of 7’ and max 15’.
The composition must not have been published or been awarded prizes in other contests before, but it may already be performed in public.

The application fee is € 35,00 for the first score and € 20,00 for any following ones by the same author.
The payment must be made by bank transfer to the:
Associazione Culturale Polifonie
Banca Prossima – filiale di Milano, p.zza Paolo Ferrari 10 – 20121 (MI)
IBAN: IT68J0335901600100000069721 – BIC: BCITITMX
and specifying the reason for the transfer as:
Application for the International Composing Competition.
or with PayPal (

The application fee will not be refundable, except in the case of cancellation of the Contest.
Applicants may contact the Contest secretary’s office for any further information by writing to:

To enroll in the contest, each participant must send an email to containing the following documents to the Contest Organizers:
- the application form
- A PDF copy of the score, perfectly readable and completely anonymous;
- the first page of the score must bear the title of the work and the approximate length of the composition;
- short explanatory notes related to the submitted work in Italian or English (max 1000 characters, including spaces).
- photocopy of an identity document or passport;
- a short curriculum vitae (in Italian or English);
- receipt of payment of application fee (not refundable) of € 35,00
The mail, in order not to be excluded, must be delivered to the Contest secretary’s office no later than 30 March 2019.

A Jury will meet to select the 5 (five) finalist scores, that will be performed on 2nd June 2019 by Appassionato Ensemble in public concert in Como, during the final concert of Como Contemporary Festival 2019.
The Jury will be composed by:
- Sonia Bo (Italy), President
- Mehdi Khayami (Iran)
- Umberto Pedraglio (Italy)
The commission judgment is final and cannot be contested.
The finalist composers will be invited by the organization to send the individual parts of each instrument.
At the end of the concert the Jury will meet to select the winner.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the end of the concert.

The winning work will receive a cash prize of 500,00 euros and will be published by EDIZIONI SCONFINARTE.
In the event the composer has an exclusive agreement with other publishers, he/she must give his/her acquittance to the publication when participating in the contest unlimited copies.
The commission has the right not to assign the prize in the event no composition in the final phase is judged worthy.
Any tv or radio recordings are authorized by the author without any further charge on the organization.
The personal details of the contestants will be used only for matters concerning the competition.

All the documents and materials sent will be kept in the archives of the Associazione Culturale Polifonie and nothing will be returned, as the Association will become the owner.
The Association will have the ownership of the materials, it being understood that the author will keep the copyright.
The scores sent for the contest will become an integral part of the Music Archive of Association Organizer.

The contestants accept the present regulations in all parts, unconditionally and integrally.

In case of controversy, the Contest Announcement in Italian is to be considered the official text.


 Second International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Organised by “Amici della Musica – Guido Albanese”

The –Associazione Amici Della Musica “Guido Albanese”– invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 2nd “Carlo Sanvitale” Composition Competition. The composition should be challenging, but at the same time accessible and playable by young talented players. The goals of the contest are:
• To offer young composers the possibility to have their works performed live
• The possibility to acquire experience with a chamber ensemble (Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”).

The Competition is open to composers and students of all ages and nationalities. The submitted works must satisfy the following criteria:
• Orchestration (max.): 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, tenor or soprano. Works whose instrumentation includes other instruments will not be taken into account for the competition;
• The length of the composition must be between 3 and 10 minutes;
• All complementary documents (music, bio sketch, program notes) have to be submitted to the jury along with the score;
• Scores have to be sent in PDF format to amicidellamusicaortona@gmail.comThe submission is not deemed successful until a confirmation e-mail has been sent;
• The composition has to be original and never performed before;
• The composer renounces to execution rights for the performance by the Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale”;
• The difficulty level of the composition has to correspond to the skills of an advanced amateur chamber ensemble with a conductor;
• Each candidate may submit one composition per year. The same composition can be submitted at most over two non-consequent years.

Shall the composition be selected as winner, the composer has to provide to the secretary of the competition the separated parts by July 30, 2019. Tempo, dynamics, articulation and rehearsal letters for the different instruments must be indicated on both the main score and the separated parts. The winner must agree to the following:
• The selected work will be performed and recorded by Complesso da Camera “Carlo Sanvitale” during the Music Day, that will be held on August 12 and 13 in Ortona, Italy.
• The author of the winning composition can participate to the rehearsals and the concert that will be held in Istituto Nazionale Tostiano, Ortona, Italy, on August 12th or 13th. Travel fees will not be refunded. Accommodation will be provided by the Association.
• The author of the selected work has to provide a short description of their work; this will be included in the concert program.
• The author of the selected work agrees to transfer the parts to the performers.

The author of the winning competition will receive a prize of 150 Euros. Composers classified first, second and third will receive a Diploma. The winning composition, together with no more than three other compositions, will be recorded during the Music Day.

Furthermore, the Jury will select, out of the first three classified, a composer that will be appointed “Composer in residence” in the diocese of Agnone-Trivento. This composer will be commissioned to write a composition for the organ of the San Marco church in Agnone (IS, I). This organ dates back from the XVIII century, holds only one keyboard and features the Scavezza octave. The selected composer will have to spend three days, in August 2019, in the city of Agnone, to match the composition to the organ. The resulting composition will be performed by organist Simone Perrotta during the next musical season of “Progetto Culturale della Diocesi di Agnone/Trivento”

How to Participate
All living composers are eligible. The submissions will be received by the Associazione “Amici Della Musica”, made anonymous and then presented to the jury. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019. The results will be announced on July 1st, 2019. The jury’s decision is non-contestable and all decisions are final. The premiere of the selected piece will take place in August 12th or 13th 2019 in Ortona (I).

If you want to participate, please send us the following:
• One digitized anonymous copy of the score (PDF) (also digital copy of manuscripts are accepted);
• A computer-generated recording (if possible)
• A copy of a bank transfer for the amount of 30 Euros to:

“Amici Della Musica Guido Albanese”
IBAN: IT97Z0311177780000000000139
Subject : “Iscrizione 2019”

Communication will be held in Italian, English or French. The Italian version of this call for submissions should be considered definitive. Translations are without guarantee.

• Celso Mojola, Professor of composition at “Escola Superior de Música da Faculdade Cantareira”, São Paulo (BR)
• Bartomeu Moll Mas, Artistic Director of the Festival « Phona, cicle de noves musiques de Mallorca » (ES)
• Simone Di Felice, Kappelmeister of Opera-Frankfurt (D)
• Marco Reghezza, First Prize of the Competition « Carlo Sanvitale » in 2018 (I)
• 3 members of the Chamber Ensamble “Carlo Sanvitale”, to be selected on June 2019.

 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
New York, NY 10025 – 0698