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 International Music Competition “CittaÌ di Stresa
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 24 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: The Competition includes a section dedicated to the composition, with the theme "Island", linked to the City of Stresa. The composer winner of the first prize will have his/her work premiered at the night of the Awards or in Stresa in 2020 in a public concert. The composition is requested for a chamber group (from solo to a maximum of a quartet) which may include one or more of these freely combined instruments: Pianoforte, Clarinet, Classical Guitar and Trumpet. For the pianoforte max four hands (duo).

Electronic music is not allowed.
Possible combinations are for solo instruments: Pianoforte, Classical Guitar, Clarinet, Strings ( to choose from Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass) and Trumpet.
Duos: Pianoforte and Clarinet, Pianoforte and Classical Guitar, Pianoforte and Trumpet,

Pianoforte and Strings(one instrument), Clarinet and Classical Guitar, Clarinet and Trumpet, Clarinet and Strings(one instrument), Classical Guitar and Strings(one instrument), Classical Guitar and Trumpet, Trumpet and Strings(one instrument).
Trios: Pianoforte-Clarinet-Classical Guitar, Pianoforte-Clarinet-Trumpet, Pianoforte-Classical Guitar-Trumpet, Pianoforte-Classical Guitar-Strings(one instrument), Clarinet-Classical Guitar- Trumpet, Clarinet-Classical Guitar-Strings(one instrument), Clarinet-Trumpet-Strings(one instrument).

Quartet: Pianoforte-Clarinet-Classical Guitar-Trumpet.

String Quartet(2 violins,viola and violoncello), String quintet (2 violins, viola, violoncello with soloist from one of the sections)

Time Limit is 5 minutes
Works must be sent until 23:59 of april 24th 2019 to: Attachments to send:
- Score in .pdf (anonymously. Without name, but with a Motto in order to identify)
- file audio .mp3 or MIDI of the work.
- Copy of the money transfer for the composition’s section of 50€
- copy of Valid ID
- Application filed.
If the application is not filed with the necessary requests the application will not be considered by the Jury of the Competition.

Italian rules:
Il Concorso prevede una sezione dedicata alla Composizione, con la tematica “Isola”, legata alla CittaÌ di Stresa.

Il brano vincitore avraÌ la sua prima esecuzione nella serata di premiazione del concorso oppure in un concerto pubblico offerto dal comune di Stresa nell'anno 2020.

La composizione eÌ destinata ad una formazione cameristica (dallo strumento solo al quintetto) che puoÌ includere uno o piuÌ dei seguenti strumenti liberamente combinati: pianoforte, clarinetto, chitarra, tromba e uno strumento ad arco (a scelta tra violino, viola, violoncello e contrabbasso).

Per il Pianoforte non piuÌ di 2 esecutori, da considerarsi a quattro mani.

Non eÌ previsto l'uso dell'elettronica.

Le formazioni quindi possibili sono: pianoforte solo, clarinetto solo, chitarra sola, strum. ad arco solo e tromba sola. Duo: pianoforte e clarinetto, pianoforte e chitarra, pianoforte e tromba, pianoforte e strum. ad arco, clarinetto e chitarra, clarinetto e tromba, chitarra e tromba, clarinetto e strum. ad arco, chitarra e strum. ad arco, Trii: pianoforte-clarinetto-chitarra, pianoforte- clarinetto-tromba, pianoforte-chitarra-tromba, pianoforte-clarinetto-arco, pianoforte-chitarra- arco, clarinetto-chitarra-arco, clarinetto-chitarra-tromba, chitarra-arco-tromba, clarinetto-arco- tromba. Quartetti: pianoforte-clarinetto-chitarra-tromba, pianoforte-clarinetto-chitarra-arco, pianoforte-clarinetto-tromba-arco, clarinetto-chitarra-arco-tromba. Quintetto: pianoforte- clarinetto-chitarra-tromba-arco. Sono altresiÌ possibili le seguenti formazioni: Quartetto d’Archi (2 violini, viola e violoncello) e Quartetto d'archi piuÌ solista (2 violini, viola, violoncello e strumento solista a scelta tra pianoforte, chitarra, clarinetto o tromba)

La durata massima della composizione eÌ di 5 minuti.

Le domande di partecipazione alla sezione Composizione dovranno pervenire entro le ore 23.59 del giorno 24 aprile 2019

all'indirizzo di posta elettronica Allegati obbligatori:

- partitura in formato .pdf (in forma anonima. Non recante il nome del compositore, ma un motto identificativo)

- file audio in formato .mp3 o MIDI della composizione

- ricevuta del bonifico bancario/postale della quota di partecipazione di 50€

- copia di un documento di identitaÌ valido

- modulo di iscrizione al Concorso per la sezione Composizione.

Qualora le domande non dovessero soddisfare i criteri sopraelencati non saranno prese in considerazione dalla Giuria del Concorso.

 Druskomanija Festival of New Music
Summary:Festival Call: violin and cello
Deadline: 11 April 2019
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Instruments: Violin and Cello

Duration: 7-10 minutes

Composers are invited to write ‘silent music’. It is assumed that use of graphic scores as well as works with a live or fixed electronic element. The concert will be performed at midnight in a church in Vilnius.

Submission deadline: April 11th

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

Entries must be labelled: SILENT 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.

 Fourth Annual New Gallery Concert Series Composition Competition
Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 02 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: Deadline: April 2, 2019

$10 entry fee (to cover printing costs) via paypal:

New Gallery Concert Series is now accepting score submissions for its fourth annual Composition Competition. The winning piece will be performed during the 2019-2020 season and the winning composer will receive a recording of the performance. Composers will be notified on April 30, 2019. There is an entry fee of $10 to help cover printing costs. Composers must attend the performance in Cambridge, MA. Housing accommodations will be provided if necessary. The composer will be responsible for supplying parts and score in hard copy or PDF format by September 1, 2019.

Founded by Artistic Director Sarah Bob in the fall of 2000, this 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation is now in the midst of its 19th season and is a major contributor to Boston’s new music and new visual art community. The series has hosted over 62 concerts with over 332 musical compositions, more than 81 world premieres and hundreds of works by over three dozen visual artists from around the world. With works that span the spectrum from classical-contemporary, improvisation, electronic music, jazz, folk, art song, opera and the avant-garde to sculpture, painting, indoor installations, photography, graphic and children’s book illustrations, visual music, video art and film, NGCS’s programs are cohesive, diverse, exciting and intimate.

Composers of any age or nationality or stage of their career. Limit of one piece per composer.

• Scores for 2-4 instruments from the following list (only one of each instrument is available):
• Flute
• Clarinet
• Bass Clarinet
• Alto or Tenor Saxophone
• Trumpet
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Pieces should have a duration of 6-11 minutes.
• Works that include electronics are NOT eligible.
• Recordings are not required, but strongly encouraged. MIDI renderings are acceptable.

Complete the New Gallery Concert Series Call for Scores 2019 application form (or go to with:
• PDF of the score with the composer’s name removed.
• Optional mp3 live recording or MIDI rendering of the work. The file must not contain the composer’s name.

For more information, please visit
If you have any questions, please email us at

Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.newgalleryconcertseries.or...

Summary:Piano trio competition
Deadline: 01 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: Meitar Ensemble announces the 4th Matan Givol International Composers Competition:

Composers from all over the world are invited to present works for Meitar Ensemble.
The competition is an open call for composers of all ages and nationalities.
The promotion of New Chamber and Ensemble Music was Meitar Ensemble’s goal and ambition for many years. In its Fourth edition the Competition continues to grow in format and exposure as it will have a public final round for the first time.

The 3-4 pieces that will qualify to the final stage will be performed and live recorded in a concert on June 26th 2019 in the Israel Conservatory, Tel Aviv.

Two prizes will be awarded: 1st prize, 1,500 Euros and 2nd prize, 500 Euros (gross sums).

• There are no age limit or nationality restrictions for composers.
• Instruments: The compositions submitted for the competition must be written for a piano trio: Violin, cello & piano. Usage of prepared piano should be discussed with the ensemble.
• No usage of additional instruments (instruments which are not on the list, live electronics, etc.) is allowed.
• Scores submissions via email only. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet the conditions for entry.
• The works duration must be between 8 to 15 minutes.
• Pieces that have won awards in other competitions will not be accepted, never the less, pieces subjected to the competition are not obliged to be new compositions.
• The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to award no prize.
• The results of the first round of the Competition will be announced on the web site and the social networks no later than May 15th 2019. The results of the final round will be announced on June 29th, 2019.
• Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent no later than April 1st 2019 (23:59 Jerusalem time) to the following email address:

1. A full online Application Form (see at bottom of the page)
2. Scores (in PDF form) to be under pseudonym (the committee will not receive the participants names) + Short description of the work
3. An artistic and academic curriculum
4. A copy of the Entry Fee payment document (see below)


The composition must be submitted along with an entry fee of 35 Euro plus comission. The sum should be paid by PayPal:

Entry Fee:35 Euro

 Garth Newel Music Center
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 01 November 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: Now accepting submissions for the 9th Composition Competition
Founded in 1973, Garth Newel Music Center is one of the most active chamber music organizations in the country. Its resident ensemble—the Garth Newel Piano Quartet—performs over 60 concerts annually both at the Center and on tour. Through this competition, the Quartet seeks to broaden the piano quartet repertoire and to support the Center’s ongoing commitment to contemporary music.

The Winner will receive:
• A $3000 cash prize
• A performance of the winning work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet on the 2018 Summer Music Festival in July, 2020
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality recording of the premiere
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• The opportunity to also participate in a short-term residency during the time of the premiere. The residency will take place during Garth Newel’s prestigious Emerging Artist Fellowship chamber music program.
• The winner will have the opportunity to work closely with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and our Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of her/his/their other chamber works.
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.

• Submitted works must be for violin, viola, cello and piano. Piano trios and quintets are not accepted.
• There is no time limit for works.
• Submissions from any composer, regardless of age or citizenship, are welcome.
• The work must be originally conceived as a piano quartet. Arrangements of previously completed work that have been performed or published are not acceptable

Compositions are ineligible if:
• They require live electronics or cannot be performed with just stereo playback
• The work has already received a professional premiere.
• If they are a transcription or arrangement of another work that has been performed or published.
• They have already been professionally recorded for commercial CD release;
• The work, in any instrumentation, has been published.
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Each composer must submit:
• A legible score and parts of professional quality labeled with a pseudonym. No marks identifying the composer may appear anywhere on the score. The title of the work is permissible.
• An envelope labeled with the composer’s pseudonym. Information within the envelope should include the composer’s name, address, telephone number, email address and one-paragraph biography.
• A digital recording of the work labeled with the composer’s pseudonym (CDs or flash drives are acceptable). MIDI realizations are acceptable.
• A self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size if the composer wishes to have their materials returned.

All materials should be mailed to:
Composer Competition
Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445

For electronic submission:
• Email the score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to, along with the composer’s info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.
• Recordings that are too big can be sent via Dropbox or google drive. Please label the titles of digital tracks with the composition name as well as the composer’s pseudonym.
For electronic submissions, email your score, instrumental parts, and audio file under a pseudonym to, along with your biographical info in a pdf/word document labeled “do not open until after the results are determined”.

All materials must be received by November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2020.

For further information or questions, please call Garth Newel Music Center at 540-839-5018 or email

Summary:Lute with voice/viol
Deadline: 17 May 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: The organisers of Alwinton Summer Concerts 2019 and its Artistic Director John Casken are pleased to announce their third national Composers’ Competition. Three scores will be selected for a Workshop in Alwinton Church on Saturday 15 June 2019 and one work will be selected for performance in the evening concert to be given by Jacob Heringman, Susanna Pell and John Potter. The winning work will also feature in the York Late Music Festival 2019.

Alwinton Summer Concerts ( take place in the church of St Michael and All Angels, with its fine acoustic and located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland. The series has established itself as one of the major music events in the North-East of England.

The Rules and Conditions of the Competition are as follows:
o Instrumentation:
Composers are invited to write for ONE of the following combinations:
o Tenor, Lute, and Viol (Treble or Bass)
o Tenor and Lute
o Viol and Lute

Those wishing to write for tenor are free to choose their own poem or text.
o Duration:
3-4 minutes
o Eligibility:
Composers must be currently resident in, or studying in, the UK.
o Score and parts:
Scores should be marked with a pseudonym and sent as paper copies (three copies) together with contact details by Friday 3 May 2019 to:

Anne Jones, Secretary
Alwinton Summer Concerts,
The Leash, Harbottle
Northumberland, NE65 7DQ

Those composers shortlisted for the Workshop will be asked to produce performance material by Friday 17 May 2019.
o Requirement:
Composers are required to engage in an original way with the traditions from which this ensemble stems.
The piece will be unconducted and must be capable of being rehearsed so that the performers can make an efficient use of the limited time that will be available.
o Information about the instruments and voice:
Information regarding writing for lute will be sent to composers on request by Jacob Heringman (, and for viol by Susanna Pell ( Notation for the lute part is acceptable as modern notation (piano-style score) on two staves.
The range of the tenor is from C an octave below middle C to the F a fourth above.
o Judges:
The jury will consist of John Casken (composer and Artistic Director, Alwinton Summer Concerts), composer Philip Grange (Professor of Composition, The University of Manchester) and the three performers.
o Prize:
In addition to the performances in Alwinton and York, the winning composer will receive a cheque for £250.
o For further information or queries, please contact Anne Jones, Secretary of Alwinton Summer Concerts, by email:

 Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019
Summary:Recorder competition
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 24 January 2019
Details: Nature of the contest
The ORDA-2019 composition contest is part of the international festival Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019. The aim of this competition is to increase the number of high quality ensemble compositions written for the recorder, and to stimulate composers and recorder players to work together by giving a platform to new, challenging and exciting ensemble repertoire.The finalist compositions will be presented during the finals of the ORDA-2019 recorder competition, with an estimated audience of 300 people in the hall.

1. General rules
1.1 The competition is open for students pursuing a professional degree in composition and to professional composers. There is no age limit.
1.2 The composition contest consists of two rounds:
1. Pre-selection: The jury selects a maximum of three finalists by the 1st of September 2019.
2. Finals: public performance of the finalists composition on the 27th of October 2019, afterwards announcement of the winner and possible honorable mentions.

1.3 The deadline for submission is the 1st of June 2019.

1.4 A maximum of three finalists will be announced on the 1 st of September 2019 by personal communication to all participants via e-mail. At the same time, the results of the pre-selection will be made public on the website and on the social media profiles of the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam on Facebook and Twitter.

1.5 The setting for the composition must be: 2, 3 or 4 recorder players plus percussion (1 player, obligatory). Optionally, the setting may include live electronics.
- The choice of type of recorders is free.
- The choice of type of percussion is free.
- For a specification of the contest`s requirements for optional live electronics, please have a look at the appendix below.

1.6 The length of the composition should be minimum 5, maximum 7 minutes.

1.7 Only works which have not yet been premiered by the 15th of January 2019 may be submitted. Arrangements of existing music are not allowed.

1.8 The participant may choose any style of notation.
Entry Fee:€ 31,50

 L+M Duo
Summary:Marimba and Piano Call
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: L+M Duo announces its inaugural Call for Scores for marimba and piano duos by women composers of contemporary classical music. Submissions are welcome from all ages and career points, binary and non-binary women, from anywhere in the world. Winning compositions will be performed by L+M Duo during their 2019-2020 season.

Submission Requirements
- Required instrumentation of marimba and piano duo. Fixed media allowed.
- Work must not have been previously performed
- Any length
- Electronic submission of PDF files strongly preferred with subject line, "L+M Duo Call for Scores 2019 - [your name]" to the following address: Submission may also include sound files and/or program notes.
- Submit any hard copies to the following address:
James Madison University
Music Dept. - Laurel Black
MSC 7310
880 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

Composer/Performer Agreement
- Composer will not charge a licensing fee nor rental fee to L+M Duo for any performance of chosen work
- Composer will engrave chosen work with the text, "Written for L+M Duo: Laurel Black and Marianne Parker"
- L+M Duo will give three performances of chosen works during their 2019-2020 season

Deadline for Submission is May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

 Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019
Summary:Duet Competition
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: Call for scores - Osmose Intermezzo 2019

We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age. Pieces should be written for professionnal duo clarinet Bb and violoncello. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 1 minute

Géraldine Fastré, clarinet & Bruno Ispiola, cello

Participation fee : 20 euros per score (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short recent CV (10 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address :

Deadline : August, 31, 2019

Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September, the concert will take place on November, 15, 2019.


Summary:String Quartet Competition
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: Third Edition 2019

Applications are open for the International Composition Competition for Junior String Quartet dedicated to the memory of Piero Farulli, viola of the legendary Quartetto Italiano and founder of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

Important news regarding the Jury: Giacomo Manzoni will be the chairman of the Jury whose members include Adriano Guarnieri (I), Joerg Widmann(D), Daniel Herrera (CH) and Chia-Ying Lin, young composer from Taiwan who was the first winner of the first Competition 2015 and now is doing an absolutely brilliant international career.

The third Edition is proud to host, yet again, a Jury of the highest level!
The aim of the competition is to increase and enrich the virtually non-existent repertoire for young and very young players of stringed instruments, who will be encouraged and enabled to play music together using contemporary musical language.

There will be two prizes of €2.000 each.
1. Primary or intermediate level of instrumental difficulty (Level A)
2. Advanced level of instrumental difficulty (Level B).
The competition enjoys the patronage of the President of the Republic and the Municipality of Florence. It is being held in collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana who will be managing the applications for the Competition from her headquarter c/o Teatro Verdi in Florence where the Jury’s final meeting will be held in September 2017.

Casa Ricordi will publish the two winning compositions, which they will add to the teaching series Piero Farulli per il quartetto d’archi (Piero Farulli for String Quartets). The Utopian philosophy of Piero Farulli was that of bringing music to everyone; he wanted to fill stadiums with concerts of Beethoven’s quartets! This is the perspective of the Competition, which last edition received 60 entries from composers from all over the world.

30th June 2019 deadline for applications .

Application form can be downloaded from website

Please send scores via to or by post to:
Concorso di composizione Piero Farulli C/O Orchestra della Toscana, via Verdi 5, 50122.

Web Site:www.associazionepierofarulli.c...

 Clotilde Rosa Award
Summary:Trio competition
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: 1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition


Entre Madeira Trio, with the support of RDP – Antena 2, Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), AVA – Musical Editions, Câmara Municial de Lisboa, Glosas, Centro Nacional de Cultura e D. Caeiro Lda, announces in 2018 the 1st Competition International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award, as a way to pay homage to the great Portuguese composer Clotilde Rosa (1930-2017).

Application conditions

1. Composers of any nationality and age may compete for the Prize.

2. Applicants may send an unlimited number of scores.

3. The scores in the contest must be exclusive (never before played in public, recorded or published on a disc/commercial score, or that have won any other award until the end of the contest).

4. The scores must be written for a trio of woodwinds (flute, oboe, alto saxophone *), without using electronic devices, and have a total duration (in one or several movements) between 8 ‘and 15’.

5. The scores shall be written in a music program (Finale, Sibelius, Dorico, others), not accepting manuscripts.

* – single folding possible: soprano and tenor saxophone

1. The Prize consists of a monetary value of 1000 Euros, the publication of the work, in score, by AVA – Musical Editions (except if the winner has an exclusive contract with another publisher), and a debut premiere of the score by Entre Madeiras Trio. Concomitantly, a art work of the plastic artist João Pedro Santos will be given.

2. The Prize is indivisible, and there can be no ex-aequo

3. The Jury reserves the right not to award the Prize if the quality of the score is considered insufficient.

4. The Jury may, regardless of whether or not the Prize is awarded, grant up to a maximum of 3 Honorable Mentions.

5. The Prize will be awarded on the day of the debut concert of the winning score, to be held on May 16, 2019 at the Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen auditorium in Centro Cultural de Belém – Lisboa.

6. In addition to the winning composition, if the jury so wishes, the 1st Honorable Mention may also be issued or, in the event that the Prize is not atributed, the 1st and 2nd Honorable Mentions, if granted.

7. Any future executions, editions of the score or CD of the winning work, must include in the program notes the mention “Winning work of the 1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Prize”.

8. The composers will assign to Entre Madeiras Trio the copyrights related to the debut of the winning work / honorable mentions and to any recordings authorized in this context.

9. Each competitor, for each score presented, must pay a registration fee of 15 euros, by bank transfer to the account of BANCO CTT with IBAN PT50 0193 0000 1050 3854 7202 1.

10. Applicants must present five (5) copies of each score and one (1) set of their respective instrumental parts, in paper form.

11. Each score should include program notes (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English or French) and also the total duration.

12. A CD with the synthesized or acoustic audio of the score may be attached if the candidate so wishes (in the latter case, the performance/recording shall be private, excluding any commercial or public concert recordings as determined by point 3 of that regulation).

13. All materials submitted must be submitted anonymously, including the postal order, which must be identified, as well as the musical materials, using a pseudonym.

14. If the candidate sends more than one score for the Prize, he / she must do it in separately, one for each work in the contest.

15. The materials for each score must be sent in a postal envelope, together with a sealed envelope containing the applicant’s ID, photocopy of ID card / citizen card / passport, personal contacts (telephones, e-mail and postal address), proof of transfer of the registration fee and a statement signed by the composer confirming that the composer complies with all the conditions required by the regulation.

The jury will only be aware of the identity of the contestants in case they are awarded, with only the envelopes corresponding to the winners being opened.

Scores must be sent by registered mail to the secretariat of the Prize until de 5th of April of 2019 (date of arrival of the scores. It is recommended that they should be sent with time), to the following address:

1st International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award
Secretariat of the Competition
Rua Arco do Carvalhão nº 47 5ºC
1070-008 Lisboa – Portugal


The Jury will be composed by the following personalities:

Sérgio Azevedo (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa) – President
Jorge Machado (Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa)

Members of Entre Madeiras Trio:

Miriam Tallette Cardoso
Filipe Pereira Branco
João Andrade Nunes


16. The results of the Prize will be announced publicly until May 11, 2019, on the websites:

Only the winner or those with Honorable Mentions will be contacted directly.

17. Materials submitted by competitors will not be returned.

18. There shall be no appeal against decisions of the jury. Any missing case in the regulation will be decided by the jury. Any legal dispute shall be resolved in the District of the Lisbon Court, to the exclusion of any other place, and shall be based solely on the Portuguese version of the Prize regulation. Any doubts that this regulation may raise should be clarified to the Secretariat of the Prize, through the following address:


This regulation, as well as all the information related to the Prize, can be consulted on the websites of the Entre Madeira Trio:

 Entre Madeiras Trio - Clotilde Rosa Award
Summary:Internacional Composition Competition
Deadline: 05 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 December 2018
Details: Details: : As a way to pay homage to the great Portuguese composer Clotilde Rosa (1930-2017), Entre Madeiras Trio announces in 2018 the 1st Competition International Entre Madeiras Trio Composition Competition – Clotilde Rosa Award. Composers of any nationality and age may compete for the Prize. The scores in the contest must be exclusive (never before played in public, recorded or published on a disc/commercial score, or that have won any other award until the end of the contest). The scores must be written for a trio of woodwinds (flute, oboe, alto saxophone *), without using electronic devices, and have a total duration (in one or several movements) between 8 ‘and 15’. * – single folding possible: soprano and tenor saxophone

Prizes: 1000 Euros, the publication of the work, in score, by AVA – Musical Editions and a debut premiere of the score by Entre Madeiras Trio at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) - Lisboa - Portugal

Entry fee: 15 EUR
Contact: For more information and to apply, please visit:

 Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Summary:Open call to submit scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble has begun work on a new system, our Scores Database. Composers are now able to submit works at any time to be considered for future performances, free of charge! Due to the nature of our ever changing instrumentation and desire to work with new, living composers, we have decided replace our original Call for Submissions with something more accessible to composers of all abilities and locations.

Here’s how it works:

Fill out the information form found here:
Submit a score and (optional) recording, either via email to (note that this is not our normal contact email), or you can add files in the form itself.

As for the instrumentation of works, we will be selecting pieces based on the needs of each individual performance. Our core instrumentation is Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Saxophone, and French Horn, so works that include some or all of these instruments are more likely to be performed, but don’t feel limited by this. We often add other performers to our concerts, such as percussionists, vocalists, other woodwinds and brass, and strings. We are also open to works with non Western-traditional instrumentations, electronics, and added media elements. Ensemble size usually ranges from solo instruments to about eight musicians. We do not accept works for large ensembles such as orchestras or wind ensembles, or full operas, but will consider chamber orchestra and chamber opera pieces. We welcome graphic scores, text-based scores, and whatever other type of non-traditional score you might have. Completed works only, please, no drafts. Works may have been performed previously. There is no submission/adjudication fee (AKA, it’s free to submit as many works as you’d like)!

Summary:Solo/duo competition
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Date Posted: 21 June 2018
Details: Eligibility

The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Unpublished works and works that have not won any competitions in the past may be submitted.


- Participants may submit as many compositions as they want.
- The works may be for solo or duo.
- Compositions may be for a solo instrument or a duo combination of two instruments among western classical symphonic orchestra instruments with or without electronics. In this case an instruction explaining the use of electronics must be included. The composition should not exceed two players.
- Compositions must be original, between 2 and 15 minutes.
- Each entry must be accompanied by an MP3 audio file.
- Audio recording may be live or computer generated.
- There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition submitted.
- Candidates take note of the fact that the jury will not make any queries in respect of applications.


- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.


- Pdfs of scores and mp3s must be received by 31st March, 2019.
- Computer realizations will be accepted if a live recording is not available.
- Winners will be informed by e-mail on 15th April, 2019.
- Winning works will be performed on 16th May, 2019 in Vienna.


A jury assembled by Culture Meeting Point will judge the scores. The Jury’s decisions cannot be appealed. By agreeing to take part in the competition, all competitors undertake to accept and not contest these decisions.

Registration fee

There is an entry fee of 40, - Euros for each composition. A composition may have more than one movements. It is possible to participate with more than one composition under one name, in that case an entry fee of
40, - Euros must be paid for each composition. The entry fee has to be paid using the following data.

Bank: Bank Austria UniCredit
Name: Culture Meeting Point
IBAN: AT96 1200 0006 0177 8103


All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.

TO ENTER: Email your score in PDF format and the recording in MP3 format to the address:

Culture Meeting Point
Office Classic Pure Vienna
Diefenbachgasse 54/2c+d
A-1150 Wien Austria

Deadline: 31st March, 2019
Announcement: 15th April, 2019
Concert: 16th May, 2019
Entry Fee: 40, - (All transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant.)
Currency: Euro (EUR)


 Duo Scordatura "Call for Scores"
Summary:Violin and Viola Duet Call for Scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 28 May 2014
Details: Want to have your composition performed next year?....
Yeah you do!!!

Through out the the 2014-2015 season WE will be selecting and performing new works for the Duo of violin and viola.

1. There are no guidelines or fees!!
2. Your composition must be awesome. (very very important!!!)
3. You can use scordatura tuning (but not rules #1 and #2)
4. Summit compositions to us through our email address icon at top right corner
4a. include a resume/bio
4b. include PDF of composition....score and individual parts
4c. recommended to also summit any recording or midi of the piece
4d. last but not least your contact info.