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 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.


 49th Annual Festival of New Music
Summary:Saxophone and percussion competition
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 10 January 2019
Details: In collaboration with Popebama (Erin Rogers, saxophone; Dennis Sullivan, percussion), the School of Music at Ball State University (Muncie, IN) is accepting submissions to be considered for performances at the 49th Annual Festival of New Music, March 14-16, 2019.

Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation except those currently enrolled at or employed by Ball State University, are eligible to submit scores.

All saxophones
(electronics accepted, but not required)

1) All submissions should be made electronically, and should include the following:
a) Full score in PDF format
b) If available, a recording (MP3 or WAV format) or link to download or stream
c) Contact information including name, address, email, and a short bio or resume.
2) Only one submission per composer will be considered for inclusion on the festival.
3) Entries must be received by February 1, 2019
Attendance at the festival is encouraged but not required.

Please send all materials to:

 International Women’s Brass Conference
Summary:Horn and percussion call
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Maria Serkin and John R. Beck are soliciting female composers to create new music for horn and percussion for a performance at the International Women’s Brass Conference at Arizona State University May 21 -25, 2019.* All compositions submitted will be included in a survey of literature during our session at the IWBC, with the winning composition receiving a cash prize, the premier performance at the conference, and a recording.

The online submissions will close March 1 and the winner will be announced March 15, 2019.

• Length of composition ca. 5 - 7 minutes.

• Percussion instrumentation is not limited, however time is limited for set up at the conference performance.

Composition contest entry fee is $15 for the first submission and $5 for each additional submission. Scores, parts, and audio files may be sent to beckj@uncsa or mailed to John Beck, UNCSA - Music, 1533 S. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27127.

 Midwest Music Research Collective (MMRC)
Summary:1-4 instrument competition
Deadline: 22 January 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: The Midwest Music Research Collective (MMRC) is pleased to announce its first call for scores for its 2019 Spring Symposium. The symposium will consist of interdisciplinary paper presentations, a lecture from our guest composer (TBD), and will culminate with a concert of new compositions by students of any age and level studying in the USA.

-Time and Place: April 13, 2019. Lawrence, Kansas, USA
-Fee: None
-Compensation: Unfortunately, there is no funding to cover travel costs or for labor compensation. Composers are strongly encouraged to attend the symposium but are not required to.
-Who can apply: Any student currently studying in the USA. Composers from Kansas and adjacent states are strongly encouraged to apply. Undergraduates, women, POC, and LGBTQ+ folks are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Instrumentation for submissions:
I. Composer provided performers/ensembles strongly encouraged
II. Compositions for live performer and electronics are welcome (stereo playback available)
III. Compositions for 1-4 of the following instruments:
a. Clarinet (soprano and bass)
b. Euphonium
c. Mezzo-Soprano voice
d. Tenor voice
e. Percussion - Choose from no more than six of the following for single or multi-instrument works.
1. Claves
2. Triangle
3. Tambourine
4. No more than three cymbals:
a. Crash, Hi-hats, Ride, Suspended, China, and Splash Cymbals
5. Udu Drum (small, standard clay LP claytone)
6. Djembe
7. Woodblock
8. Cowbell
9. Brake Drum
10. Cajon
11. Kick Drum
12. Snare Drum
13. 2 Toms
14. Egg Shakers
15. Caxixi
-Deadline: January 22nd, 2019
-Submissions: Send streaming audio links (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. [MIDI OK]) and PDF scores of completed works to
Subject line should read: MMRC Spring 2019 CFS_YourLastName

 Olyver New Music Collective
Summary:Solo/duet call
Deadline: 01 March 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Competition Details
The Olyver New Music Collective is very excited to launch a composer competition. ​The competition is free to enter.

​The winner will have a choice of having one of their own pre-existing pieces for either Clarinet and Cello duet/solo Clarinet/solo Cello performed at our concert on the 24th of May or they will choose to write a new piece for any of these combinations. The new piece can last anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes. In your application we would especially love to see any pieces you may have already written for either Clarinet and Cello duet/solo Clarinet/solo Cello.

The new piece will be performed by either both or one of our ONMC musicians Sarah Gait (cello) and Ben Westlake (clarinet). The winner will also receive £150 prize money and a professional recording and video of their piece.

Every applicant will be offered the chance to feature on our regular ONMC magazine, which is advertised on our sponsored Facebook page. Each magazine issue receives a £100 Facebook boost which leads to up to 35,000 views. If the applicant chooses not to be featured, this will not have a negative outcome on their competition application. We welcome any content the applicant would like to share with us - a link to a particular recording of one of their pieces we can showcase, a link to one of their blogs on new music, or even a few paragraphs on their favourite new music. We would love to hear from you all!

All entrants will become part of the Olyver New Music Collective. Regardless of the outcome of the competition, we will publicise any details relating to your new music concerts or publicise your projects on our far reaching sponsored magazine. Simply send these details to at any point.
You will also receive half price tickets to all future ONMC concerts.

Submit a brief biography (max 250 words), pdf's of your best two pieces and 2 accompanying recordings or midi sound demonstrations to

We want to encourage a wide range of composers to apply and become part of the Olyver New Music Collective.
There is no age restriction and no restriction on compositional style.
The closing date of the competition is 01/03/19

Terms and Conditions
-All entrants can become part of the Olyver New Music Collective.

-Regardless of the outcome of the competition, the ONMC will publicise any details that competition applicants send us about their events or content that relates to New Music on the far reaching ONMC Facebook page and in the monthly sponsored ONMC magazine.

-The closing date of the competition is 01/03/19.

-If the winner writes a new piece rather than use a pre existing piece, they will have until 01/05/19 to do so.

-The winner will be notified by 07/03/19.

​-The winning composer will retain 100% copyright of their winning piece.

​-There is no age restriction for applying to this competition.

 Trumpetoon – Call for Scores
Summary:Duet Call
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 03 January 2019
Details: Trumpetoon – Call for Scores for B-flat Trumpet and Bassoon Duo
Entry Deadline: January 31, 2019 (winners will be notified by February 28, 2019)
Entry Fee: $5 for each piece submitted (up to 2 pieces, this goes to the prize!)
Eligibility: All adult U.S. citizens (18 or older)
Prize: $75, and a recording on the Minute of Music Project YouTube Channel.
Performers: Jason Taurins (B-flat trumpet) and Quinn O’Donnell (Bassoon)

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

Up to 2 entries per person. Send in your best work!
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must reside in and be a legal citizen of the United States.
Entry must be for B-flat trumpet and bassoon duo (with no other accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

Composition must have been written since January 1, 2018.
Entry must be the sole property of the composer and entirely original.
No arrangements or copyrighted material will be accepted.
The secret word for the submission form is “ditto.”

One winner will be selected, and awarded the monetary prize. Up to 3 honorable mentions may be selected as well.

Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell reserve the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins and Mrs. O’Donnell to record your entry free of charge.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email by February 28.
Your submission will only be complete and recognized when the payment is received.
All payments are non-refundable. Payments are not tax-deductible.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.

Have a question not answered here? Use the contact tab.

 Future Makers Composition Competition
Summary:Trio Competition
Deadline: 10 February 2019
Date Posted: 29 December 2018
Details: Classical Sheffield seek entrants for the Future Makers Composition Competition

Classical Sheffield is pleased to offer an opportunity for Sheffield based student composers by launching a composition competition as part of its 2019 Classical Weekend festival. Making more music, in more places, for more people, Classical Sheffield is a charity committed to championing classical music-making in the city. Over 1000 of the city's music-makers will be joined by performers from across the world in a huge range of performances taking place 8-10 March 2019.

Themes for the 2019 festival are: Celebrating Women in Music (as part of International Women's Day), Beyond Borders, and Future Makers. As part of the Future Makers strand, Classical Sheffield has teamed up with the internationally acclaimed ensemble Lawson Trio. The Lawson Trio have gained recognition both for their performances of the cornerstones of the piano trio repertoire as well as lesser-known works and commissioning of new music.

Sheffield based students are invited to write new compositions for the Lawson Trio. Two prizes will be offered: 1st Prize: £300 and 2nd Prize: £200. The prize winners will have their pieces performed by the Lawson Trio as part of the festival on Sunday 10 March 2019 at Firth Hall.

Submission Details

Submitted compositions should not exceed 7 minutes in length
Submitted compositions should be score for piano trio (violin, cello, piano)
All submitted score should be typeset and handwritten entries will not be accepted
Entries should be submitted as 3 PDF documents:
a. 1 full score

b. 1 separate violin part

c. 1 separate cello part

5. Entries need to be submitted with a 100-word biography no later than midnight on 10 February 2019 by email to:


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:

 Third Millennium Ensemble
Summary:Young Composer Competition
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: The Third Millennium Ensemble is pleased to announce its 2019 Competition for Composers. The Third Millennium Ensemble offers performances that reflect the energy and diversity of contemporary music and strives to represent a wide cross-section of composers. Please read the guidelines below carefully.

The competition will offer the following prizes: $400 First Prize; $200 Second Prize; The first and second place winners will receive performances by TME in 2019-2020 season and composers may receive archival recordings on request. Young Composer Prizes will be: $150 Grand Prize; $100 Pre-College (if awarded). Winning pieces in the Young Composer category are eligible for performance by the ensemble if deemed appropriate. A "Young Composer" is defined as any composer age 21 or younger by February 1, 2019. Winners may be required to submit proof of age.

The Young Composer Prize will be: $100 Grand Prize. The winning Young Composer piece is eligible for performance by the ensemble as deemed appropriate. A "Young Composer" is defined as any composer age 20 or younger by December 1, 2016. Winners may be required to submit proof of age.

Winners in all categories will be selected by a panel of composers with input from the ensemble. All entries will be considered for performance. Compositions for any single instrument combinations of flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin (up to 2 players) viola, cello, bass, piano, percussion (1 player), harp and soprano, mezzo or baritone voice (no more than 1 voice part) will be considered. Once pieces have been passed on to the ensemble for final consideration, parts may be requested. Pieces with instruments in listed "families" are eligible (e.g piccolo or bass clarinet). Pieces with electronic/digital sound accompanying acoustic instruments are welcome.

To enter, please include a $35 application fee* for one piece and $15 for each additional piece submitted. Please download the ENTRY FORM from our website ( or replica to include with your submission. Packets may be submitted electronically by 1) submitting scores and pdf entry form to:; 2) submitting recordings (highly recommended) to DROPBOX and 3) submitting the fee through Paypal. Please inquire by email for submitting and sharing recordings by Dropbox. Scores, entry forms and fees and recordings may also be submitted through the traditional mail.

Published and recorded works as well as pieces by composers living outside the United States are welcome. Winners will be announced by June 2019 and all who have entered will be notified by email and the results will also be posted on our website. Unfortunately we are not able to return materials. Checks or Paypal fees should be directed to: Third Millennium Ensemble. Scores (with recordings, if possible) should be sent to:

Third Millennium Ensemble

Attn: Pamela Helton
4332 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: 202-316-1646

* We apologize for charging a fee, but the cost of Paypal and DropBox fees, but administrative costs, prizes and some performance-related costs are offset by these funds. TME sincerely thanks you for your entry.

Web Site:www.thirdmillenniumensemble.or...

 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:

Summary:Chamber Competition
Deadline: 20 March 2019
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Crumb’s Cosmos is a series of events honoring George Crumb’s 90th birthday and celebrating his outstanding legacy. Submitted works must relate to the themes, techniques and/or aesthetics characteristic of George Crumb’s oeuvre.

Crumb’s Cosmos Call for Scores is:
- Open to composers of any age and nationality
- Accepting solo, duo, and small ensemble works (trio, quartet, quintet) for any combination of the following instruments:
Piano, Voice, Percussion, Flute, Saxophone

Notes regarding instrumentation:
- No more than two instruments of the same kind can be used within the same composition (i.e. there can be no more than 2 piano/voice/saxophones/flute parts, with one player per part).
- Works involving percussion must be scored for a maximum of 2 players.
- All works must be scored for no more than 5 performers in total.

Solo works: 5-7 minutes
Duos*: 7-10 minutes
Trios – Quintets*: 10-12 minutes
*any combination of piano, voice, percussion, flute, and saxophone, with no more than 2 players per instrument. See the Notes above for more specific details regarding instrumentation.

- Selected compositions will be performed in Miami (FL) in the fall of 2019, as part of Kaleidoscope MusArt’s Crumb’s Cosmos project | Date, Time & Venue: TBD.
- All works submitted will be considered for future programming.

Selection process:
- The submitted compositions will be screened by a panel of composers and performers to include members of Kaleidoscope MusArt’s artistic committee and University of Miami’s composition faculty.
- The compositions selected to be performed as part of the Crumb’s Cosmos project will be announced on April 28, 2019.

1. Call for Scores is open to composers of any age and nationality.
2. Applicants may submit more than one work for consideration. Please note that there will be an additional administrative fee for each work submitted beyond the first.
3. The submitted work(s) can include extended techniques that do not involve piano preparation (use objects/materials placed inside the instrument or between the strings). Please contact us at for further information, inquiries, and/or concerns.
4. The submitted work(s) can use electronics (fixed media – audio/video). Please contact us at for further information or inquiries/concerns.
5. The submitted work(s) cannot include prepared piano.

- March 20, 2019, 11:59 PM EST
- Results will be announced on April 28, 2019
- Performance of the work: fall 2019 (date: TBD)

1. CV/Resume
2. List of works (please include instrumentation and dates of composition)
3. Work(s) submitted for consideration in Crumb’s Cosmos Call for Scores (PDF, program notes, audio/video recording if available)
4. One additional work sample* (PDF and audio/video recordings, if available);
*The work sample can be of any length or instrumentation. Only one additional work sample is required per applicant, even when submitting more than one piece for consideration in Crumb’s Cosmos Call for Scores.
5. Administrative Fee: $20.
6. If submitting more than one work for consideration in this Call for Scores, please include an additional fee of $10 for each additional submission.

1. Please send all the required materials in one email, either as attachments and/or links to with the subject line “Call for Scores 2019” followed by Your Name.
2. Payment(s) may be submitted through PayPal.
3. All application materials and payment of the Administrative Fee must be received by 11:59 PM EST on March 20, 2019.


 Zodiac International Music Competition
Summary:Trio Competition
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Date Posted: 22 November 2018
Details: The Zodiac International Music Competition aims to discover exceptional musical talent, both in performance and composition, from across the globe, and bring it to the stage of the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the beautiful South of France.

The competition invites artists from all parts of the world to participate via video submission (or score submission for composers). Winning soloist will receive a cash prize and roundtrip airfare and accommodations to give a solo and chamber music recital on the French Riviera in July of 2019.

The winning composer will be offered a commission to write for the internationally-recognized Zodiac Trio (founders of the Festival), or its individual members, as well as a cash prize. The work will be premiered in the South of France during the Festival, and then repeated at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York, in the Fall of 2019 (exact date TBA).

The lack of need to travel makes this opportunity available to artists who might not otherwise have the ability to compete, and opens it to a much wider array of musicians across the globe.

Prizes (Composition)

1st Prize:
$500 Cash Prize
Commission to write a work (up to 10 min) for the Zodiac Trio or its individual members in any combination
World Premiere performance at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in France in July of 2019
Performance at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York in the Fall of 2019
Audio/Video recording of the performance
Diploma & Trophy


The competition is open to artists of any nationality, without age limit.

Application Process:

Composition applicants are asked to submit two (2) scores in PDF format, along with links to a SoundCloud recording (midi is acceptable).

Selection Process:
The submissions will be judged in two rounds: preliminary and final, and will use a points-based system. 10 soloist and 3 composer finalists will be selected and published on the competition website by Friday, February 22nd. Final winners will be announced on Friday, March 1st via email and will posted on the competition website.

Application Deadline & Entrance Fee:

Applications will be accepted until February 15th with the following non-refundable* Application Fee structure:

December 15 - $35 USD (30 Euro)
January 15 - $45 USD (40 Euro)
February 15 - $55 USD (50 Euro)

You will be taken to a PayPal checkout page at the end of the online application, after you click "submit".

*Application fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the Zodiac International Music Competition..

Winning Composer's Commission.
The winning composer will be invited to write a work (up to 10 minutes) for the Zodiac Trio, or its members, and will be premiered at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival. The festival will not provide airfare for the winning composer, however, should the composer choose to attend the performance, the festival will provide meals and accommodations during the duration of the composer's stay (maximum 3 days). The performance will be repeated in the Fall of 2019 (exact date TBA) at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City, NY. No travel expenses will be provided for this performance.

The winning piece will be published on the website in PDF format, along with the videos of the performances.

 Uproar Duo Call for Scores
Summary:Saxophone and Piano Call
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Date Posted: 17 October 2018
Details: The Uproar Duo is excited to announce its first annual Call for Scores! The Uproar Duo is dedicated to performing and recording new works for saxophone and piano, and we are excited to create this opportunity to work with new composers to perform, record, and present their works.

Uproar will be selecting a minimum of three pieces from the pool of submissions. Certain selected works will be performed throughout our 2019-2020 season and will be featured on a future studio-recorded album. Other winning selections will be performed, recorded live, and added to The Uproar Duo's repertoire, though not necessarily recorded as part of an album. Our goal is to include and highlight as many winning selections as possible.

More info:

 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.