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 North Texas Euphonium Quartet
Summary:Quartet competition
Deadline: 20 June 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: Announcing a new composition competition!

The North Texas Euphonium Quartet has emerged as the leader among a formidable crop of new euphonium quartets from across the globe. NTEQ has become one of the most active young chamber ensembles in the United States through performances at universities and music conferences across the United States, commissioning of new works specifically for euphonium quartet.

NTEQ is excited to offer composers the unique opportunity to write for a new chamber medium whose repertoire is just now being formed!

Requirements and prizes for the competition are listed below:
LENGTH: one 5-7 minute work originally composed for euphonium quartet
ENTRY FEE: $0 - FREE!
PRIZE: The winning composer will receive a $100 cash prize and the composition will be featured on our upcoming album. Additionally, the top three submissions will be programed for premieres for an entire year on our 2018-2019 tours.

Submissions are due no later than 5:00pm on June 20th

More information about our quartet visit our website and our Soundcloud links below:
https://nteq.weebly.com
https://soundcloud.com/north-texas-euphonium-qrt

SUBMIT HERE by filling out the following google form and uploading your entry to the dropbox link provided in the link below:
https://goo.gl/forms/DGcNLwRW82NBR11Q2
We look forward to hearing your submissions! Good luck to everyone!
Web Site:nteq.weebly.com/nteq-2018-comp...

 The Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra
Summary:Call for Scores
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: The Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra (MSO) announces its first-ever Call for Scores, aimed to highlight and strengthen the saxophone’s role in the 21st century.

Composers are invited to submit saxophone quartets to be performed by members of the MSO throughout the 2018-19 season. Four winners will be selected to have their works performed at a concert in either Boston or New York City, and all concerts will be recorded.

Of these four winners, one will be awarded the title of Composer-in-Residence for the season; a position that includes a $500 commissioning fee towards the composition of a new work for saxophone orchestra. The opportunity also includes a chance to lecture on their music at Brookline Adult and Music Education, a performance of their saxophone quartet, and a chance to work closely with the MSO while composing a new work for the ensemble.

Guidelines:
1. ELIGIBILITY: The MSO’s Call for Scores is open to all composers who are under the age of thirty-five (35) as of June 1st, 2018.

2. LOGISTICS:
• Applications must be submitted through the form below
• Application deadline: June 1st, 2018
• Application must be submitted with a fee of $10 (a PayPal link will appear upon submission)
• Multiple submissions are permissible, however each require a separate application fee
• Scores must be submitted digitally in PDF format
o All scores should include your name as part of the file (i.e. lastname_title.pdf)
• Recordings are preferred, but not required (MIDI is acceptable)
• Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15th, 2018

3. PRIZES:
• First Prize:
o Quartet is performed by members of the MSO in either New York City or Boston
o Recording of the composer’s quartet from the above concert is provided
o Named Composer-in-Residence for the MSO’s 2018-19 season, culminating with a new work for the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra in the Spring of 2019
o Opportunity to lecture on their works at Brookline Adult and Community Education (Brookline, MA)
o $500 Commissioning Fee
• Second, Third, and Fourth Prize:
o Quartet is performed by members of the MSO in either New York City or Boston
o Recording of the composer’s quartet from the above concert is provided
o Composers will be asked to submit headshots, professional bios, and recordings to be featured on the MSO’s website and social media channels

4. COMPOSITION:
• Total performance time for the composition is limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes.
• Works must be scored for four (4) saxophones, either:
o (1) Soprano, (1) alto, (1) tenor, and (1) baritone
o (2) Alto, (1) tenor, and (1) baritone
• Works must have been written within the last five (5) years as of June 1st, 2018.
• Works that have been previously published, performed in concert, or commercially recorded are welcome to be submitted.
• Works incorporating prepared saxophone(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
• At this time, we are not able to support works with electronics for the upcoming season.

Web Site:www.themso.org/callforscores

 Sir Peter Maxwell Davis Memorial Prize 2018
Summary:Chamber Call
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 05 April 2018
Details: The 2018 Canterbury Festival Competition is open to entries from all students, at any level of study, in Music programmes at CCCU. Compositions are invited for an ensemble of (or combination from):

Flutes (Piccolo, C flute and Alto): Heledd Francis Wright

Saxophones (Alto and Soprano): Sam Corkin

Viola: Martin Outram

Piano: David Knotts

Pieces of up to 10 minutes’ duration will be considered; shorter works are, of course, acceptable. It is unlikely that electronic elements can be included, but if this is very important to you please speak to Lauren about it.

The deadline for scores is Friday 1st June at 5pm. Please send your full (transposing) score to Lauren Redhead by this date and time. A shortlist of pieces will be drawn up for the concert, by a panel including Visiting Professor in Composition Paul Patterson and Professor Matt Wright.

Shortlisted compositions will be played by the professional players at the lunchtime concert in St Greg’s on Monday 29th October. On the day there will be a rehearsal/workshop from 10am-12pm to prepare. Selected composers must be available to attend both the rehearsal and the concert. The prize will be presented at the end of the concert by Rosie Turner, Director of the Canterbury Festival.
Web Site:blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/mpa/cal...

 Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet
Summary:Quartet call
Deadline: 01 November 2018
Date Posted: 29 March 2018
Details: The Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet is pleased to announce its first annual clarinet quartet Composition Competition.

The winning compositions will be performed by the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet at a special concert during the 2018-19 season.

Winning composer will receive public recognition and an MP3 and/or video file of the composition.

Submission:
• Works must be written for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet using the following instrumentation:
- 3 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 2 Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1Eb Alto Clarinet, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 2Bb Soprano Clarinets, 1 Bb Bass Clarinet or
- 1 Eb Soprano Clarinet, 1Bb Soprano Clarinet,1 Eb Alto Clarinet, 1Bb Bass Clarinet
• Compositions must be engraved with the dedication “Composed for the Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet“
• Compositions written prior to April 1, 2018 are not eligible
• A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be submitted separately
• Max length of ten minutes
• Please submit score and parts in PDF file format (please include a midi file if available)
• Classical as well as non-classical styles are eligible
• No electronic devices
• Submit score and parts here: cypresswindsquartet@gmail.com
• Competition Launch: April 1, 2018
• Deadline: November 1, 2018
• Announcement of winners: December 1, 2018
• Entry fee: $10.00 – please login to callforscores.simpletix.com to pay the entry fee.
Web Site:www.cypresswindsquartet.com/

 Trumpetoon – Call for Scores
Summary:Trio call
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 01 March 2018
Details: Trumpetoon – Call for Scores for B-flat Trumpet and Bassoon Duo
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2018 (winners will be notified by December 31, 2018)
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)!

Rules:
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.

Terms/Conditions:
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 December 31.
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.
Web Site:minuteofmusic.wordpress.com/tr...

 One Quiet Plunge
Summary:Chamber work call with electronics
Deadline: 01 June 2018
Date Posted: 22 February 2018
Details: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — Commissioned Works

We are seeking landscapes, real and imagined.

One Quiet Plunge, an organization devoted to new music performance in New York’s Hudson Valley, is commissioning one to three new works on the theme of place and landscape for premiere in August 2018 on our program country/…/city/…. Blending found sounds and video footage of the landscapes of the Valley with newly commissioned works that create “imaginary landscapes” from the same material, the program will explore what place can mean to each of us.

Commissioned works will be for viola, piano, and electronics (or a subset thereof) and will be premiered by violist Christiana Reader and pianist Alex Peh. The chosen composers will be student or emerging composers of any age living or studying in the Hudson Valley (an emerging composer is defined as someone who does not have a track record of regular performances by professional ensembles). The fee for each commission is $200.

Interested composers are invited to submit any materials that give a sense of the piece you hope to compose, including prose descriptions, sketches, and (especially) recorded soundscapes or viewscapes of the landscape your piece would be reacting to. Composer should also submit 1-2 scores representative of their instrumental writing and music in general. Any aesthetic will be considered. There is no fee to submit.

Questions and submissions should be sent to onequietplunge@gmail.com and should arrive by April 1, 2018. Larger files may be sent via a file service such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. Commissioned composers will be notified by May 1, 2018.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — Soundscapes/Viewscapes

We are seeking landscapes.

One Quiet Plunge, an organization devoted to new music performance in New York’s Hudson Valley, is currently building our program country/…/city/… for presentation in August 2018. Blending found sounds and video footage of the landscapes of the Valley with newly commissioned works that create “imaginary landscapes” from the same material, the program will explore what place can mean to each of us.

We are soliciting submissions of recorded soundscapes and viewscapes from around the Valley. Capture a place that is unique, that is special to you, that gives others a new perspective on what life in this area can look, sound, and feel like. Chosen works will be presented in a multimedia production alongside new pieces for viola, piano, and electronics performed by violist Christiana Reader and pianist Alex Peh.

Anyone with a connection to the Hudson Valley may submit to this call. Although submissions should be of the highest feasible quality, they need not be at a professional level; submissions made with common smartphone apps are encouraged. All video should be shot in landscape format. There is no fee to submit.

Questions and submissions should be sent to onequietplunge@gmail.com and should arrive by June 1, 2018. Larger files may be sent via a file service such as WeTransfer or Dropbox.
Web Site:onequietplunge.wordpress.com/c...

 Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2018
Summary:Singer with chamber ensemble competition
Deadline: 01 July 2018
Date Posted: 15 February 2018
Details: The Alba Rosa Viétor Foundation is pleased to announce the distinguished jurors who will be selecting the 3rd Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition prize winners. Our jury is a truly international group of composers, representing a broad range of styles in contemporary music. We are grateful to them for sharing their time and expertise, and for their commitment to support the next generation of composers.

Chairman of the Jury is Dutch composer Willem Jeths. He will be assisted by the English composer Tansy Davies, Italian pianist and composer Paolo Marzocchi, German composer Manfred Trojahn and Greek composer Calliope Tsoupaki.

The Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition is part of the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival, named after the Italian composer, violinist and pianist Alba Rosa Viëtor.

The Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2018 invites composers to submit an original work, not exceeding 9 minutes, for one singer (soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, countertenor, tenor, baritone or bass) and piano trio (violin, violoncello and piano).

Inspired by Shostakovich’s wonderful and unique Alexander Blok suite, we would like to encourage young composers to write for this combination of voice and instruments. This does not imply the need for any relationship to the music of Shostakovich.

Composers 35 years of age and under, residing anywhere in the world, are invited to apply.

Finale
Five works will be selected to be premiered on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, during the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). They will be performed by talented young musicians. Dutch radio presenter Maartje Stokkers will introduce the finalists.
The winning composers will be awarded a First prize of €2,000, a Second Prize of €1,000 or an Audience Prize of €1,000.

Application
• The application deadline is July 1st, 2018
• The composition must be for one singer and piano trio and no longer than 9 minutes
• Only one work may be submitted
• There is a registration fee of €35.
• The registration form below must be completed, together with an e-mail sent to mail@albarosavietor.com
Each e-mail submission must include:
1 The full score, with separate instrumental parts, as a PDF file, formatted as A4, created in either Sibelius or Finale. The score does not have be anonymous.
2 A (sample or live) recording of the work in MP3 format
3 A second PDF-file containing a copy of the composer’s passport and a short CV
4 A statement by the composer that the submitted work has neither been published, performed in public and/or broadcast previously, nor awarded a prize in any other composition competition

The registration fee of € 35 should be remitted to account number IBAN NL14ABNA0537207163 (BIC ABNANL2A) of the Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, no later than July 1st, 2018.

One can also use PayPal as a payment method. Please use mail@albarosavietor.com to send the money.

The Jury will select 5 works from the applications submitted by October 15th, 2018 at the latest. The composers of the works selected for the Finale on December 2nd, 2018 will be notified by email.

Web Site:albarosavietor.com/alba-rosa-v...

 Call for scores / Appel à partitions – Festival Osmose, Belgium
Summary:Flute/mariba duo call
Deadline: 25 August 2018
Date Posted: 14 December 2017
Details: We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age.

1) Concert of November, 30, 2018 : Pieces should be written for professionnal duo flute/marimba, only one work per composer. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 3 minutes maximum

Participation fee : 20 euros (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short CV (5 lines), proof of the paiement and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : August, 25, 2018

Composers will be given a copy of the recording of their work. Selected composers will be notified by email at the end of September.
Web Site:www.danbaas.be

 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 required...read 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.

Web Site:www.duoscordatura.com/call-for...