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 Eklekto Geneva
Summary:Call for Projects
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 12 April 2017
Details: Eklekto Geneva percussion center invites composers and sound artists to submit a proposal for a new work for percussion trio. The theme of the call is:

< FALL IN >

In today’s society, the concept of gathering is increasingly discussed. The social networks bring the idea of group memberships, but also that of some kind of isolation. Today’s news makes people gather and encourages solidarity and movements of opposition. But at the same time, it creates divisions and disparities. Globalization allows the creation of groups which function beyond political and geographical boundaries; however, the concepts of nationalism and populism are constantly bringing new followers. How do we gather today? How do we consider ourselves as individuals towards groups?

Eklekto would like to discuss the notions of gathering and solitude through musical proposals that reflect this theme, handle it either concrete or more abstract.

The Call for Projects is open to composers and sound artists born after 01.03.1982, coming from Switzerland and the rest of the world.

A jury of professionals will judge the proposals and choose three projects to be realized by Eklekto at l’Abri- Espace culturel pour jeunes talents, in Geneva, on November 4th 2017.

Deadline for submitting : May 1st 2017

Web Site:www.eklekto.ch/call-projects/

 Announcing the 2018 Garth Newel Piano Quartet Composition Competition
Summary:Piano Quartet Competition
Deadline: 28 November 2017
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Details: Previous winners:
2015 - Polina Nazaykinskaya; Russia
2013 - Paolo Boggio; Italy
2012 - Alberto E. Colla; Italy
2011 - Ivan Bozicevic; Croatia

Prize
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, 2018
• A travel stipend to work with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and attend the premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia
• A high-quality audio and video recording
• Frequent performances of their work by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, and an eventual studio recording for public release by the quartet.
• NEW! Winner will have 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 12 Emerging Artist Fellows, with the possibility of readings and performances of additional works by the composer involving all or any combination of 5 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, and 1 piano.
• Receive high quality recordings of these reading sessions and performances
• Collaborate and network with talented musicians from the top music schools.


Guidelines
▪ 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
Refer to our FAQ for more clarification

Restrictions
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

Deadline
All materials must be received by November 28, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the result by e-mail no later than January 31, 2018.

Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1esFV2uZzQNhqsWlrCnF6oLsP8uXAajx4A822n9irC9Q/pub

 Emissary Quartet seeks new repertoire for four flutes
Summary:Flute competition
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 13 March 2017
Details: Awards
• All three winning compositions will be performed at a public concert in the fall of 2017
• All three compositions will be professionally studio recorded and released on our YouTube Channel, in addition to live recording of the Fall 2017 performance
• One grand prize-winning work selected from these three will be featured throughout our 2017-2018 season (at least three performances across the US)

Application Materials
• Full Score (PDF format, please save as “LastName_FirstName_TitleofPiece”)
• Audio rendering or recording, if available (please send as a Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud shareable link)
• Completed Composer Information Sheet (scan to PDF, please save as “LastName_FirstName_Info”)
• There is no application fee

Guidelines
• Submissions must be original compositions for flute quartet (four flutes)
• Available instruments: 4 C flutes, 4 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute (all members play all instrments)
• Electronics are welcome, but please keep in mind that these works may be difficult to program after the Fall 2017 performance, as we frequently perform in venues without electronics capabilities
• Compositions should be 3-12 minutes in length
• Multi-movement works should be submitted as a single entry
There is no limit on the number of works submitted, but each work should be submitted as a separate entry
Web Site:www.emissaryquartet.com/call-for-scores

 “INCONTRI MUSICALI AL C.A.T.” – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES 2017 –
Summary:Chamber Music Call
Deadline: 20 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: PRIZE
– 1-3 compositions will be performed during the 5th Festival “Incontri musicali al C.A.T.” 2017 by the C.A.T. Ensemble. The Festival will take place in Montepulciano (Siena, Italy), from 8 to 12 November 2017.
– The winner will be awarded with the 10% of the total amount from the entry fees (administrative costs excluded)
– Audio recording of the concert

ELIGIBILITY
The call is open to composers of any age and nationality.

INSTRUMENTATION
1-3 instruments. Any combination of:
-Violin
-Clarinet(s) (one player)
-Guitar
-Piano
-Double Bass

DURATION
1′-10′

DEADLINE
May 20th, 2017

SUBMISSION
Submission of compositions either already performed/recorded or not, is allowed.
Please send to callforscores.catensemble@gmail.com
– contact info
– score(s) in PDF format
– performance history of the composition(s), if already performed
– (recommended) MP3 or link to recording (live or midi)
– (optional) short bio, max 200 words

SUBMISSION FEE
Please pay here a submission fee of 10€ for every composition
Web Site:catensemblesite.wordpress.com/call-for-scores-2017/

 GRIT Collaborative Call for Scores – Wind: Traveling Great Distances
Summary:Chamber/electroacoustic call
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 08 March 2017
Details: GRIT Collaborative Call for Scores – Wind: Traveling Great Distances

We are pleased to announce an open call for scores to be performed in collaboration with visual art and/or dance on July 23rd, 2017 at the Allen County Public Theater in Fort Wayne, IN. Each score will be paired with either a work(s) of visual art (by artist Lindsey Schoeneman) and/or dance (choreography by Sophia Schmitz) and performed by the GRIT Collaborative Chamber Players.

GRIT Collaborative is an interdisciplinary arts nonprofit that connects artists, from different disciplines, with each other and their communities. Through collaborative, interdisciplinary performances, installations, educational initiatives, public engagement, and festivals, GRIT Collaborative encourages dialogue and new perspectives.

The collaborators, for the event, will be:

Sophia Schmitz, choreographer

Lindsey Schoeneman, visual artist
http://www.lindseyschoeneman.com/

GRIT Collaborative Chamber Players
http://gritcollaborative.com/collaborators

GRIT Collaborative is based in Wilmington, North Carolina and Iowa City, Iowa.
www.gritcollaborative.com

For further information, contact:
gritcollaborative@gmail.com
Joshua Marquez, Artistic Director
joshuatylermarquez@gmail.com
Dana O’Malley, Executive Director
danajeanomalley@gmail.com

Below, are examples of our previous, collaborative projects:

Grit - dance/music/visual art collaboration
http://www.gritcollaborative.com/grit-media/

Water: Our World – music/visual art collaboration
http://gritcollaborative.com/water-our-world/

…not without breaking it… - sound/visual art installation
http://www.gritcollaborative.com/not-without-breaking-it/

The theme of the concert/exhibition will be “Wind: Traveling Great Distances”. Pieces must be centered around the theme of wind (i.e. wind as a source of energy, wind as a destructive force, wind as sonic inspiration, etc…).

Each composer may submit multiple works to one or both categories:

A) Chamber Ensemble
Works for 1-3 players (oboe, clarinet*, bassoon)
*Bb clarinet, A clarinet, and bass clarinet

B) Electroacoustic
Works for stereo, fixed media

There is no time limit on submissions, however, works under 10 minutes are preferable.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $5.00
Submission Guidelines:

1)Please submit PDF scores to gritcollaborative@gmail.com with the subject: “Composerlastname Composerfirstname Call for Scores"

2)Each submission must include:
- score (.pdf)
- bio (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
- program notes, preferably, relating to the topic “Wind: Traveling Great Distances” (up to 250 words) within the body of the e-mail
- completed submission form available here: www.gritcollaborative.com/submissions

3) Each e-mail submission may include (optional):
- headshot for promotional materials (recommended)
- recording (live recordings, highly recommended; MIDI recordings, accepted)

If accepted, each composer will sign a digital contract which entails the use of the materials for the performance/installation, the use of images/recordings for promotional materials, and venue-specific requests regarding the presentation of work. A link will be provided, via e-mail, if selected.

Composers will be notified of the results by May 15, 2017. Score/parts (.pdf) are due, via e-mail, by May 29, 2017.

Composers may submit multiple works, per category. Previously performed or recorded works are eligible.

Composers whose works are selected for this festival are encouraged to attend, but not required. Regrettably, GRIT Collaborative is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums for composers to attend the event, at this time. We are more than willing to provide a letter of acceptance for any grants. Lodging at a discounted rate, may be available, upon request.

Please contact Joshua Marquez with any questions at gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Entry fee: $5.00
Web site: www.gritcollaborative.com
Submission form: www.gritcollaborative.com/submissions
E-mail: gritcollaborative@gmail.com

Deadline: 1 May 2017
Entry Fee: 5.00
Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Web site: http://gritcollaborative.com/submissions
Web Site:www.gritcollaborative.com/submissions/

 Trio Anima Mundi 2017 Composition Prize
Summary:Piano Trio Competition
Deadline: 01 September 2017
Date Posted: 22 February 2017
Details: Trio Anima Mundi (Kenji Fujimura – piano, Rochelle Ughetti – violin, Noella Yan – cello) is an international award-winning chamber music ensemble based in Melbourne, Australia. Their annual subscription series has become noted for its eclectic and diverse programming, presented by the ensemble with ‘welcome energy and persuasive authority’. Along with the standard canon of music for piano trio, Trio Anima Mundi has rediscovered many gems from the past, presenting rare performances of works by the likes of Theodore Dubois, Hermann Goetz, and Charles Stanford. Their debut CD recording of piano trios by William Hurlstone, Max d’Ollone, Dag Wiren and Miriam Hyde on the Divine Art label was a 2013 Musicweb International Recording of the Year. The seventh Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize will be held in 2017.

REGULATIONS

Eligibility: The competition is open to living composers of all ages and nationalities. Previous winners of this competition are ineligible. Composers must submit a work for piano trio (piano, violin, cello) of 6-10 minutes duration. It may be a multi-movement work, but the total duration must not exceed the maximum of ten minutes. No electronics or amplification are permitted. The internal workings of the piano (such as string plucking) may not be used.

The submission must consist of:
- completed application form
- copy of the application fee payment receipt
- short biography (approx. 200 words)
- short programme notes about the composition (up to 200 words)
- publicity photograph; and ONE COPY EACH of:
- full score (piano) - violin part - cello part (optional: MIDI recording)

The minimum size for the score will be A4. We strongly encourage you to submit your composition score and parts as Sibelius (.sib) files (or PDF files) on a USB drive, SD card, or CD-ROM, or submit via online file transfer (such as Wetransfer). We will also accept printed submissions via post.

If a recording (e.g. MIDI) is available, it can be submitted in .wav, .mp3 or mp4 format (optional). The submitted work may not have been previously published, performed, commercially recorded or received an award from another competition. Multiple entries are permitted. However, each score must be accompanied by a separate application form and fee. The submission must be made via anonymous entry. A codename must be chosen and indicated on the application form. All scores must be marked with the codename. Scores must not have any marking which may identify the composer.

Deadline for submission: All entries must be received by 5pm Australian Eastern
Standard Time on Friday 1st September. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Application fee: AUD$40 per entry. This must be paid online by going to www.trioanimamundi.com and following the links to the composition prize.

Selection process: All submitted works will be reviewed by a jury panel, which will include members of Trio Anima Mundi. Any jury member or their students will not be able to participate in this competition.

The jury’s decision is final and may not be appealed. The jury reserve the right not to award a prize, or to share the prize.

Prize: The winning entry will receive a cash prize of AUD$1000 and its world premiere performances during the 2017 Trio Anima Mundi Series. Two performances will be made, on 29th October and 12th November, and may be recorded for future broadcast or CD. All participants must agree for their work to be performed, recorded and broadcast by Trio Anima Mundi.

Participants will not receive any fee for the premiere performances or broadcast of their work. In the event that there is more than one winner, the prize money will be shared at the discretion of Trio Anima Mundi. The prize winner(s) must agree for their name and images (e.g. photographs) to be used for publicity purposes, without remuneration, by Trio Anima Mundi.

The winner(s) of the 2017 Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize will be notified via email and announced on the Trio Anima Mundi website (www.trioanimamundi.com) by Friday 13th October. The winner(s) will be offered a complimentary ticket and invited to attend the premiere performances. Any travel and accommodation-related costs will not be covered by Trio Anima Mundi. After the premiere performances, the composer must agree to indicate clearly in any subsequent (published or unpublished) score, recording or performance of the winning work that the work was ‘winner of 2017 Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize’.

Return of scores: After the winner is announced, no scores will be returned unless the initial submission is accompanied by a self-addressed envelope large enough to contain the scores, and with sufficient postage for return receipt. Trio Anima Mundi will not take any responsibility for scores which are unable to be returned due to insufficient postage.

Postal Entries to be sent to:

Associate Professor Kenji Fujimura
c/- Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Building 68, 55 Scenic Boulevard,
Monash University, Victoria, AUSTRALIA 3800 Electronic Entries to be sent to: Kenji.fujimura@monash.edu

Enquiries: kenji.fujimura@monash.edu

Applications close: Results announced: Premiere performances:
5pm, Friday 1st September
Friday 13th October
Sunday 29th October and 12th November
Web Site:www.trioanimamundi.com/blank-page

 Northampton Festival Compose a “Fanfare”
Deadline: 20 May 2017
Date Posted: 04 January 2017
Details: “Fanfare” to be no longer than 3 minutes and involve no more than 3 musicians.
Send your composition AND a recording to the Music Co-ordinator by FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017
The winning “Fanfare” will be played at opening of our Festival Saturday 20th May 2017
Web Site:www.northamptonfestival.org.uk

 Emissary Quartet
Summary:Work for 4 instruments call
Deadline: 01 May 2017
Date Posted: 14 December 2016
Details: Emissary Quartet seeks new repertoire for four flutes (instrumentation guidelines below). Three winning works will be performed and recorded by Emissary Quartet in Fall 2017.

This project is part of our mission to foster the creation of new music for flute quartet and advocate for the expansion of the flute quartet repertoire. We hope to establish a mutually beneficial partnership between composers and flutists in exploration of new artistic directions for the flute quartet.

Awards
• All three winning compositions will be performed at a public concert in the fall of 2017
• All three compositions will be professionally studio recorded and released on our
YouTube Channel, in addition to live recording of the Fall 2017 performance
• One grand prize-winning work selected from these three will be featured throughout our 2017-2018 season (at least three performances across the US)

Guidelines
• Submissions must be original compositions for flute quartet (four flutes)
• Available instruments: 4 C flutes, 4 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute (all members play all instrments)
• Electronics are welcome, but please keep in mind that these works may be difficult to program after the Fall 2017 performance, as we frequently perform in venues without electronics capabilities
• Compositions should be 3-12 minutes in length
• Multi-movement works should be submitted as a single entry
• There is no limit on the number of works submitted, but each work should be submitted as a separate entry

Application Materials
• Full Score (PDF format, please save as “LastName_FirstName_TitleofPiece”)
• Audio rendering or recording, if available (please send as a Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud shareable link)
• Completed Composer Information Sheet (scan to PDF, please save as
“LastName_FirstName_Info”)
• There is no application fee

Send all materials to emissaryquartet@gmail.com by May 1, 2017. Results will be announced in August 2017.

Questions? Please contact Colleen McElroy at emissaryquartet@gmail.com. For more information about Emissary Quartet, visit www.emissaryquartet.com
Web Site:www.emissaryquartet.com/call-for-scores

 CNM call for scores: harpsichord duets
Summary:Keyboard duet competition
Deadline: 01 December 2017
Date Posted: 12 October 2016
Details: Colchester New Music is pleased to announce a call for scores for harpsichord duet, to be performed by the Knights-Tidhar harpsichord duo in Colchester in Spring 2018. All works submitted must be original, and not exceeding 7 minutes in length. There are no stylistic limitations.

Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar (http://harpsichordduo.webnode.com/) are the world’s busiest early keyboard duo, giving many performances each year of repertoire which ranges from the Renaissance to the present day. They are actively seeking to expand the small contemporary repertoire for two harpsichords.

For the harpsichords, assume one double-manual instrument of FF-f3 compass with 2 x 8′, 1 x 4’ stops, and one single-manual instrument of GG-d3, 2 x 8′; they will match in tone and volume. Many recordings of modern harpsichord styles can be found on YouTube, and http://www.christopherlewis.net is also worth a visit. For technical queries, please contact calls@colchesternewmusic.com.

Submissions will be judged anonymously by the performers and an external judge; scores must be submitted in pdf format, and the composer’s name must not appear anywhere on the score. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed application form.

Composers may submit up to three pieces – Entry fee is £3 for one, £5 for two or £7 for three pieces, or free for CNM members, students and under 25s (note: proof of age/studentship will be required).

Scores and application forms should be e-mailed to calls@colchesternewmusic.com by 1st December 2017. Links to the downloadable application form and payment details are below:
Web Site:colchesternewmusic.com/calls-for-scores/call-for-scores-harpsichord-duets/

 International Percussion Competition Luxembourg
Summary:Percussion Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Date Posted: 23 June 2016
Details: The subject of the Composition Competition of the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg ( IPCL ) is a work for percussion duo.

Duration: 7-8 minutes

Suggested instruments:
• Marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones, glockenspiels, timpani • Snare drums, bongos, tomtoms, bass drums
• Templeblocks, woodblocks, claves
• Suspended Cymbals, hihat, 1-2 tamtams/gongs, triangles

The use of electronics is not permitted.

In June 2017, the jury of the Competition will select the prize-winning work, which will be the setpiece for the 1st round of the Percussion-Duo Competition 2018 organised by the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg and taking place from 10th until 18th February 2018.
Web Site:ipcl.lu

 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:http://www.duoscordatura.com/call-for-scores-2014-2015-season.html