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 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: 18 January 2020
Date Posted: 17 April 2019
Details: Supporting the Arts Since 1954

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico (HWF) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational and charitable organization committed to supporting the arts.
Founded in 1954, the HWF manages one of the oldest artist residency programs in the USA. The Foundation’s mission is to “Support the artist and the creative process” and serves as a haven for visual artists, literary artists and music composers.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation is located on fifteen acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.

Residency Application
To apply for an artist residency, submit an application form (below) along with the application fee and required work samples.

The annual deadline for applications is January 18th to be considered for a residence grant the following calendar year. Online applications must be received, and mailed applications must be postmarked, by January 18th. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards in June. For more info read the FAQs below.
Online applications received between now and 11:59PM MST, Jan. 18 2020 will be considered for residency grants in 2021. Supplemental work samples sent via mail must be postmarked by January 21st!
Web Site:wurlitzerfoundation.org

 Composer's Recording Project
Summary:Recording opportunity
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Date Posted: 11 April 2019
Details: Launched in 2019, the Composer's Recording Project is an organization dedicated to giving all composers access to high-quality recordings of their works.

How it works:
• Three selected composers will have the opportunity to get their works professionally recorded
• Selected recipients will be notified by July 1st, 2019
• Composers can choose up to an 8-person ensemble from the following instruments:
Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon
French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone
Percussion
Piano
Harp
Guitar (electric or acoustic)
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass)
• Composers will have the option to record a preexisting or new work (max. 10')

Eligibility
- Composers currently residing in the US, no age limit, 1 submission per composer

To Apply:
- Email the following materials as PDF attachments to ComposersRecordingProject@gmail.com by June 15, 2019 11:59 p.m EST:

1. Contact information: name, email address, phone number
2. Up to three scores of any instrumentation
3. Brief statement of interest
- DO NOT submit recordings
- All scores should be anonymous; failure to do so results in disqualification
- Submit $10 application fee

Entry Fee:$10
Web Site:www.composersrecordingproject....

 Emotional AI
Summary:Open Call for Sound Artists and Composers
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Date Posted: 04 April 2019
Details: Empathic machines, social robots, affective agents – the ZKM | Hertz-Lab calls on sound artists and composers to apply for a one-month cross-genre residence at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab with project proposals for new artistic strategies in dealing with affective technologies. The submitted project proposals should deal with emotions in human-machine interaction based on sound art or electroacoustic composition and build an interdisciplinary bridge to Emotional Artificial Intelligence, Affective Computing or neuroscience.

Today, affective computer technologies can record the emotional states of users via sensors, microphones and cameras and react quasi empathetically. Algorithms used in text mining can also recognize the emotional mood in news, reviews and articles. Sensors worn directly on or even in the body also provide data on experienced emotions, which can be further processed medically, artistically or technologically. Emotions – the fundamental distinction between man and machine – are digitized, while at the same time a more intuitive, quasi-human handling of the computer develops.

The content of artistic project proposals should address the aforementioned areas of affective computing, emotional artificial intelligence or neuroscience and be feasible during the one-month residency period. The technical infrastructure of the ZKM | Hertz-Lab is available to all guest artists for the realization. The residence must be completed by December 2019. A presentation of the resulting works at the ZKM is planned, but cannot be guaranteed.

Two scholarships, each endowed with 1500 €, will be awarded. As part of an artist residency at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab, the selected artists will work on their project ideas and sketches over a period of one month and realize a new artistic work. During the one-month scholarship period, at least two weeks of residence in Karlsruhe is compulsory. Travel costs will be covered up to an amount of 400€. Accommodation costs will be covered up to an amount of 500€.

Conditions of participation

End of online application: 30.04.2019
If you have any questions, please contact hertz-lab@zkm.de

The following is required for the application:
• Short summary of the project idea (max. 1000 characters incl. spaces)
• Project description stating the required technical infrastructure and possible residence times (max. 5000 characters incl. spaces)
• Short biography (max. 1000 characters incl. spaces) plus contact details
• Portrait photo (min. 300 dpi, specify picture credits)

Applications can be sent by e-mail to hertz-lab@zkm.de up to and including 30.04.2019 in a single PDF file of up to 5 MB. Please upload possibly accompanying audio, image and video material online to a file hosting service of your choice and include the non-expiring download link in your application email.

The Artist-in-Residence-Program "Emotional AI" is part of the »INTERFACES« project and is co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

More info:
Web Site:www.zkm.de/Hertz-Lab

 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Allianz Musical Insurance
Summary:Young Composer-in-Association
Deadline: 10 May 2019
Date Posted: 03 April 2019
Details: UK based composers aged 18 to 30 are invited to apply for BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association, supported by Allianz Musical Insurance. This position will offer one young composer the opportunity to develop their compositional technique and experience in a year long association with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s world-renowned disabled-led ensemble, BSO Resound.

The Young Composer-in-Association will get to work with and compose for BSO Resound, benefit from professional mentorship from Alexander Campkin, the ensemble’s Composer-in-Residence, and receive a £500 bursary which is provided by Allianz Musical Insurance, BSO Resound’s Supporting Partner.

As well as composing for traditional instruments in the ensemble, the Young Composer in Association will have the chance to develop their skills in working with new instruments/ Assistive Music Technology and learn about composing for an inclusive and accessible ensemble.

Lucy Hale was BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association for 2017/18, she said of the experience: “Being Young Composer-in-Association with BSO Resound is a great opportunity. You get to work with first rate musicians who spend time with your music, you learn about the instruments (one of which is very unusual), and you can be introduced to BSO’s partner organisation OpenUp Music to learn about assistive music technology and see the workings of an inclusive youth orchestra. If I could do it all again I’d jump at the chance!”

To read more about Lucy’s experience as BSO Resound’s Young Conductor-in-Association, please click here.

In 2018, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) made history becoming the first orchestra in the world to form a professional disabled-led ensemble. Six months after the ensemble’s creation, BSO Resound became the first disabled-led ensemble to ever perform at the BBC Proms, where they performed the London premiere of Hoping, the second movement of a piece by Alexander Campkin.
Alexander Campkin, BSO Resound Composer-in-Residence, said “This is an invaluable opportunity for a composer to gain experience working with this amazing ensemble. I feel that working with BSO Resound for the last year has really helped me to develop as a composer, so I would strongly recommend young composers to apply. The practical experience of working with professional musicians is immensely beneficial to a composer.”

BSO Resound celebrated its first anniversary with a new corporate partnership which celebrates inclusion. Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No.1 specialist insurer of musical instruments, became the ensemble’s supporting partner in January 2019.

Clarice Goff, from Allianz Musical Insurance, said “Allianz Musical Insurance is dedicated to championing inclusivity and opportunity for everyone, which is why we’re delighted to be supporting BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association. We are proud to be supporting the pioneering work of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BSO Resound, and we’re excited to watch the next Young Composer-in-Association develop and thrive.”

BSO Resound’s Young Composer-in-Association is open to all composers between the ages of 18 and 30, and the BSO welcomes applications from composers who define themselves as disabled.

TO APPLY:
Please provide the following to Alison Holmes at composers@bsorchestra.co.uk
• A CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position (approx. 300 words)
• Example of pieces of compositional work - Digital Scores / Recordings / Audio Exports

The deadline for applications is Friday 10 May 2019 at 12 noon

Web Site:www.bsolive.com/latest-story/1...

 Periapsis Music and Dance
Summary:Dance collaboration opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 March 2019
Details: Composer List: an ongoing opportunity for composers

Are you interested in seeing your music choreographed and/or developing new collaborations with dance artists? Choreographers are always searching for new music that speaks to them, and Periapsis Music and Dance is developing free resources to facilitate these collaborations:

The first such resource we’re creating is an uncurated list of composers interested in collaborating with dance, with links to the individuals’ websites. Choreographers from around the world will be able to peruse the list (also for free), visit your site, listen to your music, and get in touch if they’re interested. The list is organized by city, and you may enter up to two locations of residence.

To join the Composer List:

Create a free login on our login page.
Visit our Composer List page (also found under Information).
Click the “form” button on the right-hand column and fill out a quick Google form.
That’s it! We’ll verify your link and add you to the list within a few days, often sooner. Choreographers
searching for composers will then be able to easily find you.
The only requirement is that you be a composer with a website, and the site should have examples of your music and a way to contact you (or your representative)—if you have your own standalone site that’s great, but you can also use a SoundCloud page, New Music USA profile, etc. (Note: Please see the FAQ on our information page for some exceptions to this.) We will not post a link to an email address or to any site that appears to compromise the security of visitors.

Participating in no way obligates you to collaborate with anybody or offer your work for free if you don’t want to. It simply gives choreographers an easy way to find you and connect, knowing that you might be interested in hearing from them. Your stuff is already out there—this is just a tool to get you more traffic and more listeners, potentially including some people who would want to set your existing music or collaborate on a new project.

Also, this is not a competition. Aside from making sure the links aren’t spam or otherwise illegitimate, we don’t filter, and composers of all genres are welcome to participate. If you would like to be removed from the list at any point, or need to change your link, just send us a message at info@periapsismusicanddance.org. (We will also check the list periodically to remove broken links.)

We’re also developing other informational resources for artists working at the intersection of dance and music, with pages for choreographers about working with music and musicians, and for composers about working with dance. So please check in with us over the coming months, and thanks for participating!

More info:
Web Site:periapsismusicanddance.org/opp...

 CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents)
Summary:Open Call for Composers
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: Deadline: April 30, 2019

CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents) is an innovative art project that integrates the creative agency of 5 composers and Machine Learning algorithms in order to produce a coherent composition of electroacoustic music. The project aims to explore collaborative music creation, harnessing the creativity of electroacoustic composers and Intelligent Agents through a cloud computing platform.

The collaborative process of composition will be conducted online in an iterative fashion, in which the composers will submit and evaluate sound material/ideas/suggestions. These data will train the machine learning algorithms, which will generate new sonic structures according to the group preferences. The framework implements a decentralized model for electroacoustic music composition, featuring hybrid agency (human-algorithmic) and distributed authorship.

The selected composers are expected to work remotely, using the bespoke cloud computing platform, and will receive support by the project moderators, Kosmas Giannoutakis and Artemi - Maria Gioti. Each composer will receive a fee of 400 EUR. The resulting composition will be premiered at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in December 2019. The collaborative process will take place in a fixed period of four months, beginning on August 1, 2019 and ending on November 30, 2019. All creative contents generated by the algorithms and the selected composers will be licensed under a Creative Commons license that allows ZKM and the »Interfaces« project the right to publish them in any physical or digital format.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

To apply for the project please send the following material to cecia@zkm.de by April 30, 2019 with the subject »CECIA«:
• A motivation statement (max 300 words)
• A short CV (max. two pages), including contact address, telephone number, e-mail and website.
• Links to two previous works (audio or video recordings)

Incomplete applications can’t be considered. For additional questions, please contact us at cecia@zkm.de. The selected applicants will be notified by email by May 30, 2019.

The project »CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents)« is organized within the framework of the »Interfaces« project with the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

Further information:
Web Site:zkm.de/en/cecia-open-call-for-...

 Breath Mark Retreat
Summary:Composers' Retreat
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Date Posted: 27 February 2019
Details: Breath Mark is a three-day retreat for poets, composers, and performers (adults 21+) to rest, relax, find inspiration, have meaningful discussions, learn, and put on a collaborative musical performance. Rather than a fast-paced workshop, our retreat will give artists time out from their busy schedules while still making connections and creating art.

The Breath Mark Retreat has the collaboration of a music festival and the focus and intimacy of a creative artist residency. Participants will spend a relaxing weekend mingling with other artists, nourishing their creative selves, and sharing their new works with the community. Together, we will practice mindfulness with meditative improvisation, be active with walks and yoga, maintain sustenance with healthy foods and community, learn with round table discussions, have fun and inspire with creative activities, develop with collaborative rehearsals, and share with a public concert consisting of poetry and music exclusively written for the occasion.

PROGRAM DETAILS
Upon selection, the author will write a group of short poems on the given theme that will be submitted before the deadline of June 30th. They will be in contact with the composers during and before the retreat and will sit in rehearsals of the piece to collaborate with the performers. Authors must give composers written permission to use their poetry in their work.

Each composer will be given one of the poems in early July to work with as inspirational material. It may be used as text for a piece or may be incorporated into the composition in another way if without a vocalist. The piece must be written specifically for the event. It will be a chamber piece with an assigned instrumentation between 4-8 minutes. Scores and parts must be submitted by September 1st. Composers are encouraged to be in contact and collaborate with their assigned performers. It will be performed at the Breath Mark Retreat Concert. Composers will receive recordings of their piece.

Applications are open to any instrument or vocal performer. Performers will receive parts on or before September 3rd. The performers will each work with one or more assigned composers and are encouraged to be in contact and collaborate with them. There will be several hours of rehearsal time to work on the chamber works before the concert in which the poet and composer will sit in and collaborate with the performers, but parts should be learned before attending the retreat. A piano will be provided, but all other performers must bring their own instrument. Percussionists, please let us know what instruments you intend on bringing.

The retreat and evening concert will be located at the Diastole Scholars’ Center in Kansas City, Missouri October 3-5. Participants must arrive by Wednesday night and depart no earlier than Sunday morning. Participants must find their own lodging. Meals during the retreat will either be catered by local natural/organic restaurants or will be prepared together at the retreat led by our nutrition expert, Mary. (Ingredients will be provided.) Participants will pay tuition of $650. Some financial aid may be available. A deposit of $250 and permission forms will be due within one week of acceptance to hold your spot, which will only be refunded in emergency situations. Decisions will be announced on or before June 4, 2019. The additional $400 will be due on or before September 1st. All participants will receive a recording of the concert.

International applicants are welcome to apply. We will work with participants who request accommodations. "Diastole was built prior to current requirements. However, we do have an elevator, a handicap accessible bathroom, and most areas are wheelchair friendly." After admission, please let us know if you have any special dietary needs, or need extra assistance.

APPLICATIONS
Breath Mark Retreat is about collaboration, not competition! Therefore, applicants will be accepted based on how their mission or goals, their instrument or authenticity of their poetic/compositional voice, and experience levels harmonize with the other applicants. Those not chosen initially will be put on a waiting list.

Early bird application fee is only $5--Apply before April 1st! Applications are due Friday, May 31, 2019. Please download the document, re-title as LastName_type of application_2019.docx or .pdf, complete the application, and email the application, score and poetry examples (if applicable), and any supporting documents to breathmarkretreat@gmail.com Click below to pay the $10 application fee and you're all set.

Entry Fee:$5
Web Site:www.breathmarkretreat.org/prog...

 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Summary:Residency Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers/musicians, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing including private bedroom and bathroom, and a private studio.

Application deadlines are MARCH 1 and SEPTEMBER 1 annually.
• The March 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following July – December.
• The Setpember 1 deadline determines residency awards scheduled the following January – June.

Please visit our website for application details and link to apply:
Web Site:www.khncenterforthearts.org/re...

 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Summary:Creative Space for Composers
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Date Posted: 06 February 2019
Details: The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), in the Amherst, Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is currently accepting applications from composers for fall residencies (October 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020). All VCCA residencies include a private bedroom, separate studio, and three meals each day in an inspiring community of more than 20 passionate artists across many disciplines. Fellowships and need-based financial aid are available. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019. For more about VCCA and how to apply, visit vcca.com.
Web Site:vcca.com/main/index.php

 The Walden School
Summary:Musicians' Retreat
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 17 January 2019
Details: The week-long festival in New England for composers, improvisers, performers, electronic musicians, choral musicians, and music teachers.

All participants at the Creative Musicians Retreat take classes, sing in chorus, attend improvisation workshops, hear concerts, and participate in Composers Forums. Courses include the Walden School Musicianship Course, seminars on Contemporary Topics, and courses in electronic music. Our Composer-In-Residence is on campus all week, moderating three Composers Forums, conducting master classes, and giving private composition lessons. In 2019, our artists-in-residence will be Mivos Quartet, percussionist Matthew Gold, and composer George Lewis.

Application Postmark Deadlines
Fall Round: December 15, 2018
Winter Round: February 1, 2019
Spring Round: March 15, 2019
Final Round: May 1, 2019

For more information and to apply:
Web Site:waldenschool.org/creative-musi...

 Arts Letters & Numbers
Summary:Residency Programme
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 December 2018
Details: Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived. Since then we have continuously been cultivating this program to encourage individual and collaborative creation: to think, make and act alongside others within a community. The program has brought together artists from a wide range of disciplines, to ask and engage their questions, create and share their work. When people are free to act, interact with and support one another, new works and ideas emerge.

Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency and intensity of purpose, a place to create new linkages, new thought processes, new path- ways of understanding that embody our best hopes and aspirations. It is a place where many elements come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination; it is a place to explore the nuanced fragilities in our shared stories.

We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.

Arts Letters & Numbers is constructed by us: not just those who are directly involved in its day to day operation, not just the fellows, participants, visiting artists and local community members, it has and continues to be built by everyone who sets foot in this remarkable place. It is being constructed by and between us. This aspect of Arts Letters & Numbers is foundational.


Residency History
Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.

Duration of Residency
We are now accepting applications for 2018/2019. Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Due to our annual Summer Workshop, we do not accept any Residencies between July 1st and August 15th.

Residency Fee and Accommodation
Following fees are for 2018/2019:
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week
Private accommodation $275/week
Couple accommodation $375/week

You will be hosted in the House on the Hill, in one of our nine bedrooms; these vary in size and, we offer both private and shared arrangements. (Although all three of our bathrooms are shared). We will do our best and try to give everyone the privacy they need.

One of our traditions has been the sharing of ideas over a great meal, and this has become a vital part of Arts Letters & Numbers. We will all share one kitchen and though you are individually responsible for your food, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

Day Residency
Day Residency, no accommodation included $95/week (2018/2019)

The Day Residency is for commuting Residents only. The artists will, just like any other artist in the program, have access to all working facilities.

Studio / Workspace
Because each artist's studio needs and space differs, we work with each artist to find the best possible working situation for their time. Currently, the Mill is under construction and is unfortunately not to be used for creative work. In addition to the Mill we also have our Barn, located next to the house. This flexible indoor - outdoor space serves as our main studio space, with additional more private spaces to be found in the House as well as space for our 9' grand Baldwin piano.

Expectations Towards the Artist
Artists are expected to pursue their individual creative endeavor and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.

Available Weekly Happenings
Monday Evening: T-time; serious casual discussion, linkage making, mounting of enquiries for critical reception and processing with other minds, development of discourse, emergent language to signify thoughts and works and ways of thinking through work, relating experience to abstraction and larger contexts.

Tuesday Evening: Table Tennis gathering; potluck dinner and ping pong at various houses in the local community

Friday Morning: Liver and Onions; very casual conversations with the local community over potluck breakfast

Other available happenings: Open Mic (opportunity of sharing in progress or completed works, as well as sharing of influences and references.) Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Construction, Dinners and Excursions to Museums etc. (Organized and hosted by Fellows and Resident Artists)

Disciplines Support and Technical Information
The basis for Arts Letters and Numbers Residency Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary linkages. Work samples are required for evaluating applications. The application form asks for a website but if you do not maintain one as the site for samples of your work, please send samples, writing or images directly to info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within 14 - 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Scholarships
There are a limited number of Residency Work Scholarships available. Scholarships are only for residencies 8 weeks or longer. Please enquire if you are interested in work exchange discount.

Web Site:www.artslettersandnumbers.com/...

 2019 Barlow Prize
Summary:$12,000 Commission
Deadline: 01 June 2019
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Barlow Prize 2019

$12,000 Commission
New Work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics

The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission for a major new work for Pierrot ensemble + percussion and electronics. The work will be performed by a consortium of choirs (TBD) in 2021.

The work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium. Half of the commission fee will be paid when the contract for the commission is signed, and the other half will be paid when the finished score is submitted to the Endowment.

Eligibility

There are no restrictions or preferences with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:

1) Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered in the Prize competition. FAQS

2) The Barlow Endowment is only able to grant commissions to composers who are not included among the premiering performers, conductors, directors, or agents of the commissioned work.

3) Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible. FAQS

Application

New procedures for applying: Start the application process for the Barlow Prize by clicking on the application link found below. Upon completion, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant with further instructions and with the application PDF attached.

• Please note that all submissions are final. After submitting the application, applicants may not change or add anything to their submission.
• Your application is saved automatically. If you close the application before submitting, you must re-open the application link from the same device on which you began your application. Note: sound files are not saved or uploaded until the application is submitted.
• Anonymous submission is not necessary. FAQS
• Supporting materials should be sent by regular or express mail (not email) and must include a background sketch/ brief bio (one page), résumé of compositional activity, and exactly two (2) submitted hard-copy scores total. (REMINDER: submit EXACTLY two physical scores. No electronic scores will be accepted.) FAQS
-Of the two works you submit, one should be your best work (regardless of instrumentation).
-The other should be your best work that is closest to the consortium/performer requirement for which you are applying. It need not be exact, but can feature the category in another context. The judges will be interested in seeing how you handle the instrument(s) in as close a context as you can show.
-Additionally, one of these two chosen compositions (not an arrangement or recasting of an earlier work) must be no more than five (5) years old.
-The Endowment does not provide advice to applicants regarding which piece of music best represents them and their abilities.
• Recordings should be uploaded as part of the application form and should be uploaded in .aac or .mp3 formats only. Scores with recordings are considered extremely helpful in the judging process. Live recordings are strongly encouraged; MIDI realizations are discouraged. Judges will not review DVDs or CDs. FAQS
• The Endowment will not contact applicants if their uploaded .mp3 recordings do not work.

Deadlines

Applications and all materials must be RECEIVED before close of business on June 1st of each calendar year. This deadline is absolute—the Endowment is not obligated to respond to composer requests for any exception, and will not consider applications or materials received after that date. We encourage contestants from outside the United States to mail their materials early to avoid problems caused by postal delays. Note: the university does not receive mail on Saturday, Sunday, or US national holidays. FAQS
Web Site:barlow.byu.edu/prize-applicati...

 The Space City New Music Festival
Summary:New Music Festival Composing and Networking Opportunity
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 06 June 2018
Details: The Space City New Music Festival (SCNMF) is a one-of-a-kind summer festival in Texas housed in the heart of downtown Houston near the Theater District at the new arts facility: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.

SCNMF is a week-long summer festival that brings composers, performers, conductors, and teachers together to collaborate on newly composed works, study contemporary music, build lifelong relationships, and present 3 to 4 concerts for the community of Houston.

The 2018 Space City New Music Festival will be working and collaborating with:

- Guest Composer: Marcus K. Maroney
- Guest Artist: Crystal Chu (solo percussion)
- Guest Chamber Ensemble: 3G Percussion

Festival participants will have the opportunities to:
- Collaborate, promote, and perform newly composed works with guest artists
- Attend masterclasses and full-length concerts showcasing our guest composer, artist, and chamber ensemble
- Take composition lessons with guest composer, Marcus K. Maroney
- Perform for the community of Houston
- Each piece is guaranteed at least one performance by one of our guest artists.

Categories & required materials
I. Composer
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 representative scores for any combination of instruments with a LIVE Recording/MIDI (preferably scored from 1-6 performers)
- A list of works
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

II. Performers
- Completed 2018 Application
- up to 3 recordings (audio and/or video) of you performing in contrasting styles
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

III. Conductors
- Completed 2018 Application
- Up to 2 videos (around 15 minutes total) of you conducting chamber and/or large ensembles (preferably contemporary music)
- A repertoire list
- A resumé OR CV
- (Optional) Up to 1 Letter of Recommendation
- (Optional) any other documents you want to share

IV. Auditors
- Completed 2018 Application
- A brief resumé

Web Site:www.spacecityperformingarts.or...

 C4 Ensemble
Summary:Call for choral scores
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 18 September 2012
Details: The C4 ensemble invites composers to submit scores for chorus and electronics for possible future performances. More details can be obtained from the ensemble via the link listed above.
Web Site:www.c4ensemble.org