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Competitions and Opportunities

The competitions and opportunities listed here are usually non gender specific, but Women in Music offers this section as a service to inform and encourage women composers and musicians.

COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.

 

OXFORD/SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRIZE
The Music Faculty of Oxford University announces a prize for electronic compositions. Composers who are based in UK and under 35 years. Up to 10 mins. Must be present at concert. Several prizes of equipment.
WEB: www.music.ox.ac/about/facilities/music-technology/osemp
DEADLINE: 31 August 2014

 

ALKEMA COMPOSITION CONTEST
New music written for saxophone quartet and piano. Composers are encouraged to write cross-over works. The instruments will be sop, alt, ten and baritone sax with piano, 6 - 8 mins. Can have electronics. Classical can be combined with elements of pop, jazz, rock, folk. Anon entry, Send full score in C by pdf. Send separate transposed parts in pdf. Send application form, bio etc. Can include MIDI file as Mp3. Fee: EUR 50. Must be never performed or broadcast and unawarded in other competitions. Six works will be selected for final concert in Utrecht, Netherlands on 26 Oct 2014. Composers will be expected to attend. Some travel allowance may be made. Prizes of EuR 1000, 500 & 250.
E: iacc@matchingarts.com
WEB: www.matchingarts.com
DEADLINE: 1 September 2014

BERKELEY ENSEMBLE NEW COBBETT PRIZE
Composers of 35 and under. Resident in UK. Submit work scored for: 2 vlns, vla, vc, DB, cl, bsn, hn & piano. 8 - 12 mins. Unperformed and not submitted for any other prize. Prize of £500.
WEB: www.berkeleyensemble.co.uk
DEADLINE: 1 September 2014

NEWSIR NORMAN LLOYD-EDWARDS AWARD
For young composers under 30 who were born or live in Wales. Works for brass quintet of 3 - 8 mins. Unperformed, unpublished and not recorded. 3 prizes of £300 and two prizes of £100. The winning score will be performed in Cardiff 1 November.
E: max@arcomis.com
WEB: www.arcomis.com
DEADLINE: 1 September 2014

TANSMAN COMPETITION, POLAND
Works for instrumental ensemble of at least 14 instruments, up to symphony orchestra (3.2.2.2./ 3.4.3.1./ pf, hp, timps, perc(2)/ 12,10,8,6,4.) OR Works as above but including solo instrument or voice. 10 - 20 mins (+/- 2 mins). No electronics. Must not have been awarded any first prizes at international competitions. Must have been written after 2008. Prizes of EUR 12,000, 8000, 4000, 2000. Entry fee: EUR 60 (+bank charges). The jury will select up to 5 socres for performance on 21 November 2014. Composers will be present and will have travel and accomodation expenses provided. Anon entry.
E: wendland@tansman.lodz.pl
WEB: www.tansman.lodz.pl
DEADLINE: 5 September 2014

ACCORDION COMPOSER COMPETITION, SPAIN
A piece for solo accordion or chamber music with accordion. Up to 10 mins. Written in 2010 or after. Not performed in public or through digital means or published or awarded a prize. Prize of EUR 2000. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 30. The prize concert will be given on 13 September, Barcelona.
E: info@hauspoz.org
WEB: www.hauspoz.org/index.php/en_EN.

DEADLINE: 5 September 2014

PRINCESS ASTRID CONDUCTING COMPETITION
An international competition for conductors, in Trondheim, Norway, 24-27 November 2014. Under 35 years. Prize of NOK 200,000 + conducting project with the Trondheim S.O.
WEB: www.tso.no
DEADLINE: 10 September 2014

NEWCOMPOSER COMPETITION A. RENDANO, ITALY
For composers born after 1 January 1974. Submit the score of a chamber work for up to 16 players. Submit 7 copies. Can be performed or published. Anon entry. Composers selected will be given new commissions for performance in Italy, 21 - 22 February 2015. There will be 5 commissions for a chamber work of 7 - 10 mins for 7 - 11 players (from a given list). Also 2 commissions for a trio of flute, clarinet, and vibraphone, 3 - 7 mins. Composers are invited to attend but must pay their own travel expenses. Total prizes amount to EUR 7000. Entry fee: EUR 50.
E: info@enotriabrutiaclassica.com
WEB: enotriabrutiaclassica.com
DEADLINE: 10 September 2014

NEW YORK FLUTE CLUB COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Seeking outstanding new works for flute and piano of between 8 - 15 mins. Not previously performed,  published, recorded and commercially released. Original works, less than 5 years old. Anon entry. Prizes of US$ 1500, 1000, 500 and performance at 2015 NY Flute Fair (March/April 2015). Entry fee: $35.
E: zuber.flute@verizon.net
WEB: http://nyfluteclub.org
DEADLINE: 15 September 2014

NEWINTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2014
Lots of categories. USA. Fee of US$ 30 per song.
WEB: www.songwritingcompetition.com
DEADLINE: 18 September 2014

TAKEMITSU COMPETITION, JAPAN
For composers up to 35 years. A work for orchestra (not concerto). Judge for 2014 will be Kaija Saariaho of Finland. Prize of 3,000,000 Yen. Must be not published, publicly performed or commercially recorded. 10 - 20 mins. Instru'n: 3.3.3.3/ 4.3.3.1/ hp(2), kybd(2), perc(4)/ 30.12.10.8. Submit 2 bound copies and entry form. Anon entry. A selection of works will be performed before prize awarded, and selected composers invited to attend.
WEB: www.operacity.jp/en/concert/award/index.php
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014

JEAN SIBELIUS COMPOSITION COMPETITION, FINLAND
Part of 150th anniversary celebrations of Jean Sibelius. Three categories: works for choir (mixed, women, men, youth, children), 3 - 8 mins; works for solo piano, 5 - 10 mins; works for solo violin or violin/piano duos, 6 - 9 mins. Some compositions for the violin category will be chosen as pieces for the Sibelius Violin Competition. Winning works in the other categories will be performed at festivals in 2015. Works must not be published or performed. One entry only for each composer. Anon entry. Send 5 copies. Prizes of EUR 10,000, 8,000, 5000. Submit by post.
E: anna.krohn@sib.fi
WEB: www.sibelius150.fi/en/compositioncompetition
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014

NEWMONCALIERI MUSIC COMPETITION
An unperformed work lasting 5 - 10 mins. Either for piano solo OR an ensemble of up to 6 instruments and soprano voice. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 50. Send 6 printed copies by post. Winner of ensemble work provides parts. Prize is publication and performance at Antidogma Festival 2015.
E: saturnio@saturnio.it
WEB: http://moncalierimusiccompetition.com
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014

PREMIO TRIO DI TRIESTE
International composer competition for composers under the age of 40, for pieces for string instruments plus piano. Submit 3 short unpublished pieces for duos - one of each, violin + pf; viola + pf; cello + pf. Up to 7 mins. The winning compositions will be performed by participants in the chamber music contest of 2015. Must not be published or performed in public or used in public before the award ceremony in 31 October 2014. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 50. Prizes: EUR 7000 and 2000 + performances and publication.
E: info@acmtrioditrieste.it
WEB: www.acmtrioditrieste.it
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014

SOUSA/OSTWALD AWARD
Original composition for band. No arrangements. Scored for wind, brass & percussion. Can have solos. Must be written after 1 october 2011. Difficulty: Grade 5 or 6. Cash prize of US$ 5000 and performance at 2015 American Bandmasters Convention in Nevada on 4 - 7 March, 2015. Some travel expenses paid. Send by E-mail : pdf of full score and a mp3 recording - must be from a live performance or recording session, not MIDI.
E: colburnmj@gmail.com
WEB: americanbandmasters.org/awards
DEADLINE: 1 October 2014

ALIENOR COMPOSITION COMPETITION
A work for solo harpsichord. Can be one movement or several. Should be suitable for students and non-professionals but can contain musical challenges. 5 - 8 mins. Must have been written in the last 10 years and not submitted to previous Alienor competitions. Six finalists will be selected and works performed at HKSNA annual meeting in Spring 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Each finalist receives $800 with other prizes selected by audience.
E: alienor2015@historicalkeyboardsociety.org
WEB:www.historicalkeyboardsociety.org/competitions/alienor-competition
DEADLINE: 1 October 2014

MBZ 5 MINUTE OPERA
Send an opera of 5 mins, scored for 2 singers and 8 instruments. The ten best entries will be performed in Zagreb, Croatia in April 2015. The piece judged the best will give its composer a new commission for a full opera for the 29th Music Biennale Zagreb.
WEB: www.mbz.hr/eng/vijesti/5_minute_opera
E: mbz@hds.hr
DEADLINE: 1 October 2014

GAUDEAMUS PRIZE
Categories: large ensemble; ensemble with video or electronics; electric guitar quartet. There will be 5 candidates selected for the prize. Other of their works will be performed during the festival (Gaudeamus Week 9 - 13 September 2015). Can work with the ensembles and rehearse. All selected composers will be asked to write a short work for the ensemble-in-residence Stagwerk Den Haag (2 - 5 percussionists + electronics. 8 - 12 mins). All entrants pay an entry fee of EUR 35. If selected a composer pays EUR 500 for 10 days accomodation.
E: gaudeamusprize@muziekweek.nl
WEB: www.muziekweek.nl
DEADLINE: 1 October 2014

MOMPOU COMPETITON FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS, SPAIN
Composers up to 35 years. A work for flute, viola and harp. Not performed, published or disseminated in any way. 12 - 20 mins. Prize of EUR 4000. Anon entry.
WEB: http://concursfredericmompou.cat/eng
DEADLINE: 10 October 2014

VERDEHR TRIO COMPOSITION COMPETITION
A work for trio of clarinet, violin and piano. Unperformed. Provide score and optional MIDI. Anon entry. Entry fee: $25. Prize of US$ 5000 and performance in ClarinetFest 2015, on 22 - 26 July 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
WEB: www.clarinet.org
DEADLINE: 15 October 2014

IMPULS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, VIENNA
For composers born 1980 and after. Submit a 10 - 20 min piece. Composer selected will be given a EUR 2200 commission and travel for IMPULS composition workshops in 2016.
WEB: www.impuls.cc/competition.html
DEADLINE: 31 October 2014

WALTER BEELER MEMORIAL COMPOSITION PRIZE
Original work for wind ensemble/ concert band. Standard instrumentation. No arrangements. May be already performed. Must have been written in previous 2 years. Suitable for performance for professional, university or high school bands. Up to 7 mins. Submit full score (paper entry) and CD recording. Cash prize of US$ 3000 and performance in 2015. Some travel expenses awarded. Anon entry.
WEB: www.ithaca.edu/music/current_students/competitions/beelerprize
DEADLINE: 1 November 2014

MERRILL JONES YOUNG COMPOSER CONTEST (USA)
Composers under 40 years. A work for concert band of difficulty grade III/IV. Up to 8 mins. Prize of US$ 2000. Anon entry. Must be unpublished. One entry per composer. Submit full score and CD recording of good quality (not synthesized).
E: dzeisler@odu.edu
WEB: www.nationalbandassociation.org
DEADLINE 1 November 2014

TEXAS TECH TROMBONE ENSEMBLE COMPOSITION CONTEST
An original work for trombone ensemble consisting of: solo tenor trb, solo bass trb + trombone 8tet (6tens, 2 basses). 4 - 6 mins. A concert piece to be performed at the annual Big 12 Trombone Conference on 16 - 18 Jan 2015 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Cash prize of US$ 1000. Submit by post or E-mail. Submit full score, parts, midi recording and fee of $35.
E: james.decker@ttu.edu
WEB: big12tromboneconference.com
DEADLINE: 1 November 2014

PABLO CASALS COMPETITION
Composers born after 11 April 1975. A chamber work never performed in public. 3 - 6 instruments from: violin, viola, cello (obligatory), flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, piano. Duration about 15 mins. Three composers will be selected for finals and must attend (Prades, France) 6 - 11 April 2015. Travel and lodging provided. 1st prize: EUR 12,000. Other finalists receive EUR 1500. Send 8 copies of score.
E: festival.prades@wanadoo.fr
WEB: www.prades-festival-casals.com
DEADLINE: 2 November 2014

GARTH NEWEL PIANO QUARTET COMPOSITION COMPETITION
The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is a very active chamber music group based in USA. They are seeking to broaden the repetoire of the the piano quartet and to commit to supporting contemporary music. The competition is for a work for piano, violin, viola and cello. No electronics. Composers must be emerging - not have already received a professional premiere, or be professionally recorded for commercial CD release, or be published. No restrictions of age or nationality. Anon entry. Send score and parts and CD (can be MIDI realisation). Prize is cash US$ 3000, + performance in 2015 + travel assistance to attend premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia. Send for full details.
E: egrau@garthnewel.org
WEB: www.garthnewel.org
DEADLINE: 15 November 2014

SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Open to all. There are many categories of song. Can enter as many as you like. Must be original and you must own copyright. There are a number of awards.
WEB: www.songdoor.com
DEADLINE: 15 November 2014

CARL VON OSSIETSKY COMPOSITION PRIZE
In 2014 the prize is for a composition for piano solo, or piano duet, or 2 pianos,4 hands. Up to 10 mins. Anon entry.
WEB: www.uni-oldenburg.de/musik
DEADLINE: 30 November 2014

PIERROT LUNAIRE COMPETITION
Chamber works of 8 - 15 mins scored for 2-5 players from: flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Unpublished and unperformed. Anon entry. Prize of EUR 5000 and at least 3 performances during 2015 - 2016.
WEB: www.pierrotlunaire.at
DEADLINE: 30 December 2014

CHRISTOPH DELZ FOUNDATION
For composers born after 1 January 1975. Submit a choral work scored for chorus of 24 - 32 SATB and piano, wind quintet, DB and percussion. The winner receives CHF 50,000 and premiere by SWR Voval Ensemble, Stuttgart in the Lucerne Festival of summer 2015. 10 - 20 mins. Anon entry.
E: delz@sunrise.ch
WEB: www.delz.ch/en
DEADLINE: 12 January 2015

OPPORTUNITIES

BRITISH COMPOSER AWARDS STUDENT COMPETITION

CALL FOR PIANO SCORES

For composers who live or work in East Anglia. Dylan Christopher is looking for new and exciting contemporary music to perform and for his teaching studio. Wants accessible pieces. Must be original and up to 5 mins. Send notes (up to 400 words) along with scores. Entry fee: £3 per score.
WEB: www.colchesternewmusic.com/calls-for-scores/call-for-piano-scores
DEADLINE: 29 August 2014

INTERNATIONAL ELECTROACOUSTIC EXPO, MEXICO
The Expo will be held 1 Oct - 30 Nov, 2014 in Mexico. Call for works composed after 1 January 2010. 5 - 20 mins. Not presented or awarded in other contests. There are different categories for entry. Send by CD or DVD.
WEB: www.msic,ab.org
DEADLINE: 29 August 2014

ELECTROACOUSTIC MINIATURES, PORTUGAL
For the 40th anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution, a call for electroacoustic miniatures (2 - 5 mins) under the theme: "Revolution and Metamorphosis". There will be 25 works selected and made into a sound installation in Lisbon.
E: misomusic@misomusic.com
WEB: http://misomusic.com/index.php/en/creation/230
DEADLINE: 31 August 2014

NEWYOUNG COMPOSER RESIDENCE AT GLYNDEBOURNE
A composer under 30 years will be offered a part-time residency of 3 years, starting in January 2015, at Glyndebourne Opera . The composer should have post-grad level in composition or equivalent professional experience. There should be evidence of engagement with opera or theatre, and writing for voice and skills such as pianist/vocalist/improvising instrumentalist. There willbe an annual bursary of £17,000.
WEB: www.glyndebourne.com/youngcomposer
DEADLINE: 15 September 2014

ELECROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION, MUSICA VIVA, PORTUGAL
Send electroacoustic works of 5 - 15 mins. No live sources. Up to 8 channels. Not published or awarded in any other competition. Submit by Email. Accepted works will be performed at the 2015 Musica Viva Festival in Portugal.
WEB: http://misomusic.com/index.php/en/creation/229
E: concurso@misomusic.com
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014

ISCM ITALY - OBOE SCORES
In order to introduce young performers to contemporary music, ISCM Italy is looking for scores in 3 categories: oboe solo; oboe with piano or organ or haprsichord; ensemble of double reed instruments (oboe, cor, oboe d'amore, bassoon) 2 - 6 players. Performance difficulty is for players who have not yet completed their course of study. Durations: up to 4 mins for oboe solo and up to 8 mins for the other categories. Must be unpublished but can be performed. Entry fee: EUR 30. Selected scores will be published by Edizioni Carrarra. Send by pdf. Entry form on web.
E: simc@fastwebnet.it
WEB: www.simc-italia.it
DEADLINE: 30 November 2014

NEWCALL FOR SCORES, RISUONANZE FESTIVAL 2015
The Festival will be in Italy May - June 2015. Works must have been not before performed in public in Italy. Fee of EUR 15. Works of 1 - 6 mins for: solo piano. solo flute, solo oboe, solo trombone, solo toy-piano, solo voice (mezzo) or mezzo with piano, or duo for 2 flutes, or trio of flute, oboe & piano. All works will be broadcast on radio and professionally recorded. Composers are encouraged to attend but there are no expenses given.
E: tkecallforsocres@gmail.com
WEB: www.risuonanze.it/call/call.html
DEADLINE: 15 February 2015

NEWCALL FOR SCORES - FRETLESS GUITAR
Richard Perks seeks pieces for fretless electric guitar which explore its capabilities in an "art music" context. Original and up to 5 mins. Entry fee: £3 for one score, £5 for two and £6 for three.
WEB:www.colchesternewmusic.com/calls-for-scores/call-for-scores-fretless-guitar
DEADLINE: 1 November 2014

DONNE IN MUSICA CALL FOR PAPERS
Articles re mechanisms which make for gender inequality in music of all genres. Contributions are invited for online publication. Articles should focus on the role of women composers in a European context, obstacles encountered, inequality of opportunities etc. Send an abstract of 50 lines + CV of 10 lines. Final articles should be no more than 7000 words.
TO: forum@donneinmusica.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

LISTENING ROOM, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Anyone can submit material. The idea is to listen and talk about what we hear. No fee. First theme is: "Ancient Sound". What would the music of our ancestors sound like? Send submissions by Email with subject: Ancient Sounds Submission.
E: alisteningroom@gmail.com
WEB: www.facebook.com/pages/A-listening-room/480419592063682
DEADLINE: no deadline given

YOUNG COMPOSERS - SYDNEY YOUTH SYMPHONY
An opportunity for composers under 30, all nationalities, to compose for symphony orchestra. Up to full double wind orchestra with brass and strings. 5 - 10 mins. Entry fee: AUS$ 70 each submission. Send score and parts by pdf, or by mail. This is an annual call for scores, so no deadline - a work will be selected by end of June each year for performance with the Sydney Youth Orchestra.
E: new.music.concert@sys.org.au
WEB: www.sys.org.au
DEADLINE: Ongoing

WORKS FOR CHORUS AND ELECTRONICS
Composers are encouraged to send works for chorus and electronics to a New York based collective of composers and conductors for consideration for forthcoming performance.
Karen Siegel: chestnutoak@gmail.com
WEB: www.c4ensemble.org
DEADLINE: Unknown

SCHELBRAND CALL FOR SCORES
Concert series in Berlin, looking for new pieces. 1 - 15 players. Don't usually do pieces which have neither electronics or percussion. Send score, possible recording (MIDI OK) and short bio.
E: gruetter@schelbrand.net
WEB: www.schelbrand.net
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON WOMEN COMPOSERS
A call for articles to be published in the Kapralova Journal in the Spring (and afterwards). Articles on the subject of women composer/s (past or contemporary) and their music. Can be biographical or analytical. Max. 6000 words. Submission guidelines:
WEB: www.kapralova.org/JOURNAL.htm
DEADLINE: Ongoing

SINGERSPRO
An online directory for professional singers.
WEB: www.singerspro.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

2011 YOUBLOOM SONG CONTEST
WEB: www.youbloom.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR SCORES
ThatNewMusicLibrary is a new online site for unpublished choral scores. The scores will be heavily promoted to college libraries. The site will be password-protected and will be referred by editors with an established reputation in  new music. Subscribers to the site will pay a fee, and the composers get 40%, distributed according to time subscribers spent viewing. Music will be protected from being copied or duplicated in any way.
Chris Brubaker  E: chris@thatnewmusiclibrary.com
WEB: www.thatnewmusiclibrary.com
www.thatnewmusicwebsite.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Jaclyn Heyen, a mezzo soprano in USA is looking for repetoire. She wants art songs from women composers.
E: jaclynheyen@yahoo.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CHAMBER WORKS FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO
Janina Ehrlich who teaches at Augustana College IL, is looking for chamber works for viola, cello and piano.
E: janinaehrlich@augustana.edu

SYLVIA WADDILOVE FOUNDATION
Provides grants to charities for educational projects, music composition and performances and other things unrelated to music. Grants available to small charities with turnover less than £500,000 annually, especially charities that will carry out the project themselves, who rely on volunteers and who can demonstrate a successful history of projects. The Trustees meet to consider applications in Jan, April, July and Oct. Applications need to be submitted before the last week in the month before the next meeting.
WEB: www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charitable-applications/charity-details/the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk
DEADLINE: ongoing

NEW WORKS FOR ALTO AND BASS FLUTE
Rarescale is always happy to receive new works for alto or bass flute. Feel free to send things for consideration. At the moment they are particularly interested in pieces for alto/bass flute with electronics and/or guitar.
E: info@rarescale.org.uk
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk   www.altoflute.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

HILDEGARD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Hildegard Publishing Company (USA) are launching a series called "Voices of Tomorrow" featuring women composers under 21 years. They are on the lookout for further compositions, so young women are encouraged to send material to the editorial committee for consideration. Would teachers please alert promising students.
E: earmsby@hildegard.com
WEB: www.hildegard.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

WEB PROJECT
All women are invited to contribute to a new web project called "Make your own Herstory"
WEB: www.makeyourownherstory.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CALL TO WOMEN COMPOSERS
Donne in Musica in Rome is calling to women composers to send updated Emails addresses, CVs lists of works, and recent photos. If you have not sent updated info in the last year, please re-send.
E: forum@donneinmusica.org
WEB: www.donneinmusica.org

SOUND SENSE FOR COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
Sound Sense is a professional organisation representing musicians working in the community, helping people make music. If you run workshops or music sessions this is the organisation for you. Free insurance covering planning and carrying out community music activities. Can get criminal record checks at a competitive rate; a respected UK journal of community music; free advertisements on the website and jobs and funding info.
E: membership@soundsense.org
WEB: www.soundsense.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION
This foundation is dedicated to improving music education and it focuses on youth. It is accepting applications for:
Schools (non-specialist) to fund music education.
Music students in full-time education to fund instrument purchase.
Music teachers for courses and training.
WEB: www.musicsoundfoundation.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CABARET FOU: CALL FOR SONGS
Cabaret Fou is looking for songs for ongoing programmes. The ensemble consists of soprano, baritone/compere, clarinet/sax, piano and cello. We provide an arena in which composers can let their hair down and loosen their tongues on contemporary social issues. Submission by email or post with biog and contact info. Email for postal address if desired.
E: cabaretfou@googlemail.com
WEB: www.myspace.com/cabaretfou

FRANCO-BRITISH FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Diaphonique assists in supporting French contemporary classical music in Britain and British contemporary classical music in France. Projects which involve works composed by living British or French composers of the last 30 years. Financial support can cover concerts, tours, promotion, commissions of new works, composer residences, workshops, scholarships. Application made by organisations and producers, not by the artists.
E: info@diaphonique.org
WEB: www.diaphonique.org/en
DEADLINE: Ongoing

MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Professional musicians from all musical backgrounds are invited to apply for the new MBF Professional Development Awards of up to £5000. Funding can be used for projects which will inspire musical creativity and develop skills, explore new directions and extend professional knowledge. Musicians who earn their living by performing, creating or teaching can apply at any stage of their career after the first 5 years. Projects can last for a few weeks, up to a year.
WEB: www.mbf.org.uk/professionaldevelopment
DEADLINE: unknown

SEARY CHARITABLE TRUST
This trust has been set up to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in the UK in all its aspects. Amongst other things it offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, exhibitions or maintenance allowances, tenable at any school, university or other educational establishment approved by the Trustees, to persons
resident in the UK in respect of their musical education. If you think that the Trust may be able to assist you, please apply to the Secretary at:
Cranbourne, 14 Castle Ave, Dover, Kent CT16 1EZ. So far, awards have ranged between £500 and £10,000. The Trustees meet to adjudicate on applications about 3 times a year.
Info: gnharby@onetel.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

MUSIC ORBIT'S OPEN SPACE
Open Source makes up 60 mins of spnm's monthly Sound Source event at Kings Place. Its curators, Music Orbit, are looking for material to make up their set. It can be in any style, just so long as it is new and evocative. More info on  the website. To submit prospective material, send an email entitled "Open Source Application" with mp3 attachments and website info/bio details to the E-address below.
E: colin@musicorbit.co.uk
WEB: www.musicorbit.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

VISBY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR COMPOSERS, SWEDEN
VICC is a working and meeting place for all composers. Composers can apply for residencies in the centre in Gotland, Sweden.  All info and how to apply is on the webstie. Can download application form.
WEB: www.centreforcomposers.org
Ongoing

ROSA TRUST
Set up in June 2008, Rosa is a new charity which aims to help women and girls turn their ideas into reality. It champions and invests in exciting initiatives to improve the lives of all women and girls in the UK. At the moment Rosa is still growing, with the intention of distributing grants in 2009. In the meantime, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at www.rosauk.org.

FEMALE COMPOSERS' RADIO SHOW
'Hildegard to Hildegard' is a weekly radio show on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in South Devon, UK. The show profiles female composers working in the classical tradition alongside contemporary sound works, with an emphasis on electronic and experimental music, although anything is considered. Submissions are invited (preferably on CD) from female composers who would like their work to reach a wider audience. The station broadcasts on fm in Dartington and Totnes and webstreams to a global audience. All participating composers are listed on blog www.hildegardtohildegard.blogspot.co.uk
Submissions to: Ariane Delaunois or Lucinda Guy, Soundart Radio, Dartington Space, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN, UK
WEB: www.soundartradio.org.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

PERCUSSION TRIOS BY WOMEN
Neo percussion (Spain) is looking for percussion trios by women.
E: info@neopercusion.es
WEB: www.neopercusion.es
DEADLINE: Unknown

FINZI SCHOLARSHIPS
Grants with total value of up to £12,500 will be given this year for projects within the UK or overseas lasting, on average, 3 - 8 weeks. The scholarships aim to give opportunities for broadening horizons and must have a musical foundation. Candidates must be aged 25 - 70 and resident in the UK at the time of the application.
WEB: www.geraldfinzi.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

ORGAN MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Associazione Italiana Organisti di Chiesa would be happy to have information about organ music by women composers. They would make the information available to a wide network of Italian organists.
Send scores and info to: Adkins-Chiti Foundation, Via Riboty 23, 00195 Rome, Italy

MICHAEL TIPPETT MUSICAL FOUNDATION GRANTS
The trustees have decided to focus on group music making, especially involving young people. Application in writing, with short introductory letter with a project description and budget. The letter should identify the organisation and indiviuals applying and the sum requested. Include aims of project, project leaders, range and number of participants, and project plan, schedule and venue(s). Plans for monitoring and evaluation should be included. Budget needs to show full estimated expenditure and anticipated income from all sources, including applications to other bodies. Give names and contacts for two referees who are willing to support the project. Grants of £500 - £4000.
Contact: Gwyn Rhydderch, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
WEB: www.tippettfoundation.org.uk
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines

INSTRUMENT LOANS
    Interest free loans for musical instruments from Arts Council England.
  Take it Away W: www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway 
 

MUSIC TV CHANNEL SEEKS ARTISTS AND COMPOSERS
MusFlash TV is a newly-launched channel on SKY's channel guide (EPG 375) bringing music news in 8 different music genre programs, including classical.  The channel's Classical and Electronic programs are now looking for artists, performers and composers with events or recordings to promote.  If you have music videos, short films, interviews, or performance footage please contact.
E: roycecronin@musflashtv.com

LONDON CONTEMPORARY MUSIC GROUP
The LCMG is looking for new works for octet (cl,bsn,hn,2vlns,vla,vc,db) and for quintet (fl,cl,pf,vln,vc) or other smaller combinations for their forthcoming concerts. The LCMG undertakes to perform one piece by an unestablished composer in every concert.  Submissions cost £5.
WEB: www.lcmg.org.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

WELCOME TRUST ARTS AWARDS
The Arts Awards are the Welcome Trust's new funding scheme to support arts projects which engage with biomedical science.  They are looking for projects which stimulate interest and debate in biomedical science, and foster high-quality collaborative partnerships across the arts, science and/or education. The Awards provide funding for a range of projects.  Small to medium-sized projects of up to £30,000 have several deadlines each year.  Large projects of above £30,000 have once a year deadline. The scheme is open to artists, scientists, film-makers, teachers, arts workers etc. Applicants must be based in UK or Republic or Ireland  and the activity must be based in either of those 2 countries. Application forms and guidelines are available on the website. Advice can be given about the eligibilty of your project, and should be sought well before each deadline.
E: arts@wellcome.ac.uk
WEB: www.wellcome.ac.uk.arts
DEADLINE: See web, and ongoing.

DUO ALEA
A professional bass clarinet and piano duo are looking for new and challenging repetoire. Open for duo or works including some other instruments.
E: BassClarinet.org@gmail.com
WEB: www.bassclarinet.org
Ongoing

COUNTER)INDUCTION CALL FOR SCORES
Counter)induction is an ensemble in NY.  They are looking for scores, with preference for those using the core instruments: clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano.  Send score and/or recordings.
Info: 255 Fieldston Terrace #6-B, Riverdale NY 10471, USA
E: info@counterinduction.com
WEB: www.counterinduction.com
Ongoing

STONE FORT WIND QUINTET
Stone Fort wind 5tet is accepting submissions for consideration. Works should be scored for traditional wind 5tet: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn. Include score and parts and recording (if av)
Send to: Dr Charles Gavin, SFASU School of MUsic, Box 13043 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3043.
Ongoing

VOICE AND CLASSICAL GUITAR
Andresier Editions is interested in pieces by women composers, for voice and classical guitar. For possible performance and/or publication.
Send to: 63 Marlborough Mansions, London NW6 1JS, UK
E: roseandresier@onetel.com
Ongoing

DUO OF FLUTE AND OBOE
The Philadelphia Duet is looking for moderately difficult flute and oboe duet, or trio for fl, cl and ob. Send E-mail, or send score by post.
Philadelphia Duet, 802 S>Mole St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
E: hallmanster@gmail.com
Ongoing

CALL FOR SCORES
THe ensemble Either/Or based in USA are calling for scores of 1 - 4 players taken from: fl, cl, sax, vln, vc, pno, perc.  Particularly want works for piano and percussion.  Either/Or is a new music group which focuses on the European avant-garde and American experimentalists and emerging composers. Always interested in new scores.  Please send scores by PDF and recordings by compressed mp3/aac.  Include: name, address, birthdate, Email, short bio and history of the piece submitted.  Only 2 scores per composer.
E: eitherorsubmit@gmail.com
WEB: www.eitherormusic.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

SCORES BY WOMEN FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Laura Kobayashi is a violinist who is interested to perform works by women composers.  She would like new works to learn and add to her repetoire for possible performance/recording in 2007/8.  Send scores, recordings (CDs preferred), bio, resume and return postage.
Laura Kobayashi, 314 George St SW, Vienna, VA 22180, USA
E: lkobayas@myway.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CALL FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS
Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica has been awarded funding for the cataloguing, digitalisation and on-line information re music by women composers. Please send to the Foundation's office in Rome your scores, CDs, tapes, books, articles etc. for the Library and archives.
Send to: Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica, Via Riboty 23, 00195 Roma, Italy.
E: info@donneinmusica.org
Web: www.donneinmusica.org
Ongoing.

MICROTONAL GUITAR CALL
David Fiuczynski is a professional guitarist and a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA. He is starting a fretless guitar lab and would like to develop a collection of simple 1/4: 1/6: 1/8: 19- and 31-tone etudes for use by his students.
E: guitar@microtonalprojects.co.uk
Ongoing

NEW YORK SYMPHONIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The jazz orchestra is looking for repertoire situated in the crossover jazz/classical/world-music genre.  The ensemble features standard big band instrumentation with a string section and classical/ethnic percussion section.  All musicians in the ensemble can be given improvising roles.  For a complete list of instrumentation including possible doubling, please visit the website.  Additional instruments may be arranged if needed.  Scores may be sent as: pdf, finale, sibelius, midi file, mp3, or hard copy.
Info: Sonia Jacobsen, PO Box 699, Gracie Station New York, NY 10028, USA.
E: sojay@earthlink.net
WEB: www.symphonicjazz.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CALL FOR RECORDINGS FOR BROADCAST HONG KONG
RTHK Hong Kong radio broadcasts call.  Composers may send CD (only) recordings of pieces preferably 10 mins or less, absolutely no longer than 17 mins.  Works that are quasi-tonal or rhythmic or melodic are preferred.  Serial/atonal works, works incorporating rock music and the like will not work for this programming opportunity.
Info: Dr Christopher Coleman, Dept Music and Fine Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, HONG KONG
DEADLINE: Ongoing


MINIATURIST ENSEMBLE
The New York Miniaturist Ensemble is dedicated to performing music composed with 100 notes or fewer.  We are constantly seeking works to perform.
Info: Erik Carlson NY Miniaturist Ensemble
E: erik@nyme.org
Ongoing

TRUMPET SOLOS
Sean Jones is looking for challenging trumpet solos to perform.
www.seanjonesmusic.com
Ongoing

CONCORDE, DUBLIN
Submissions from composers welcome.  Contact the director with details before sending material.  Concorde comprises: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, accordion, piano, percussion and soprano voice.  Sometimes with other guest performers.
Info:  Jane O'Leary, 1 Avondale Rd, Highfield park, Galway, Ireland.
E: concorde@eircom.net
WEB: www.homepage.eircom.net/~concorde
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CALL FOR SCORES - VIOLIN
Monica Germino is searching for pieces for solo violin which include the violinist's voice as well as playing.  Can involve singing, speaking, theatrical elements etc.  Preferable with one performer but other combinations also welcome.  Will be considered for performance and info made available to other performers.  Any recording also appreciated.
Info:  Monica Germino, Biesboschstraat 26 - 1, 1078 MT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
E: info@monicagermino.com
WEB: www.monicagermino.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CALL FOR SCORES - MARIMBA DUO
Specilise in contemporary music.  Searching for new pieces for two marimbas.
E: artofmarimba@yahoo.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing


WORKS FOR YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
Looking for exciting string orchestra, or full symphony orchestra music for youth orchestras.  Should be graded 3 to 5.  Especially interested in black composers. Full instru'n: picc, 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, tba, timp + perc (2 or 3 players), strings.  Will be considered for fine school orchestra, or regional high school age youth orchestra.  Recorded material would also be appreciated along with scores.
Contact: Patrick Smith, Dir of Orchs, Amherst Regional School District, 23 Greenleaves Drive #110 Amherst, MA 01002, USA
E: smithp@arps.org
Ongoing.

PRSF/BLISS TRUST GRANTS
The PRS Foundation are offering support for professional development for talented new composers.  Their scheme is aimed at the contemporary classical sector in the UK.  Special one-off grants of up to £500 to help with costs for promotional recordings, travel, study at summer schools, commissioning costs, or computer equipment.
View guidelines and download application form: www.prsfoundation.co.uk
Ongoing.

KALEIDOSCOPE WIND
Large wind ensemble formed in 1995. Consists of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns. Freelance musicians based in London area. Play a broad spectrum of music from unfamiliar to well known. Invites compositions for wind ensemble (2.2.2.2/2, usual doublings and double bass optional.)

WEB: www.kaleidoscopewind.com

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE, USA
A Young Composers Project. ICE is a collective of young dynamic musicians, and invites young composers from around the world to collaborate with a wide range of projects. Currently accepting scores for concert season. Composers under 35. Works may be performed but must be written after 2000. One score per composer. Dur: 4 - 15 mins. Instrumentation: 2 - 10 players. Core is: 2.2.2.1,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/2.1.2.2.2. Send scores with bio, E-mail address, recording (CD or tape - required), entry fee US$ 10.00. Return postage for return.
Info: 21st century Young Composers Project, 1341 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60613
Web: www.ICEorg.org

BELLAGIO STUDY AND CONFERENCE CENTER
The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, located in northern Italy on Lake Como, is accepting applications for its artist residencies and workshops. Four of each take place each year. Scholars, artists and others may apply. Applicants can be citizens of any country and work in any discipline, providing they have significant and substantial publications, compositions, or other accomplishments to their credit. Composers who apply should anticipate their work at the Center resulting in publication or performance. Deadlines are throughout the year. More information is available by email.
EMAIL: bellagio@rockfound.org

THE BRITTEN-PEARS FOUNDATION
The Britten-Pears Foundation provides grants towards the furtherance of
music by living composers.  Grants are awarded to performing groups
and/or concert promoters for live performances, commissions and
recordings. Funding for new commissions is focused on less well-known
and/or young composers. Musical education projects are also eligible
for funding, especially those which deal with new music.  In addition,
limited funds have been made available to local community projects.
Website:http://www.brittenpears.org/?page=about/foundation/grants.html

PRS FOUNDATION FOR NEW MUSIC
A number of bursaries and scholarships are available for classical composers professional development, or for PhD studies in composition.
WEB: www.prsfoundation.co.uk/funding
DEADLINE: various


GUIDE TO ARTS FUNDING IN ENGLAND
The purpose of the guide is to help artists and art organisations navigate the way around the arts funding system in England.
www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/publications/3597.aspx


Women in Music gratefully acknowledges the work of composer Jennifer Fowler in providing the Comps & Ops section.

Last updated: 21 August 2014