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

FLUTE NEW MUSIC, USA

Different categories with different deadlines: A. work for solo flute (any member of flute family), deadline is 1 June 2016. B. Work for flute and one other voice (can be piano, electronics etc), deadline is 1 July 2016. C. Newly composed work for flute in some capacity - written in the last two calendar years, deadline is 1 August 2016. D. Chamber works including flute, 3 - 6 players, can be flute choir, deadline is 1 September 2016. Suggested length - 5 - 12 mins. Fee US$13 per score. Anon entry. Each category has prize of $250, and performance and live recording. Submit by pdf with live of midi recording.
E: fnmccomposition@gmail.com
WEB: www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com
DEADLINES: 1 June, 1 July, 1 August, 1 September 2016

CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION PITTALUGA
Composition for one or two guitars. 4 - 8 mins. May not be published or performed in a public concert. Prize of EUR 3000. Entry fee: EUR 50.
E: concorso@pittaluga.org
WEB: www.pittaluga.org
DEADLINE: July 2016

5 MINUTE PIANO CONCERTO, CROATIA

A piano concerto of 5 mins scored for piano solo + ensemble of: ob, cl, tpt, trb, perc (1 player), vln, vc, DB. Must be new works, unpublished, unperformed. One entry per composer. 10 works will be selected for performance at the Music Biennale, Zagreb in April 2017. One winner will be commissioned to write a new piano concerto of 20 - 30 mins for a fee of EUR 4000.
E: ivanapb@hds.hr
WEB:http://www.mbz.hr/index.php?opt=news&act=mlist&id=5848&lang=en
DEADLINE: 31 July 2016

ILE DE CREATIONS COMPETITION, FRANCE
Composers under 33 years. The Orchestre d'Ile de Creations in partnership with Radio France. Composers from any country who have enrolled in a composition or orchestration program in EU within the last 5 years. Write 2 movements of 2 mins each of a 5 movement work called "The Migrant's Tale" for orchestra. Complete the other 3 movements by 14 Nov. The public final concert for judging is 2 Feb 2017 in Paris. The orchestra no more than: 2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0./3 perc/16.14.12.10.8. Prizes will be performances, broadcast, publication and EUR 3500.
E: courrier@orchestre-ile.com
WEB:www.cdmc.asso.fr/en/actualites/agenda-musique-contemporaine/concours-appels/ile-creations-composition-competition-2017
DEADLINE: 22 August 2016

 

EDISON DENISOV YOUNG COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Composers born after 01/09/1981. A work for string trio (vln, vla, vc). 6 - 10 mins. One work per composer. Send score and parts by pdf. Must not be performed in public, published or awarded other prizes. Anon entry. Prizes of EUR 1500 and 1000. (30% less for non-Russians), performance in Nov 2016 in Tomsk, Russia and publication.
E: yuri.kasparov@gmail.com
WEB: http://tmk.tomsk.ru and www.chantdumonde.com
DEADLINE: 25 August, 2016

CASS SAXOPHONE COMPOITION PRIZE
Composers under 30 years. Write a piece for saxophone and piano. 5 - 8 mins. Of Grade 8 standard. Prize of £350 and performance at the Clarinet and Sax Single Reed Day on 30th October 2016. Send 2 copies - one anon and one with name. Must be unperformed and unpublished.
WEB: cassgb.org/features/post/cass-saxophone-composition-prize
DEADLINE: 31 August 2016

NEW CAMBRIDGE SINGERS
Composers invited to submit work for inclusion in a concert which will include the Tallis 40 part motet and a new work of Giles Swayne. The concert will be performed in Cambridge and London and possibly elsewhere as well. We are asking composers to write a 5 min piece for SATB (can have soli/divisi) with 5 piece Renaissance brass ensemble (2 cornetts, 3 sackbuts) and an audience chorus (simple). Prize of £500.
E: competition@newcambridgesingers.org.uk
WEB: www.newcambridgesingers.org.uk
DEADLINE: 1 September 2016

SONGWRITING ACADEMY AND CAFFE NERO
A competition for unsigned songwriters in UK. The song is the star, not the singer. The top 75 songs will be featured in heats across the UK and 4 finalists will be chosen for the Gala Final in London on 30th October. Prizes include £5,000 and recording. Entry fee per song: £15.
WEB: www.ukunsignedsongwriter.co.uk
DEADLINE: 1 September 2016

NEWFUTURE BLEND PROJECT, BIRMINGHAM, UK
New works for solo harp, unperformed and unpublished. Up to 10 mins. Ten works will be selected for performance in January 2017. Winner gets prize of £150. Send pdf and a short bio. Anon entry.
E: fbarsby@poppyharp.com
WEB: www.futureblendproject.co.uk
DEADLINE: 1 September 2016

TRIO ANIMA MUNDI, AUSTRALIA
Submit a work for piano trio (vln, vc, pf) of 6 - 10 mins. No electronics. Encourage to send by pdf, but will also accept entries by post. If recording available can also send that. Work must not have been publicly performed, published, awarded or commercially recorded. Anon entry. Entry fee of AUS$ 35. Winning entry receives AUS$ 1000 and performance and possible boradcast and recording.
WEB: www.trioanimamundi.com/#!compositionprize/cc22o()
DEADLINE: 2 September 2016

VIRTUAL JAZZ CLUB
First annual international online contest for jazz music. Open to proessionals or amateurs - groups, soloists or vocalists. Send a video performacne of an original composition or cover version. Up to 7 mins. Cash prizes of EUR 4000, 2000, 1000 and promotion. Entry fee of EUR 35 per work.
E: paps@7virtualjazzclub.net
WEB: www.7virtualjazzclub.net/contest.html
DEADLINE: 15 September

NEWNICK EDWARDS COMPETITION PRIZE 2016
The Music Makers of London, a London-based chamber choir are asking for a short a cappella work for SATB suitable for an amateur choir. Can have occasional divisi. 3 - 4 mins. Can choose own text, sacred or secular, which must be in public domain. The website has some suggested texts. The theme is "In celebration of life". Prizes of £500 and £200 and performance on 10 December in Barnes, London SW13. Must be original and not previously performed or published. ^ pieces will be selected for performance. Submit 2 bound hard copies and also pdf. There should be a rehearsal piano part.
E: secretary@musicmakersoflondon.org.uk
WEB: www. musicmakersof london.org.uk
DEADLINE: 19 September 2016

NEW5-MINUTE PIANO CONCERTO, CROATIA
An unpublished, unperformed piano concerto of 5 mins written for solo piano and ob+, cl+, tpt, trb, perc(1), vln, vc, DB. Ten works will be selected for performance at the Music Biennale Zagreb in April 2017. The winner will get a commission for a new piano concerto of 20 - 30 mins with fee of EUR 4,000 and performance at M. Biennale Zagreb in 2019.
E: ivanapb@hds.hr
WEB: http://www.mbz.hr/index.php?opt=news&act=mlist&id=5848&lang=en
DEADLINE: 23 September 2016

TAKEMITSU COMPOSITION AWARD (JAPAN)
For composer not over 35 years. Prize for orchestral work (not concerto). Not yet performed in public, published or commercially recorded. 10 - 20 mins. Scoring up to: 3.3.3.3./4.3.3.1/hp(2), kbd (2), perc (4)/strings. Cash prize of 3,000,000 yen.

Send 2 copies of bound score. Anon entry. Selected composers will be invited to attend concert on 28th May 2017, and given airfare and lodging.
WEB: www.operacity.jp/en/concert/award
DEADLINE: 30 September 2016

LOVE SONGS FOR PIANO
Call for scores for piano works of up to 4 mins which can be described as a love song. Categories for under 25 and over 25. Must be unpublished and unperformed. Prizes of £750 and £500 and audio/video recording made available. They will be posted on YouTube. At least 3 works in each cateogry will be performed at a public concert. Send by pdf with no composer name on score.
E: justinepeberdy@gmail.com
WEB: www.williamhoward.co.uk
DEADLINE: 31 October 2016

Impuls INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION competition
Composers born after 1982. Six new works for ensemble will be commissioned. Composers then attend workshops in Vienna and Graz, Austria, where the works will be rehearsed and discussed. Then they will be premiered with possible additional concerts and broadcasts.
E: office@impuls.cc
WEB: www.impuls.cc/competition.html
DEADLINE: 31 October 2016

NEWBRASS BAND WORK (SWITZ)
The brass band, Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan are having a competiton for a work for band. Prizes of EUR 3000, 1500 and 500. Anon entry.
E: benjamin.nanchen@bluewin.ch
WEB: www.ecvbrass.ch
DEADLINE: 1 November 2016

MERRILL JONES COMPOSITION CONTEST (USA)
For composers under 40 years. A work for young band in grade 3 - 4 category. Up to 8 mins. Prize of US$ 2000.
WEB: www.NationalBandAssociation.org
DEADLINE: 1 November 2016

CARL VON OSSIETZKY PRIZE (GERMANY)
Composition for guitars suitable for amateurs and students. Up to 10 mins. Anon entry. Entry by post.
WEB: www.musik.uni-oldenburg.de
DEADLINE: November, 2016

INTERNATIONAL HENRI DUTILLEUX COMPETITION
Works for clarinet solo or clarinet in a duo, trio, quartet or quintet. Duration 6 - 10 mins. OR Clarinet concerto - clarinet with ensemble of 5 - 12 players. Duration 10 - 18 mins. The clarinet can be Bb, A or bass. Anon entry. Work can have been performed or published. Selected works will be performed in public in France on 22 January 2017. Composer finalists must be present.  Room and board will be given. Entry fee is EUR 60 or EUR 30 for further entries. Prizes of EUR 5,000; 2500; 1250 and audience prize of 1250. Scores can be sent by email or by post.
E: score@concoursdutilleux.fr
WEB: www.concoursdutilleux.fr
DEADLINE: 15 November 2016

NEWREAL ACADEMIA DE BELLAS ARTES DE SAN CARLOS (SPAIN)
Works for violin, cello and piano (no electronics). 15 - 20 mins. Must be unpublished, unperformed, uncommissioned and unawarded. Anon entry. Send 3 copies of score + parts (by post). Prize of EUR 4000 and premiere performance.
E: academia@realacademiasancarlos.com
WEB: www.realacademiasancarlos.com
DEADLINE: 18 November 2016

INTERNATIONAL HORN SOCIETY
Two categories: a work for solo horn, unaccompanied, which is playable by students and amateurs; a work for any difficulty for solo horn with large ensemble, or for horn ensemble (2 or more players), or horn with chamber ensemble of 3 or more players (only one horn), or for solo horn with keyboard. Anon entry. Entry by pdf and mp3. Entry fee: US$ 25. Works must have been written within the past 4 years. Winner of each category gets a prize of $1250 and performances.
E: re-faust@wiu.edu
WEB: www.hornsociety.org
DEADLINE: 1 December 2016

GARTH NEWEL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Work for violin, viola, cello and piano. A cash prize of US$ 3000 and performance in July 29 2017. A travel stipend to travel to Virginia for the performance. Audio and video recordings. Further performances. A 4 -day residency to work with the performers. Anon entry. Must not have had a professional performance, or be published or commercially recorded or require electronics.

E: jeannette@garthnewel.org
WEB: www.garthnewel.org
DEADLINE: 8 December 2016

ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPETITION IANNIS XENAKIS
Acousmatic work not commercially published or awarded any other prizes. Anon entry. Submit only one work. A work to be diffused in concert without live sound sources. 7 - 15 mins. Jury will select 5 works and will award 3 of them prizes of EUR 600, 400 300. They will be performed in concert March 2017 in Greece. Send via www.wetransfer.com. Entry fee: EUR 15.
E: xenakis@auth.gr
WEB: http//:xenakis.we.auth.gr/Xenakis/Competition.html
DEADLINE: 31 December 2016

NEWRENEE B FISHER COMPETITION (USA)
Call for new piano works for its 2018 and 2019 piano competitions. Must have been written for this competition and not previously published, recorded or performed in public. Four composers will be chosen, each receiving US$ 1500. There are two divisions: for youngsters of elementary and middle school (grades 8 and younger) 3 - 4 mins; and high school (grades 9 - 12) 4 - 5 mins. Application form needed.
E: reneebfisher@neighborhoodmusicschool.org (send for details and app form)
DEADLINE: 18 February 2017

NEWCHOIR CONDUCTING COMPETITION
Competition for conductors born in 1980 or after and from Northern Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, and Baltic States. There will be 4 round on 6 - 9 June 2017 in Svendborg, Denmark. 1. Concert with semi-prof choir. 2. Rehearsing situation with amateurs. 3. Concert with professionals. 4. Rehearsal and concert with a new Dasnish composition. Repetoire will be from late Renaissance to contemporary. Prizes of EUR 3000, 2000, 1000 and concert engagements.
WEB: www.syngsydfyn.dk
DEADLINE: Applications open from 15 January to 1 March, 2017

OPPORTUNITIES

NEWWORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS
Formerly "womenconductors@Morley" has now linked with the RPS in a series of workshops for women to be run in weekends throughout the year.
See: www.womenconductors.org.uk

LONDON CONCORD SINGERS

Winning work will be performed at a concert in December 2016. Write for the full SATB choir of 25 - 30 singers. No sub-division. Unaccompanied. 4 - 5 mins. Three set texts on website.
E: info@londonconcordsingers.org.uk
WEB: www.londonconcordsingers.org.uk
DEADLINE: 1 August 2016

NEWCOMPOSER OPPORTUNITY
As part of SOUND Festival in Scotland there will be a 4-day theme on contemporary string quartets which will feature masterclasses, talks, and will provide opportunities for young composers. The Bozzini Quartet from Canada will select pieces to workshop which will be open to the public. Submit works for string quartet, either written for the occasion or written in the last 3 years. You must be able to attend the masterclass in Aberdeen on 20th october, 2016.
E: admin@sound-scotland.co.uk
WEB: www.sound-scotland.co.uk
DEADLINES: 1 August for application. 20th September for completed quartet.

NEWCALL FOR COMPOSERS
Listenpony (based in London, UK) are looking for up to 6 composers to feature in next concerts. They will commission selected composers for new pieces for a fee of £500 each. Please send three best examples of your work for consideration, preferably chamber-scale and non-electronic. Anon entry. Composers must attend the concert, if selected. The commission will be for 5 min works for viola da gamba or sax 4tet or string 4tet or cl/bass cl with perc duo. Send pdfs of score and SoundCloud links of recordings. Remove names on pdfs.
E: wmarsey@gmail.com
WEB: www.listenpony.com/commissions
DEADLINES: 1 August 2016 (for gamba or sax 4tet) and 1 October 2016 (for stg 4tet or cl/perc duo)

19th LONDON NEW WIND FESTIVAL
Call for scores. For concert in September, any combination (solo, duo, full ensemble etc) of flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet and piano. Usual doublings apply. Can have electronics. For other concerts, any combination of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, trombone, piano. Send by post, not E-mail.
E: catherinepluygers@hotmail.com
POST: London New Wind Festival, 119 Woolstone Rd, London SE23 2TQ, U.K.
WEB: www.londonnewwindfestival.co.uk
DEADLINE: 5 August, 2016

NEWROUGH OPERA
Platform for new opera. Takes place at the Cockpit Theatre in London. Suited for first test performances and work in progress. Get feedback from audience. Unperformed. 10 - 30 mins long. Can be complete or an extract. There will be £300 towards performance expenses.
WEB: http://roughopera.tumblr.com
DEADLINE: 17 August 2016

COMMISSION FOR LESBIAN FEMINIST WOMAN COMPOSER
Looking for a Feminist political song, related to or about lesbians. 4-part harmony SSAA. A cappella or with piano and/or percussion accompaniment. About 3 mins. Lyric to be original text or with proof that it is in public domain or has written permission for use. Permission to be given to Artemis Singers to perform, and publish a recording of their own performance on YouTube and Artemis Singers website. The commissioned composer will be paid US$ 1500. The song will be performed at a concert 2017 - 2018, and archival recording given to composer. Possible further performances and possible publication. Please send name, E-address, 250 - 750 bio, proposed lyric (or clear statement of idea), description of intended song, 2 - 4 recordings of previous compositions, and anything else that would help us choose a proposal.
E: info@artemissingers.org
WEB: www.arteminssingers.org
DEADLINE: 1 September 2016

NEWCALL FOR SCORES
Call for scores for the MISE-EN Festival 2017. Composers must be present at the festival (New York City, 20 - 25 JUne 2017). Fee: US$ 15 per work. Categories: 1.Mixed ensemble (2 - 18 players with/without electronics); 2. Solo istrument (with/without electronics); 3. Tape. electronics, computer music; 4. Miniatures of less than 3 mins (solo up to 18 instrus). Must be sent via website.
E: manager@mise-en.org
WEB: www.festival.mise-en.org/submissions
DEADLINE: 15 September 2016

NEWWOMEN COMPOSERS FESTIVAL, HARTFORD, USA
Women composers are invited to submit scores for performance at this festival in 2017. Composers must attend the festival (registration fee is US$ 100. Students or seniors are less). Anon submission. String trio of violin, cello and DB, or duo subset (up to 10 mins); Advanced children's chorus, SSA and piano or subset (up to 5 mins) Submit score by pdf. Recordings recommended - submit by mp3. Also call for papers or lecture recitals.
WEB: www.womencomposersfestivalhartford.com
DEADLINES: 2 October for scores; 31 October for papers.

KCMD ORCHESTRA - CALL FOR SCORES
Call for scores for the Kjiv Contemporary Music Days in Ukraine. Either orchestra alone or orchestra with violin soloist. Can be performed but not published. Orchestra up to: 3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timps, perc, harp, strings. Application form on website. Selected composers will receive audio/video recordings and will be invited to attend. Must provide own travel expenses.
E: info@kcmd.eu
WEB: www.kecmp.eu/call_for_scores
DEADLINES: violin + orch: 10 October 2016. Orch alone: 20 October 2016

63 VARIATIONS ON THE BODY
An open call for composers. To develop a musical accompaniment to a recorded voice on Soundcloud. Electronic applications only.
https://58indicesonthebody.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/63-variations-on-the-body-op...
DEADLINE: 31 October 2016

NEWPIANO DUETS RECORDING OPPORTUNITY
A duo are putting together an album of piano duets (1 pno/4 hands). Do you have existing works to submit? The recording will be at Birmingham Conservatoire. Submit only works not yet released on disc. Aiming for 50% male/female ratio.
Submit to: info@katehalsall.co.uk  Subject line: DUETS
WEB: https://katehalsall.co.uk/projects/8
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017

NEWBBC INTRODUCING
Calling all performers and composers in any classical style. BBC Introducing is the platform to get involved. All unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar talent. Share your music via the BBC. A team of presenters and producers at Radio 3 will listen and choose a selection to play on the station.
WEB: www.bbc.co.uk/introducing
DEADLINE: 31 December 2018

SOUND AND MUSIC EMBEDDED PROJECTS

The organisation "Sound and Music" runs a number of projects for composers and creative artists in the early stages of their careers. These projects place a selection of composers into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations throughout the UK. Please keep an eye on their website, as these projects regualrly come up, with different deadline dates.
WEB: www.soundandmusic.org/projects
DEADLINE: Ongoing, different dates.

WILD RUMPUS, USA
Wild Rumpus is happy to consider works from young/emerging composers written for any combination of: fl, cl, trb, sax, pno, perc, electric gtr, soprano, vln, vc, DB, and 1 - 2 additional instrus. Should be composers under 40 OR composers of any age not regularly commissioned by ensembles of standing. Submit score by pdf and recording by mp3.
www.wildrumpusmusic.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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: 28 July 2016