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

FLUTE NEW MUSIC CONSORTIUM

Three categories for music containing flute: flute + piano or electronics; newly composed (within last 2 years and unperformed) music involving flute (eg solo or chamber music); flute in chamber works using 4 or fewer players (flute 4tets encouraged). Suggested length: 5 - 12 mins. Entry fee of US$ 13 per score. Anon entry. Prize of $250 in each category + one or more performances and live recording. Submit via pdf with live or MIDI recordings.
WEB: www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com
DEADLINE: 1 July, 1 August, 1 September

NEWPRS FOR MUSIC LAUNCH PRIZE FOR WOMEN SONGWRITERS

The Lynsey de Paul prize is for emerging women songwriters based in UK. One songwriter receives a development bursary of £2000 and mentorship. Two more bursaries of £500 each. Send two examples of music and a 3 min video.
WEB: www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Funding/Lynsey-de-Paul-Prize
DEADLINE: 29 JUly 2015

YORKSHIRE LATE STARTERS STRINGS
Invite entries for a New Music Commission. Four pieces will be chosen to workshop (24 - 25 Oct) and one selected for performance in 2016. The selected composer receives £500 and expenses. Must be available for workshop and 2 rehearsals with orchestra. Works of 10 - 15 mins, not performed or published. Anon entry. Provide 4 copies of score and mp3 or Cd (optional).
WEB: www.ylss.org/features
DEADLINE: 31 July 2015

COMPOSITION COMPETITION, ROMUALDO MARENCO
Composition for band. Entry fee: EUR 70. Prize EUR 4000.
Composition for brass quintet. Entry fee: EUR 30. Prize EUR 1000. Anon entry.
WEB: http://www.comunenoviligure.gov.it/upload/noviligure_ecm8/gestionedocumentale/BandoConcorsoinInglese2015_784_25751.pdf
DEADLINE: 31 July 2015

EU WIDE COMPOSITION COMPETITION
For EU citizens. A project to re-imagine the Old Hispanic musical cultture of the 1080s. The University of Bristol together with the Bristol Cathedral Choir, Christchurch Cathedral choir and Kokoro Ensemble. Works of 3 - 5 mins for either cathedral choir with/without organ or for ensemble (instuments specified). A piece which focuses on the Old Histpanic Liturgy. 26 finalists wil have their works workshopped in Bristol and Oxfor, Feb 2016. Six sinners will be commissioned with fees of £3000 to develop their ideas further.
E: old-hispanic-office@bristol.ac.uk
WEB: http://w11.zetaboards.com/Old_Hispanic_Office/index/
DEADLINE: 15 August 2015

MAURICIO KAGEL COMPOSITION PRIZE
Open to composers born after 15 August 1975. A piece for piano written for children or young adults. It should be limited in technical difficulty but use contemporary idioms and give young people new experiences of music. Should be written especially for this competition and be unperformed in public. For one piano, but can have several players. 6 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Send 6 copies of score. Prizes of EUR 5000, 3000, 2000.
WEB: www.mauricio-kagel-composition-competition.com
DEADLINE: 15 August 2015

SEROCKI PRIZE, POLAND
Work for voice (lyric soprano, range C4-C6) and symphony orchestra. Max orchestration: 2.2.2.2/4.2.0.0./ perc(2), hp/strings (12.10.6.5.4). 10 - 16 mins. Can have been performed but not published. Prizes of PLN 18,000; 9,000; 4,000. The awarded works will be performed on 15 Nov 2015 at Polish Radio and will be broadcast. Performance material must be available by 20 Oct. Composers must have the rights of the text. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 50 for each score (can be PayPal)
E: ptmw@epistola.pl
WEB: www.ptmw.art.pl
DEADLINE: 15 August 2015

BACEWITZ COMPETITION, POLAND
A work composed after 31 Dec 2012, unpublished, unperformed, unprized. For string orchestra with either instrumental soloist or vocal soloist. Can have up to 4 percussion players. No electronics. See website for numbers of instruments. 10 - 20 mins. Three works will be performed. Prizes of EUR 6000, 4000, 2000. Performance wil take place 27 Nov 2015.
E: International@amuz.lodz.pl
WEB: www.amuz.lodz.pl
DEADLINE: 31 August, 2015.

ERIC ERICSON AWARD
A competition for young choir conductors of 20 - 32 years. The repetoire will be chosen from western choral music with particular focus on contemporary Swedish choral music. Winner will be awarded 100,000 Swedish crowns and invited to conduct the Swedish Radio Choir in a program. The competition will be held 18 - 21 February 2016. In the final concert 3 contestants will conduct a program which will include the 1st performance of a new commissioned work.
WEB: www.ericsonchoralcentre.se
DEADLINE: 1 September 2015

NEWHEROIC FANTASY FOR ORCHESTRA
For composers of 32 and under, enrolled in any composition training program in the EU within the last 5 years. Write 2 movements of 2 mins each of a 5-movement Heroic Fantasy for orchestra. Selected candidates will compose the other 3 movements (10 mins each). Winning piece will be performed by the Orchestre d'Ile-de-France (18 Feb 2016) and broadcast on radio. Prize of EUR 3,500, braodcast and publication.
E: camille.villanove@orchestre-ile.com
WEB: www.orchestre-ile.com
DEADLINE: 1 September 2015

NEWINTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Lots of different categories. Winners benefit from promotion and exposure as well as cash prizes.
E: info@songwritingcompetition.com
WEB: www.songwritingcompetition.com
DEADLINE: 10 September 2015

NEWPHOENIX SINGERS OF SHREWSBURY
A piece with secular text of composer's own choosing for a cappella SATB choir with optional piano or organ accompaniment. 5 - 6 mins. Unperformed. Typeset on A4 pages. Prizes of £300 & £200 and performance in Shrewsbury (UK)on 19 March 2016. The Phoenix Singers are a choir of 45 members who perform a wide variety of repetoire. You can Email the director, Richard Walker to discuss the skills of the choir. Send 5 copies of score by post - 4 of them will be anon.
E: gandrwalker@me.com
WEB: www.phoenixsingersshrewsbury.co.uk
DEADLINE: 28 September 2015.

TAKEMITSU COMPETITION
For composers of 35 years and under. An orchestral work (no soloist) Not published, performed in public or commercially recorded. See web for instrumentation. 10 - 20 mins. Anon entry. Send 2 copies of bound score. Need entry form. Selected finalists will be performed in Tokyo and invited there with travel and accomodation provided. Award of 3,000,000 Yen.
WEB: www.operacity.jp/en/concert/award
DEADLINE: 30 September 2015

SOUSA/OSTWALD AWARD
Piece for concert band, written since 1 Oct 2012. Difficulty rating of grade 5 or 6. Original works - no arrangements. The ensemble to be for wind, brass and percussion (can also include keyboard and/or electronics). Can have solo instrument/s. Prize of US$ 5000 and performance at the American Bandmasters Convention on 2 - 5 March 2016. Submit pdf of score and mp3 recording (not MIDI realisation).
E: colburnmj@gmail.com
WEB: www.americanbandmasters.org/awards
DEADLINE: 1 October 2015

MOMPOU AWARD, SPAIN
For composers of 35 and under. A work for sax quartet (sop, alt, ten, bari). Recommended time, 10 - 18 mins. Must be unperformed, unpublished, not disseminated in any way. Prize of EUR 4000 + publishing and performance.
E: jmb@jmbarcelona.com
WEB: http://concursfredericmompou.cat/eng
DEADLINE: 5 October 2015

NEWCOMPETITION VITTORIO FELLEGARA - ITALY
A work for voice and instruments (up to 3, chosen from piano, violin & clarinet). No electronics. 5 - 12 mins. Unpublished, but may have been performed provided they are written 2008 or after. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 40. Prizes total EUR 3000 plus public performance and publication.
E: simc@fastwebnet.it
WEB: www.simc-italia.it/concorsi/fellegara_2015.htm
DEADLINE: 10 October 2015

NEWUSA INTERNATIONAL HARP COMPETITION
A work for solo harp (other instruments may be included if played by the harpist). Unpublished, unawarded and not recorded for commercial distribution. Prize of US$2000 and performances at harpist competition and subsequent recitals, plus publication. 6 - 8 mins. Send pdf of score and mp3 of recording played by a harpist. No digital or midi recordings.
E: rkinglefield@gmail/com
WEB: www.usaihc.org
DEADLINE: 30 October 2015

GARTH NEWEL PIANO QUARTET COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2016
A work for piano, violin, viola and cello. No time limit. Must not have received a professional premiere, or been professionally recorded for commercial release, or have been published. Must not require tape or electronics. Anon entry. Include a CD recording (MIDI is acceptable). Send score and parts. Send contact details and one para bio. Send by mail. Prize of US$ 3000, performance in 2016 and travel stipend to attend premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia.
POST: Composer Competition. Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs, VA 24445
E: egrau@garthnewel.org
WEB: www.garthnewel.org
DEADLINE: 15 November 2015

SZYMANOWSKI COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Work for large symphony orchestra: 3.3.3.3/ 4.3.3.1/ perc(4), hp, pf/ stgs (16,14,12,10,8). 10 - 20 mins. Can be already performed but not published or awarded in other competitions. Cash prizes to be announced. Several selected for performance. Anon entry. Send two copies of score by post. Entry fee: EUR 40 (bank transfer - please note this can be expensive). Composers selected are to provide all performance materials.
WEB: www.szymanowski-competition.com/en/competition-rules
DEADLINE: 30 November 2015

PIERROT LUNARIE ENSEMBLE, VIENNA
Works written for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano (single performers), from 2 - 5 of those instruments. One prize of EUR 5,000 plus at least 3 performances on tour.
E: office@perrotlunaire.at
WEB: www.pierrotlunaire.at
DEADLINE: 18 December 2015

AZRIELI MUSIC PROJECT, CANADA
A recently composed and/or performed orchestral piece on a Jewish theme or subject. Composer can be of any background or faith. Written within the last 10 years. 15 mins or more. Must not have been commercially recorded. Two prizes of CAN$ 50,000. Will be performed on 19 Oct 2016. See website for definition of Jewish music.
E: info@azrielifoundation.org/music
WEB: www.azrielifoundation.org/music
DEADLINE: 1 January 2016.

NEWALVAREZ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
An original work for solo piano. No restriction on style or duration. Can have been written at any time int he composer's career. Prizes of £1000 and £500. Entry fee: £26 (this covers return postage). Can submit by pdf or hard copy. Submission will all be given notes from the adjudicating panel.
E: geoffrey.alvarez@virgin.net
WEB: www.alvarezchamberorchestra.com/2015-competition-regulations
DEADLINE: 31 January 2016

SPAZIO CONDUCTING COMPETITION
Conductors born after 1 Jan 1972. To conduct a full opera. Ovieto, Italy. Takes place in August 2016. Prizes of EUR 1550, 1200, 500.
WEB: www.spaziomusica.org
DEADLINE: 15 July 2016

OPPORTUNITIES

NEWCONDUCTING COURSES FOR WOMEN
Morley College is organising conducting workshops for women across UK. The two-day workshops are open for women aged 16 - 25 and cost £150. They are intended for women either with some experience or women who want to try for the first time. There will also be another phase of workshops for women already established in a musical career.
WEB: www.morleycollege.ac.uk/womenconductors

NEWCALL FOR SCORES FOR ISCM
Sound and Music are issuing a Call for Scores for entries to the ISCM festival in 2016. Shortlisted works will be sent on to the Korean panel. The 2016 festival will be held in South Korea 29 March - 3 April, 2016. There are 11 categories of works invited.
WEB: www.soundandmusic.org
www.worldmusicdays2016.kr
DEADLINE for British entries to Sound and Music: 29th July 2015

NEWGAUDEAMUS MUZIEKWEEK ACADEMY

For composers under 30 years. During the week preceding the Gaudeamus Muziekweek this activity will take place. Workshops and reading session for double bass and cello. Send a musical sketch for either instrument with max. length of 1 min. If you are selected you can take part in workshops during the week starting 3 September. Then you can tinker with your sketch and have it read through later in the week. No grants for travel or accomodation but organisers can help you look for affordable lodgings.
E: info@muziekweek.nl
WEB: http://muziekweek.nl/en/2015/05/27/call-for-works-voor-cello-en-contrabas
DEADLINE: 1 August 2015

CALL FOR SCORES FOR WIND

The London New Wind Festival has issued its annual call for scores for any combination of: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, trombone and piano.  One player per part. Usual doublings apply. Solos up to full ensemble. Can use tape, video, DVD or electonics. Selected scores will be performed at concerts in UK Sept - Nov 2015. Submit by post, unless you have contacted the organisers and given permission to submit by Email. Include contact info and brief info about yourself.
POST: London New Wind Festival, 119 Woolsone Rd, London SE23 2TQ
E: catherinepluygers@hotmail.com
WEB: www.londonnewwindfestival.co.uk
DEADLINE: 5 August, 2015

NEWINTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD
Call for submissions for new compositions for trumpet to be performed at a "New Works Recital" at the 2016 ITG conference in California. Works must have been composed within 5 years of the submission date, and should be unperformed or have received only limited exposure. Instrumentation is unspecified but unusual duration or instrumentation may face extra-musical hurdles when considered. Send score with separate trumpet part by pdf and a recording (can be simulation) by mp3.
E: newworks@trumpetguild.org
WEB: www.trumpetguild.org
DEADLINE: 15 August 2015

NEWVERSIPEL NEW MUSIC CALL FOR SCORES
Versipel Nerw Music presents cutting-edge contemporary music concerts in the New Orleans area. A call for works for solo or chamber to be included in upcoming concert season.   Submit one work for 1 - 6 performers with or without electronics. Players can include: fl, cl, vln, vla, vc, pno, trb, gtr, perc (one player per instrument). No voice. Fee of $12. Anon entry. Send anon score by pdf, mp3 recording (if av), MIDI not acceptable, application form.
E: philip@versipel.org
WEB: www.versipel.org.call-for-wcores
DEADLINE: 15 August 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS IN MUSIC EDUCATION
For the Music Education Expo of 2016 - papers for stimulating thought-provoking sessions of 30 - 45 mins. The Expo takes place 25 & 26 Feb, 2016. See submission guidelines.
WEB: www.musiceducationexpo.co.uk/call-for-papers-2016
DEADLINE: 21 August 2015

ONLINE PUBLISHER CALL FOR WORKS
BabelScores is inviting composers to submit 2 - 4 works of any instrumentation for the Reading Panel, to be included in its online catalogue for promotion. Composers retain copyright and the agreement is not exclusive. Inclusion is free.
E: contact@babelscores.com
WEB: www.babelscores.com
DEADLINE: 30 August 2015

MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL, CALL FOR SCORES
Categories: mixed ensemble; solo instrument (with/without electronics); tape/electronics; proposal for a new piece for fl, cl, trb, pno, vln and DB (with/without electronics). Entry fee: US$ 15. Selected compsoers must be present at the festival 22 - 25 June 2016 in New York City. All submissions by website.
E: manager@mise-en.org
WEB: www.mise-en.org
DEADLINE: 1 September 2015

ACCORDION COMPOSITION, SPAIN
Work for solo accordion or with up to 3 other players. Up to 10 mins. Written after 2010. Not performed, recorded, published or awarded. Selected works will be published. Send 3 copies. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 30.
E: info@hauspoz.org
WEB: www.hauspoz.org
DEADLINE: 4 September 2015

CNM PIANO PROJECT 2015: CALL FOR SCORES
Dylan Christopher seeks new and exciting pieces for aspirant pianists
(grade 1-5); solo or duet (one piano four hands), not exceeding 5
minutes or 120 bars in length. Selected works will be performed at the
Colchester Institute on 4 November 2015, and used in teaching. Open to
composers working, living or studying in the UK. Entry fee is £3 for
one, £5 for two or £7 for three pieces, or free for CNM members,
students and under 25s.
WEB:www.colchesternewmusic.com/calls-for-scores/call-for-scores-piano-project-2015
 DEADLINE: 4 September 2015

BRITTEN SINFONIA, OPUS2016
Inviting submissions from composers, any age or background for opportunity for a professional commission as part of Britten Sinfonia's At Lunch series. There will be 10 shortlisted, as yet unpublished composers, to develop chamber writing skills under guidance. The winner receives the prize of a commission and at least 3 performances of their work. Send scores of 2 pieces representative of your work for instrumental chamber ensemble of 3 - 10 players (excluding singers). A recording of at least one of these. Application form online. Look at FAQ before applying.
WEB: www.brittensinfonia.com/creative-learning/opus-2016
DEADLINE: 19 October 2015
 

JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE CALL FOR WORKS
Call for emerging composers - any nationality or age. A work inspired by winter, sacred or secular. Can be either a cappella SSA or SSA with handheld percussion (to be played by the singers). No more than 5 mins. Send by pdf. Any audio files by mp3. Entry fee: £3. Selected works will be performed and recorded live in London in December 2015.
E: snowqueens2015@gmail.com
WEB: www.juicevocalensemble.net
DEADLINE: 2 November 2015

COMPOSER RETREAT IN ALDEBURGH

The Imogen Holst house in Aldeburgh is to become available for composers for up to one month. Self-catering. Bicycle provided. Ideal for single occupancy. Cost is £50 per week, with bursaries to assist if needed.
E: a.arnold@brittenpears.org
WEB: www.brittenpears.org
DEADLINE: 18 December 2015

CALL FOR WORKS FOR CATCH 22
Submit works for flute and untuned percussion or solo works for those. Can include electronics. Send by pdf along with any supporting audio files. Shortlisted works will be planned in 2016 in West Yorkshire.
E; catch_22@jameswilsonflute.com
WEB: https://catch22ensemble.wordpress.com
DEADLINE: 21 December 2015

SCHOOL OF SOUND SYMPOSIUM
To be held over 4 days: 8-11 April in London at the Purcell Room. Covers music in film, dance, games, installations etc with experts in the field. Some bursaries available, and reductions for students.
E: sos@schoolofsound.co.uk
WEB: www.schoolofsound.co.uk
DEADLINE: not given.

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.

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: 27 July 2015