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COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
5-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An unpublished, unperformed piano concerto of 5 mins written for solo piano and ob+, cl+, tpt, trb, perc(1), vln, vc, DB.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.
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: 220.127.116.11./18.104.22.168/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.
DEADLINE: 30 September 2016
MICHELE NOVARO COMPETITION, ITALY
A competition for composers under 30 years. Michele Novaro was the composer who wrote the music for the Italian national anthem. The competition aims to encourage further works which reflect values and themes of Italy, especially Italian landscape. Works submitted must be 7 - 10 mins for an ensemble of 7 - 15 instruments, taken from a given list (only one instrument of each type). Must be unpublished and unperformed. Register on the website. Scores are submitted anonymously in both pdf nad Sibelius or Finale format. Three finalists will be selected and their works performed in Turin on 2 December 2016. The winner will then be decided. Prize is EUR 5000 and publication and further performances. The three finalists will be given EUR 500 to cover expenses for attending the concert in Turin.
DEADLINE: 30 September 2016
GAUDEAMUS AWARD, NL
Composers born after 1 October 1986. Award is of EUR 5000 commission for a new work which will be premiered during Gaudeamus Music Week, 2017. Works can already be performed but must have been composed in the last 3 years. Send score for one of the mentioned categories on website, and if possible, a recording. Send 2 other works for max of 15 instruments. Anon entry. Entry fee of EUR 35 and written agreement to pay further EUR 500 for participation, if selected.
DEADLINE: 1 October 2016
PROJECT TRIO COMPETITION
Works for flute, cello and Bass. Send hard copy of score and parts to the address given. Also send by Email. One submission per composer. One prizewinner only - receives US$ 500 and premiere of work + recording.
DEADLINE: 31 October 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.
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.
DEADLINE: 31 October 2016
BRASS 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.
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.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2016
Works of 5 - 10 mins written for a solo carillonneur on a four-octave carillon (47 bells). Must be original work (not arrangement) and unperformed and unpublished. One work per composer. Anon entry. Prizes of US$ 1,200 and $600 along with performance and publication. Competition website has advice re writing for carillon.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2016
WALTER BEELER COMPOSITION PRIZE
Work for wind ensemble or concert band. No arrangements. Can be performed but must have been written in last two years. Suitable for performance by professionals, university or hish school students. Up to 7 mins. Must have recording. Prize of US$ 3000 and performance. Winner is encouraged to attend. Send by post.
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.
DEADLINE: November, 2016
PASADOBLE MUSIC CONTEST, SPAIN
For unpublished pasadobles. Not broadcast or produced on a record label or published or performed. Prizes of EUR 2000, 1000 & 500. Instrumentation on website.
DEADLINE: 5 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.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2016
RED NOTE NEW MUSIC, USA
Three categories: 1. Chamber music: prize of US$ 1000 and performance at Festival. Up to 15 mins. 2. Works for orchestra: prize of $ 750 and performance. Up to 12 mins. Orch: 22.214.171.124/126.96.36.199/perc (4), timps, kybd, no harp/ strings. 3. Chorus: mixed choir, 4 - 6 parts. With/without accompaniment. Prize of $ 750 and performance. Up to 15 mins. Entry fee: $25 + additional scores $15. Anon entry. Provide parts by 1 Feb 17. Attendance at the festival in Illinois, March 2017 is encouraged but not required. Works may have been performed but must have been written in 2000 and after.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2016
REAL ACADEMIA DE BELLAS ARTES DE SAN CARLOS (SPAIN)
Works for violin, cello and piano (no electronics). 15 - 20 mins. Must be unpublished, unperformed, uncommissioned and unawarded. Anon entry. Send 3 copies of score + parts (by post). Prize of EUR 4000 and premiere performance.
DEADLINE: 18 November 2016
THIRD MILLENNIUM ENSEMBLE, USA
Works for any combination of: flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin (up to 2), viola, cello, bass, piano, perc (1 player), harp, and soprano, mezzo or baritone voice. Prizes of US$ 500, 300 and $100 for a young composer age 20 or younger. Can have electronics. Entry fee: $35 and $15 for additional scores. Entry form required. Can be already performed, published or recorded.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2016
INTERNATIONAL HORN SOCIETY
Two categories: a work for solo horn, unaccompanied, which is playable by students and amateurs; a work for any difficulty for solo horn with large ensemble, or for horn ensemble (2 or more players), or horn with chamber ensemble of 3 or more players (only one horn), or for solo horn with keyboard. Anon entry. Entry by pdf and mp3. Entry fee: US$ 25. Works must have been written within the past 4 years. Winner of each category gets a prize of $1250 and performances.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2016
GARTH NEWEL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Work for violin, viola, cello and piano. A cash prize of US$ 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.
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.
DEADLINE: 31 December 2016
LORD MAYOR'S PRIZE
Composers under 35 years. Open to UK citizens. Work for wind quintet (fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn). No doublings. Must be composed for this prize and not performed. 5 - 8 mins. Entry must be supported by two references. Prize of £5000 and performance in March 2017. Composer must attend at least one rehearsal and the concert.
DEADLINE: 31 January 2017
RENEE 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. Anon entry. Chosen composers must commit to attending the Winners Concert in early May 2018 or 2019 in New Haven, CT, USA. Up to US$ 1500 will be allowed for overseas travel and lodging. Send 6 copies of score and CD of recording by post.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org (send for details and app form)
DEADLINE: 18 February 2017
CUM LAUDE MUSIC AWARDS
There will be a EUR 30,000 investment in recording and promoting new music of the winning works. The premieres will be videotaped and submitted to broadcasters. Composers will receive 50 copies of the recording. Distribution by Naxos. Works for any combination of 2 violins, viola, cello, piano and soprano. Can be solos, but not vocal solo. 3 - 20 mins. May have been performed and recorded previously but not released in Spain. Entry fee EUR 45 paid through PayPal. Send by pdf and mp3 (can be MIDI).
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017
FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC COMPETITION, AUSTRIA
Competition for composers of 38 and under. A work for piano trio - piano, violin, cello. The prizewinning work will be a compulsory piece in a competition for ensembles in Austria. Must be unperformed, unpublished and unawarded. Up to 15 mins. Send 3 copies, either post or pdf. Anon entry. Prize of EUR 5000. Prizewinners will be given travel and hotel expenses to attend in Graz, 2018.
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017
CHOIR 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.
DEADLINE: Applications open from 15 January to 1 March, 2017
ARTISTES EN HERBE, LUXEMBOURG
Submit works for piano/organ; violin/cello; flute/clarinet; voice/choir. Can be solo, or duos, trio, 4tet etc or solo with an orchestra. There are different age groups: up to 10 years; 11 - 15; 16 - 19 and "senior" with no age limit. Post manuscript or printed score and can have recording. Junior categories are free; seniors pay EUR 30. Each age group in Juniors will have prizes of EUR 500 & 250. Senior prizes are EUR 1500 and 750. Award ceremony is on 18 March 2017. Need registration form on website.
DEADLINE: 1 March 2017
WALTER FERRATO COMPETITION, ITALY
Works for solo flute, solo cello or solo piano; duos for fl + pno, vc + pno or fl + vc; trios for flute, cello and piano. 2 - 10 mins. To be performed at Festival in Savona, in June 2017, Italy. Can be already performed but not awarded. Send by pdf. If a trio send score + parts. Also brief bio in English or Italian. Fee of EUR 15. Overall winner recieves a prize of EUR 1000 + performance. Other winners EUR 200 + performance.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Open to composers born afte 1 May 1977. A concerto for clarinet and orchestra. 15 - 20 mins. Written for solo clarinet (A or Bb) and orchestra of 188.8.131.52/ 184.108.40.206/ hp, kybd, perc (3)/strings - 10.8.6.6.3. No electronics. Must have been composed after May 2014. The prize-winning work will be performed during the final round of the 2018 Clarinet competition. Anon entry. Send 3 copies of score or one electronic file. Entry fee: CHF 100. Up to three works will be chosen fo be publicly performed in Geneva in November 2017. Prizes of CHF 15,000 and 10,000 with some additional prizes. Gala concert will be 26th November 2017.
DEADLINE: 4 May 2017
ANNELIE DE MAN FOUNDATION
A work in which the harpsichord has a principal role. Up to 10 mins. Solo harpsichord is acceptable, but preferred is in chamber context. See av. instrus in www.orgelpark.nl. Also, Black Pencil ensemble will be in residence. They are: recorder, panflute, vla, accord and perc. See www.BlackPencil.org. Can have electronics or video/theatrical elements. Up to 6 players (inc. harpsi). Send score by pdf and if possible a recording (MIDI is acceptable), by mp3. The jury will choose 3 works to be performed. Prizes of EUR 2500 and 1000.
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018
WORKSHOPS 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.
CALL 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.
DEADLINES: 1 August 2016 (for gamba or sax 4tet) and 1 October 2016 (for stg 4tet or cl/perc duo)
WOMEN 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.
DEADLINES: 2 October for scores; 31 October for papers.
CALL FOR SCORES BY MDI ENSEMBLE, MILAN
Composers under 35 years. 3 - 6 works will be selected to be performed on 20 December, in Milan. Should be scored for 2 - 7 players taken from: fl+, cl+, vln, vla, vc, pno, perc (1). No electronics. Entry fee of EUR 20.
DEADLINE: 10 October 2016
CORNELIA PETROIU, VIOLA
Vox Novus is calling for pieces for solo viola of 3 - 5 mins. Must be written especially for this project and not previously performed. Looking for unpredictable music with rapidly changing moods and meanings. Only one submission per composer. Submit score online with 150 word bio and 150 word prog note. Pdf file with mp3 file optional.
DEADLINE: 15 October 2016
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: 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/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.
DEADLINES: violin + orch: 10 October 2016. Orch alone: 20 October 2016
COMPOSERS ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA- CALL FOR SCORES
Categories include works for symphony orchestra (up to 15 mins); Women's choir (a cappella or electronics or ensemble of up to 5 instus, up to 10 mins); Ensemble of 1- 9 instruments (given list, with/without electronics); soprano, mezzo and/or baritone (with instrumental ensemble of up to 4 instrus, with/without electronics, up to 8 mins). No more than 2 works per composer. Must have been written in the past 3 years. Send score, recording (if possible) and bio of up to 150 words. Preferably submit by pdf.
DEADLINE: 20 October 2016
ALFRED SCHNITTKE COMPOSER FORUM AND COMPETITION, UKRAINE
Composers attend Forum in Lviv, Ukraine to discuss music in our time. 12 composers will be selected to have performances. Works for 3 - 15 instruments from: sop, 2 vlns, vla, cello, DB, pno, fl, ob, cl, bsn, tpt, hn, 2 percs. Send scores by pdf (one work per composer). Selected works will be performed by the Klknewmusic Ensemble in Lviv on 9 & 10 December. All concerts will be recorded. and video made. Prize of EUR 800 and publication. The winning works will also be performed in Italy.
DEADLINE: 25 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.
DEADLINE: 31 October 2016
BBC CHRISTMAS CAROL COMPETITION
For composers who are over 16 and are not professional composers. Write a setting of the words on website ("alleluia" - 15th century text) for SATB choir, with or without piano. Need application form. There will be a shortlist of 6 which will be performed live on air on Radio 3 by the BBC Singers. Listeners will vote the winner. The winning carol will be recorded and played on Radio 3 throughout Xmas Day.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2016
INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS, FRANCE
For composers under 40. Write a work for up to 7 mins for 5 - 7 players taken from: clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, cello , piano, percussion. Four composers will be selected and invited to meetings and rehearsals as part of an 8-day residency with Ensemble Aleph in the Parisian region in April 2017. Pieces will then be performed at a Festival in May, Paris and July, Cluny. Send by regualr post.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2016
RISUONANZE FESTIVAL, ITALY
Call for scores to be performed at the above festival. Must have not been publicly performed in Italy. Up to 6 mins. Can be: unaccompanied solo piano, solo violin, solo flute, solo trombone, solo voice (mezzo), OR duos: voice(mezzo) and piano, 2 flutes, 2 violins, or flute and piano. Submission by Email only. Entry fee: EUR 15. Send short bio.
E (for enquiries) email@example.com
E (for submission) firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 27 February 2017
PIANO 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: email@example.com Subject line: DUETS
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
An online directory for professional singers.
2011 YOUBLOOM SONG CONTEST
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: email@example.com
SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Jaclyn Heyen, a mezzo soprano in USA is looking for repetoire. She wants art songs from women composers.
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.
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.
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.
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk www.altoflute.co.uk
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.
All women are invited to contribute to a new web project called "Make your own Herstory"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
PERCUSSION TRIOS BY WOMEN
Neo percussion (Spain) is looking for percussion trios by women.
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.
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
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines
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.
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.
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.
DEADLINE: See web, and ongoing.
A professional bass clarinet and piano duo are looking for new and challenging repetoire. Open for duo or works including some other instruments.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Sean Jones is looking for challenging trumpet solos to perform.
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.
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.
CALL FOR SCORES - MARIMBA DUO
Specilise in contemporary music. Searching for new pieces for two marimbas.
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
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
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 (22.214.171.124/2, usual doublings and double bass optional.)
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: 126.96.36.199,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/188.8.131.52.2. 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
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.
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.
PRS FOUNDATION FOR NEW MUSIC
A number of bursaries and scholarships are available for classical composers professional development, or for PhD studies in composition.
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.
Women in Music gratefully acknowledges the work of composer Jennifer Fowler in providing the Comps & Ops section.
Last updated: 21 September 2016