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COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
COMPETITION PREMIO TRIO DE TRIESTE (ITALY)
For composers under 40 years. 1st prize is a commission. To enter, send one piece already written, which is for chamber music which includes piano. Can be performed or published. Up to 13 instruments. Send by pdf. Entry fee of EUR 30. One composer will be selected for the commission of EUR 13,000 to write 5 short pieces of 4 - 5 mins each, which must be unpublished and have a uniting thematic idea. The pieces will be for: duos - vln + pno; vla + pno, vc + pno, trio of vln. vc, pno and quartet of vln, vla, vc pno. The new pieces will be performed for the first time in public by participants of the performing competition in September 2019, Trieste.
DEADLINE: 15 March 2018
COMPOSER COMPETITION, ITALY
A competition for the Appassionato Ensemble, Italy. A work for 1 - 5 performers taken from: flute+, clarinet+, violin, cello, piano. 7 - 15 mins. Not published, performed in public nor been awarded prizes. Entry fee: EUR 35. Anon entry. Send by pdf of score. 3 finalists will be performed on 3 June 2018 in Como, Italy. Winner receives EUR 500 and publication.
DEADLINE: 21 March 2018
CLASSIC PURE INTERNATIONAL VIENNA
Competition for a solo or duo work, taken from a long list of instruments. Check website for this. No more than 2 players. 3 - 15 mins. Entry fee: EUR 25. Must be unpublished and not have won other competitions. Send scores by pdf and sound by mp3s (can be computer realisation). Three winners will be performed on 27 April 2018 in Vienna. Winners are expected to attend. They pay own costs for this. Prizes of EUR 1000, 500, 250 and recording.
DEADLINE: 23 March 2018
MACKINTOSH TOWER, GLASGOW,
Opportunity for a scottish-based artist. For the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh birth, a commission for a bespoke visual and sonic work for the Mackintosh Tower in The Lighthouse. This will be site-specific and open to the public from Summer 2018 to January 2019. The selected artist receives £5000. Download submission guidelines.
DEADLINE: 26 March 2018
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY COMPOSITION PRIZES
For 3 composers there is an opportunity for a composer academy with seminars and workshops and a £3000 commission for members of the Philharmonic Orchestra for performance at RFH.
Also a £3000 commission for the Cheltenham Music Festival.
Also a £1000 commission for a solo work for the Presteigne Festival.
Requirements: You should be a current student in UK at a university or conservatoire OR have completed a degree (not PhD) since 30 March 2009 at a UK university or conservatoire. Submit 3 scores and an mp3 or at least one of them. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 30 March 2018
INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER COMPETITION, CITTA di UDINE
1. A work for chamber instrumental ensemble or solo instrument. Up to 8 mins.
2. An electroacoustic work, up to 10 mins.
The ensemble piece can use any combination of: string quartet; solo flute; solo clarinet; solo percussion (list of instruments given). Can have been performed before. Anon entry. Fee: EUR 35. There are prizes of EUR 1000 for each category and other smaller prizes. There will be performances (in Italy) of the best 6 - 8 works. Send by pdf or post. Need application form.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2018
CORNWALL INTERNATIONAL MALE CHORAL FESTIVAL
A competition for a work for either adult male choir (TTBB) or Cambiata (male breaking voices choir). No previous performance or publication (even self-published). No arrangements. Lyrics must be out of copyright or have written permission for use. Up to 3 mins. Can be accompanied or unaccompanied. If text not in English, should have a translation in English. Can be submitted on paper or electronically. Anon entry. Entry fee: £20. Prizes of £1000 for each category and additional prizes for adult category. Winning entries will be premiered during 2019 Festival.E: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 31 March 2018
EARPLAY DONALD AIRD COMPOSER COMPETITION
Works for 1 - 6 players taken from flute+, clarinet+, piano, violin, viola, cello (only one of each.) May include electronics. May have been performed before. 8 - 15 mins is preferred. Cash prize of US$ 1000 and performance by Earplay (California). All entries will be considered for performance. Anon entry. Send score (online preferred) and recording (not required, but recommended). Fee of US$ 26.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2018
HARELBEKE COMPOSITION COMPETITION, BELGIUM
A work for wind orchestra. Max. instrumentation given on website. 15 - 25 mins. Never performed, published, broadcast or awarded. Anon entry. Three finalists will be selected for performance. Finalists will attend rehearsal the day before. Travel expenses will be re-imbursed, but not accomodation expenses. Finalist weekend will be 5 - 7 April 2019. Prizes of EUR 8000, 4000, 2000. Submit by pdf. Application form on website.
DEADLINE: 1 April 2018
MOLINARI QUARTET COMPETITION (CANADA)
For composers 40 years or less. A work for string quartet. Must be unperformed and unpublished. Can have electronics. Prizes of CAD $3000; $2000; $1000, and performance by Molinari Quartet. Anon entry. Send score and set of parts. Fee of CAD $30.
DEADLINE: 1 April 2018
CARITAS CHAMBER CHOIR COMPETITION
Open to composers born between 1983 and 2000. Theme is: "The Garden of England" and the text should have a connection with Kent. A piece for chamber choir scored for SATB up to SSAATTBB, with or without a piano. 4 - 6 mins. First prize is £500 with five additional prizes of £250. The final will be held at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK on 21 July 2018. There will be a professional recording. Send by pdf.
DEADLINE: 1 April 2018
ANTONIN DVORAK COMPOSITION COMPETITION
In the first round 24 - 36 composers will be selected to advance to the 2nd round. Those composers selected will attend a period of 8 days at the Prague Conservatoire, 22 - 31 July 2018. Composers will be in the group of 18 - 23 years, or 24 -33 years. No electric or microtonal music. All compositions on staff notation. Entry fees: EUR 35 for 1st round; EUR 125 for 2nd round. Total prizes: CZK 150,000.
DEADLINE: 6 April 2018
BANAUE COMPOSITION COMPETITION, PHILIPPINES
A call for submission of a work for orchestra inspired by the Banaue Rice Terraces carved into mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines in ancient times. Should be inspied by the Philippine people, traditions, landscapes and dances. Selected composers are required to attend the Music Composition Immersion Program, held on 12 - 25 July 2018 in Manila. Duration: 10 - 15 mins. Max. instrumentation: 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/4 perc/22.214.171.124.4. Never before submitted to a performance org or competition. Total prizes of US$ 18,000 plus travel subsidies.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2018
TORRE DELLA QUARDA COMPETITION, ITALY
Works in two categories. A: solo piano/ solo flute/ solo clarinet OR any duos of those instruments OR trio of those 3 instruments. From 2 - 10 mins. B: Orchestral work using no fewer than 15 instruments taken from: 126.96.36.199/ 188.8.131.52/ timps/ stgs 7/6/4/4/2. Up to 15 mins. Can be for string orchestra. No electronics. Must not have received awards in other call for scores, but can be performed and published. Total prizes of EUR 4,100 and publication and performance at the Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savonna, Italy. Entry fee: Cat A EUR 15; Cat B EUR 35.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2018
ENESCU COMPETITION, ROMANIA
For composers born after 1 August 1985. Two categories: A symphonic work for orchestra not more than: 184.108.40.206/220.127.116.11/timps + 3/18.104.22.168.6. Prize of EUR 10,000. A chamber piece , 1 - 10 performers with/without voice, prize of EUR 7,000. For both, duration is 10 - 30 mins. Entry fee: EUR 50. Must be a new work, not yet performed in public. Anon entry. Send by pdf.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2018
SALVATORE MARTIRANO COMPOSITION AWARD
Scores of 1 - 15 players (including vocalists) may be submitted. Can have electronics or mixed media. Up to 20 mins. One entry per composer. Prizes of US$ 1000, and $500 plus performances by Illinois Modern Ensemble. Winning composers are expected to attend. Transport expenses not given, but accomodation will be provided. Anon entry. Fee of US$ 20.
DEADLINE: 16 April 2018
BLACK CEDAR SCORES COMMISSIONING
A commission for a work for flute, cello & guitar of 10 - 15 mins. Winner will receive commission fee of US$1500 and professional video recording of performance. Other entrants may receive performance and recording, but no cash award. Entry fee US$10. To submit send a two-minute sample or completed proposed work. Send by pdf.
DEADLINE: 1 May 2018
THAILAND COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Open to composers 35 and younger. Submit work for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano. 6 - 10 mins. Must have been written in the last 5 years. Not awarded or commercially recorded. One entry per applicant. Anon entry. Send score by pdf and audio by mp3 (can be midi realisation). Six finalists will be invited to Thailand for 6 - 11 August 2018. Will be provided with accommodation, but not travel expenses. One winner receives US£1500.
DEADLINE: 6 May 2018
LONDON INTERNATIONAL CHORAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION
This will be a two day event on 20 - 21 October 2018, ending in a Gala concert. Will be curated by leading London chamber choirs. For conductors in early stage of career, aged 18 - 32. Six competitiors will take part in the finals. Language used will be English. For the first round, send a video of up to 10 mins of unaccompanied choral music with at least 5 singers and recorded in the past 12 months. Entry fee £30. There will be prizes of £5000 and £1000 + some extra prizes. Choice of repetoire for the video is free. For finals the choice is from a given list.
DEADLINE: 25 May 2018
SMAREGLIA INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Two categories: 1. A work for solo piano of between 5 - 10 mins. Prize of EUR 2000 and publication and performance. Further prizes of EUR 1000 and 500. 2. A work for solo voice and piano of 3 - 6 mins. Text must be in the public domain or have permission for use. Prizes as for Category 1. Works may have been performed but not published or awarded prizes. Send by pdf.
E: email@example.com (for entry)
E: firstname.lastname@example.org (for info)
DEADLINE: 31 May 2018
BARLOW PRIZE 2018
A commission for US$12,000 to compose a major new work for SATB unaccompanied choir of 9 - 12 mins. Will be performed by a consortium of choirs across USA. To support application, send TWO works, hard-copies by post. One should be your best work (regardless of instrumentation), and one should be close to the scoring of the new work. One of these should be no more than 5 years old. Recordings (sent by mp3) are helpful.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018
NEW NOTE CROATIA
Work for symphony orchestra: 22.214.171.124/126.96.36.199/Timps/Strgs. No electronics. Up to 15 mins. Can be previously performed but not published or commercially recorded or awarded other prizes. Must be composed after 31 December 2011. First prize EUR2500 and concert performance on 28 September 2018. Other prizes EUR 1000 and 500. Entry fee EUR 60. Anon entry. Send score by pdf. Audio realisation by mp3 recommended.
DEADLINE: 4 June 2018
VANTAA POPS ORCHESTRA, COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENT, FINLAND
Two categories: 1. A new instrumental piece for an entertainment orchestra. 2. A vocal arrangement of any piece for either alto or baritone soloist with Vantaa Pops Orchestra. 3 - 6 mins. Unpublished and unperformed. Anon entry. Instrumentation: 188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206/timps, 2 perc, hp/strings, keyboard, electric gtr, electric bass, drum set. Send both score and parts by pdf. Link to an audio demo. Selected pieces will be performed on 17 September 2018 at Vantaa, Finland. Combined prizes of EUR 18,000.
DEADLINE: 15 June 2018
IRINO PRIZE, JAPAN
For composers less than 40 years at end of June 2018. A composition for chamber orchestra scored for 12 - 17 instruments taken from: 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/stgs: 22.214.171.124/sax, pno, perc (1), hp. Can be previously performed but not have received any prizes. Up to 15 mins. Prize: 500,000 Japanese Yen. Send score by post. If available an audio CD. Winning piece will be performed by the Tokyo Sinfonietta in its concert series.
DEADLINE: 23 June 2018
WILDE LIEDER, MARX
On the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, composers are encouraged to submit works which capture some reflection of his life and work and his ideas' furture development. Marx in his youth published a collection of his own poetry called "Wilde Lieder". Three categories: 1. An ensemble work of up to 6 players with or without soprano OR ensemble of up to 14 players with or without baritone (see website for instrumentation), up to 12 mins. 2. Duo of sop or baritone and one instrument (fl, cl, trp, perc, vln, vc). Up to 8 mins. 3. Sound art/radiophonic work. Up to 10 mins. Premieres of selected works will be given on 1 & 2 September in Trier, Germany. Prizewinners must be present. Later UK premieres in Birmingham. Prizes of EUR 4,000; 3,000; 2,000 in each cateogory. Anon entry. Send 3 copies by post and by pdf.
DEADLINE: 29 June 2018
WALTER HUSSEY COMPETITION
Open to composers over 16 years. Maximum of 2 entries per composer. The piece should reflect the theme "gold" for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Reading Phoenix Choir. The work should be for a 50-strong mixed voice choir from SATB to SSAATTBB. Can include solo lines. To be performed a cappella. About 3 mins. Any language but if not in English, please provide a translation. Must be not previously performed or published and not part of an existing work. Obtain permission for text if not in public domain. Prize is £750 + performance in 2019.
DEADLINE: 1 July 2018
ALBA ROSA VIETOR COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Submit a work for one singer (sop, mezzo, alto, c-ten, ten, bari, bass) and piano trio (vln, vc pno). Open to composers of 35 and under. Five works will be premiered on 2 December 2018 in Amsterdam. Prizes of EUR 2000, 1000, and audience prize of EUR 1000. Up to 9 mins. Submit only one work. Entry fee: EUR 35. Submit by pdf. Send mp3 audio (live or sample). Must not be performed in public, published, broadcast or awarded.
DEADLINE: 1 July 2018
For composers born after 15/08/1978. A piece for piano (one piano either solo or several players) which is suitable for children or young adults. Should be technically limited but with contemporary outlook for new experiences. Should be composed for this competition. Not older than 3 years and not performed or made accessible in any way. One entry per composer. 6 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Send 6 copies (by post). Each jury member will select several pieces for performance in Vienna on 7 Feb 2019. Prizes of EUR 5000, 3000, 2000 and publication.
DEADLINE: 15 August 2018
USA HARP COMPOSITION CONTEST
Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp of 6 - 8 mins. Should be unawarded and not commercially recorded. Prize of US$ 2000 and the work will be used as required repertoire for upcoming performance competition. It will also be published. Anon entry. Send pdf of score and mp3 of the work played by a harpist (no digital or midi).
DEADLINE: 15 October 2018
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S BRASS CONFERENCE
A competition for women composers for a work for solo tuba (unaccompanied or with piano and/or electronics). For undergrad college-level performance. Must be at least 5 mins and written after 1 January 2016. May have been previously performed or published, but not won other compstitions. Anon entry. One work per composer. Open to all women. Prize of US$ 1,500. Winners must attend the IWBC Conference in 22 - 25 May 2019 at Arizona State University. Up to $1000 for expenses. Submissions accepted between 1 Sept - 1 Dec.
WEB: Check website of IWBC
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018
UUNO KLAMI COMPETITION, FINLAND
For composers who are European citizens or permanently resident in Europe. The work will be for small orchestra of at least 20 players and scored for not more than: 2222/2200/01/0/Strings: 6/5/4/4/2. Can include a soloist or voice. No electronics. Not previously performed or published. One entry per composer. 15 - 30 mins. Anon entry. Send 5 copies of score. 3 - 5 candidates will be selected to be present for rehearsal and premieres in Finland in the autumn of 2019. Some assistance given for travel and accomodation. Prizes of EUR 11,000; 9,000 and 7,000. Send scores by post.
DEADLINE: 3 December 2018
RENEE B. FISHER COMPOSER AWARDS
Call for scores for new piano works to be premiered in 2020 & 2021 piano competitions. Not performed publicly, published or recorded. Four composers will be chosen. Each receives US$ 1500. Divisions each year are for elementary and middle school - work should be 3 - 4 mins; and high school - work should be 4 - 5 mins. For complete guidelines send to:
DEADLINE: 19 January 2019
12TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM, CHINA
This event takes place 11 - 13 May 2018 at Sias International University Campus, China. There will be speakers from around the world on women's issues. To take part, submit a 250 word abstract for a presentation of 90 mins.
CALL FOR SCORES, RISUONANZE (ITALY)
Call for scores for the Risuonanze 2018 in Italy. Should be an Italian premiere. Music at the Festival will be broadcast and professionally recorded. Entry fee is EUR 18 which covers 6 entries. Composers are encouraged to attend. The call is for works for solo unaccompanied piano, violin, flute, oboe, cor, clarinet, trombone, concert accordion, voice (mezzo); OR duos of mezzo + pno, 2 violins, flute & clarinet, flute & oboe, clarinet & oboe; OR trio of flute, oboe & clarinet. Up to 6 mins. No electronics. Send scores by pdf.
DEADLINE: 19 March 2018
SOUND AND MUSIC COMPUTER CONFERENCE, CYPRUS
Composers are invited to submit works for fixed media, installation, or mixed media performance including Chronos Ensemble (fl, cl, perc, pno, vln); Artefacts Ensemble (Vln, vla, cl, sax, perc); and solo piano. Anon entry. Up to 15 mins but works of 10 mins or less are encouraged. One work per composer. If selected you will need to pay registration fee and will be expected to attand the conference. It will be held at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus on 4 - 7 July 2018.
DEADLINE: 22 March 2018
LONDON CITY CHORUS
An unauditioned mixed choir in London with a summer concert coming up entitled "Songs of Travel". Composers and arrangers are invited to submit scores on this theme. One score per person. SATB or SABar. No divisi and no solos. Either piano accompaniment or a cappella. 2 - 5 mins. Can be already performed or recorded. Any language. If text not in public domain must get permission from copyright holder. The concert will be on 6 July at St Pancras Parish Church, London. Probably will be recorded and recordings given to the composers. Each selected piece will give composer £100 for permsission to print out a set of copies. Send by pdf or hard copies only.
DEADLINE: 24 March 2018
COMPETITION THE CONTEMPORARY PIANO, GREECE
A work for piano solo or piano 4 hands. Duration 3- 5 mins. Not performed, published or awarded. Entry fee: EUR 45 per work. Anon entry. Prize winners receive a diploma and audio and video recording which will be placed on An Art Artistry's YOUTUBE channel.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2018
UNTWELVE CALL FOR SCORES
Untwelve is an organistaion to promote microtonal and alternative tuning music. A call for scores for a concert at Slate Arts + Performance in Chicago in September 2018. Open to all composers but will prioritize works from women and gender-non-conforming persons. Available: flute, clarinet, trombone and bassoon. Can be solos, or duos for fl, cl, trb. Can have electronics and composer can appear as performer. Up to 10 mins.
DEADLINE: 2 April 2018
GLOBAL SOUNDSCAPES FESTIVAL, CANADA
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra asks for works which celebrate the instruments and traditions of Azerbaijan and Iran. A chamber work of any sebset of: flute, cello, classical guitar, oud, tar, percussion (listed options). Up to 8 mins. Backgrounds of instruments on website. Rehearsals and performances will be in Vancouver in June 2018. Composers strongly encouraged to be present. Entry fee: CAN$ 25. Send score by pdf.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2018
CALL FOR SCORES, CORNELIUS CARDEW CONCERTS TRUST
Call for scores for a concert dedicated to the New, which Cornelius Cardew embodied. Works for piano quintet (string 4tet with piano). Works will be selected to be performed in a concert at Morley College, London on 5 October 2018. As many works as possible will be performed, so bear that in mind re complexity and length of your submission. Send pdfs of score/parts. Theme of "one world".
DEADLINE: 27 May 2018
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL COURSE FOR COMPOSERS, POLAND
Course for composers, Synthetis 2018 will be held 29 July - 10 August 2018. A fee based program with workshops, lectures, and individual lessons in English. Selected works will be performed at the final concert. Applicants should hold a Bachelor degree in composition or have been awarded in any international composition competition. Up to 30 participants.
DEADLINE: 31 May 2018
CALL FOR SCORES, NEW YORK
Composers are invited to submit works to be considered for possible performance in New York City during the 2018 - 2019 season of North/South Consonance. Can be scored for any solo instrument or voice; string ensembles; or mixed chamber ensembles of up to 18 players. Can include voice, percussion or electronics. Entry fee: US$ 25 per composition. Submit by post or on website. If available audio is helpful. Works not yet performed in New York will be given preference.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018
NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART, CANADA
Call for submissions in transmission art/radio art, electroacoustic music, interactive installation and other. On the theme of "Off the Beat(en) Track. Preference given to works which respond to the theme. All works selected will receive an artist fee. Entry fee: CAN$ 5.
DEADLINE: 4 June, 2018
FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES
A work for string quartet of 5 - 15 mins. Unpublished. Can be performed. Four works will be chosen to be performed in public concert in Florence, Italy on 22 September 2018, and will be published. Three prizes will be awarded for further commissions or performances. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 75. Send scores by pdf. Presence of composers is highly recommended. Award of EUR 1000 can be used for travel and/or accomodation.
DEADLINE: 15 August 2018
CALL FOR SCORES, BELGIUM
Call for scores for professional duo of flute and marimba. Should be a premiere for Belgium For a concert on 30 November 2018. Another call for scores for professional duo of two pianists - one or two pianos. For a concert in Belgium on 1 December 2018. For both: Up to 3 mins. Entry fee of EUR 20. Send by pdf.
DEADLINE: 25 August 2018
CREATIVE MUSICIANS RETREAT
This retreat will be held at the Walden School in New Hampshire, USA on 16 - 24 June 2018. Applications form composers, teachers and performers. Some financial aid given.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018
CALL FOR WORKS FOR SOLO RECORDER
Kethryn Bennetts is looking for pieces for solo recorder for an ongoing concert series starting Oct 2017. Can involve microtonality, especially quarter-tones and fixed media, preferably for one performer but other instrumental combinations can be considered.
NIEF-NORF FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (126.96.36.199/2, 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: 188.8.131.52,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/184.108.40.206.2. 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: 12 March 2018