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

NEWBESANCON CONDUCTING COMPETITION (FRANCE)

Pre-selection takes place during April/May in China, France, Germany and Canada. The rounds with the orchestra will be in Besancon, France 14 - 20 September 2015.
WEB: www.concours-besancon.com
DEADLINE: 29 January 2015

ST ALBANS ORGAN FESTIVAL
Open to composers under 35 on 30 June 2015. An original work for organ of 5 - 6 mins, written after 1 Aug 2014. Unperformed. Written in response to a quote from Walt Whitman (on website). Prize of £1000 and publication. Specifications of St Albans organ on website. Send 4 copies by post.
WEB: www.organfestival.com
DEADLINE: 31 January 2015

LORD MAYOR'S COMPOSITION PRIZE
Open to UK citizens who are under age 35. A composition for piano trio (piano and 2 string instruments). Up to 8 mins. Need entry form (on website). Must have 2 references. Submit by post, single-sided, unbound on A4 paper. Winner must agree to attend at least one rehearsal and the performance, which will take place as part of the City of London Festival, June/July 2015.
WEB: www.wcom.org.uk/news-events/awards
DEADLINE: 31 January 2015

PARMA STUDENT COMPETITION FOR RECORDING PRIZE
PARMA Recordings (USA) issue a call for scores for composers of 30 years or younger, who are currently studying composition (institution or privately).Ten winners will have their works published and 3 winners will receive readings and recordings of their pieces by a full symphony orchestra. Submitted works should be up to 10 mins and in standard orchestration (2.2.2.2/ 4.3.3.1/ perc/ strings, optional piano and harp).
E: press@parmarecordings.com
WEB: www.parmarecordings.com
DEADLINE: 31 January 2015

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY BRASS CONTEST
A work for brass 8tet (3 tpts, 1 hn, 3 trbs, 1 tuba). Unpublished. 10 - 12 mins. Send hard copies of score and parts, + pdf of score and a recording. Anon entry. Prizes of US$ 2000, 1000, 500.
WEB: www.humboldt.edu/brass
DEADLINE: 1 February 2015

SAX QUARTET, FRANCE
A piece for sax quartet (sop, alt, ten, bari), no electronics. To be used for the performing competition at Strasbourg in 2015. Send by pdf.
E: info@saxopen.com
WEB: www.saxopen.com
DEADLINE: 1 February 2015

NEWWILLIAM MATHIAS COMPOSITION PRIZE
Open to UK citizens and/or students of any nationality who have studied in High Education in UK. A work for flute (alto fl doubling C flute), clarinet (A, Bb, or bass), piano and electronics. 4 - 8 mins. See website for provisos for the electronics. Successful applicants will be expected to attend and participate in a workshop at Bangor University on 8 March 2015. One work will be selected for the prize and performance at the evening concert. Prize of £500, performance, private recording and commission for Bangor Music Festival in 2016. Anon entry. Send two printed and bound scores and set of parts + electronic copy.
E: manager@bangormusicfestival.org.uk
WEB: www.bangormusicfestival.org.uk
DEADLINE: 6 February 2015

LEFT COAST CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (usa)
A work for 1 - 7 players from: tenor voice, flute, 2 oboes, clarinet, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, DB, guitar. 10 - 20 mins or shorter. Prize of US$ 1500 with performance and recording. Anon entry. Entry fee: $16 for each work. Send scores by post and include recording (not MIDI realisation).
E: info@LeftCoastEnsemble.org
WEB: www.LeftCoastEnsemble.org/composition-contest
DEADLINE: 7 February 2015

INTERNATIONAL JURGENSON COMPETITION (RUSSIA)
Composers born after 15 Feb 1979. Submit works for soloist ensembles or for voice and soloists (6 - 16 players) OR string trio or quartet OR works for marimba or percussion ensemble (up to 6 players). Must be unpublished and unperformed in public. Prizes of RUB 60,000 and RUB 30,000 in each category. Awards will be conferred on 10 June 2015 after performances of shortlisted pieces in Moscow. Send 2 copies of score. Anon entry. Need application form.
E: info@ccmm.ru
WEB: www.ccmm.ru/en/index.php?page=competition&id=08
DEADLINE: 15 February 2015

SCHELLHORN PRIZE FOR SACRED MUSIC
For composers of 26 and under, who are studying or have studied at any conservatory or university in England or Wales. A piece of SATB a cappella using any Latin Eurcharistic text. Up to 5 mins and unperformed. Prize of £500 and performance by professional choir in the context of the Sacred Liturgy of the Catholic Church. Application form needed. Entry fee: £15.
WEB: http://www.matthewschellhorn.com/schellhornprize/
DEADLINE: 18 February 2015

OSLO GRIEG SOCIETY COMPETITION
A work for piano and live electronics. 1 - 3 movements, up to 15 mins. The live electronics should be prepared as a Max/MSP file (with instructions in English), sent separately with download link. Include short comment on your composition. Anon entry. Send by pdf score. Entry fee: EUR 60. Winning piece receives a prize of EUR 1500. Three or more finalist works will be performed at the Oslo Grieg Festival 2015.
E; composercompetition@oslo griegsociety.com
WEB: www.oslogriegsalskap.no/composercompetition/index/html
DEADLINE: 1 March 2015

NEWSAMADIS INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Works for piano and/or electroacoustic works (with or without piano). Award-winning pieces will be performed in New York City and recorded. 5 - 15 mins suggested. Must be unpublished, unperformed or broadcast and unawarded. Anon entry. Entry fee: US$ 50.
WEB: www.samadis.net
DEADLINE: 1 March 2015

COUNTERPOINT, ITALY
A work containing percussion - either as solo or with a list of possible ensembles. 1 work per composer. Not awarded in other competitions. Prize is performance in New York City and in Lucca Chamber Festival (It). Send by pdf. Anon entry.
E: Muzarte@msn.com
WEB: www.counterpoint-italy.com
DEADLINE: 15 March 2015

JOHN SANDERS MEMORIAL PRIZE
For composers under 30 years. A choral work of up to 6 mins SATB. Suitable for performance in a cathedral setting. Prize of £1000 and performance in Gloucester Cathedral in July 2015.
E: info@sanderssociety.org.uk
WEB: www.sanderssociety.org.uk
DEADLINE: 20 March 2015

COLCHESTER NEW MUSIC
Open to composers based in East Anglia, or who have close links to the region. As part of the Colchester Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project, composers are invited to write new, original works for solo organ. No less than 5 pieces will be selected for performance in its re-opening celebrations in Summer 2015. Prizes of £250 and £150. In addition there will be a masterclass in writing for the organ in a one-day workshop on 14 February 2015, 12 noon - 4 pm at St Botolph's Church, Church Walk, Colchester CO2 7EE. This workshop is open to all and is free, but booking essential.
E: To request application form: info@moothallorgan.co.uk
WEB: (details of competition) http://moothallorgan.co.uk
(to book workshop): www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-for-the-organ-workshop-tickets-14961490220

EARPLAY DONALD AIRD MEMORIAL COMPETITION
Work of 1 - 6 players taken from: fl, cl, pf, vln, vla, vc. May have electronics. 8 - 15 mins. Prize of US$ 1000 and performance. All entries will be considered for performance. Anon entry. Entry fee: $26. Need application form.
E: aird@earplay.org
WEB: www.earplay.org
DEADLINE: 31 March 2015

NEWSORODHA ORGANISATION, BELGIUM
A work for unaccompanied violin. Jury will select 5 works for public performance on 23 May, 2015 and 2 prizes will be awarded: EUR 1000, & 500. The winning work will be used as a set composition for a performance award. Must be unperformed, unbroadcast and not won any other prizes. Entry fee: EUR 10. Anon entry.
E: info@sorodha.be
WEB: www.sorodha.be
DEADLINE: 31 March 2015

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY COMPETITION
Open to composers of 28 years and under, who are studying/have studied at any conservatory or university in UK. There will be 4 commissions at £3000 and 1 commission of £1000. There will be workshops during the year. Send three representative works + CD recording of at least one of these. Entry form on website. Entry fee: £20.
WEB: www.philharmonicsociety.uk/young_musicians
DEADLINE: 31 March 2015

CONCOURS DE GENEVE PRIZE
Open to composers born after 1 April 1975. A new string quartet not yet publicly performed. Up to 20 mins. Anon entry. Entry fee: CHF 100. Send 3 copies. Prize is CHF 15,000 (approx. EUR 12,000) and includes performances in Geneva in November 2015 and inclusion in the 2016 String Quartet competition.
WEB: www.concoursgeneve.ch
DEADLINE: 31 March 2015

MARGARET BLACKBURN COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Open to female student composers who are enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate music program during the academic year of the competition. Works for small ensemble of 2 - 12 instruments. May include voice and electronics. Must be unpublished. Prize of US$ 1000. Entry fee: $20. One entry per person.
E: (enquiries) Bmckelway@aol.com
WEB: http://sai-pittsburgh-alumni.weebly.com
DEADLINE: 31 March 2015

MOLINARI STRING QUARTET, CANADA
For composers of 40 years or less. An original work for string quartet. Up to 20 mins. Entry fee: CND 25. Anon entry. There will be 4 finalists performed. Prizes of CND 3000, 2000, 1000.
E: qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca
WEB: www.quatuormolinari.qc.ca
DEADLINE: 1 April 2015

NEWARIZONA PRO ARTE
One to five compositions will be selected to be performed by Arizona Pro Arte on 19 Sepember, in Tempe. Will be danced with original choreography. Submissions can use up to 8 players on standard orchestral instruments. Only 2 can be percussionists, and only one pianist. Can have harp. Up to 20 mins. Include a recording of the work for use with dance rehearsals. One work per composer. Prize is the performance and possibly a recording. Winner supplies performance material no later than 17 July.
WEB: azproarte.com/call-for-scores
DEADLINE: 3 April 2015

NEW2015 MARTIRANO AWARD
Any work for 1 - 15 players (can include vocalists, electronics, video). Up to 20 mins. Prizes of US$ 1000 & 500 and performance at the University of Illinois in September 2015. Composers are expected to attend. Composers pay own travel, and accomdation is provided. One entry per composer. Anon entry. Entry fee: $20.
WEB: www.camil.music.illinois.edu/CompTheory/Awards/Martirano.htm
DEADLINE: 15 April 2015

ARMENIAN LITTLE SINGERS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Composers over 20 years. A competition to be dedicated to the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Preference for works in praise of Love, Life, Peace on the Planet. A work for children's choir (SSA or SSAA with percussion and optional piano). Up to 10 mins. No arrangements. Preferred languages: Latin, English or Armenian. Prizes of US$ 2000 + performance; $1000 + performance or 3rd prize of performance.
E: a;sccc@hotmail.com
WEB: www.alsccc.am
DEADLINE: 1 May 2015

RESPIGHI PRIZE
Composers under 40 years currently enrolled in a conservatory or college anywhere in the world. Work for string orchestra (vln,vln,vla,vc,DB) no divisi. Include comment about how the work relates or is inspired by the compsoer Respighi. Include CD or mp3. Prize is performance by the Chamber Orchestra of NY and a recording.
WEB: www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org
DEADLINE: 30 June 2015

NEWCROSSOVER COMPOSITION AWARD
New work for two violins - to sweep audiences off their seats. Playing technique can be challenging, unconventional - let your imagination run wild. About 5 mins. Must be composed for this competition - no arrangements or adaptions. Not published or performed in any way. Six entries will be selected for a concert in Mannheim, Germany on 25 September 2015. The audience will vote. Prizes of EUR 5000, 3000, 1000, 800, 500, 500. In addition publication and a professional CD recording. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 12. Send score (not parts) by ordinary post. Composers must be present at the concert (unless on a different continent and av. by SKYPE)
E: cd@crossover-composition-award.com
WEB: www.crossover-composition-award.com OR www.thetwiolins.de
DEADLINE: 1 July 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

OPPORTUNITIES

PAULINE ALDERMAN AWARDS
These are awards on published scholarship re women in music. For work published in 2013 or 2014. Cash prizes. Categories are for book-length; article or essay; and biblio or research tool.
E: shulstader@appstate.edu
WEB: www.iawm.org
DEADLINE: 1 February 2015

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

NEWPHOENIX DANCE THEATRE
There will be a Choreographers + Composers Lab for 2 weeks of intensive experiment and co-operation at the Phoenix Dance Theatre's centre in Leeds. On 6 - 17 July 2015. It is designed for professional composers at an early stage of their careers. 4 composers will be selected to take part.
E: imogen.pickles@phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk
WEB: www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk
DEADLINE: 16 February 2015

NCEM AWARD FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
The National Centre for Early Music together with BBC Radio 3 are offering an opportunity to write a new piece for the Dunedin Consort of Scotland. Two categories: 18 years and under; 19 - 25 years. Shortlisted composers will be offered a day-long workshop with the Dunedin Consort.
Register interest by 20 February 2015 at
E: education@ncem.co.uk
Deadline for scores: 20 March 2015
WEB: www.ncem.co.uk/youngcomposersaward2015

BURSARIES FOR MUSICIANS/ COMPOSERS
Sky Academy bursaries for musicians and composers aged 18 - 30. Given the opportunity to focus on creative activities for one year. Five bursaries to be given in a number of creative fields - each worth £30,000 Includes mentoring.
WEB: www.ideastap.com/artsscholarships
DEADLINE: 26 February 2015

NEWSOUND AND MUSIC/MUSIC FOR YOUTH
To encourage performances of young composers there will be performances at Youth's National Festival in July 2015. Submit a new piece and get feedback. Categories of age: 12 - 16; 17-18; 19 - 21.
E: alexandra@mfy.org.uk
WEB: www.nfy.org.uk
DEADLINE: 27 March 2015

WILD RUMPUS MEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
This ensemble in San Francisco is dedicated to collaboratively developing works with emerging composers. Composers under 40 OR of any age who are not regulaly commissioned, are invited to submit a portfolio for a Commissioning Project. Selected composers will be invited to write a new piece for premiere in 2016. Will be required to be at a reading session (in person of Skype) beforehand. Should be willing to participate in fundraising efforts (eg Kickstarter). Instrumentation of ensemble: sop, fl, cl, sax, trb, pf, perc, elec gtr, vln, vc, DB (1 or 2 other instruments are possible). The ensemble also accepts scores at other times.
WEB: www.wildrumpusmusic.org/commissioning-project
DEADLINE: 1 March 2015

ISM EVENT IN LONDON
The ISM are holding a day-long event called "Make Music Work" for composers and performers who are establishing their careers in the music industry. It will be held on 31 March 2014 at Milton Court in London. It includes talks on competitions and schemes and whether and how they might help build a career. There will be presentations by successful composers and performers. Cost is £15/£25 which includes refreshments and lunch.
E: francesca.treadaway@ism.org
WEB: www.ism.org
DEADLINE: not given

NEWSOROPTIMIST CLUB OF PIOMBINO
Contest resticted to European female composers. Soroptimist International is a non-profit organisation which brings together women and opportunities for women, promotion of humans rights and acceptance of diversity. The compositions must express the nature of the Club and the winning work will become the hymn of the Piombino Soroptimist Club and may be played at all important meetings. Must be 4 mins, and use 6 - 8 instruments chosen from: flute (+alt), oboe, Bb clarinet (+bass), bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in Bb, trombone, tuba, 4 saxes (sop,alt, ten, bari). Must have one percussion player. Send scores by pdf including individual parts. Send for details.
E: compositrici@tiscali.it
E: saiuniversitaria.mus@tiscali.it
DEADLINE: 30 March 2015

NEWSUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
Sound and Music are running a summer school for composers of 14 - 18. It will be held 2 - 8 August 2015.
WEB: www.soundandmusic.org.uk
DEADLINE: 2 April

TACTUS, BELGIUM CALL FOR SCORES
Writing for orchestra - various try-throughs for orchestra scores in Brussels 21 - 23 September 2015, and Mons 24 - 27 November 2015. With conductors to mentor. Workshops, lectures and premieres of selected pieces.
E: info@tactus.be
WEB: www.tacurs.be
DEADLINE: 10 April 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.

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: 26 January 2015