The competitions and opportunities listed here are usually non gender specific, but Women in Music offers this section as a service to inform and encourage women composers and musicians.
COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
VERDEHR TRIO COMPOSITION COMPETITION
A work for trio of clarinet, violin and piano. Unperformed. Provide score and optional MIDI. Anon entry. Entry fee: $25. Prize of US$ 5000 and performance in ClarinetFest 2015, on 22 - 26 July 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
DEADLINE: 15 October 2014
RED NOTE NEW MUSIC COMPETITION
The Red note New Music Festival, Illinois, USA announces a competition open to all composers. There are two categories: works for chamber ensemble (up to 15 mins), and works for chamber orchestra (up to 12 mins). Instrumentation specifications are on the website. May include non-interactive electroacoustics. Works should have been written after 1999, but may have been performed. Entry fee of US$ 25 and $10 for additional scores. Winner of ensemble category gets $1000 prize and winner of orchestra category gets $750 prize. Winners provide parts by 20 Jan 2015. Winning works will be performed at the Red Note New Music Festival 29-30 March 2015. Anon entry. Send pdf of score and mp3 or MIDI.
DEADLINE: 15 October 2014
USA INTERNATIONAL HARP COMPOSITION
Prize for a solo work for harp. Should be unpublished, unawarded and not recorded for commercial distribution. 6 - 8 mins. Anon entry. Send pdf of score. Then by 30 November send a recording of a harpist playing the entry by mp3. Prize of US$ 2000 and inclusion in required repetoire for the 2016 International Harp Competition. Also publication.
E: USAHARPCC@gmail .com
DEADLINE: 30 October 2014
IMPULS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, VIENNA
For composers born 1980 and after. Submit a 10 - 20 min piece. Composer selected will be given a EUR 2200 commission and travel for IMPULS composition workshops in 2016.
DEADLINE: 31 October 2014
WALTER BEELER MEMORIAL COMPOSITION PRIZE
Original work for wind ensemble/ concert band. Standard instrumentation. No arrangements. May be already performed. Must have been written in previous 2 years. Suitable for performance for professional, university or high school bands. Up to 7 mins. Submit full score (paper entry) and CD recording. Cash prize of US$ 3000 and performance in 2015. Some travel expenses awarded. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2014
MERRILL JONES YOUNG COMPOSER CONTEST (USA)
Composers under 40 years. A work for concert band of difficulty grade III/IV. Up to 8 mins. Prize of US$ 2000. Anon entry. Must be unpublished. One entry per composer. Submit full score and CD recording of good quality (not synthesized).
DEADLINE 1 November 2014
TEXAS TECH TROMBONE ENSEMBLE COMPOSITION CONTEST
An original work for trombone ensemble consisting of: solo tenor trb, solo bass trb + trombone 8tet (6tens, 2 basses). 4 - 6 mins. A concert piece to be performed at the annual Big 12 Trombone Conference on 16 - 18 Jan 2015 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Cash prize of US$ 1000. Submit by post or E-mail. Submit full score, parts, midi recording and fee of $35.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2014
PABLO CASALS COMPETITION
Composers born after 11 April 1975. A chamber work never performed in public. 3 - 6 instruments from: violin, viola, cello (obligatory), flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, piano. Duration about 15 mins. Three composers will be selected for finals and must attend (Prades, France) 6 - 11 April 2015. Travel and lodging provided. 1st prize: EUR 12,000. Other finalists receive EUR 1500. Send 8 copies of score.
DEADLINE: 2 November 2014
BBC RADIO 3 CHRISTMAS CAROL COMPETITION
Open to UK residents only over the age of 16. Must not have had any composition published by a professional publishing company. The carol must use the words of a commissioned poem by Susan Hill, available on the website. Must be set for a SATB choir either a cappella or with piano accompaniment. No more than 5 mins. One entry per person. Six short-listed entries will be performed live by BBC Singers on Radio 3 and repeated a number of times in the lead-up to Xmas. The audience will then vote on their favouite carol. No cash prize, but lots of exposure on Radio 3. Need an entry form, on website.
DEADLINE: 10 November 2014
GARTH NEWEL PIANO QUARTET COMPOSITION COMPETITION
The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is a very active chamber music group based in USA. They are seeking to broaden the repetoire of the the piano quartet and to commit to supporting contemporary music. The competition is for a work for piano, violin, viola and cello. No electronics. Composers must be emerging - not have already received a professional premiere, or be professionally recorded for commercial CD release, or be published. No restrictions of age or nationality. Anon entry. Send score and parts and CD (can be MIDI realisation). Prize is cash US$ 3000, + performance in 2015 + travel assistance to attend premiere in Hot Springs, Virginia. Send for full details.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2014
Open to all. There are many categories of song. Can enter as many as you like. Must be original and you must own copyright. There are a number of awards.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2014
CARL VON OSSIETSKY COMPOSITION PRIZE
In 2014 the prize is for a composition for piano solo, or piano duet, or 2 pianos,4 hands. Up to 10 mins. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2014
PIERROT LUNAIRE COMPETITION
Chamber works of 8 - 15 mins scored for 2-5 players from: flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Unpublished and unperformed. Anon entry. Prize of EUR 5000 and at least 3 performances during 2015 - 2016.
DEADLINE: 30 December 2014
CHRISTOPH DELZ FOUNDATION
For composers born after 1 January 1975. Submit a choral work scored for chorus of 24 - 32 SATB and piano, wind quintet, DB and percussion. The winner receives CHF 50,000 and premiere by SWR Voval Ensemble, Stuttgart in the Lucerne Festival of summer 2015. 10 - 20 mins. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 12 January 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.
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
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.
DEADLINE: 1 April 2015
OPUS 2015, BRITTEN SINFONIA
An opportunity for an unpulished composer, UK resident, to receive a professional commission from the Britten Sinfonia. Will receive at least 3 performances, a BBC Radio 3 broadcast and a commission fee. Submit at least two pre-existing scores and a recording of at least one. Should be representative works for ensembles of 3 - 10 players.
DEADLINE: 17 October 2014
Dr K. Sextet invite composers to set any one of the poems used in Schoenberg's Brettl-Lieder for a Pierrot-plus line-up: soprano, flutes, clarinets, perf, piano, violin, and cello. Can have pre-recorded electronics in addition. Looking for innovative and adventurous settings. Composers should email two scores of previous works in pdf format with links to recordings. Outline proposal for how they wil approach the setting. In early Nov, selected composers will be asked to complete their settings. This will be premiered alongside the first part of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire on 22 Jan 2015.
WEB: http://the pierrotproject.weebly.com/pierrot-kabarett.html
DEADLINE: 24 October 2014
CALL FOR SCORES - FRETLESS GUITAR
Richard Perks seeks pieces for fretless electric guitar which explore its capabilities in an "art music" context. Original and up to 5 mins. Entry fee: £3 for one score, £5 for two and £6 for three.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2014
SPOR FESTIVAL, DENMARK
The festival takes place 7 - 10 May 2015 at Aarhus, Denmark. Theme is tendencies in the development of music theatre and opera. Submit a proposal for a new work - can be for ensemble, music theatre or sound installation. Up to 15 mins. There will be a EUR 1000 fee for realisation of the work and up to EUR 200 for travel expenses. Also 2 nights accomodation provided.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2014
ISCM ITALY - OBOE SCORES
In order to introduce young performers to contemporary music, ISCM Italy is looking for scores in 3 categories: oboe solo; oboe with piano or organ or haprsichord; ensemble of double reed instruments (oboe, cor, oboe d'amore, bassoon) 2 - 6 players. Performance difficulty is for players who have not yet completed their course of study. Durations: up to 4 mins for oboe solo and up to 8 mins for the other categories. Must be unpublished but can be performed. Entry fee: EUR 30. Selected scores will be published by Edizioni Carrarra. Send by pdf. Entry form on web.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2014
OPEN CALL FOR JUNCTQUIN KEYBOARD COLLECTIVE, CANADA
An open call for works to be performed and recorded and workshopped. Based in Toronto, Junctquin consists of 3 pianists. Enter a work for 1, 2 or 3 pianists of up to 20 mins. Instruments included piano, toy pianos and melodicas. Can have fixed electronics. Can't use two grand pianos. See web for range of toy pianos and melodicas. Send score in pdf and optional sound file. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 5 December 2014
CALL FOR SCORES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Have your piece played at a workshop and receive feedback. Open to all composers able to attend the workshop in London. LCCO is a good amateur orchestra of single wind and brass, strings and percussion. Up to 5 mins. Workshop on 14 March 2015. Fee of £30. Read guidelines before entering.
DEADLINE: 24 January 2015
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.
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.
DEADLINE: 15 February 2015
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (184.108.40.206/2, 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: 220.127.116.11,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/18.104.22.168.2. 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: 13 October 2014