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COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
CUM LAUDE MUSIC AWARDS
There will be a EUR 30,000 investment in recording and promoting new music of the winning works. The premieres will be videotaped and submitted to broadcasters. Composers will receive 50 copies of the recording. Distribution by Naxos. Works for any combination of 2 violins, viola, cello, piano and soprano. Can be solos, but not vocal solo. 3 - 20 mins. May have been performed and recorded previously but not released in Spain. Entry fee EUR 45 paid through PayPal. Send by pdf and mp3 (can be MIDI).
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017
FRANZ SCHUBERT AND MODERN MUSIC COMPETITION, AUSTRIA
Competition for composers of 38 and under. A work for piano trio - piano, violin, cello. The prizewinning work will be a compulsory piece in a competition for ensembles in Austria. Must be unperformed, unpublished and unawarded. Up to 15 mins. Send 3 copies, either post or pdf. Anon entry. Prize of EUR 5000. Prizewinners will be given travel and hotel expenses to attend in Graz, 2018.
Deadline: 28 February 2017
NORDIC CHOIR CONDUCTING COMPETITION
Competition for conductors born in 1980 or after and from Northern Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, and Baltic States. There will be 4 round on 6 - 9 June 2017 in Svendborg, Denmark. 1. Concert with semi-prof choir. 2. Rehearsing situation with amateurs. 3. Concert with professionals. 4. Rehearsal and concert with a new Danish composition. Repetoire will be from late Renaissance to contemporary. Prizes of EUR 3000, 2000, 1000 and concert engagements.
DEADLINE: Applications open from 15 January to 1 March, 2017
ARTISTES EN HERBE, LUXEMBOURG
Submit works for piano/organ; violin/cello; flute/clarinet; voice/choir. Can be solo, or duos, trio, 4tet etc or solo with an orchestra. There are different age groups: up to 10 years; 11 - 15; 16 - 19 and "senior" with no age limit. Post manuscript or printed score and can have recording. Junior categories are free; seniors pay EUR 30. Each age group in Juniors will have prizes of EUR 500 & 250. Senior prizes are EUR 1500 and 750. Award ceremony is on 18 March 2017. Need registration form on website.
DEADLINE: 1 March 2017
MALTA CHOIR FESTIVAL COMPOSING COMPETITION
A work for SATB choir a cappella on a sacred text. The winning piece will be performed and recorded during the festival on 2 - 5 November 2017. The prize is EUR 1000, performance and recording. Text should be in Latin or English or else accompanied by a translation in English. Text must be in public domain or have written permission for use. Must not have been publicly performed or published or recorded before November 2017. Up to 7 mins. Entry fee: EUR 15. Composers are welcome to attend but must pay their own way.
DEADLINE: 17 March, 2017
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
Commissions for emerging composers. Open to composers studying for a first degree or Masters at a UK university or conservatorium or those who have obtained such a degree since 31 March 2009. Submit a portfolio of 3 works + CD/mp3 recording of at least one of them + proof regarding your studies. Anon entry. Apply on website. Three composers will be given the opportunity to take part in seminars and workshops through the year + £3000 commission to be performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra at RFH. One commission of £3000 is offered for a chamber work for the Cheltenham Music Festival, and one of £1000 for a solo piece for the Presteigne Festival.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2017
CARITAS CHAMBER CHOIR
Competition for composers aged 18 - 30 years. The subject will be one of the vibrant characters or tales form Chaucer: Canterbury Tales or The Prologue. Score it for SATB up to SSAATTBB with or without piano. 4 - 6 mins. A selection of works will be short-listed and then performed on 8 July at the University of Kent, Canterbury. The winner recives £750 and further performance and recording, Runner-ups get £150 each.
DEADLINE: 1 April 2017
COMPETITION FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS
Theme: "On the move". Work for brass quintet (2 tpts, hn, trb, tba) of 10 mins. Intermediate difficulty. Not yet performed or published. The theme is the German word Aufbruch - which can mean awakening, departure, new start. Prizes of EUR 2000, 1000 & 500. The three winning works will be performed by the Brass Quintet of the German Military Brass Band on 29 August 2017 in Kassel, Germany, and published by Furore Verlag. Anon entry. Send 5 copies of score.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
WALTER FERRATO COMPETITION, ITALY
Works for solo flute, solo cello or solo piano; duos for fl + pno, vc + pno or fl + vc; trios for flute, cello and piano. 2 - 10 mins. To be performed at Festival in Savona, in June 2017, Italy. Can be already performed but not awarded. Send by pdf. If a trio send score + parts. Also brief bio in English or Italian. Fee of EUR 15. Overall winner recieves a prize of EUR 1000 + performance. Other winners EUR 200 + performance.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
MARTIRANO COMPETITION AWARD
Prizes of US$ 1000 and $500 + performances by Illinois Modern Ensemble in Autumn 2017. Winning composers are expected to attend. Lodging will be provided but not travel expenses. Works for 1 - 15 performers including vocalists. Can be electronic or mixed media. Up to 20 mins. One entry per composer. Entry fee: $20. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 17 April 2917
PETER ROSSER COMPOSITION AWARD 2017
Open to composers born or resident in Northern Ireland, or Republic of Ireland. Aimed at emerging composers. Works for violin, cello, flute+, clarinet+ and piano. 5 - 8 mins. No electronics. One work per composer. Three works will be selected for workshop, performance and recording in Belfast, on 26 May, by Hard Rain Ensemble. Selected composers must be able to attend. Three prizes: £1000, 500, 250. Submitted works must be unperformed, unpublished and be written especially for this competition. Send by pdf and mp3. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 28 April 2017
MONINI FOUNDATION COMPETITION
Composers up to 30 years. A song cycle for soprano and piano. 15 - 20 mins. Must not have been published. One entry per composer. Prize of EUR 5000. The winning work will be performed in Spoleto, Italy, in midsummer 2017 and the composer will be invited and given hospitality. Composer pays for travel. Send 3 copies of score to: Fondazione Monini, Via dell'Arringo 06049 Spoleto, Italy
DEADLINE: 30 April 2017
GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Open to composers born after 1 May 1977. A concerto for clarinet and orchestra. 15 - 20 mins. Written for solo clarinet (A or Bb) and orchestra of 18.104.22.168/ 22.214.171.124/ hp, kybd, perc (3)/strings - 10.8.6.6.3. No electronics. Must have been composed after May 2014. The prize-winning work will be performed during the final round of the 2018 Clarinet competition. Anon entry. Send 3 copies of score or one electronic file. Entry fee: CHF 100. Up to three works will be chosen fo be publicly performed in Geneva in November 2017. Prizes of CHF 15,000 and 10,000 with some additional prizes. Gala concert will be 26th November 2017.
DEADLINE: 4 May 2017
AUSTRALIAN CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
Composers up to 36 years who are Australian citizens or resident in Australia. A work based on Chopin Fugue in A Minor - something new and musically demanding. For solo piano. 10 - 15 mins. One work per applicant. Submit online in performance ready digital format. Prize of AUD 2000 and residency at an institution in Poland with also a commission. The winning piece will be used in the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition as mandatory repertoire.
DEADLINE: 12 May 2017
COMPOSERS COMPETITION JIHLAVA 2018
New works suitable for non-professional choirs for the Choral Art Festival of Jihlava, Czech Republic. Can be mixed, women or all-girls, or male voice choirs with orchestral accompaniment written on any text. Instrus can be any or all of : 126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52/timps/strings - 184.108.40.206.2. 15 - 25 mins. One entry per composer. Must have never been published or awarded in another competition. Send 4 copies by post. Demo recordings are appreciated. Anon entry. Prizes of CZK 11,000; 6,000; 3,000 + performance.
WEB: www.fsujihlava.com or www.nipos-mk.cz
DEADLINE: 30 September 2017
PRIX ANNELIE DE MAN 2018
A work with harpsichord in principal role. Up to 10 mins. Can be solo harpischord or in a chamber music setting. This should preferably be with the instruments available in Orgelpark - see www.orgelpark.nl. Can be recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion, electronics, video or theatrical elements. Not more than 6 players including harpsichord.
Send score by pdf and if possible a recording (MIDI is acceptable), by mp3. The jury will choose 3 works to be performed. Prizes of EUR 2500 and 1000.
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018
BARLOW PRIZE 2018
A commission for US$12,000 to compose a major new work for Reed Quintet. Will be performed in 2019 by a consortium of 3 different quintets. Should be 15 - 20 mins. To apply send (by regular mail) a resume of compositional activity and 2 sample scores (hard copies). One should be less than 5 years old, and one should show skill in writing for wind. Recordings are helpful - use a single CD for both works. MIDI acceptable. Need application form.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018
STRING QUARTETS FROM EMERGING COMPOSERS
Submit string quartets for performance by the Aurea 4tet on 3 May in a pub in Glasgow. Up to 6 works will be chosen and workshopped on 2 May. One will be chosen for performacne. 5 - 10 mins. Anon entry. Must be unperformed. Attendance at the workshop is required.
DEADLINE: 24 February 2017
CALL FOR SCORES FROOM WOMEN COMPOSERS
The Ass. Cecile Chaminade is calling for scores from women for wind 4tet + piano (ob, cl, bsn, hn, pno). Duration 7 mins. They want pieces for a program in August in Italy. Music submitted should be for general public, probably on holiday. Can be previously performed. Send by pdf (no recordings). Also send 10-lin bio and contact details.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 26 February 2017
SOUND AND MUSIC
An opportunity to work with the London Graduate Orchestra to explore new timbres, textures and sounds. Two composers will be chosen. This is aimed at composers in an early stage of career. Each will write a 7 min work for 35 players which will be developed in workshops. Must be resident in UK and 18 years and over and not in full time undergraduate education. A bursary of £500 will be awarded together with travel and accomodation expenses.
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017
EQUATOR'S WOMEN OF THE WORLD 2017
Concerts at King's Place, London on 30 September and 21 October. Email if you (ie women) are interested in performing or having your music played. WOW will be commissioning women composers for premieres of new pieces. They also want 2 new members with the right levels of experience to join the Programming Committee and Board of Directors.
DEADLINE: as soon as possible
RET FREM ENSEMBLE CALL FOR SCORES
Submit scores for chamber ensemble. Can be already performed. Scored for: 1. fl, cl, vc OR 2. Any combination of fl, cl, vln, vc, kyboard. No fee.
DEADLINE: 1 March 2017
CALL FOR COMPOSERS AND CONDUCTORS
The conductor-composer workshop INK STILL WET will take place 18 - 22 August 2017 at the Grafenegg Fesival, Europe. It will have a workshop format for participating composers to get the opportunity to study and rehearse with orchestra. Selected works will be played at the Festival.
DEADLINE: 1 March 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
There will be an international conference on "Women's Work in Music" organised by the School of Music at Bangor University, Wales. Submit proposals - see list of possible subjects on the website. Send abstracts or 200 words for papers of 20 mins + 10 min questions. Or lecture-recitals of 300 words - 45 mins + discussion after. Or panels of 4 speakers (2 hours). Or proposals for posters.
Info: Rhiannon Mathias - email@example.com
DEADLINE: 1 March 2017
SCORES BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
A call for scores for symphonic wind orchestra. To use in Sweden for a project to train young women as conductors. Score for: 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/0.1 (you may need to ask what the "01" is - timps?, perc?, DB?). Duration: 5 - 9 mins. Should be in traditional notation without extended techniques or complicated changes of rhythm. Can be previously performed. Send by pdf. Include a 10 line bio, and contact details. One score per composer.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 15 March 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
There will be an international conference on "Women in the Creative Arts" on 10 - 12 August 2017, at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Allow research papers 20 mins presentations and 10 mins questions. Women composers are invited to submit a score for a piano trio (5 - 8 mins) for performance consideration. There will be a recital by the Muses Trio.
DEADLINE: 20 March 2017
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC
An opportunity for composers under 25 years. Write a new piece for the Tallis Scholars. Selected works will be workshopped on 11 May 2017. Two works will be selected for public concert, one from composer under 18 and one from 19 - 25. The concert will take place in Manchester on 16 September and will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
DEADLINE: 24 March 2017
NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT CALL FOR SCORES
This is a New York based ensemble giving multi-disciplinary performacnes. They want to commission a piece for performance in their 2017 - 2018 season from a selected composer. Submit a work for 4 - 8 players written after 2013 and a proposal for the commission. Commission fee is US$ 1000.
DEADLINE: 28 April 2017
RSNO - NOTES FROM SCOTLAND
For composers 12 - 18 years. Write a 2 - 5 min work for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet of your choice inspired by one of five examples of Scottish landmarks. Workshops will be held at each site. Five composers will have their pieces performed and recorded. Sign up to mailing list on website.
DEADLINE: 17 May 2017
Days for Electro-acoustic and visual music in Saarbruecken, Germany. This is a 4-day festival. Call for entries in 4 categories: fixed media; instrumental-electr; video; installation.
DEADLINES: 1 July and 31 July 2017
CLASSICAL WORKS FOR TRUMPET AND PIANO
Aim is to promote new scores for trumpet and piano by making digital downloads of sheet music for sale through the website. Prefer works not yet performed or recorded. 50% of sales goes to the composer. Michael Brest - member of USA Air Force Band and Apollo Chamber Orchestra.
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018
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.
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.
MICROTONAL GUITAR CALL
David Fiuczynski is a professional guitarist and a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA. He is starting a fretless guitar lab and would like to develop a collection of simple 1/4: 1/6: 1/8: 19- and 31-tone etudes for use by his students.
NEW YORK SYMPHONIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The jazz orchestra is looking for repertoire situated in the crossover jazz/classical/world-music genre. The ensemble features standard big band instrumentation with a string section and classical/ethnic percussion section. All musicians in the ensemble can be given improvising roles. For a complete list of instrumentation including possible doubling, please visit the website. Additional instruments may be arranged if needed. Scores may be sent as: pdf, finale, sibelius, midi file, mp3, or hard copy.
Info: Sonia Jacobsen, PO Box 699, Gracie Station New York, NY 10028, USA.
CALL FOR RECORDINGS FOR BROADCAST HONG KONG
RTHK Hong Kong radio broadcasts call. Composers may send CD (only) recordings of pieces preferably 10 mins or less, absolutely no longer than 17 mins. Works that are quasi-tonal or rhythmic or melodic are preferred. Serial/atonal works, works incorporating rock music and the like will not work for this programming opportunity.
Info: Dr Christopher Coleman, Dept Music and Fine Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, HONG KONG
The New York Miniaturist Ensemble is dedicated to performing music composed with 100 notes or fewer. We are constantly seeking works to perform.
Info: Erik Carlson NY Miniaturist Ensemble
Sean Jones is looking for challenging trumpet solos to perform.
Submissions from composers welcome. Contact the director with details before sending material. Concorde comprises: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, accordion, piano, percussion and soprano voice. Sometimes with other guest performers.
Info: Jane O'Leary, 1 Avondale Rd, Highfield park, Galway, Ireland.
CALL FOR SCORES - VIOLIN
Monica Germino is searching for pieces for solo violin which include the violinist's voice as well as playing. Can involve singing, speaking, theatrical elements etc. Preferable with one performer but other combinations also welcome. Will be considered for performance and info made available to other performers. Any recording also appreciated.
Info: Monica Germino, Biesboschstraat 26 - 1, 1078 MT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
CALL FOR SCORES - MARIMBA DUO
Specilise in contemporary music. Searching for new pieces for two marimbas.
WORKS FOR YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
Looking for exciting string orchestra, or full symphony orchestra music for youth orchestras. Should be graded 3 to 5. Especially interested in black composers. Full instru'n: picc, 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb, tba, timp + perc (2 or 3 players), strings. Will be considered for fine school orchestra, or regional high school age youth orchestra. Recorded material would also be appreciated along with scores.
Contact: Patrick Smith, Dir of Orchs, Amherst Regional School District, 23 Greenleaves Drive #110 Amherst, MA 01002, USA
PRSF/BLISS TRUST GRANTS
The PRS Foundation are offering support for professional development for talented new composers. Their scheme is aimed at the contemporary classical sector in the UK. Special one-off grants of up to £500 to help with costs for promotional recordings, travel, study at summer schools, commissioning costs, or computer equipment.
View guidelines and download application form: www.prsfoundation.co.uk
Large wind ensemble formed in 1995. Consists of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns. Freelance musicians based in London area. Play a broad spectrum of music from unfamiliar to well known. Invites compositions for wind ensemble (22.214.171.124/2, usual doublings and double bass optional.)
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE, USA
A Young Composers Project. ICE is a collective of young dynamic musicians, and invites young composers from around the world to collaborate with a wide range of projects. Currently accepting scores for concert season. Composers under 35. Works may be performed but must be written after 2000. One score per composer. Dur: 4 - 15 mins. Instrumentation: 2 - 10 players. Core is: 126.96.36.199,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/188.8.131.52.2. Send scores with bio, E-mail address, recording (CD or tape - required), entry fee US$ 10.00. Return postage for return.
Info: 21st century Young Composers Project, 1341 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60613
BELLAGIO STUDY AND CONFERENCE CENTER
The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, located in northern Italy on Lake Como, is accepting applications for its artist residencies and workshops. Four of each take place each year. Scholars, artists and others may apply. Applicants can be citizens of any country and work in any discipline, providing they have significant and substantial publications, compositions, or other accomplishments to their credit. Composers who apply should anticipate their work at the Center resulting in publication or performance. Deadlines are throughout the year. More information is available by email.
THE BRITTEN-PEARS FOUNDATION
The Britten-Pears Foundation provides grants towards the furtherance of
music by living composers. Grants are awarded to performing groups
and/or concert promoters for live performances, commissions and
recordings. Funding for new commissions is focused on less well-known
and/or young composers. Musical education projects are also eligible
for funding, especially those which deal with new music. In addition,
limited funds have been made available to local community projects.
PRS FOUNDATION FOR NEW MUSIC
A number of bursaries and scholarships are available for classical composers professional development, or for PhD studies in composition.
GUIDE TO ARTS FUNDING IN ENGLAND
The purpose of the guide is to help artists and art organisations navigate the way around the arts funding system in England.
Women in Music gratefully acknowledges the work of composer Jennifer Fowler in providing the Comps & Ops section.
Last updated: 15 February 2017