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

NOUVELLE GENERATION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA COMPETITION

For composers of 35 and under.. Submit a work based ont he theme of Vivaldi in modern times. The winning work will be performed in Montreal, Canada, on 21 January 2017. The composer will receive a professional recording. Work will be 5 - 7 mins and scored for string orchestra (4.4.3.2.1). Unpublished. One entry per composer. Submit by pdf and also mp3 of live or MIDI recording. Performacne materials must be ready by 5 Jan. Composer attending is appreciated but not required.
E: info@orchestrenouvellegeneration.com
WEB:www.orchestranouvellegeneration.com

DEADLINE: 18 December 2016

NEWMIAMI INTERNATIONAL GUITART FESTIVAL 2017
Submit new guitar works for solo guitar (with or without electronics). Should be for classical 6 string guitar. Up to 15 mins (less is preferred). Unpublished and unawarded. Entry fee: US$ 15 for each work. Winning composer receives US$ 500 and performance.
WEB: http://migf.fiu.edu/competition
DEADLINE: 20 December 2016

NEWMUSICA SACRA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
For composers of 35 or under. 3 - 10 mins. Two categories: 1. Choral, unaccompanied, mixed choir of up to 16 voices, text will be Latin, Christian text. 2. Work for organ, 2 manuals and pedal, no swell box, based on Christian hymn or Gregorian chant. There will be cash prizes and performances in 3 - 4 countries including a recording for radio.
WEB: www.competition.waw.pl
DEADLINE: 31 December 2016

ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPETITION IANNIS XENAKIS
Acousmatic work not commercially published or awarded any other prizes. Anon entry. Submit only one work. A work to be diffused in concert without live sound sources. 7 - 15 mins. Jury will select 5 works and will award 3 of them prizes of EUR 600, 400 300. They will be performed in concert March 2017 in Greece. Send via

www.wetransfer.com.

Entry fee: EUR 15.

E: xenakis@auth.gr
WEB: http//:xenakis.we.auth.gr/Xenakis/Competition.html
DEADLINE: 31 December 2016

NEWSAX COMPOSITION, FRANCE
To write an educational piece for solo alto saxophone. Up to 5 mins. Should be linked to another type of art (free choice). Prizes of EUR 1500, 800 and publication. Entry fee: EUR 10 per piece. Register online. The solos can be accompanied by another alto sax, a piano, perc, theatre, dance, video or audiofile. Should not be more difficult than ABRSM level 7.
WEB: www.concours.ensemblehelianthe.fr/fr
DEADLINE: 9 January 2017

LORD MAYOR'S PRIZE
Composers under 35 years. Open to UK citizens. Work for wind quintet (fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn). No doublings. Must be composed for this prize and not performed. 5 - 8 mins. Entry must be supported by two references. Prize of £5000 and performance in March 2017. Composer must attend at least one rehearsal and the concert.
E: clerk@wcom.org.uk
WEB: www.wcom.org.uk
DEADLINE: 31 January 2017

RENEE B FISHER COMPETITION (USA)
Call for new piano works for its 2018 and 2019 piano competitions. Must have been written for this competition and not previously published, recorded or performed in public. Four composers will be chosen, each receiving US$ 1500. There are two divisions: for youngsters of elementary and middle school (grades 8 and younger) 3 - 4 mins; and high school (grades 9 - 12) 4 - 5 mins. Application form needed. Anon entry. Chosen composers must commit to attending the Winners Concert in early May 2018 or 2019 in New Haven, CT, USA. Up to US$ 1500 will be allowed for overseas travel and lodging. Send 6 copies of score and CD of recording by post.
E: reneebfisher@neighborhoodmusicschool.org (send for details and app form)
DEADLINE: 18 February 2017

CUM LAUDE MUSIC AWARDS
There will be a EUR 30,000 investment in recording and promoting new music of the winning works. The premieres will be videotaped and submitted to broadcasters. Composers will receive 50 copies of the recording. Distribution by Naxos. Works for any combination of 2 violins, viola, cello, piano and soprano. Can be solos, but not vocal solo. 3 - 20 mins. May have been performed and recorded previously but not released in Spain. Entry fee EUR 45 paid through PayPal. Send by pdf and mp3 (can be MIDI).
WEB: www.nonprofitmusic.org/cum-laude-awards.html
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.
E: franz.schubert@kug.ac.at
WEB: http://schubert.kug.ac.at
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017

CHOIR CONDUCTING COMPETITION
Competition for conductors born in 1980 or after and from Northern Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, and Baltic States. There will be 4 round on 6 - 9 June 2017 in Svendborg, Denmark. 1. Concert with semi-prof choir. 2. Rehearsing situation with amateurs. 3. Concert with professionals. 4. Rehearsal and concert with a new Dasnish composition. Repetoire will be from late Renaissance to contemporary. Prizes of EUR 3000, 2000, 1000 and concert engagements.
WEB: www.syngsydfyn.dk
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.
WEB: www.artistesenherbe.lu
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.
E: info@maltachoirfest.com
WEB:www.maltachoirfest.com
DEADLINE: 17 March, 2017

NEWROYAL 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.
WEB: royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk
DEADLINE: 31 March 2017

WALTER FERRATO COMPETITION, ITALY
Works for solo flute, solo cello or solo piano; duos for fl + pno, vc + pno or fl + vc; trios for flute, cello and piano. 2 - 10 mins. To be performed at Festival in Savona, in June 2017, Italy. Can be already performed but not awarded. Send by pdf. If a trio send score + parts. Also brief bio in English or Italian. Fee of EUR 15. Overall winner recieves a prize of EUR 1000 + performance. Other winners EUR 200 + performance.
E: segreteria@ensemblenuovemusiche.eu
WEB: www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017

NEWMARTIRANO 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.
E: zbrownin@illinois.edu
WEB: www.music.illinois.edu/martirano-award
DEADLINE: 17 April 2017

GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Open to composers born afte 1 May 1977. A concerto for clarinet and orchestra. 15 - 20 mins. Written for solo clarinet (A or Bb) and orchestra of 3.3.3.3/ 4.3.3.1/ 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.
www.concoursgeneve.ch
DEADLINE: 4 May 2017

ANNELIE DE MAN FOUNDATION
A work in which the harpsichord has a principal role. Up to 10 mins. Solo harpsichord is acceptable, but preferred is in chamber context. See av. instrus in www.orgelpark.nl. Also, Black Pencil ensemble will be in residence. They are: recorder, panflute, vla, accord and perc. See www.BlackPencil.org. Can have electronics or video/theatrical elements. Up to 6 players (inc. harpsi). Send score by pdf and if possible a recording (MIDI is acceptable), by mp3. The jury will choose 3 works to be performed. Prizes of EUR 2500 and 1000.
E: prix@admf.nl
WEB: www.admf.nl
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018

OPPORTUNITIES

WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS
Formerly "womenconductors@Morley" has now linked with the RPS in a series of workshops for women to be run in weekends throughout the year.
See: www.womenconductors.org.uk

NEWCOMPOSER BURSARIES
For composers living and working in UK. PRS for Music + the Bliss Trust are inviting applications from composers who need support for the next step in their career. Could be for a professional recording; computer software or hardware; travel costs etc. Not for fees for study.
WEB: www.prsformusicfoundation.com/partnerships/professional-development/composer-bursaries/

JAM CALL FOR SCORES

Submit music for choir, brass quintet and organ in any combination of these forces. If selected, will receive a professionally recorded performance in London and possibly elsewhere around UK. Up to 10 mins. Submit paper version with recording (can be computerised version). Have copyright for any text submitted. Anon entry. See website for postal address.
E: info@jamconcert.orgess.
WEB: www.jamconcert.org
DEADLINE: 16 December 2016

ELECTRIC NIGHTS CALL FOR SCORES
This is a Festival of live electro and audiovisual performances in Athens, Greece, on 31 March - 1 April 2017. Live acts of all types of electroacaoustic music. No DJs. Works of 30 - 45 mins. No travel expenses given but B & B is provided. Apply through the online form.
E: alex@medeaelectroacoustique.com
WEB: www.electricnights.gr
DEADLINE: 16 December 2017

ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS FOR JIM 2017
For composers born after 31 December 1985. The JIM concerence in France is calling for submissions of acousmatic music or mixed (instruments with electronics). Anon entry. 5 - 10 mins. Only one submission per category. Send registration form by deadline. Submission of work by 5 Jan 2017. Six works will be selected.
E: musicjim2017@gmail.com
WEB: www.cdmc.asso.fr/en
DEADLINE: 31 December 2016

NEWCOMA WID-WINTER COMPOSERS COURSE 2017
Booking now open for composers course at St Hilda's College, Oxford on 2 - 6 January 2017. An intensive 5-day course for composers, giving them the technical capacity and confidence to realise more ambitious ideas. Focus on string writing with professional string trio present.
E: info@coma.org
WEB: www.coma.org/midwintercomposers
DEADLINE: Booking open. Closes when places are filled.

NIEF-NORF FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES
Submit contemporary scores for performance during this festival 12 - 25 June 2017 at University of Tennessee, USA. Works should be related to minimalism, post-minimalism and works inspired by these. Chamber ensemble pieces of 3 - 12 players out of given list. Can have improvisation, electronics or indeterminate notation or instrumentation. Can have been performed, recorded or published. Selected composers will be invited to attend. Entry fee: US$ 15. Complete submission form.
E: composition@niefnorf.org
WEB: http://www.niefnorf.org/call-for-scores
DEADLINE: 15 January 2017

LONDON CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CALL FOR SCORES
Submit scores for workshop and feedback. Chamber Orchestra of single wind and brass; strings; percussion. Up to 5 mins. Selected pieces will be workshopped on 1 April 2017 and selected pieces will feature in a concert in early October. Fee: £35. Ask for full details from:
E: alan.taylor@dpmail.co.uk
WEB:www.lcco.org.uk
DEADLINE: 11 February 2017
 

NEWGIVE VOICE TO WOMEN CONFERENCE
There will be a conference "Give Voice to Women" focused on the development of women's leadership, in China, at the SIAS International University, Xinzheng, Henan, China on 12 - 14 May 2017. They have issued a call for presentations. The format is - 30 mins presentation followed by 60 mins questions and discussion. Interpreters will be provided.
WEB: wafw.org
DEADLINE: 12 February 2017

ICEBERG NEW MUSIC NEW YORK
Composers are invited to submit works for the 2016 -17 season in NY City. Can have been previously performed, recorded or awarded. Up to 12 mins. Scored for either ensemble: fl, cl, pf, perc (1), vln, vc, conductor. Subsets can be considered. OR Baritone voice, tpt, bass cl, trb. No subsets. No electronics. Send by pdf and sound files (can be MIDI). Fee of US$ 8.
E: icebergnewmusic@gmail.com
WEB: www.icebergnewmusic.com/call-for-scores
DEADLINE:15 February 2017

RISUONANZE FESTIVAL, ITALY
Call for scores to be performed at the above festival. Must have not been publicly performed in Italy. Up to 6 mins. Can be: unaccompanied solo piano, solo violin,  solo flute, solo trombone, solo voice (mezzo), OR duos: voice(mezzo) and piano, 2 flutes, 2 violins, or flute and piano. Submission by Email only. Entry fee: EUR 15. Send short bio.
E (for enquiries) tkecallforscores@gmail.com
E (for submission) callrisuonanze2017@gmail.com
WEB: www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html
DEADLINE: 27 February 2017

PIANO DUETS RECORDING OPPORTUNITY
A duo are putting together an album of piano duets (1 pno/4 hands). Do you have existing works to submit? The recording will be at Birmingham Conservatoire. Submit only works not yet released on disc. Aiming for 50% male/female ratio.
Submit to: info@katehalsall.co.uk  Subject line: DUETS
WEB:https://katehalsall.co.uk/projects/8
DEADLINE: 28 February 2017

NEWROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
Composers aged 12 - 18 years. Challenge to write a work of 2 - 5 mins for instrumental trio, quartet or quintet of your choice, inspired by one of five examples of Scottish landmarks listed on website. Workshops will be held at each site. Five composers will have their works performed and recorded. Enrol at a workshop by contacting:
E: neil.cullen@rsno.org.uk
WEB: www.notesfromscotland.co.uk
DEADLINE: 17 May 2017

CALL FOR WORKS FOR HARPSICHORD DUO
An original work for 2 harpsichords of up to 7 mins. One double manual, one single, but matched in tone. Anon entry. Submit up to 3 works. Fee of £3 - £7. Need application form. Submit by pdf. For the duo see:
http://harpsichordduo.webnode.com
E: calls@colchesternewmusic.com
WEB: https://colchesternewmusic.com
DEADLINE: 1 December 2017

BBC INTRODUCING
Calling all performers and composers in any classical style. BBC Introducing is the platform to get involved. All unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar talent. Share your music via the BBC. A team of presenters and producers at Radio 3 will listen and choose a selection to play on the station.
WEB: www.bbc.co.uk/introducing
DEADLINE: 31 December 2018

SOUND AND MUSIC EMBEDDED PROJECTS

The organisation "Sound and Music" runs a number of projects for composers and creative artists in the early stages of their careers. These projects place a selection of composers into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations throughout the UK. Please keep an eye on their website, as these projects regualrly come up, with different deadline dates.
WEB: www.soundandmusic.org/projects
DEADLINE: Ongoing, different dates.

WILD RUMPUS, USA
Wild Rumpus is happy to consider works from young/emerging composers written for any combination of: fl, cl, trb, sax, pno, perc, electric gtr, soprano, vln, vc, DB, and 1 - 2 additional instrus. Should be composers under 40 OR composers of any age not regularly commissioned by ensembles of standing. Submit score by pdf and recording by mp3.
www.wildrumpusmusic.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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: 8 December 2016