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COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
BBC PROMS INSPIRE COMPETITION
For young composers resident in UK. Age categories are: 12 - 14; 15 - 16; 17 - 18. A chance to have a performance and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, also a commission and mentoring. Only one entry per composer. Submit by post. Submit 2 copies of a score and 2 copies of a recording (can be synthesised). Up to 5 mins. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 26 May 2016
SOND'AR-TE ELECTRIC ENSEMBLE, PORTUGAL
Works for any combination of flute+, clarinet+, violin, cello, piano, electronics. No solos. Must have the electronics. Must have been composed in or after 2010. Not commercially published or awarded in a competition. 6 - 12 mins. Works will be evaluated by jury and the winning work will be performed in autumn of 2016. See details on website of what to send.
DEADLINE: 31 May 2016
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN MUSIC
Prizes for women composers in seven different categories. Only one piece per composer. Anon entry. Must be unpublished by a major publisher (self-pub is allowed) and must not have won other prizes. Submit online. Must be a member of IAWM, but can join when entering.
DEADLINE: 31 May 2016
BASEL COMPOSITION COMPETITION (SWITZERLAND)
Composition for symphony or chamber orchestra. Max: 220.127.116.11/ 18.104.22.168/ timps, perc (up to 4), hp, pno/ 22.214.171.124.3. Max length: 20 mins. A new work, not yet performed. Entry fee: CHF 50 (by bank transfer - warning, from UK this can be subject to large fee). Ten short-listed works will be performed and 3 will receive prizes: CHF 60,000, 25,000, 15,000.
DEADLINES: 31 May 2016 for registration and fee
30 November 2016 for submission of full score
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BASSISTS
New, unpublished works which have not yet been given a formal premiere (workshop performances are OK). 6 - 15 mins. Three categories: Unaccompanied solo double bass; Work for one DB in an ensemble of 2 - 5 players, with DB having a prominent part (choice of other instruments given on website); Bass ensemble - a work for 2 - 8 doubl3 basses. Prize of US$ 1000 in each category plus premeier at 2017 ISB Convention. Anon submissions online. Can include MIDI recording. Entry fee: US$ 50.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2016
ALBA ROSA VIETOR COMPOSITION PRIZE
For composers 35 years and under. A work for chamber ensemble (duo, trio, quartet or quintet) of string/wind instruments with/without piano. Max 8 mins. Five works will be chosen for premiere on 2 October 2016 in the Netherlands. Prizes of EUR 2000, 1000 and audience prize of EUR1000.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2016
GEORGE ENESCU FESTIVAL COMPETITON
For composers born after 1 Aug 1983. A work for symphony orchestra up to: 126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52/timps, 3 perc, hp, pno, celeta, harm, synth/184.108.40.206.6 OR work for chamber music: 1 - 10 players (can include voice). 10 - 40 mins. Anon entry. Must be unperformed. Fee of EUR 50. Prizes for symph, EUR 10,000; for chamber, EUR 7,000. The Festival will be held in September 2016 in Romania.
DEADLINE: 1 JUne 2016
BARLOW PRIZE, USA
This will be a commission for write a major piece for violin and piano of 15 - 20 mins. There will be US$ 12,000 commission fee and a consortium of duos will perform the piece. For consideration, send 2 sample scores - hard copies by post. One must be no more than 5 years old. One must show skill in writing for violin and piano. The other can be any piece to showcase the composer at best. Recordings are helpful - MIDI is acceptable. Send CDs.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2016
FLUTE NEW MUSIC, USA
Different categories with different deadlines: A. work for solo flute (any member of flute family), deadline is 1 June 2016. B. Work for flute and one other voice (can be piano, electronics etc), deadline is 1 July 2016. C. Newly composed work for flute in some capacity - written in the last two calendar years, deadline is 1 August 2016. D. Chamber works including flute, 3 - 6 players, can be flute choir, deadline is 1 September 2016. Suggested length - 5 - 12 mins. Fee US$13 per score. Anon entry. Each category has prize of $250, and performance and live recording. Submit by pdf with live of midi recording.
DEADLINES: 1 June, 1 July, 1 August, 1 September 2016
NEW NOTE, CROATIA
A composition for Neue Vocal Solisten scored for high sop, lyric sop, mezzo, tenor, baritone, bass. Works must have been composed after 31/12/2009. Up to 15 mins. Can be performed but not published, professionally recorded or awarded other prizes. Entry fee: EUR 50. Prizes of EUR 2500 and performance at Samobar Festival, Croatia, 30 Sept 2016. Other prizes of EUR 1000 and EUR 500.
DEADLINE: 3 June 2016
FILM MUSIC COMPETITION, ZURICH
Composers are invited to score a 6 min film for symphony orchestra. The 5 best will be premiered by Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich. First prize is CHF 10,000. Composers eligible are those who haven't scored more than 3 feature films. Entry fee: EUR 75.
DEADLINE: 3 June 2016
MUSIC AND NATURE COMPETITION, SASSELLO, ITALY
A work for Bb clarinet, cello and piano, or duo or solo of those instruments. Must reflect the relationship between music and nature. Must be unpublished, unperformed and not awarded any other prizes. 3 - 10 mins. Entry fee: EUR 30. Submit 3 copies by post. Anon entry. 1st prize is a performance and publication. 2nd prize is performance. Send to Email for full details.
DEADLINE: 10 June 2016
UNSIGNED ONLY COMPETITION
An international competition for artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major record label. All types of music. Get airplay and be eligible for prize money.
DEADLINE: 11 June 2016
COMPETITION "a CAMILLO TOGNI"
A work for one to eleven players, from fl+, ob, cl+, bsn, 2 vlns, vla, vc, harp, piano, perc. If 3 - 11 players, then duration should be 5 - 12 mins. If 1 -2 players, then 3 - 7 mins. Fee: EUR 70. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 20 June 2016
IRINO PRIZE, JAPAN
Composers less than 40 years on application deadline. A work for chamber orchestra. Can be performed but not awarded a prize. Scored for 12 - 17 players taken from: 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/sax, pno, perc(1), harp/22.214.171.124. Up to 15 mins. One work per composer. Submit by printed score, not electronically. Audio CD if available. One single prize of JPY 500,000 and performance by the Tokyo Sinfonietta.
DEADLINE: 23 June 2016
BUSAN CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
For composers born between June 30 1976 and June 30 1996. A work for unaccompanied equal or mixed voices choir. Small percussion instruments allowed. Text in Latin, English or Korean. Must be unpublished and unperformed and unawarded. Prizes of US$ 1000 and $800 and $ 500 and performance at 2016 Busan Choral Festival in Korea. Prize includes travel and lodging expenses to the Festival for 1st prize and half travel expenses for 2nd prize.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2016
GUITAR COMPOSITION COMPETITION, GREECE
A work for guitar and one or two other instruments taken from: fl, ob, cl, vln, vc. 5 - 10 mins. Moderate difficulty. Can be already performed and/or published. Prizes of EUR 400, 250, 150 and performances and recording. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 30. Send by pdf.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2016
TORQ PERCUSSION, CANADA
Call for scores for 3 - 8 percussion players. Advised to avoid timps, tubular bells and electronics. Winner will receive CAN$ 400 and performance at the percussion seminar in Ontario, Canada on 30 July - 7 August.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2016
THE REALLY TERRIBLE ORCHESTRA
Based in Edinburgh, to celebrate their 20 years, this is a competition for emerging composers resident in UK. They have modest standards of performance but have lots of fun. The work is to be related to their abilities (full details available) but also interesting and challenging and appealing to their audiences. Prize of £1000. Anon entry. The work should be 3 - 5 mins and unperformed. Send full score and audio file (eg mp3).
DEADLINE: 30 JUne 2016
Open to young composers under 40 years, enrolled in, or recent graduates of conservatory or college. An original score for string orchestra or chamber orchestra (up to 126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52/strings). Must be inspired by the music of Respighi. Preference given to composers with limited experience of professional orchestras. Winners will be featured in 2018 -19 concert season, by the Chamber Orchestra of New York. Fee: US$ 100.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2016
ALEA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, USA
In association with Naxos Bassoon Days. For composers under 40 years. Two categories: A. Works for 2 - 10 bassoons. Can have up to 3 other instruments such as any combination of orchestral instruments, voice, electronics or unusual or folk instruments. B. Chamber music where the bassoon plays an important role. Can be solo bassoon or bassoon with any other orchestral instrument or voice or electronics. One work per composer. Two prizes of US$ 800 and one of $ 400. Must be unpublished, unperformed in public and unawarded. Anon entry. Send score by pdf.
DEADLINE: 1 JUly 2016
ISABEL MENTON COMPETITION, AUSTRALIA
SATB choir with or without accompaniment. 6 - 10 mins. Theme is "Mercy". Text in English or Latin. Suitable for university-level choir of about 20 voices. Anon entry. Send 2 bound copies of score.
DEADLINE: 1 July 2016
CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION PITTALUGA
Composition for one or two guitars. 4 - 8 mins. May not be published or performed in a public concert. Prize of EUR 3000. Entry fee: EUR 50.
DEADLINE: July 2016
SPAZIO CONDUCTING COMPETITION
Conductors born after 1 Jan 1972. To conduct a full opera. Ovieto, Italy. Takes place in August 2016. Prizes of EUR 1550, 1200, 500.
DEADLINE: 15 July 2016
5 MINUTE PIANO CONCERTO, CROATIA
A piano concerto of 5 mins scored for piano solo + ensemble of: ob, cl, tpt, trb, perc (1 player), vln, vc, DB. Must be new works, unpublished, unperformed. One entry per composer. 10 works will be selected for performance at the Music Biennale, Zagreb in April 2017. One winner will be commissioned to write a new piano concerto of 20 - 30 mins for a fee of EUR 4000.
DEADLINE: 31 July 2016
EDISON DENISOV YOUNG COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Composers born after 01/09/1981. A work for string trio (vln, vla, vc). 6 - 10 mins. One work per composer. Send score and parts by pdf. Must not be performed in public, published or awarded other prizes. Anon entry. Prizes of EUR 1500 and 1000. (30% less for non-Russians), performance in Nov 2016 in Tomsk, Russia and publication.
WEB: http://tmk.tomsk.ru and www.chantdumonde.com
DEADLINE: 25 August, 2016
NEW CAMBRIDGE SINGERS
Composers invited to submit work for inclusion in a concert which will include the Tallis 40 part motet and a new work of Giles Swayne. The concert will be performed in Cambridge and London and possibly elsewhere as well. We are asking composers to write a 5 min piece for SATB (can have soli/divisi) with 5 piece Renaissance brass ensemble (2 cornetts, 3 sackbuts) and an audience chorus (simple). Prize of £500.
DEADLINE: 1 September 2016
SONGWRITING ACADEMY AND CAFFE NERO
A competition for unsigned songwriters in UK. The song is the star, not the singer. The top 75 songs will be featured in heats across the UK and 4 finalists will be chosen for the Gala Final in London on 30th October. Prizes include £5,000 and recording. Entry fee per song: £15.
DEADLINE: 1 September 2016
TRIO ANIMA MUNDI, AUSTRALIA
Submit a work for piano trio (vln, vc, pf) of 6 - 10 mins. No electronics. Encourage to send by pdf, but will also accept entries by post. If recording available can also send that. Work must not have been publicly performed, published, awarded or commercially recorded. Anon entry. Entry fee of AUS$ 35. Winning entry receives AUS$ 1000 and performance and possible boradcast and recording.
DEADLINE: 2 September 2016
VIRTUAL JAZZ CLUB
First annual international online contest for jazz music. Open to proessionals or amateurs - groups, soloists or vocalists. Send a video performacne of an original composition or cover version. Up to 7 mins. Cash prizes of EUR 4000, 2000, 1000 and promotion. Entry fee of EUR 35 per work.
DEADLINE: 15 September
TAKEMITSU COMPOSITION AWARD (JAPAN)
For composer not over 35 years. Prize for orchestral work (not concerto). Not yet performed in public, published or commercially recorded. 10 - 20 mins. Scoring up to: 184.108.40.206./220.127.116.11/hp(2), kbd (2), perc (4)/strings. Cash prize of 3,000,000 yen.
Send 2 copies of bound score. Anon entry. Selected composers will be invited to attend concert on 28th May 2017, and given airfare and lodging.
DEADLINE: 30 September 2016
MERRILL JONES COMPOSITION CONTEST (USA)
For composers under 40 years. A work for young band in grade 3 - 4 category. Up to 8 mins. Prize of US$ 2000.
DEADLINE: 1 November 2016
CARL VON OSSIETZKY PRIZE (GERMANY)
Composition for guitars suitable for amateurs and students. Up to 10 mins. Anon entry. Entry by post.
DEADLINE: November, 2016
INTERNATIONAL HENRI DUTILLEUX COMPETITION
Works for clarinet solo or clarinet in a duo, trio, quartet or quintet. Duration 6 - 10 mins. OR Clarinet concerto - clarinet with ensemble of 5 - 12 players. Duration 10 - 18 mins. The clarinet can be Bb, A or bass. Anon entry. Work can have been performed or published. Selected works will be performed in public in France on 22 January 2017. Composer finalists must be present. Room and board will be given. Entry fee is EUR 60 or EUR 30 for further entries. Prizes of EUR 5,000; 2500; 1250 and audience prize of 1250. Scores can be sent by email or by post.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2016
INTERNATIONAL HORN SOCIETY
Two categories: a work for solo horn, unaccompanied, which is playable by students and amateurs; a work for any difficulty for solo horn with large ensemble, or for horn ensemble (2 or more players), or horn with chamber ensemble of 3 or more players (only one horn), or for solo horn with keyboard. Anon entry. Entry by pdf and mp3. Entry fee: US$ 25. Works must have been written within the past 4 years. Winner of each category gets a prize of $1250 and performances.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2016
GARTH NEWEL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Work for violin, viola, cello and piano. A cash prize of US$ 3000 and performance in July 29 2017. A travel stipend to travel to Virginia for the performance. Audio and video recordings. Further performances. A 4 -day residency to work with the performers. Anon entry. Must not have had a professional performance, or be published or commercially recorded or require electronics.
DEADLINE: 8 December 2016
Call for scores from women composers. Selected works will be performed up to 6 times in Italy during Oct - Dec 2017. Up to 2 scores per composer. Categories are: solo guitar; solo bassoon; one or two saxophones (from 2 sops, 2 alt, 1 ten, 1 bass); sacred/liturgical music suitable for performances in church for flute quartet (from picc, 2 fls in C, 1 alto, 1 tenor). Duration: 4 - 6 mins. Also send 10 line bio in English + contact details. Send scores by pdf to address below and EUR 20 fee (can be by PayPal).
DEADLINE: 28 May 2016
VOX NOVUS PROJECT, USA
Call for scores for compositions lasting one minute, scored for full concert band. The theme is "service". Fifteen works by 15 different composers will be selected to be performed by the West Point Band in NYC on 11 Spetember. Must be composed specifically for this project. Only one entry per composer. Submit online. Include score, audio file, bio and program note.
E: Robert Voisey - firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 30 May 2016
Looking for composers born after 30 May 1976 for possible publication and international promotion. Submit score and recordings of 4 works performed or commissioned by at least one professional ensemble/orchestra. The 4 works should be: 2 works for ensemble (6 - 12 players); 1 work for large ensemble (more than 12 players) and 1 work for orchestra.
DEADLINE: 31 May 2016
All women composers are invited to submit a work for professional duo of cello and piano. One work per composer. Must not have received a performance in Belgium. Duration: 3 mins. Entry fee: EUR 20. Send by pdf plus short CV (10 lines). Ten selected scores will be performed at least twice in Belgium and another 15 scores will be selected for a concert in Luxembourg. Composers will receive a recording of their work.
DEADLINE: 31 May 2016
EQUATOR'S WOMEN OF THE WORLD (WOW)
A commission opportunity for a British woman to write a short choral piece for the Invicta Voices. About 5 - 6 mins. It will be premiered at a concert on 1 October. Send Email if interested with your details and info to support your bid for the commission.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2016
KALEIDOSCOPE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CALL FOR SCORES
Two categories: orchestral and chamber music. Composers of selected pieces will be reimbursed for international travel to and from Los Angeles and offered one week of accomodation leading up to performances, which will be given by leading musicians. Entry fee: US$ 25. Entry by pdf and Mp3 (if recording is available). Must not have received a west coast premiere. Orchestral pieces must include a minimum of 15 players. May have soloist (including voice). Chamber works should be for 2 - 15 players. Can also have soloist, incl voice.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2016
SAMADIS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
A work for any solo or combination of the following: piano, alto sax, electronics. Selected winner will be performed in New York City and recorded and published. Suggested duration: 5 - 20 mins. Fee of US$ 50. Must be unperformed, unpublished and not broadcast or awarded.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2016
NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE CALL FOR SCORES
Works can be solo, ensemble, chamber orchestra up to 18 players. Can include vocalists, percussion and/or electronics. Submit online or by post. Entry fee: US$ 30 for each work. Send recording if available. Preference given to works not yet performed in New York. If selected, composers must provide adequate performing materials.
DEADLINE: 1 JUne 2016
CHIMES FOR GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL
A competition to make a chime for the bells of Gloucester Cathedral. A selection will be performed during the Three Choirs Festival. Up to 2 mins. Anon entry. Entries in 3 age-groups: under 16; 16 - 18; adult. Send by pdf or post. Instructions for writing for the bells on the website.
DEADLINE: 6 June 2016
CALL FOR SCORES FOR TENOR
Gregory Wiest is calling for scores for tenor, piano and/or double bass. Texts in English. Written after 2010. Up to 20 mins. Selected pieces will be performed in concert and recorded. Send by pdf.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2016
COMMISSION FOR LESBIAN FEMINIST WOMAN COMPOSER
Looking for a Feminist political song, related to or about lesbians. 4-part harmony SSAA. A cappella or with piano and/or percussion accompaniment. About 3 mins. Lyric to be original text or with proof that it is in public domain or has written permission for use. Permission to be given to Artemis Singers to perform, and publish a recording of their own performance on YouTube and Artemis Singers website. The commissioned composer will be paid US$ 1500. The song will be performed at a concert 2017 - 2018, and archival recording given to composer. Possible further performances and possible publication. Please send name, E-address, 250 - 750 bio, proposed lyric (or clear statement of idea), description of intended song, 2 - 4 recordings of previous compositions, and anything else that would help us choose a proposal.
DEADLINE: 1 September 2016
63 VARIATIONS ON THE BODY
An open call for composers. To develop a musical accompaniment to a recorded voice on Soundcloud. Electronic applications only.
DEADLINE: 31 October 2016
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.
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.
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 (18.104.22.168/2, 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: 22.214.171.124,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/126.96.36.199.2. 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:25 May 2016