The competitions and opportunities listed here are usually non gender specific, but Women in Music offers this section as a service to inform and encourage women composers and musicians.
Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
SYMPHONIC WIND ORCHESTRA OF NORTH LONDON
Composers competition to write a piece for this orchestra. Young composers - 25 years and under. Must be original (no arrangements) and not previously performed in public or broadcast. 4 - 10 mins and written for the instrumentation shown on the website. The orchestra is an amateur wind band with members of grade 5 and upwards. Two prizes will be awarded: £300 for overall winner and £200 for best work of composer under 19. Submit hard copy or pdf. Selected composers will be expected to produce parts and where possible to attend the premiere performance. Those under 18 must have application form signed by parent or guardian.
DEADLINE: 20 April 2014
THE NICOLA DANDO CHORAL COMPETITION PRIZE
A short work for unaccompanied SATB choir. Occasional divisis acceptable. 3 - 5 mins. Composers must set one of five given texts (on website). Prizes of £500 and £200. A shortlist of up to 6 works will be chosen and performed by The Music Makers of London in London on 4 July 2014. Shortlisted entrants must attend and the winners will be announced. The judges are Stephen Jackson and Judith Weir. Must not be previously performed or published. Submit 2 bound, double-sided hard copies of score, computer-set. Must include a piano reduction for rehearsals. Include CV etc. Must also be sent by pdf and midi file.
DEADLINE: 21 April 2014
The 2014 competition will take place 6 - 8 December 2014 at the Barbican Centre, London. The winner will be offered an award of £15,000 and the opportunity to become Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for up to one year. Open to conductors under 35 years who are citizens of the European Union. Rules and application form are online.
DEADLINE: 26 April 2014
ONE MINUTE SONGS
Composers are invited to write songs of approximately 1 minute for young singers (2 categories). A selection of suitable poems to set are on website. The best 6 songs will be selected for performance and publication (by Recital Music) + £60 prize for each song. Other songs will be considered for performance and publication. Entry fee: £5 (or £6.50 for submission by E-mail)
DEADLINE: 30 April 2014
For composers up to 40 years. A work for chamber orchestra of 12 - 17 players (see web for instrumentation). Up to 15 mins. Can be already performed but not awarded a prize.
DEADLINE: 10 May 2014
VILLIERS QUARTET COMPETITION
Original compositions for string quartet from new and emerging composers. Up to 20 mins. 6 semifinalists will be chosen and works video-recorded and posted on website for audience vote. Top 3 composers will have their works performed in London, UK on 21 September at Kings Place. Winner recives £1000 and studio recording plus other performances. Entry fee: £35.
E: info @villiersquartet.com
DEADLINE: 12 May 2014
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC
Search for new music by women composers from members of IAWM. Musicians can join on application for this competition. There are a number of different categories, from young composers, to emerging composers, and to experienced, older composers. Prizes range from US$ 1000 to 200, and there are different specifications for the different categories. All works must be unpublished by major publishing houses and have won no prior awards, but may be self-published. Anon entry. Entry by internet.
E: Pamela Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 15 May 2014
THE ESOTERICS COMPETITION
An international call for a cappella choral scores to encourage contemporary settings by setting sacred and poetical texts found beyond the Western classical canon. There are 3 categories: international composer not US citizen; national composer who is US citizen; young composer under 30. Need entry form. Send 3 contrasting a cappella choral scores, all composed within last 10 years. At least one should be in language other than English; at most, one should be sacred (any religious tradition). Anon entry. Computer notation. Do not send recordings. Send by post. Winners receive a commission for a new a cappella work to be performed in 2015. As well as a commission, winners receive $1000, airfare and accomodation to attend Seattle premier of their commissioned work.
DEADLINE: 15 May 2014
BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA COMMISSIONING AWARD
An international call, open to all, for orchestral scores composed after 2000 for selection of composer to receive a commission for the orchestra. Submit up to 3 scores, which can be performed. Recordings can also be submitted. Anon entry. Send paper copies of scores. Fee of EUR10 (or EUR 20 for return). Can be paid by PayPal. One composer will receive a commission of EUR 5000 for an orchestral work. Another composer will receive a performance of one of the submitted works.
DEADLINE: 24 May 2014
EXPO MILANO 2015, FEEDING MUSIC
An International composing competition for composers born after 31 December 1973. For entry, send an original score of an existing piece (can be already performed) for an ensemble of up to 16 players. An international jury will then select 50 composers who will be asked to submit a new unpublished composition, of up to 7 mins, based on the theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Scores and parts of the new piece must be sent by pdf no later than 31 January 2015. From 2 May - 31 July 2015, these new compositions will be performed at the Italian Pavilion at EXPO MILANO 2015. The selected composers will be hosted to attend (some expenses paid). The best work wins a prize of EUR 15,000.
DEADLINE: 30 May 2014
2014 BARLOW PRIZE (USA)
Prize is a commission from the Barlow Endowment to compose a major new work for wind ensemble (40 - 45 players in standard instrumentation) and saxophone quartet. Three prominent bands will premiere the work in 2016. It will be a 12 - 15 min work to meet highest standards, and will receive a commission fee of US$ 12,000. Apply by sending two sample scores (hard copies only). One must be less than 5 years old. At least one should show command of writing for saxophones. Recordings are useful. Application form needed. Materials will not be returned.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2014
SOFIA SOLOISTS, BULGARIA
Competition for works for string orchestra of 14 (18.104.22.168.1). Style should be close to renaissance music. Total prizes of EUR 3000 + performance. Anon entry. 10 - 15 mins.
DEADLINE: 20 June 2014
HERNE HILL MUSIC FESTIVAL COMPETITION
Open to all composers who will be able to attend the competition final in Herne Hill, London, UK on 16 October 2014. Submit a piece for oboe, clarinet, bassoon (no doubling instrus). May be performed. Up to 5 mins. Cash prize of £100 and performance in concert in London. Send score and parts. Fee of £10. In July and August the Trio will play through entries and draw up a shortlist. On 16 October the short-listed pieces will be played in a concert. Audience vote plus musicians vote to select a winner.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2014
CHOIR AND ORGAN MAGAZINE PRIZE
Composers under 30 years. An Advent or Christmas carol for up to 8-voice unaccompanied choir (SATB div). An original work, Up to 4 mins. Text must be out of copyright. Suitable for Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Prize of £1000 and publication and performance. Send 5 copies, 4 must have no composer id. Must be written after 1 November 2013, not have had a public performance, recording or broadcast.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2014
GEORGES ENESCU COMPETITION
For composers born after August 1980. Prizes of EUR 10,000 for symphonic work, and EUR 7000 for chamber music. Entry fee: EUR 50.
DEADLINE: 1 July 2014
2016 AGO/ECS AWARD FOR CHORAL COMPOSITION
Composers are invited to apply for a commission of a new festive Psalm setting for SATB choir, organ and trumpet. 5 - 8 mins with organ playing a significant role. Suitable for concert and liturgical performance by moderate to advance choirs. US$ 2000 cash prize. Send a proposal for commission - up to 2 pages. One page resume. Two sample scores, one of which less than 3 years old. One must show command of writing for choir, and one demonstrate command of writing for keyboard. Plus entry form. Winner completes commission by 30 June 2015. Work will be performed and recorded at National Convention in Houston, Texas in 2016.
DEADLINE: 1 July 2014
2016 AGO/MARILYN MASON AWARD FOR ORGAN COMPOSITION
Composers are invited to apply for a commission of an original work for organ of at least 5 mins. Prior organ composition experience not necessary. Send a proposal for commission of up to two pages. A one-page resume. Two or three sample scores, at least one must be less than 3 years old. One must demonstrate command of writing for a keyboard instrument in a solo or ensemble context. Prize of US$ 2000. Need entry form. Winner will complete new work by 30 June 2015. Winning work will be performed and recorded at 2016 National Convention in Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 1 July 2014
SPAZIO MUSICA CONDUCTOR COMPETITION
Conductors born in or after 1970. Prize for conducting opera. Three competition rounds in Orvieto, Italy 2 - 4 August. Prize of EUR 1200 + study grant and performance.
DEADLINE: 15 July 2014
LONDON NAVA MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Iranian Music Heritage Movement in combination with Brunel University are issuing a call for scores which combine both middle-eastern traditional instruments with western classical instruments. There will be a composer workshop and concert in mid-Decemebr 2014, with opportunites to discuss works with members of the jury. Possible accomodation and travel provided but not guaranteed. Instruments available: santoor, ney, dudak, tombak, daf and 2 vlns, vla, vc, pf, fl, cl, hn, bsn. Should be for ensemble of 2+ instruments (ie not solo). 4 - 6 mins. Entry fee: £25. Prize for best composition: £200 and best use of trad + classical instruments: £300. Works may have been previously performed. All entries will be recorded. Send E-mail beforehand to express interest.
DEADLINE: 31 July 2014
MARENCO COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Work for band. Entry fee: EUR 70. Prize of EUR 3000. Also work for trombone. Entry fee: EUR 40. Prize of EUR 1000.
DEADLINE: 31 July 2014
MALKO COMPETITION FOR YOUNG CONDUCTORS
For conductors of 20 - 35 years. After a pre-selection process, 24 contestants and 8 reserve contestants will be chosen to compete. Hotel accomodation will be supplied, but candidates pay travel expenses. Prizes of EUR 20,000 (+many engagements), 10,000, 7000, 4000, 3000, 2000.
DEADLINE: 15 August, 2014
PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER COMPETITION
Piece for string orchestra (22.214.171.124.1). 8 - 15 mins, no electronics. Not performed or published. Prizes of PLN 30,000; 10,000, 5,000. Six pieces will be selected for final concert on 30 November at Radom, Poland. Finalists will be given transport and accomodation to attend. Anon entry. Entry fee: PLN 200.
DEADLINE: 15 August 2014
ALKEMA COMPOSITION CONTEST
New music written for saxophone quartet and piano. Composers are encouraged to write cross-over works. The instruments will be sop, alt, ten and baritone sax with piano, 6 - 8 mins. Can have electronics. Classical can be combined with elements of pop, jazz, rock, folk. Anon entry, Send full score in C by pdf. Send separate transposed parts in pdf. Send application form, bio etc. Can include MIDI file as Mp3. Fee: EUR 50. Must be never performed or broadcast and unawarded in other competitions. Six works will be selected for final concert in Utrecht, Netherlands on 26 Oct 2014. Composers will be expected to attend. Some travel allowance may be made. Prizes of EuR 1000, 500 & 250.
DEADLINE: 1 September 2014
TANSMAN COMPETITION, POLAND
Works for instrumental ensemble of at least 14 instruments, up to symphony orchestra (126.96.36.199./ 188.8.131.52./ pf, hp, timps, perc(2)/ 12,10,8,6,4.) OR Works as above but including solo instrument or voice. 10 - 20 mins (+/- 2 mins). No electronics. Must not have been awarded any first prizes at international competitions. Must have been written after 2008. Prizes of EUR 12,000, 8000, 4000, 2000. Entry fee: EUR 60 (+bank charges). The jury will select up to 5 socres for performance on 21 November 2014. Composers will be present and will have travel and accomodation expenses provided. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 5 September 2014
ACCORDION COMPOSER COMPETITION, SPAIN
A piece for solo accordion or chamber music with accordion. Up to 10 mins. Written in 2010 or after. Not performed in public or through digital means or published or awarded a prize. Prize of EUR 2000. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 30. The prize concert will be given on 13 September, Barcelona.
PRINCESS ASTRID CONDUCTING COMPETITION
An international competition for conductors, in Trondheim, Norway, 24-27 November 2014. Under 35 years. Prize of NOK 200,000 + conducting project with the Trondheim S.O.
DEADLINE: 10 September 2014
TAKEMITSU COMPETITION, JAPAN
For composers up to 35 years. A work for orchestra (not concerto). Judge for 2014 will be Kaija Saariaho of Finland. Prize of 3,000,000 Yen. Must be not published, publicly performed or commercially recorded. 10 - 20 mins. Instru'n: 184.108.40.206/ 220.127.116.11/ hp(2), kybd(2), perc(4)/ 18.104.22.168. Submit 2 bound copies and entry form. Anon entry. A selection of works will be performed before prize awarded, and selected composers invited to attend.
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014
JEAN SIBELIUS COMPOSITION COMPETITION, FINLAND
Part of 150th anniversary celebrations of Jean Sibelius. Three categories: works for choir (mixed, women, men, youth, children), 3 - 8 mins; works for solo piano, 5 - 10 mins; works for solo violin or violin/piano duos, 6 - 9 mins. Some compositions for the violin category will be chosen as pieces for the Sibelius Violin Competition. Winning works in the other categories will be performed at festivals in 2015. Works must not be published or performed. One entry only for each composer. Anon entry. Send 5 copies. Prizes of EUR 10,000, 8,000, 5000. Submit by post.
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014
PREMIO TRIO DI TRIESTE
International composer competition for composers under the age of 40, for pieces for string instruments plus piano. Submit 3 short unpublished pieces for duos - one of each, violin + pf; viola + pf; cello + pf. Up to 7 mins. The winning compositions will be performed by participants in the chamber music contest of 2015. Must not be published or performed in public or used in public before the award ceremony in 31 October 2014. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 50. Prizes: EUR 7000 and 2000 + performances and publication.
DEADLINE: 30 September 2014
MOMPOU COMPETITON FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS, SPAIN
Composers up to 35 years. A work for flute, viola and harp. Not performed, published or disseminated in any way. 12 - 20 mins. Prize of EUR 4000. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 10 October 2014
MERRILL JONES YOUNG COMPOSER CONTEST (USA)
Composers under 40 years. A work for concert band of difficulty grade III/IV. Up to 8 mins. Prize of US$ 2000. Anon entry. Must be unpublished. One entry per composer. Submit full score and CD recording of good quality (not synthesized).
DEADLINE 1 November 2014
PABLO CASALS COMPETITION
Composers born after 11 April 1975. A chamber work never performed in public. 3 - 6 instruments from: violin, viola, cello (obligatory), flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, piano. Duration about 15 mins. Three composers will be selected for finals and must attend (Prades, France) 6 - 11 April 2015. Travel and lodging provided. 1st prize: EUR 12,000. Other finalists receive EUR 1500. Send 8 copies of score.
DEADLINE: 2 November 2014
CARL VON OSSIETSKY COMPOSITION PRIZE
In 2014 the prize is for a composition for piano solo, or piano duet, or 2 pianos,4 hands. Up to 10 mins. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2014
CALL FOR SCORES
Pieces for clarinet ensemble of 4 - 9 players. Can include Eb, B, and bass clarinets.
INK STILL WET WORKSHOPS
At the 2014 Grafenegg Festival in Austria, there will be workshops for composers in conducting their own works. There will be rehearsals with a chamber orchestra. Participants must provide a finished work about 6 mins. Must have conductor's score and also be available to be rehearsed with a repetiteur. The workshops run 22 - 25 August 2014.
DEADLINE: April 2014
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL, ITALY
Inviting European women composers who are inspried by the ideals of Soroptimist International (supporting women's rights). The chosen composition will be performed at all important meetings. May be performed but not awarded. Work of 4 mins, 6 - 8 instruments taken from: flute+, ob, clarinet+, bsn, hn, tpt, trb, tba, 4 saxes (sop, alt, ten, bari). In addition must include one percussion player.
DEADLINE: 20 May 2014
An opportunity for composers to write a work for solo piano and ensemble, to have their pieces workshopped and performed by the internationally accalaimed pianist, Rolf Hind. Short-listed works will be workshopped at the CoMA Summer School 2014 and at least one selected work will receive a further performacne with Rolf Hind as soloist. All composers will receive feedback from the selection panel and all works will be considered for inclusion in the CoMA Repetoire Library, and will be promoted to other pianists and ensembles. To take part and receive further info, register your interest by contactin CoMA (Contemporary Music for All).
DEADLINE: 31 May 2014
NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE CALL FOR SCORES
An open search for works to be performed in New York during 2014-5 season. Scored for any solo instrument up to chamber ensembles of up to 18 players. Can include voice, percussion and/or electronics. Fee of US$ 28 for each work. Can include recording if available. Materials will not be returned. Works not yet performed in NY by professionals will be given preference. Composers whose works are selected will be required to provide adequate performance material.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2014
CALL FOR SCORES
French-based BabelScores are calling for composers to submit between 2 - 4 works of any instrumentation (can also be electronics/mixed media) to their Reading Panel. If the works are selected, composers will be invited to be part of its catalogue and can submit more works. They will promote your scores free. Is not an exclusive arrangement and you or your publisher are free to continue to offer scores by other means. Submit by pdf.
DEADLINE: 20 June 2014
TENOR, GREGORY WIEST
Looking for modern songs in English for tenor, piano and/or double bass. Up to 20 mins. Written after 2000. Prefer contemporary poets. Can send by pdf.
DEADLINE: 28 June 2014
COMA PARTSONG BOOK
CoMA invites submissions for its new Partsong Book project. Looking for new pieces for 3 - 5 voices preferably using Open Scoring (ie not strictly SATB) and lasting no more than 3 mins. Particularly interested in fresh approaches to vocal ensemble and welcome non-conventional notation and vocal technique. Can be unaccom or with instrus. Obtaining permission to use text is composers' responsibility. Selected works will be workshopped and recorded at CoMA Summer School.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2014
BRITISH COMPOSER AWARDS STUDENT COMPETITION
Students of 26 or under who are studying music at a UK conservatoire or university, are invited to enter a work of 4 - 5 mins for 2 of the following brass instruments: trumpet 1, trumpet 2, horn, trombone, tuba. The winning work will be performed by member of Onyx Brass at the British Composer Awards ceremony in London on 2 December, and will be broadcast on Radio 3.
DEADLINE: 21 August 2014
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 (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: 18 April 2014