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COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
Commissions for emerging composers. Open to composers studying for a first degree or Masters at a UK university or conservatorium or those who have obtained such a degree since 31 March 2009. Submit a portfolio of 3 works + CD/mp3 recording of at least one of them + proof regarding your studies. Anon entry. Apply on website. Three composers will be given the opportunity to take part in seminars and workshops through the year + £3000 commission to be performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra at RFH. One commission of £3000 is offered for a chamber work for the Cheltenham Music Festival, and one of £1000 for a solo piece for the Presteigne Festival.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2017
EARPLAY DONALD AIRD COMPOSER COMPETITION
Works of 1 - 6 players taken from: flute+, clarinet+, piano, violin, viola, cello (one player on each). Can include electronics. 8 - 15 mins preferred. Cash prize of US$ 1000 and performance. All entries considered for future performance. Submit online. Anon entry. Send audio if possible as well as score. Entry fee: $ 26
DEADLINE: 31 March 2017
MARGARET BLACKBURN COMPOEITION COMPETITION
For a female student composer. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate msuci program for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Works for small ensemble of 2 - 12 players (can include voice and/or electronics). Not published. Entry fee of US$ 25. Prize of US$ 1000. One submissionper person. Contact Ms McKelway to get application form.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2017
CARITAS CHAMBER CHOIR
Competition for composers aged 18 - 30 years. The subject will be one of the vibrant characters or tales form Chaucer: Canterbury Tales or The Prologue. Score it for SATB up to SSAATTBB with or without piano. 4 - 6 mins. A selection of works will be short-listed and then performed on 8 July at the University of Kent, Canterbury. The winner recives £750 and further performance and recording, Runner-ups get £150 each.
DEADLINE: 1 April 2017
UNCAGED: CONLON ROBOT KEYBOARD PRIZE
Seeking new works for Bhatngar's midi-controlled Robot Toy Piano (reads MIDI files - see www.uncagedtoypiano.org). Prize is a performance in Utrecht, Holland + US$ 500 + another $500 to enable the composer to attend the perfomance in September 2017. Can include one live performer on another instrument. Up to 15 mins. Send bio + score in pdf + mp3 or link to a website.
E: uncagedconlon2017@gmail .com
DEADLINE: 1 April 2017
ANTONIN DVORAK COMPOSERS COMPETITION
For young composers 18 - 23; and 24 - 33 years. The 1st round will select 24 - 36 participants. The 2nd round will be at the Prague Conservatory, Czech Republic. Send one work in 6 copies (not published, recorded, performed or awarded) and another composition outline for a work of 5 - 20 mins. Anon entry. Prizes range from CZK 30,000 to 10,000.
DEADLINE: 7 April 2017
COMPETITION FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS
Theme: "On the move". Work for brass quintet (2 tpts, hn, trb, tba) of 10 mins. Intermediate difficulty. Not yet performed or published. The theme is the German word Aufbruch - which can mean awakening, departure, new start. Prizes of EUR 2000, 1000 & 500. The three winning works will be performed by the Brass Quintet of the German Military Brass Band on 29 August 2017 in Kassel, Germany, and published by Furore Verlag. Anon entry. Send 5 copies of score.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
WALTER FERRATO COMPETITION, ITALY
Works for solo flute, solo cello or solo piano; duos for fl + pno, vc + pno or fl + vc; trios for flute, cello and piano. 2 - 10 mins. To be performed at Festival in Savona, in June 2017, Italy. Can be already performed but not awarded. Send by pdf. If a trio send score + parts. Also brief bio in English or Italian. Fee of EUR 15. Overall winner recieves a prize of EUR 1000 + performance. Other winners EUR 200 + performance.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
MARTIRANO COMPETITION AWARD
Prizes of US$ 1000 and $500 + performances by Illinois Modern Ensemble in Autumn 2017. Winning composers are expected to attend. Lodging will be provided but not travel expenses. Works for 1 - 15 performers including vocalists. Can be electronic or mixed media. Up to 20 mins. One entry per composer. Entry fee: $20. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 17 April 2917
PETER ROSSER COMPOSITION AWARD 2017
Open to composers born or resident in Northern Ireland, or Republic of Ireland. Aimed at emerging composers. Works for violin, cello, flute+, clarinet+ and piano. 5 - 8 mins. No electronics. One work per composer. Three works will be selected for workshop, performance and recording in Belfast, on 26 May, by Hard Rain Ensemble. Selected composers must be able to attend. Three prizes: £1000, 500, 250. Submitted works must be unperformed, unpublished and be written especially for this competition. Send by pdf and mp3. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 28 April 2017
MONINI FOUNDATION COMPETITION
Composers up to 30 years. A song cycle for soprano and piano. 15 - 20 mins. Must not have been published. One entry per composer. Prize of EUR 5000. The winning work will be performed in Spoleto, Italy, in midsummer 2017 and the composer will be invited and given hospitality. Composer pays for travel. Send 3 copies of score to: Fondazione Monini, Via dell'Arringo 06049 Spoleto, Italy
DEADLINE: 30 April 2017
MATAN GIVOL COMPOSER COMPETITION, ISRAEL
Submit works for a minimum of 5 performers selected from; fl+; ob+; cl+; bsn; 2 vlns, vla, vc, DB, pno/sampler; perc (vibra, marimba, glock, bassdrum). No extra instruments or electronics. 8 - 15 mins. Should not have won other awards, but can be previously performed. Prize of EUR 1000 and a public performance by the Meitar Ensemble on 15 June 2017 which will be recorded. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 35. Submit by pdf. Application form on website.
DEADLINE: 30 April 2017
RAPEE SAGRIK COMPOSITION PRIZE, THAILAND
For emerging composers born after 1 Jan 1980. Six selected finalists will be eligble to attend the Composition Festival and attend masterclasses and performance of one selected work which will be performed by the Circulo Ensemble. Prize of US$ 1500 at closing conert on 23 July 2017. Finalists will be given accomodation and local transport. They meet other transport costs themselves. The submitted work should be for violin, clarinet and piano. 6 - 10 mins. Scores that have been awarded or commercially recorded are not eligible. Must have been written in the last 5 years. One entry per applicant. Anon entry. Send score by pdf and audio by mp3 (MIDI OK)
DEADLINE: 1 May 2017
OSLO GRIEG SOCIETY COMPETITION
Submit 3 or 4 piano pieces with total playing time 7 - 10 mins. The level of difficulty should be for children or youth with difficulty as for Grieg's Lyric Pieces op 12. Anon entry. Submit by pdf. Entry fee: EUR 60 by bank transfer (please note that this can add significantly to the cost). Three or more finalists will have their works performed at the Oslo Grieg Festival in June 2017 and prizes awarded of NOK 10,000, 5000, 2000.
DEADLINE: 1 May 2017
GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Open to composers born after 1 May 1977. A concerto for clarinet and orchestra. 15 - 20 mins. Written for solo clarinet (A or Bb) and orchestra of 220.127.116.11/ 18.104.22.168/ hp, kybd, perc (3)/strings - 10.8.6.6.3. No electronics. Must have been composed after May 2014. The prize-winning work will be performed during the final round of the 2018 Clarinet competition. Anon entry. Send 3 copies of score or one electronic file. Entry fee: CHF 100. Up to three works will be chosen fo be publicly performed in Geneva in November 2017. Prizes of CHF 15,000 and 10,000 with some additional prizes. Gala concert will be 26th November 2017.
DEADLINE: 4 May 2017
AUSTRALIAN CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
Composers up to 36 years who are Australian citizens or resident in Australia. A work based on Chopin Fugue in A Minor - something new and musically demanding. For solo piano. 10 - 15 mins. One work per applicant. Submit online in performance ready digital format. Prize of AUD 2000 and residency at an institution in Poland with also a commission. The winning piece will be used in the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition as mandatory repertoire.
DEADLINE: 12 May 2017
PABLO CASALS COMPOSITION COMPETITION
For composers born after 1 January 1982. Send a score and if possible recording, of one of your chamber works. (recordings on Mp3 or mp4). Send CV and 2 references. Submit by post. The winner will receive a commission worth EUR 5000 for a chamber piece of 3 - 6 players with cello as mandatory. The premiere will be given during the Pablo Casals Festival, August 2018.
DEADLINE: 15 May 2017
FLUTE NEW MUSIC CONSORTIUM
Four categories: work for solo flute (all instruments in flute family); flute + piano or electronics; duo for flute and one other instrument; chamber work which includes flute (3 - 6 performers) - works for flute ensemble are particularly welcome in this last category. Suggested length is 5 - 12 mins. Entry fee: US$ 13 per score. Anon entry, Prize in each category is US$ 250 + one or more performances and a live recording. Submit by pdf and mp3 files (live or MIDI - compulsory)
DEADLINES: different deadlines for each category: 1 June; 1 July; 1 August; 1 September 2017
NEW NOTE, CROATIA
Submit a work for the Zagreb Soloists: 6 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vcs, 1 DB. Up to 15 mins. Composed after 31 December 2010 and not awarded in any other competition. Can be performed but not published or recorded for commercial use. Prizes of EUR 2500 (and performance at Samabor Music Festival in Oct 2017); EUR 1000; and EUR 500. Send by Email - score (pdf) audio realisation (mp3). Entry fee: EUR 50 for each work.
DEADLINE: 4 June 2017
IRINO PRIZE, JAPAN
For composers under 35 years on 23 JUne 2017. A chamber music work composed after 1 January 2015 and not received any other prize. Less then 20 mins. One work per composer. Uses no more than 8 players with/without tape. Prize of JapYen 200,000. Need application form - on website. Send score and audi CD and prog notes - by post.
DEADLINE: 23 June 2017
Send score for string orchestra (with few divisi) or chamber orchestra (winds not more than 22.214.171.124/126.96.36.199). Also a short essay explaining how this work was inspired by the music of Ottorino Respighi. Send a recording (CD or mp3). Winner gets a premiere by the Chamber Orchestra of New York and recording of the concert. Entry fee US$ 100 or EUR 100 (reduced if sent as and early entry). Send material by post.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2017
SPAZIO MUSICA CONDUCTING COMPETITION
For conductors born after 1 January 1974. Send your details by the deadline, There will be 3 rounds. 1st prize is a debut in the Spazio Musica season + a study grant of EUR 1550 and a prize of EUR 1200. "nd prize is EUR 500 adn 3rd prize EUR 300. There may be other conducting engagements.
DEADLINE: 15 July 2017
PENDERECKI COMPOSER COMPETITION, POLAND
Works for string orchestra which are not performed or published. 8 - 15 mins. Six finalists will be presented for performance by the Radom Chamber Orchestra in Radom, Poland, on 18 November 2017. Total value of prizes: PLN 45,000. Entry fee: EUR 60 per work. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 15 August 2017
THE ESTOERICS COMPOSER COMPETITION
Submit a portfolio of 3 contrasting a cappella choral scores composed in the last 10 years. At least one must be in a language other than English, and at least one should have a sacred text. Anon entry. Need application form. Submit by post. Each winning composer will recieve a commission to plan and compose a new choral work that will be premiered by The Esoterics in 2018. They will receive US$ 1000 plus airfare and accomodations to attend the Seattle premiere.
DEADLINE: 15 September 2017
For composers not over 35 years. A composition for orchestra (no soloists). Must not be published, performed in public, or commercially recorded. Submit 2 copies of bound score and entry form (by post). Max: 188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206/2 hps, 2 kybd, 4 perc/strings. 10 - 20 mins. Prize of 3,000,000 YEN + performance. Composers will be invited to attend.
DEADLINE: 29 September 2017
COMPOSERS COMPETITION JIHLAVA 2018
New works suitable for non-professional choirs for the Choral Art Festival of Jihlava, Czech Republic. Can be mixed, women or all-girls, or male voice choirs with orchestral accompaniment written on any text. Instrus can be any or all of : 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/timps/strings - 22.214.171.124.2. 15 - 25 mins. One entry per composer. Must have never been published or awarded in another competition. Send 4 copies by post. Demo recordings are appreciated. Anon entry. Prizes of CZK 11,000; 6,000; 3,000 + performance.
WEB: www.fsujihlava.com or www.nipos-mk.cz
DEADLINE: 30 September 2017
FIMS FRIBOURG COMPETITION
Submit a work for 6 performers taken from:1 viola,1 bassoon, 2 trombones (ten & bass), 2 timbales, 1 harp. Should be inspired by the painting of Sebastian Stoskopff shown on the website. Send 6 copies of score and optional audio CD. Anon entry. Prizes of Swiss francs 10,000 (and performance on 1 July 2018 in Fribourg, Switzerland) and 2,000.
DEADLINE: 15 October 2017
INTERNATIONAL CLARINET ASSOCIATION
Submit a work for clarinet quartet (3 Bb clarinets and 1 bass clarinet). 10 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Entry fee: US$ 25. Prize of US$ 1000 and performance at the ClarinetFest 2018. Submit by pdf nad MIDI by mp3.
DEADLINE: 20 December 2017
PRIX ANNELIE DE MAN 2018
A work with harpsichord in principal role. Up to 10 mins. Can be solo harpischord or in a chamber music setting. This should preferably be with the instruments available in Orgelpark - see www.orgelpark.nl. Can be recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion, electronics, video or theatrical elements. Not more than 6 players including harpsichord.
Send score by pdf and if possible a recording (MIDI is acceptable), by mp3. The jury will choose 3 works to be performed. Prizes of EUR 2500 and 1000.
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018
BARLOW PRIZE 2018
A commission for US$12,000 to compose a major new work for Reed Quintet. Will be performed in 2019 by a consortium of 3 different quintets. Should be 15 - 20 mins. To apply send (by regular mail) a resume of compositional activity and 2 sample scores (hard copies). One should be less than 5 years old, and one should show skill in writing for wind. Recordings are helpful - use a single CD for both works. MIDI acceptable. Need application form.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018
SWISS FESTIVAL FORUM WALLIS
Call for acousmatic works for performance in this festival. Up to 2 works per composer. The Festival takes place in Schloss Leuk, Switzerland on 1 - 5 June 2017. Can be up to an hour, but best is 10 - 15 mins. Send link to a web address for entry. Selected works will be performed.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2017
SONGWRITERS GRANT SCHEME
PRS for Music Benevolent Fund is offering songwriters financial support for time away from home for res, research, work, performance or a short break. To cover board and lodging only.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2017
ORTUS NEW MUSIC COMPETITION
Khorikos is a NYC a cappella choir with 32 SATB voices. Sunbmit works for mixed a cappella choir. Can be previously performed. Any level of difficulty. Up to 15 mins. One work per composer. If selected the work will be performed in a church in New York City. Send score + MIDI realization or performace recording or piano reduction. 10 works will be selected for performacne on 23 September 2017. Will be streamed live.
DEADLINE: 1 April 2017
STUDIO 300 DIGITAL ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Call for scores for this Fesival in Kentucky, USA on 5 & 6 October 2017. Composers featured are required to attend and provide own performers if needed. Entry fee: US$ 45. Categories include: electro-acoustic; electro-acoustic with live performer; video; animation; installation. Submit by Email + web link.
DEADLINE: 3 April 2017
BASSOON CHAMBER MUSIC
Submit works for either reed trio (ob, cl, bsn) or trio of ob, bsn, pno. Duration, 6 - 15 mins. Up to 5 works will be chosen to receive premiere performances by professional later in 2017. One work will receive a workshop, publication, premiere performance and recording. One entry per composer. Anon entry. Entry fee: US$ 25. Must be written in the last 5 years, not published and not widely performed. Send pdf of score and MIDI sound in mp3.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
JOLIVET SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, USA
This is a competition to broaden the repetoire for college/community orchestras. Submit a work written 2010 or later. Under 10 mins. Not exceeding 3232/4331/timps +2/ hp/strings. Should be written for a group with a variety of skills and rewarding parts for all players. One entry per composer. Send score by pdf, 1st violin part by pdf, and link to a recording, MIDI or live. The award is a performance during the 2017 - 2018 season.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
WOMAN COMPOSER FOR CITY OF UNNA
The Sybil Westendorp Foundation invites applications from women composers to be appointed as "Woman Composer of the City of Unna 2017". This will involve living in Unna (Germany) for 2 months and includes a commissioned work and project grant. Will deal with the topic "with stranger's ears" and the question of how to live together in a mixed society. During the residence the composer must not be employed fulltime or hold a permanent position elsewhere. Submit 3 scores, and CV. Grant will be monthly EUR 1000 from Sept - Oct 2017. Commission for a work for 8-piece ensemble worth EUR 5000. Send for details.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2017
NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT CALL FOR SCORES
This is a New York based ensemble giving multi-disciplinary performacnes. They want to commission a piece for performance in their 2017 - 2018 season from a selected composer. Submit a work for 4 - 8 players written after 2013 and a proposal for the commission. Commission fee is US$ 1000.
DEADLINE: 28 April 2017
EMISSARY FLUTE QUARTET
Call for scores for 4 flutes. Can be taken from the following: 4 C-flutes; 4 piccs; 1 alto; 1 bass flute. All players play all instruments. Can have electronics. 3 - 12 mins. Three works will be slelected to be perfomred later in 2017. One work will be performed further. Send score by pdf; audio (if available) - send link; composer info (form on website).
DEADLINE: 1 May 2017
CALL FOR SCORES OF ORCHESTRAL WORKS
The Bristol Millennium Orchestra is to arrange a workshop for composers on 17 July 2017 for composers to hear their works played through. Full orcestra please (no players left out): 126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52/timps, perc, strings. Send pdf of score and opptional mp3 audio to John Pitts. Chosen composers provide the parts.
DEADLINE: 6 May 2017
RSNO - NOTES FROM SCOTLAND
For composers 12 - 18 years. Write a 2 - 5 min work for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet of your choice inspired by one of five examples of Scottish landmarks. Workshops will be held at each site. Five composers will have their pieces performed and recorded. Sign up to mailing list on website.
DEADLINE: 17 May 2017
OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG OCMPOSERS
Composers 35 or under. A Forum, taking place in Blegium from 25 - 29 September 2017. Submit works online. Submit a work for orchestra of approx. 10 mins for instrumentation up to: 184.108.40.206/220.127.116.11/1 timps, 2 perc, 1 harp, 1 pno/strings. Also submit a work for chamber ensemble of approx. 10 mins for instrumentation up to: fl+, cl+, trb, gtr, perc, pno, vln, vla, vc.
£: coordination@ tactus.be
DEADLINE: 1 June 2017
Listening to Ladies is inviting submissions from women composers for works for live electronics. For series of concerts in California and New York in autumn 2017. Will be recorded and released by Ctri-Z. Can include a written instrumental part in addition to electronics. Anon entry. Can be previously performed. See web for how to submit.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2017
Days for Electro-acoustic and visual music in Saarbruecken, Germany. This is a 4-day festival. Call for entries in 4 categories: fixed media; instrumental-electr; video; installation.
DEADLINES: 1 July and 31 July 2017
CLASSICAL WORKS FOR TRUMPET AND PIANO
Aim is to promote new scores for trumpet and piano by making digital downloads of sheet music for sale through the website. Prefer works not yet performed or recorded. 50% of sales goes to the composer. Michael Brest - member of USA Air Force Band and Apollo Chamber Orchestra.
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018
CALL FOR WORKS FOR SOLO RECORDER
Kethryn Bennetts is looking for pieces for solo recorder for an ongoing concert series starting Oct 2017. Can involve microtonality, especially quarter-tones and fixed media, preferably for one performer but other instrumental combinations can be considered.
NIEF-NORF FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES
CALL FOR ARTICLES ON WOMEN COMPOSERS
A call for articles to be published in the Kapralova Journal in the Spring (and afterwards). Articles on the subject of women composer/s (past or contemporary) and their music. Can be biographical or analytical. Max. 6000 words. Submission guidelines:
An online directory for professional singers.
2011 YOUBLOOM SONG CONTEST
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR SCORES
ThatNewMusicLibrary is a new online site for unpublished choral scores. The scores will be heavily promoted to college libraries. The site will be password-protected and will be referred by editors with an established reputation in new music. Subscribers to the site will pay a fee, and the composers get 40%, distributed according to time subscribers spent viewing. Music will be protected from being copied or duplicated in any way.
Chris Brubaker E: email@example.com
SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Jaclyn Heyen, a mezzo soprano in USA is looking for repetoire. She wants art songs from women composers.
CHAMBER WORKS FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO
Janina Ehrlich who teaches at Augustana College IL, is looking for chamber works for viola, cello and piano.
SYLVIA WADDILOVE FOUNDATION
Provides grants to charities for educational projects, music composition and performances and other things unrelated to music. Grants available to small charities with turnover less than £500,000 annually, especially charities that will carry out the project themselves, who rely on volunteers and who can demonstrate a successful history of projects. The Trustees meet to consider applications in Jan, April, July and Oct. Applications need to be submitted before the last week in the month before the next meeting.
NEW WORKS FOR ALTO AND BASS FLUTE
Rarescale is always happy to receive new works for alto or bass flute. Feel free to send things for consideration. At the moment they are particularly interested in pieces for alto/bass flute with electronics and/or guitar.
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk www.altoflute.co.uk
HILDEGARD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Hildegard Publishing Company (USA) are launching a series called "Voices of Tomorrow" featuring women composers under 21 years. They are on the lookout for further compositions, so young women are encouraged to send material to the editorial committee for consideration. Would teachers please alert promising students.
All women are invited to contribute to a new web project called "Make your own Herstory"
CALL TO WOMEN COMPOSERS
Donne in Musica in Rome is calling to women composers to send updated Emails addresses, CVs lists of works, and recent photos. If you have not sent updated info in the last year, please re-send.
SOUND SENSE FOR COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
Sound Sense is a professional organisation representing musicians working in the community, helping people make music. If you run workshops or music sessions this is the organisation for you. Free insurance covering planning and carrying out community music activities. Can get criminal record checks at a competitive rate; a respected UK journal of community music; free advertisements on the website and jobs and funding info.
MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION
This foundation is dedicated to improving music education and it focuses on youth. It is accepting applications for:
Schools (non-specialist) to fund music education.
Music students in full-time education to fund instrument purchase.
Music teachers for courses and training.
CABARET FOU: CALL FOR SONGS
Cabaret Fou is looking for songs for ongoing programmes. The ensemble consists of soprano, baritone/compere, clarinet/sax, piano and cello. We provide an arena in which composers can let their hair down and loosen their tongues on contemporary social issues. Submission by email or post with biog and contact info. Email for postal address if desired.
FRANCO-BRITISH FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Diaphonique assists in supporting French contemporary classical music in Britain and British contemporary classical music in France. Projects which involve works composed by living British or French composers of the last 30 years. Financial support can cover concerts, tours, promotion, commissions of new works, composer residences, workshops, scholarships. Application made by organisations and producers, not by the artists.
MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Professional musicians from all musical backgrounds are invited to apply for the new MBF Professional Development Awards of up to £5000. Funding can be used for projects which will inspire musical creativity and develop skills, explore new directions and extend professional knowledge. Musicians who earn their living by performing, creating or teaching can apply at any stage of their career after the first 5 years. Projects can last for a few weeks, up to a year.
SEARY CHARITABLE TRUST
This trust has been set up to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in the UK in all its aspects. Amongst other things it offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, exhibitions or maintenance allowances, tenable at any school, university or other educational establishment approved by the Trustees, to persons
resident in the UK in respect of their musical education. If you think that the Trust may be able to assist you, please apply to the Secretary at:
Cranbourne, 14 Castle Ave, Dover, Kent CT16 1EZ. So far, awards have ranged between £500 and £10,000. The Trustees meet to adjudicate on applications about 3 times a year.
MUSIC ORBIT'S OPEN SPACE
Open Source makes up 60 mins of spnm's monthly Sound Source event at Kings Place. Its curators, Music Orbit, are looking for material to make up their set. It can be in any style, just so long as it is new and evocative. More info on the website. To submit prospective material, send an email entitled "Open Source Application" with mp3 attachments and website info/bio details to the E-address below.
VISBY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR COMPOSERS, SWEDEN
VICC is a working and meeting place for all composers. Composers can apply for residencies in the centre in Gotland, Sweden. All info and how to apply is on the webstie. Can download application form.
Set up in June 2008, Rosa is a new charity which aims to help women and girls turn their ideas into reality. It champions and invests in exciting initiatives to improve the lives of all women and girls in the UK. At the moment Rosa is still growing, with the intention of distributing grants in 2009. In the meantime, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at www.rosauk.org.
FEMALE COMPOSERS' RADIO SHOW
'Hildegard to Hildegard' is a weekly radio show on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in South Devon, UK. The show profiles female composers working in the classical tradition alongside contemporary sound works, with an emphasis on electronic and experimental music, although anything is considered. Submissions are invited (preferably on CD) from female composers who would like their work to reach a wider audience. The station broadcasts on fm in Dartington and Totnes and webstreams to a global audience. All participating composers are listed on blog www.hildegardtohildegard.blogspot.co.uk
Submissions to: Ariane Delaunois or Lucinda Guy, Soundart Radio, Dartington Space, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN, UK
PERCUSSION TRIOS BY WOMEN
Neo percussion (Spain) is looking for percussion trios by women.
Grants with total value of up to £12,500 will be given this year for projects within the UK or overseas lasting, on average, 3 - 8 weeks. The scholarships aim to give opportunities for broadening horizons and must have a musical foundation. Candidates must be aged 25 - 70 and resident in the UK at the time of the application.
ORGAN MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Associazione Italiana Organisti di Chiesa would be happy to have information about organ music by women composers. They would make the information available to a wide network of Italian organists.
Send scores and info to: Adkins-Chiti Foundation, Via Riboty 23, 00195 Rome, Italy
MICHAEL TIPPETT MUSICAL FOUNDATION GRANTS
The trustees have decided to focus on group music making, especially involving young people. Application in writing, with short introductory letter with a project description and budget. The letter should identify the organisation and indiviuals applying and the sum requested. Include aims of project, project leaders, range and number of participants, and project plan, schedule and venue(s). Plans for monitoring and evaluation should be included. Budget needs to show full estimated expenditure and anticipated income from all sources, including applications to other bodies. Give names and contacts for two referees who are willing to support the project. Grants of £500 - £4000.
Contact: Gwyn Rhydderch, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines
Interest free loans for musical instruments from Arts Council England.
Take it Away W: www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway
MUSIC TV CHANNEL SEEKS ARTISTS AND COMPOSERS
MusFlash TV is a newly-launched channel on SKY's channel guide (EPG 375) bringing music news in 8 different music genre programs, including classical. The channel's Classical and Electronic programs are now looking for artists, performers and composers with events or recordings to promote. If you have music videos, short films, interviews, or performance footage please contact.
WELCOME TRUST ARTS AWARDS
The Arts Awards are the Welcome Trust's new funding scheme to support arts projects which engage with biomedical science. They are looking for projects which stimulate interest and debate in biomedical science, and foster high-quality collaborative partnerships across the arts, science and/or education. The Awards provide funding for a range of projects. Small to medium-sized projects of up to £30,000 have several deadlines each year. Large projects of above £30,000 have once a year deadline. The scheme is open to artists, scientists, film-makers, teachers, arts workers etc. Applicants must be based in UK or Republic or Ireland and the activity must be based in either of those 2 countries. Application forms and guidelines are available on the website. Advice can be given about the eligibilty of your project, and should be sought well before each deadline.
DEADLINE: See web, and ongoing.
A professional bass clarinet and piano duo are looking for new and challenging repetoire. Open for duo or works including some other instruments.
COUNTER)INDUCTION CALL FOR SCORES
Counter)induction is an ensemble in NY. They are looking for scores, with preference for those using the core instruments: clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. Send score and/or recordings.
Info: 255 Fieldston Terrace #6-B, Riverdale NY 10471, USA
STONE FORT WIND QUINTET
Stone Fort wind 5tet is accepting submissions for consideration. Works should be scored for traditional wind 5tet: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn. Include score and parts and recording (if av)
Send to: Dr Charles Gavin, SFASU School of MUsic, Box 13043 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3043.
DUO OF FLUTE AND OBOE
The Philadelphia Duet is looking for moderately difficult flute and oboe duet, or trio for fl, cl and ob. Send E-mail, or send score by post.
Philadelphia Duet, 802 S>Mole St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
CALL FOR SCORES
THe ensemble Either/Or based in USA are calling for scores of 1 - 4 players taken from: fl, cl, sax, vln, vc, pno, perc. Particularly want works for piano and percussion. Either/Or is a new music group which focuses on the European avant-garde and American experimentalists and emerging composers. Always interested in new scores. Please send scores by PDF and recordings by compressed mp3/aac. Include: name, address, birthdate, Email, short bio and history of the piece submitted. Only 2 scores per composer.
MICROTONAL GUITAR CALL
David Fiuczynski is a professional guitarist and a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA. He is starting a fretless guitar lab and would like to develop a collection of simple 1/4: 1/6: 1/8: 19- and 31-tone etudes for use by his students.
NEW YORK SYMPHONIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The jazz orchestra is looking for repertoire situated in the crossover jazz/classical/world-music genre. The ensemble features standard big band instrumentation with a string section and classical/ethnic percussion section. All musicians in the ensemble can be given improvising roles. For a complete list of instrumentation including possible doubling, please visit the website. Additional instruments may be arranged if needed. Scores may be sent as: pdf, finale, sibelius, midi file, mp3, or hard copy.
Info: Sonia Jacobsen, PO Box 699, Gracie Station New York, NY 10028, USA.
CALL FOR RECORDINGS FOR BROADCAST HONG KONG
RTHK Hong Kong radio broadcasts call. Composers may send CD (only) recordings of pieces preferably 10 mins or less, absolutely no longer than 17 mins. Works that are quasi-tonal or rhythmic or melodic are preferred. Serial/atonal works, works incorporating rock music and the like will not work for this programming opportunity.
Info: Dr Christopher Coleman, Dept Music and Fine Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, HONG KONG
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.
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: 26 March 2017