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.
COMMISSIONING PROJECT FOR EMERGING COMPOSERS AND WRITERS
Mr McFall's Chamber announce a new commissioning project for emerging compsoers and writers, supported by Creative Scotland. If established artists apply, show how this opportunity would benefit their career. Looking for works which present a contemporary response to Scotland's rich linguistic and musical heritage, drawing inspiration for The School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh. Artists should be Scottish or Scotland based, and able to travel to Edinburgh throughout the project. Looking for 2 pairs of composers/writers to work together to create new works for public touring in Spring 2014 by string quintet and singer and actor and optional electronics. Can apply as pairs or as individuals. Two new works will be commissioned with £1000 per artist.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2013
COMPOSITION FOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Composition for students, not exceeding difficulty indicated in the rules. Between 8 - 12 mins. Must be written for whole instrumentation:2 fl; 1 alto fl; 2 ob; 2 cl; 2 alto sax; 3 tpts; 1 flugel; 2 trbs; timps; perc (2); strings. Prizes of EUR 1000, 650, 350. Entry fee: EUR20. Anon entry. Winners must attend concert in Veniti, Italy on 27 Oct 2013. Accomodation provided but not travel expenses. Work must be written for this contest and not previously recorded, published or publicly performed. Submit in pdf form.
DEADLINE: 30 JUne 2013
NANTWICH AND DISTRICT BAND COMPOSING COMPETITION
The band is a local community band based in Cheshire, England. Works for band of 6 - 12 mins of up to grade 3.5 or intermediate level. The music must be playable by the band. Instrumentation: picc; flute 1,2; clarinet 1,2,3; alto sax; tenor sax, horn 1,2; trumpet 1,2; trombone 1,2,3. Optional one percussion part, but piece must be playable without perc. There is one prize of £500 (which can be split), and performance at concert on 16 November 2013. Must be unperformed and unpublished and not previously awarded. Other pieces may be considered for performance. Send 3 copies of score. Anon. Plus one full set of parts. Recording would be helpful but not compulsory.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2013
ADAMSON MILTARY BAND COMPOSING COMPETITION
The band is an amateur wind band from Dukinfield, Manchester, England. Members are drawn from the local area. Works of 6 - 12 mins of up to grade 4 or intermediate standard. Must be playable by the band. Instrumentaton: picc; flute 1,2; oboe; clarinet 1,2,3; alto sax, tenor sax; baritone sax; horn 1,2; trumpet 1,2,3; trombone 1,2,3; euphonium, bass; perc (1). Unperformed and unpublished and unawarded. One prize of £500 (may be split) and performance at concert in October 2013. Other pieces may be performed. Anon entry. Send 3 copies of score and one full set of parts. Recording would be helpful bu not compulsory.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2013
CAMPBELL TOWN ARTS CENTRE (AUSTRALIA)
Call for original compositions for percussionist, Claire Edwards, for concert in November. Piece composed for single percussion instrument, or group of instruments from one family. Must be playable by one performer. Up to 11 mins. No electronics or drum kit. AUS$ 500 for each piece selected, plus professional performance, recording and possible broadcast. Submit by pdf file. Send 100 word bio and 100 word prog note. Claire Edwards will select the pieces.
DEADLINE: 1 July 2013
RARESCALE COMPOSITION CONTEST
In conjunction with Tetractys Publishing and Royal College of Music, London. Contest to write a chamber work using alto or bass flute. Any style, but taking into consideration the suitability of the writing for low flute. Two categories: Students on a composition course; all other composers. Write for alto or bass flute as a solo OR with up to 3 other instruments from list: electronics, flute+, oboe+, clarinet+, bsn, vln, vla, vc, DB, gtr, piano, harpischord. Must be not performed and not published. Entry fee: £10 per piece. All works will be retained for possible performance or publication. Finals will take place on 25 & 27 September at RCM, London. All short-listed composers must be present. Prizes will be further performacnes and publication and possible release on CD. Submit electronically.
DEADLINE: 15 July 2013
LORD MAYOR'S COMPOSITION PRIZE
For UK citizens under the age of 35 on 1 July 2013. This prize is administered by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Birth certificates are needed with entry. A composition for organ. Up to 8 mins. Details of the Mansion House Organ are available on the website. Entry form on website. Entry must include two references from people who have personal knowledge of the entrant's achievements. Winner must attend at least one rehearsal and attend the winning recital. They are responsible for own travel and accomodation costs. The winning work will be premiered, hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, at Mansion House on 13 September 2013. The winner will recieve £2000 from the Lord Mayor.
DEADLINE: 26 July 2013 (Please note change of date)
CARILLON COMPOSITION CONTEST
For composers under 35. A work for carillon to be part of the Carillon Festival of Iowa State University Music Dep't, 21 September 2013. Original composition for 4-octave carillon (tenor C - C4) with 2-octave pedal board (C - C2). Work may be solo carillon, or duet, or work for carillon with intrument(s) or chorus. A cash prize of $500 and performance.
DEADLINE: 15 August 2013
SEROCKI INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS' COMPETITION
Chamber ensemble of 3 - 5 players, taken from: flute, oboe, clarinet, perc (1), piano, accordion, 2 vlns, vla, vc. 10 - 16 mins. Can be already performed, but not published. Prizes of: PLN 12000, 8000, & 4000. Entry fee: PLN 200. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 15 August, 2013
FLORENCE STRING QUARTET INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES
Selected pieces for string quartet will be performed at a concert in Florence, Italy, on 8th September 2013 and will be published by Sconfinarte Editions. A small cash prize may also be given. Works for string quartet of 7 - 15 mins, unpublished. May have been previously performed. Entry fee: EUR 40. Three scores will be selected for performance and recorded. These works will also be taken up by other quartets. Anon entry. Can be submitted by pdf file. Participation by the composers in the concert is highly recommended, but there are no expenses for travel and stay.
DEADLINE: 16 August 2013
GIANNI BERGAMO MUSIC AWARD
Composers aged 40 or under. A composition for 3-part children's choir. Up to 8 mins. May have been performed already, but not won any awards. Innovative and interesting. Text can be sacred or secular - either in public domain or with permission. Send 5 copies. Anon entry. Prize money to be distributed is EUR 10,000.
DEADLINE: 20 August 2013
WINDSTREAM COMPETITION, RIGA, LATVIA
An international competition to write for the RIGA Professional Symphonic Band. The theme is: "Feel Bach, Continue Bach, Discuss with Bach". Compositions should be linked with Bach in some way. May not have been performed in any form, recorded, published or won awards. One work per composer. Length, 12 - 18 mins. Instrumentation is on website - large symphonic band. Composed orchestrally without solos or vocal parts. Submit 3 printed copies, also pdf of score. One complete set of parts. Can submit audio of recording, not obligatory. Anon entry. Final round of competition is open to the public - 20 April 2014 at Riga. Finalists must be present 17 - 20 April 2014. Prizes of EUR 3500, 2500, 1500.
DEADLINE: 31 August 2013
ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
Open to unpublished composers under 25, living or studying in UK, China or USA. Submit settings of Shakespeare's sonnets for voice and chamber/string orchestra. 10 - 15 mins. Solo voice, single ww, hn, stgs (126.96.36.199.2), untuned perc (1). Submit score by pdf. Fee of £25. Send bio and pn. Award includes £500, premiere, recording and paid travel to UK with 2 nights' accomodation.
DEADLINE: 1 September 2013
INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Many different categories. Enter by sending CD, tape or MP3. Entry fee: US$ 30 per song. Original songs only.
DEADLINE: 18 Sepatember 2013
CARL VON OSSIETZKY COMPOSITION AWARD
Work for wind ensemble - easy to difficult (for students). Choice of instruments given on website. Up to 10 mins. Must be unperformed and unpublished. Submit 2 copies of score. Anon entry. Submit post only (no E-mail). Premiere will take place in 2014.
DEADLINE: 30 October 2013
COMPETITION FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS
The Hochschule for Musik Nuremberg, with publisher, Furore Verlag, Germany announces a competiton for women composers. A work of 15 - 20 mins suitable for performance by tertiary students, scored for mixed chamber choir (up to 20 singers), 1 - 4 soloists (male and/or female), accordion and piano. First 3 winners will be performed in Nuremberg in 2014-5. One winner will be published. Prizes of EUR 1000, 500, 500. Must not be prviously performed or published. Post 6 copies of work. Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2013
ARIZONA PRO ARTE CALL FOR SCORES
Winning work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, on 10th April 2014. The theme is: "Apotheosis of the Dance" and the winning work will be performed with a solo dancer, or duo of dancers. Instrumentation - any combination of: 188.8.131.52./184.108.40.206./timps, perc(1)/strings: 220.127.116.11.2. Tape or audio files also acceptable. Up to 12 mins. Only one application per composer. Besides performance there is possibility of professional recording or radio broadcast. Can submit by pdf or by post. Recommend an audio file - can be midi.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2013
UUNO KLAMI COMPOSITION COMPETITION, FINLAND
A work for the Kymi Sinfonietta (18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124/01/0/harp/strings (max: 126.96.36.199.2), no electronics. May be smaller than above, but must use at least 20 players. Competition open only to European citizens. Duration: 15 - 30 mins. Prizes of EUR 11.000. 9,000. 7,000. Anon entry. Must be unpublished and unperformed. Send 5 copies of score. Entry form on website. The jury will select 3 - 5 entries for the final in autumn 2014. Composers of selected entries will be invited to have input in rehearsal, but will pay their own expenses.
DEADLINE: 2 December 2013
LEFT COAST CHAMBER ENSEMBLE COMPETITION
A work of 10 - 20 mins (or shorter) for 1 - 7 players taken from: Tenor voice, 1 fl, 2 obs, 1 cl, 1 pno, 2 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vcs, 1 DB 1 gtr. Prize of US$ 1500 and performance during 2014 -15 concert season. Send score by post, also recording or MIDI realisation. Anon entry. Entry fee: $16. Sumitted work must not have been professionally recorded for commercial CD release.
DEADLINE: 1 February 2014
BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
For bands (of up to 6 players); instrumentalists and vocalists. Born after 1 May 1979. Total prizes of EUR 7000 and concerts. Place: Bucharest, Romania.
DEADLINE: 10 February 2014
KEW GARDENS COMMISSION
Kew Gardens in London is inviting a wide range of individuals or organisations across all art-forms to propose new works or existing works for the summer 2014 festival program. The festival is to celebrate the remarkable chemical factories that are plants and fungi. Proposals from £5000 - £100,000 to cover all fees. Could be display, installation, exhibition, performance works, trails etc for the Kew landscape. Your commission should link to Kew's science and conservation work.
DEADLINE: 24 June 2013
Open to UK-based emerging composers. Candidates should be of British nationality, studying in UK or resident in UK for at least 3 years. Each year 6 people are selected to be part of the scheme. Applications can be for projects which composers would like to undertake with a small group of LSO performers (eg 2 -3 players), or independent projects for which composers require space at LSO St Luke's or other support. All members will be allocated mentors to support them. Small bursaries might also be available. Emphasis will be on creative development of the composers. At the end of the project a showcase day in June 2014 will be held. Applications will also be considered for "associate" membership for composers who would benefit for being part of the Soundhub Community - such as workshops and access to LSO rehearsals and concerts.
Submit: two recent works (+ recordings if av.), application form, references etc, description of project, support required. Shorlisted candidates will be called for interview.
DEADLINE: 24 June 2013
CALL FOR SCORES FOR WIND
The London Consorts of Winds are 3 ensembles which get together in the summer to perform in bandstands in the open air. They are calling for scores which will work well in the open. Up to 4 mins long. Entry fee: £10. The best pieces will be performed and passed to other ensembles. Must contact Alan Taylor first, to get full details.
DEADLINE: 30 June 2013
WORKERS UNION ENSEMBLE CALL FOR WORKS
This ensemble in combination with LSO Soundhub, invite all composers to submit new short works for a concert at LSE St Luke's on 9 November 2013. Up to 4 works will be selected alongside 3 new commissions. The concert will be filmed and works may enter the repetoire of the ensemble and recieve further performances. New works should be max. 3 mins nad scored for full line-up of ensemble (works for smaller forces will be accepted but given lower priority): oboe (ca)/ sax (sop, or alto)/ piano, /double bass, /perc (2 players). Can have recoreded or live electronics. Send score by pdf.
DEADLINE: 5 July 2013
ITALY PERCUSSIVE ARTS
This is called a competition, but there is no prize. Entry fee: EUR 90. Different categories: work for one player (multiple perc instrus); duo for perc and piano; one perccussionist with orchestra; ensemble of 2 - 6 percussionists; ensemble with other instruments. Unpublished. Different durations for each category. Anon entry. Send 5 copies of score. Prize is publication and diplomas.
DEADLINE: 20 JUly 2013
CALL FOR A CAPPELLA SCORES
Khorikos (NY) is accepting new a cappella score submissions for 2014 Modern Music series. A premiere is welcome, but does not have to be unperformed or unpublished. One submission per composer. Max. duration 15 mins, though shorter works are welcome. If selected your work will recieve a good performance and recording. Khorikos is a 30 voice SATB choir. You can email a pdf or score. Midi-files welcome.
DEADLINE: 1 August 2-13
LONDON NEW WIND FESTIVAL
A call for scores for wind for any combination of: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, trombone and piano. One player per part. Usual doublings. Can include tape, video, DVD or electronics. Selected scores will be performed at concerts in UK Sept - November 2013. Send scores by post.
Scores to: London New Wind Festival, 119 Woolstone Rd, London SE23 2TQ, UK
DEADLINE: 5 August 2013
The British Composer Awards announce a competition for students enrolled at UK universities and conservatories, aged 26 and under. A piece for solo viola of 4 - 5 mins. Unpublished and unperformed. The winning piece will be performed at the award ceremony of the British Composer Awards, and will be broadcast on Radio 3.
DEADLINE: 24 August 2013
VOX NOVUS, USA
Call for short pieces (3 - 5 mins) for electric-jazz guitar and piano. To be performed on 20 October in Brazil. Must be written specifically for this project. Submit by pdf.
DEADLINE: 9 September 2013
AARHUS UNGE TONEKUNSTNERE (DENMARK)
Call for composers to interpret the theme of BODY for three performers. The selected works will be realised by the Danish choregrapher/perfomer, Lisbeth Sonne and the Norwegian vocal duo BLY in a week-long workshop concluding with two presentation concerts in Dec 2013 in Aarhus and Copenhagen. Composers are invited to devise works which explore the human body by sound and movement. The work must have been written especially for this project. Composers must be able to attend the workshops and performances. BLY is a vocal duo specialising in improvisation and extended techniques. They work with mics. Up to 5 works will be selected. AUT provides housing and transportation costs for the composers to attend.
WEB: www.aut.dk and www.blyweb.com
DEADLINE: 15 September 2013
CALL FOR SCORES - FLUTE AND CLARINET
The Boreas Ensemble of Leeds, UK is a new duo for flute and clarinet. They are inviting composers to write for this combination, and want to organise a number of concerts in 2014 to showcase the new pieces. Can include narrators, art, dancers, electronics etc.
Send scores to: Boreas Ensemble, James Wilson, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD, UK
DEADLINE: 31 December 2013
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
BURSARIES FOR COMPOSERS TO TRAVEL
Sound and music are giving support and grant admin for the British Council's Bursaries to Composers Scheme. They are for British composers, resident in UK, to travel overseas to attend significant performances of their music in public venues and festivals.
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.
Submissions to: Ariane Delaunois, Soundart Radio, The Gallery, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EJ, 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 (188.8.131.52/2, 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: 184.108.40.206,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/220.127.116.11.2. 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 17 June 2013