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COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.
SZYMANOWSKI COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Work for large symphony orchestra: 188.8.131.52/ 184.108.40.206/ perc(4), hp, pf/ stgs (16,14,12,10,8). 10 - 20 mins. Can be already performed but not published or awarded in other competitions. Cash prizes to be announced. Several selected for performance. Anon entry. Send two copies of score by post. Entry fee: EUR 40 (bank transfer - please note this can be expensive). Composers selected are to provide all performance materials.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2015
PIERROT LUNARIE ENSEMBLE, VIENNA
Works written for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano (single performers), from 2 - 5 of those instruments. One prize of EUR 5,000 plus at least 3 performances on tour.
DEADLINE: 18 December 2015
CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE BACH AU JAZZ
Two categories: a contemporary classical piece for solo piano of up to 8 - 10 mins. Or a piece in any style of jazz for solo piano (written in classical notation) of up to 8 - 10 mins. Only 2 entries per composer. Send score by pdf. Entry fee: EUR 40 per composer. 1st category has prizes of EUR 1000, 500, 250. 2nd category: single prize of EUR 600. Performances of the prizewinners will be at the piano competition "De Bach au Jazz" and at other European festivals of contemporary music.
DEADLINE: 31 December 2015
AZRIELI MUSIC PROJECT, CANADA
A recently composed and/or performed orchestral piece on a Jewish theme or subject. Composer can be of any background or faith. Written within the last 10 years. 15 mins or more. Must not have been commercially recorded. Two prizes of CAN$ 50,000. Will be performed on 19 Oct 2016. See website for definition of Jewish music.
DEADLINE: 1 January 2016.
RICHARD MYERS TROMBONE TRIO COMPOSITION CONTEST
Work for three trombones with no other instruments. Can be 2 tenors and one bass OR one alto, one tenor and one bass. Recommended to be less than 10 mins. Must be unpublished but can be "self-published". Must have been composed since 1 Jan 2014. Prizes of US$ 500 and $250 Will also be published and recorded and played at a trombone festival by the Buffalo Chamber Players. Submit via computer along with audio file (can be live or computer-generated).
DEADLINE: 4 January 2016
LONDON EAR FESTIVAL
Submit pieces for ensemble or solo flute or solo cello or solo piano. Ensemble pieces will be 3 or more instruments from: fl/alt fl; cl/bass cl; vln, vc, pno OR ob/cor; harp; vln; vla; vc. No electronics. Up to 10 mins. Five finalists will be selected - one from each category, for performance at London Ear Festival 9 - 13 March 2016. Prize of £1000 for overall best piece and other prizes of £500 and £250. Performances will be recorded and overall winner's piece released as download. Entrants should not have had more than 8 fully professional performances of their music within the last year. Submitted pieces must not have been given a professional performance. Anon entry. Submit by pdf. Fee of £35 for one piece, £25 for each additional. Reductions for students and unemployed.
DEADLINE: 10 January 2016
VILLIERS QUARTET COMPOSER COMPETITION
A piece for string quartet. Up to 10 mins. Six composers works will be video-recorded and posted on the Villiers Quartet website for online audience to vote. Top 3 will be performed live in Oxford, UK on 27 May 2016. The order of prizes will be determined by the audience. Prizes are: £1000, £250 & £125. There is an entry fee of £50.
DEADLINE: 15 January 2016
LEON GOOSSENS COMPOSITION PRIZE
For composers 35 and under who are studying or have studied at any conservatory or university in England, Scotland, Wales or Nthn Ireland. Aims to inspire new generation of composers to write new music for oboe. Prize of £500, publication, recording and release on CD, and premiere performance on 16 April 2016 at University of Kent. Written for oboe either unaccompanied or with piano. 4 - 8 mins. Not publicly performed or submitted to any other competition. Composer should not be under contract with a publisher.
DEADLINE: 30 January 2016
ALVAREZ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
An original work for solo piano. No restriction on style or duration. Can have been written at any time int he composer's career. Prizes of £1000 and £500. Entry fee: £26 (this covers return postage). Can submit by pdf or hard copy. Submission will all be given notes from the adjudicating panel.
DEADLINE: 31 January 2016
BOURNEMOUTH SINFONIETTA CHOIR COMPETITION
To write for choir, unaccompanied or with piano or organ. The work should celebrate Dorset, UK - people, heritage, landscape. Open choice of text. About 10 mins. See website for other works performed by the choir to judge level of difficulty. Prize of £500.
DEADLINE: 1 February 2016
ASSOCIATION FLAUTO DOLCE LAUSANNE (SWITZ)
Cat A:Open to composers born between 1 Jan 1981 and 31 Dec 1997; Cat B: young musicians born between 1 Jan 1998 and 31 Dec 2003. Pieces for recorder(s) - solo, duo, duo with another intrument, recorder ensemble. See website for details of duration and specific instrumentation. All pieces must be new and be composed for young people aged 8 - 18. Must be reasonably simple in technique but should use contemporary language. There are 6 prizes ranging from CHF 2500 to CHF 200.
DEADLINE: 1 February 2016
KEURIS COMPOSERS CONTEST (NL)
Works to be accessible and written for youth groups. Two categories: ensemble of clarinet, cello and piano (6 - 8 mins) OR youth orchestra (8 - 10 mins). See website for min and max orchestration. Prize in each category is EUR 1000. Winning pieces will be played in concert and recordings made. Six works will be promoted to youth groups. Send score in C and transposed parts in pdf. Anon entry. Fee: EUR 50.
DEADLINE: 18 February 2016
NCEM YOUNG COMPOSERS AWARD
For composers of 18 and under, or 19 - 25 years. To write a lute song for tenor or mezzo soprano and lute, as a contemporary response to the Renaissance type. 3 - 4 mins. The setting is to be of one of four poems on website. Up to 8 entries will be chosen to be performed on 12 May in York and the winning pieces chosen by a panel of judges. The prize is a performance in a public concert which will be braodcast on BBC Radio 3. Send 2 copies + application form by post.
DEADLINES: Register interest by 18 February 2016. Send scores by 18 March 2016
SORODHA COMPOSITION COMPETITION (BELGIUM)
Work for string quartet. Unperformed, not broadcast and unawarded. Entry fee: EUR 10. Prizes of EUR 1000 and 500. Five works will be publicly performed on 23 April 2016 and the overall winner will be performed further at a festival in France in July 2016. Send anon score by Email.
DEADLINE: 29 February 2016
Either a solo instrument with symphony orchestra OR solo instrument by itself or with piano. Max 12 mins. Must be not published, performed in public nor awarded. Anon entry. Entry fee: 4000 rubles. Prizes to be announced later.
DEADLINE: 1 March 2016
ALWINTON SUMMER CONCERTS COMPETITION
This is a concert series in Nothumberland. Instrumentation will be folk fiddle/Northumbrian Pipes; Piano accordion; Scottish Lever Harp; Cello. Performers Kathryn Tickell and The Side. Up to 5 mins. Three scores will be selected for workshop on 7 May 2016 and one work selected for performance in the evening concert. Composers must be resident, or studying, in the UK. Anon entry by pdf together with sound file if possible. Prize of £500 and performance.
DEADLINE: 11 March 2016
BASEL COMPOSITION COMPETITION (SWITZERLAND)
Composition for symphony or chamber orchestra. Max: 220.127.116.11/ 18.104.22.168/ timps, perc (up to 4), hp, pno/ 22.214.171.124.3. Max length: 20 mins. A new work, not yet performed. Entry fee: CHF 50 (by bank transfer - warning, from UK this can be subject to large fee). Ten short-listed works will be performed and 3 will receive prizes: CHF 60,000, 25,000, 15,000.
DEADLINES: 31 May 2016 for registration and fee
30 November 2016 for submission of full score
SPAZIO CONDUCTING COMPETITION
Conductors born after 1 Jan 1972. To conduct a full opera. Ovieto, Italy. Takes place in August 2016. Prizes of EUR 1550, 1200, 500.
DEADLINE: 15 July 2016
DONNE IN MUSICA (ITALY)
Call for scores. String orchestra with or without soloist (can be sop, vln, vc, DB, fl, ob, cl, cor ang, vla d'amore or pno). Up to 11 mins. Suitable for general public. Send scores by pdf with fee of EUR 20 (can be by PayPal). Also send 10 line bio in English + info of contacts etc.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2015
JAM CALL FOR SCORES NOW OPEN
Submit music to be considered for JAM concert at St Bride's Church, Fleet St, London on 17th March. Concert will be performed by the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass and Simon Hogan (organ). Alll music submitted will be considered for further concerts through the year. Must be over 18 and born, living or studied in UK. Submission should be written for choir, brass quintet and organ OR any combination of those. Max 10 mins.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2015
JOHN GOLLAND AWARD/ A4 BRASS QUARTET
Composers aged 18 - 30 are invited to submit new, or previously unperformed works for A4 Brass Quartet (cornet, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium) to be given workshop performances on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 at the RNCM in Manchester as part of the RNCM Brass Band Festival. Max duration, 8 mins. Up to 4 works will be selected. One composer will receive the John Golland Award of £500 and invitation to write a short work for brass band for a future Festival. For info about the A4 Brass 4tet go to: www.a4brassquartet.co.uk. For an application pack contact Matt Whitman, e-address below.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2015
SULLE ALI DEL NOVECENTO, ITALY
Call for scores. Dedalo Ensemble of Brescia is calling for scores for their next season. Each score must have a precise reference to artistic works shown on the website. 4 - 6 players taken from: fl, cl, vln, vc, hp, pf. No electronics. Send score by Email.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2015
Call for experimental music and sound art. Mostly London based. Installations, live music, videos, dj-ing etc.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2015
COMA MIDWINTER COMPOSER COURSE
A five day course to be held in Oxford, 2 - 6 January 2016. Focussing on string writing includes exercises in writing for amateur strings and for a professional string trio. The course will be taken by composer, Alasdair Nicolson. There is a range of accomodation options and bursaries for full-time students.
DEADLINE: 14 December 2015
COMPOSER RETREAT IN ALDEBURGH
The Imogen Holst house in Aldeburgh is to become available for composers for up to one month. Self-catering. Bicycle provided. Ideal for single occupancy. Cost is £50 per week, with bursaries to assist if needed.
DEADLINE: 18 December 2015
SOUND THOUGHT FESTIVAL, GLASGOW
A festival run by the University of Glasgow for works which intersect music, sound and other artistic genres. To be held 30 Mar - 1 April 2016. Submit papers, compositions, performances, installations. Send abstracts and proposals and bio.
DEADLINE: 20 December 2015
FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC AND SOUND ART
Call for proposals for performing or exhibiting at this festival on 10 - 12 April 2016 in Blackpool. Send outline of proposal, brief bio, some examples of work and cost.
DEADLINE: 20 December 2015
CALL FOR WORKS FOR CATCH 22
Submit works for flute and untuned percussion or solo works for those. Can include electronics. Send by pdf along with any supporting audio files. Shortlisted works will be planned in 2016 in West Yorkshire.
DEADLINE: 21 December 2015
CNM CALL FOR SCORES: RECORDER QUARTET WITH HARPSICHORD
Seeking original, attractive, practical and programmable works for a
concert in spring 2016, for recorder quartet with harpsichord, up to 5
minutes long. No entry restrictions by age or nationality. Anonymous
submission; up to three per composer: entry fee £3-£7 or free for
students, CNM, under 25s. Details on website.
DEADLINE: 1 January 2016
CoMA Call for Pieces 2016
CoMA: Contemporary Music for All, as part of its Open Score Project which generates artistically challenging yet technically accessible works, offers three exiting opportunities to write for Open Score Ensemble, Flexible Trio and Partsongs (fresh, exploratory, experimental approaches to the vocal medium). Selected works will be performed at King’s Place, London as part of the Contemporary Music for All Festival in February/March 2016 and promoted worldwide through the CoMA Open Score Portal.
DEADLINE 04 January 2016
ONLINE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC COMPOSITION PROJECT
Call for participants. Run by the University of Padova, Italy. Should have at least 5 years experience in electro-acoustic composition. You will collaborate to produce a new electro-acoustic work during one month, working online. Start will be February 2016. Send CV.
DEADLINE: 15 January 2016
OPEN CIRCUIT FESTIVAL, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Call for electroacoustic works. Composed after 2014. See different categories on website. Works will be selected for performance on 4 - 10 March 2016. Prize of £200.
DEADLINE: 29 January 2016
RISUONANZE FESTIVAL, ITALY
Calling for pieces to be performed at the Risuonanze Festival in June 2016, Italy. Solos or duos: Unaccompanied solos for: piano, violin, flute, trombone, mezzo-soprano OR duos for mezzo-soprano and piano, 2 flutes, 2 violins, or flute and piano. 1 - 6 mins. Must be either a world premiere or an Italian premiere. Any text should be in the public domain. Entry fee of EUR 15 (this covers up to five scores). Submit by pdf along with a short bio (up to 200 words). All music at the festival will be broadcast and recorded with composers given a copy. Composers attending will be appreciated.
DEADLINE: 22 February 2016
FRESH YORKSHIRE AIRES
Open for artists and composers based in Yorkshire. Works for visual + music which are to be enjoyed by both eyes and ears. There will be an online exhibition and live performances.
DEADLINE: 8 April 2016
ABLAZE RECORDS (USA)
Ablaze Records invite submissions from composers. Different recordings are coming up, and selected works will be included for recording and distribution. The list includes: Orchestral Masters; New Choral Series; Electronic (deadline 1 Feb, 2016); Stage and screen; Pierrot Series (fl,cl,vln,vc,pf); Sinfonia Series (15 member group) (deadline 1 March 2016); Chamber Music (deadline 1 April 2016). Individual composer series - submit proposal any time. Distribution through Albany and Naxos of America.
DEADLINES: see above
63 VARIATIONS ON THE BODY
An open call for composers. To develop a musical accompaniment to a recorded voice on Soundcloud. Electronic applications only.
DEADLINE: 31 October 2016
SOUND AND MUSIC EMBEDDED PROJECTS
The organisation "Sound and Music" runs a number of projects for composers and creative artists in the early stages of their careers. These projects place a selection of composers into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations throughout the UK. Please keep an eye on their website, as these projects regualrly come up, with different deadline dates.
DEADLINE: Ongoing, different dates.
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: 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
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.
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 (126.96.36.199/2, 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: 188.8.131.52,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/184.108.40.206.2. 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 November 2015