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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG CONDUCTORS - BASANCON
Conductors born between 1984 & 2001. Registration fee: EUR 250. All works are prescribed. Prize of EUR 12,000 and 3 months of advice and coaching + performances with partner orchestras. The final round will be held in Basancon, France in Septemebr 2019.
DEADLINE: 18 January 2019
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC YOUNG COMPOSER AWARD
Composers up to the age of 25 and resident in UK. In 2 categories: 18 and under, 19 - 25. Composers are invited to create a Fantasy for solo viol or for viol and electronics. There are guidelines for writing for viol and electronics online. Composers whose works are shortlisted will be invited to the NCEM in York on 8 & 9 May for a workshop of their pieces. Liam Byrne will then perform the pieces to a panel of judges and a winner will be decided in each age category.
DEADLINE: Register by 15 February 2019. Works completed by 15 March 2019.
RENEE B. FISHER COMPOSER AWARDS
Call for scores for new piano works to be premiered in 2020 & 2021 piano competitions. Not performed publicly, published or recorded. Four composers will be chosen. Each receives US$ 1500. Divisions each year are for elementary and middle school - work should be 3 - 4 mins; and high school - work should be 4 - 5 mins. For complete guidelines send to:
DEADLINE: 19 January 2019
MURAU INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Composers are invited to submit previously unperformed and unpublished works for this festival on the theme of "Breaking New Ground". For mixed choir (SATB) and optional accompaniment by string quintet, optional piano, optional vocal solos. 3 - 5 mins. Language German or English, difficulty: medium. Anon entry. Send score by pdf. Vocal parts available as a piano score. Optional mp3 file. Prizes of EUR 1000 and 700. Composers of selected works will be invited to the festival in April 2019 and given accomodation and meals.
DEADLINE: 13 January 2019
BRIXWORTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
A competition for women composers. A work for string quartet and piano of 6 - 10 mins. Not previously performed or published. Send only one work. Entry fee: £20. Prize of £500. Anon entry. Send 5 copies by post and one copy by Email.
DEADLINE: 31 january 2019
LEFT COAST ENSEMBLE CONTEST (USA)
Prize of US$ 1500 and performance and recording. 1 - 7 players taken from a selection given on website. 5 - 20 mins. Anon entry. Submitting a recording is optional but recommended. Entry fee: US$ 16. The work must not have been professionally recorded for commercial CD.
DEADLINE: 1 February 2019
SPARK COMPOSITION COMPETITION (USA)
The Collegium Ancora of Rhode Island, USA are looking for choral scores to coincide with Rhode Island Pride and feature music, by, about or relevant to LGBTQIA individuals and communities. They should have texts on the general theme of PRIDE and celebrate diversity and inclusion. Must be previously unperformed. SATB with possible divisi, either unaccompanied or with piano, 2 - 8 mins. Language in English or with translation provided. Anon entry. Entry fee of $35 for each submission. Prizes of US$ 500 with $50 for runner(s) up, and performance. Composers wlecome to attend but must pay own expenses. Send by pdf. Must accord to American letter-size. Can be sent with some kind of recording, although this is not required.
DEADLINE: 1 February 2019
WASBE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) is calling for works of high artistic merit for community bands and school/eductional bands. Four categories: 1. Works for band of grades 2 & 3. 6 - 10 mins; 2. Grades 4 & 5, 8 - 14 mins; 3. Symphonic works, grades 5 & 6, 8 - 14 mins; 4. Solos (ww or brass instrument) with band accompaniment. Solo difficulty Grade 5, band grade 3 - 4, 8 - 14 mins. Instrumentation on the website. Must be original, unpublished and not awarded a 1st prize in any other competition. Anon entry. US$30 per entry. Application form, send scores by pdf. Send mp3 (live preferred but can be high quality digital). Selected composers provide all performance materials. Five entries in each category will be selected for the finals. WASBE will organise performances across all continents for the top 3 awards, with option for publication.
DEADLINES: 8 February 2019 for category 4
12 April 2019 for cats 1 - 3.
CARL ORFF COMPETITION (GERMANY)
A work for organ which processes two musical themes: one from Mozart and one from Orff. 5 - 7 mins. Should be playable on a symphonic three-manual organ with expression pedal. Ten works will be nominated for the final concert. The composers receive the travel to Munich, 2 overnight stays, a rehearsal and performance. Prizes of EUR 5000, 3000, 1000. The finals take place in August 2019.
DEADLINE: 28 February 2019
A4 BRASS ENSEMBLE COMPOSER COMPETITION
A4 Brass are looking for a concert work inspired by one of the following landmark events which will be taking place in 2019: 500 since death of Leonardo da Vinci; 200 years since birth of Queen Victoria; 150 years since birth of Mahatma Gandhi; 50 years since first moon landing. To be scored for: Bb cornet (doubling flugel), tenor horn in Eb, baritone horn in Bb (treble clef); euphonium in Bb (treble clef). 4 - 8 mins. Never before performed. Prizes of £400, £150, £100 plus professional recording and concert performances. Prizes include one for student. Submit by Sibelius 7 or pdf.
DEADLINE: 8 March 2019
PETER ROSSER COMPOSITION AWARD
Open to composers born or living in Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland. Aimed at emerging composers regardless of age. Especially welcome women composers. The work will use all 5 of the following instruments: violin, cello, flute (optional doublings), Bb clarinet (optional doublings) and piano. No electronics. Must have been especially written for this competition, so must not be published or performed previously. 5 - 8 mins. Composers must attend the workshop and performance in Belfast on 14 April 2019. Travel bursary is available for travel within Ireland. Submit only one work. Anon entry. Prizes of £1000 and £250. Three composers will be short-listed and all three will have their works workshopped, performed and recorded.
DEADLINE: 15 March 2019
APPASSIONATO ENSEMBLE COMPETITION (ITALY)
A work for 1 - 5 players taken from: flute+, clarinet+, violin, cello, piano. 7 - 15 mins. Must not have been published or awarded a prize, but may be performed. Entry fee EUR 35 for 1st score and EUR 20 for further scores. Anon entry. Send by pdf. Five works will be selected to be performed on 2 June at Como, Italy. At that concert, jury will select a winner. Prize of EUR 500 and publication.
DEADLINE: 30 March 2019
CLASSIC PURE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Works for solo or duo selected from any western classical symphonic instruments, with or without electronics. Must be unpublished and not won any other competitions. 2 - 15 mins. Must be sent on pdf and have an mp3 audio file (live performance preferred, but can be computer generated). Entry fee of EUR 40. Winning works will be performed in Vienna on 16 May 2019. Up to three winners will be selected. Winners are expected to attend and are responsible for own costs. Prizes of EUR 1000, 750 and 500. Includes recording.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2019
SALVATORE MARTIRANO COMPOSITION AWARD (USA)
Send scores for 1 - 15 players (including vocalists). Can have electronics. Up to 20 mins. One entry per composer. Entry fee: US$ 20. Anon entry. Winning composers are expected to attend the concert and reception. Lodging and meals provided but composers pay their travel costs. Prizes of US$ 1000 and 500 + performances in the Autumn of 2019 at the University of Illinois.
DEADLINE: 15 April 2019
CONCOURS DE GENEVE
Works for oboe (and/or cor) with ensemble - "within the frame" of: 18.104.22.168/ 22.214.171.124/ harp, kybds (1 player), perc (2)/ stgs: 126.96.36.199.1. The prize-winning work will be performed by the finalists during the 2020 oboe performing competition.
DEADLINE: 2 May 2019
BARLOW PRIZE 2019
The winning composer will receive a commission of US$ 12,000 for a major new work for Pierrot ensemble with percussion and electronics. This will be performed by a consortium of ensembles in 2021. To apply send scores of two works by post (not Email). One should be of a work you consider your best (any insturmentation) and the other should be close to the instrumentation of the competition work. One of these should be no more than 5 years old. Send an audio file (live recordings strongly preferred). Anon entry.
DEADLINE: 1 June 2019
OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS
Women composers only. Submit works for possible inclusion in the LunArts Festival, Madison WI, USA. A work scored for 1 - 6 players. Written no earlier than 1 Jan 2014. Under 15 mins in length. Send pdf of score and recording, bio and program notes. Send via website. Entry fee: US$ 20. Can send more than one entry - each needs an application. Up to 3 works will be selected for performance + live audio and video recording. If able to attend composers will be given accomodation and opp for rehearsal with musicians. Long list of instruments, vocalists and ensembles available - see website.
DEADLINE: 15 January 2019
NIEF-NORF SUMMER FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES
Composers of selected works will be invited to attend this festival. Works for chamber ensemble of 3 - 12 players for a long list of possible instruments - see website. Can include electronics, improvisation. Can have been performed or recorded or published. The theme of this year's festival is the notion of genre in music. Entry fee: EUR 15, EUR 10 (for additional works - up to 3). If selected you will be invited to attend during a 3-day period to work with rehearsals. Accomodation and meals will be given but not travel expenses. Send pdf of score(s) and audio (if available) by a streaming service.
DEADLINE: 15 January 2019
ARCADY EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION (CANADA)
For composers who self-identify as an emerging composer. A new work for solo voice and piano. Will be performed in Canada during 2019/19 season. Compsoer receives a professional quality recording. 3 - 5 mins. May be secular or sacred. Unpublished and unperformed. Rights to texts must be cleared. Can submit up to two works. Send by email and include bio and list of works.
DEADLINE: 30 January 2019
WASBE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) open to all composers. Calling for original compositions of high artistic merit for school/educational bands and community bands. WASBE has a vast world-wide network and the aim is to connect composers with bands, publishers and ensembles. Anon entry. Entry fee: US$ 30 per entry.
DEADLINE: 8 February 2019
CALL FOR SOCRES- HEBRIDES ENSEMBLE (SCOTLAND)
Call for scores to be selected for performance by the Hebrides Ensemble in Edinburgh on 8 May 2019. Composers will be expected to attend. Works can be for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano. Can be for 1 - 5 players. Up to 7 mins. Can be already performed and/or published. But you must have completed your formal education. The seminar will be led by Judith Weir and William Conway. Send score by pdf and recording if available. Need to fill in application form. Parts must be supplied by 1 April.
DEADLINE: 11 February 2019
ARS ELECTRONICA FORUM WALLIS 2019 (SWITZERLAND)
Call for stereo or quadrophonic acousmatic works to be programmed during 2019 festival. Up to 2 works per composer. Selected works will be performed during Forum Wallis in Leuk, Swizerland 6 - 10 June 2019. Send online (eg soundcloud) plus Email with your own information. Preferred length around 10 mins but can be up to 20 mins.
DEADLINE: 28 February 2019
COMPOSITION COURSE IN CALIFORNIA
The Montecito International Music Festival in California is accepting applications for its composition program 24 July - 2 August, 2019. Twelve participants will be selected for 10 days of lectures, masterclasses, lessons and rehearsals. Each participant works with a resident composer to realise an ensemble piece. Composers are accepted in age 13 - 18 group or 18 and over group. Complete application form and link to 2 recordings of compositions. Some scholarships available.
DEADLINE: 15 March 2019
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN IN COMPOSITION AND TECHNOLOGY (UK)
Three scholarships for women in music at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Worth £5000 plus industry mentoring. For the Music Composition and Technology course, 2019/20 entry. UCA is set to open a new film and media centre. Submit a protfolio of work. Send for details.
DEADLINE: 4 August 2019
WORKS FOR FLUTE AND CLARINET
Call for works for flute and clarinet. All doublings. Can have electronics.
DEADLINE: Not given
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN CANADA
Residencies for composers or recording artists. Can be any time between 1 May and 15 August 2019. Cost for 7 days is $800 with accomodation at $45/day. Grande Prairie in Alberta, Canada. Dr Shawn Pinchbeck will be onsite for technical assistance. Email a CV and short proposal describing your project, preferred dates and technical needs.
DEADLINE: not given
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.
CALL FOR ARTICLES ON WOMEN COMPOSERS
A call for articles to be published in the Kapralova Journal in the Spring (and afterwards). Articles on the subject of women composer/s (past or contemporary) and their music. Can be biographical or analytical. Max. 6000 words. Submission guidelines:
An online directory for professional singers.
2011 YOUBLOOM SONG CONTEST
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR SCORES
ThatNewMusicLibrary is a new online site for unpublished choral scores. The scores will be heavily promoted to college libraries. The site will be password-protected and will be referred by editors with an established reputation in new music. Subscribers to the site will pay a fee, and the composers get 40%, distributed according to time subscribers spent viewing. Music will be protected from being copied or duplicated in any way.
Chris Brubaker E: firstname.lastname@example.org
SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Jaclyn Heyen, a mezzo soprano in USA is looking for repetoire. She wants art songs from women composers.
CHAMBER WORKS FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO
Janina Ehrlich who teaches at Augustana College IL, is looking for chamber works for viola, cello and piano.
SYLVIA WADDILOVE FOUNDATION
Provides grants to charities for educational projects, music composition and performances and other things unrelated to music. Grants available to small charities with turnover less than £500,000 annually, especially charities that will carry out the project themselves, who rely on volunteers and who can demonstrate a successful history of projects. The Trustees meet to consider applications in Jan, April, July and Oct. Applications need to be submitted before the last week in the month before the next meeting.
NEW WORKS FOR ALTO AND BASS FLUTE
Rarescale is always happy to receive new works for alto or bass flute. Feel free to send things for consideration. At the moment they are particularly interested in pieces for alto/bass flute with electronics and/or guitar.
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk www.altoflute.co.uk
HILDEGARD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Hildegard Publishing Company (USA) are launching a series called "Voices of Tomorrow" featuring women composers under 21 years. They are on the lookout for further compositions, so young women are encouraged to send material to the editorial committee for consideration. Would teachers please alert promising students.
All women are invited to contribute to a new web project called "Make your own Herstory"
CALL TO WOMEN COMPOSERS
Donne in Musica in Rome is calling to women composers to send updated Emails addresses, CVs lists of works, and recent photos. If you have not sent updated info in the last year, please re-send.
SOUND SENSE FOR COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
Sound Sense is a professional organisation representing musicians working in the community, helping people make music. If you run workshops or music sessions this is the organisation for you. Free insurance covering planning and carrying out community music activities. Can get criminal record checks at a competitive rate; a respected UK journal of community music; free advertisements on the website and jobs and funding info.
MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION
This foundation is dedicated to improving music education and it focuses on youth. It is accepting applications for:
Schools (non-specialist) to fund music education.
Music students in full-time education to fund instrument purchase.
Music teachers for courses and training.
CABARET FOU: CALL FOR SONGS
Cabaret Fou is looking for songs for ongoing programmes. The ensemble consists of soprano, baritone/compere, clarinet/sax, piano and cello. We provide an arena in which composers can let their hair down and loosen their tongues on contemporary social issues. Submission by email or post with biog and contact info. Email for postal address if desired.
FRANCO-BRITISH FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Diaphonique assists in supporting French contemporary classical music in Britain and British contemporary classical music in France. Projects which involve works composed by living British or French composers of the last 30 years. Financial support can cover concerts, tours, promotion, commissions of new works, composer residences, workshops, scholarships. Application made by organisations and producers, not by the artists.
MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Professional musicians from all musical backgrounds are invited to apply for the new MBF Professional Development Awards of up to £5000. Funding can be used for projects which will inspire musical creativity and develop skills, explore new directions and extend professional knowledge. Musicians who earn their living by performing, creating or teaching can apply at any stage of their career after the first 5 years. Projects can last for a few weeks, up to a year.
SEARY CHARITABLE TRUST
This trust has been set up to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in the UK in all its aspects. Amongst other things it offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, exhibitions or maintenance allowances, tenable at any school, university or other educational establishment approved by the Trustees, to persons
resident in the UK in respect of their musical education. If you think that the Trust may be able to assist you, please apply to the Secretary at:
Cranbourne, 14 Castle Ave, Dover, Kent CT16 1EZ. So far, awards have ranged between £500 and £10,000. The Trustees meet to adjudicate on applications about 3 times a year.
MUSIC ORBIT'S OPEN SPACE
Open Source makes up 60 mins of spnm's monthly Sound Source event at Kings Place. Its curators, Music Orbit, are looking for material to make up their set. It can be in any style, just so long as it is new and evocative. More info on the website. To submit prospective material, send an email entitled "Open Source Application" with mp3 attachments and website info/bio details to the E-address below.
VISBY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR COMPOSERS, SWEDEN
VICC is a working and meeting place for all composers. Composers can apply for residencies in the centre in Gotland, Sweden. All info and how to apply is on the webstie. Can download application form.
Set up in June 2008, Rosa is a new charity which aims to help women and girls turn their ideas into reality. It champions and invests in exciting initiatives to improve the lives of all women and girls in the UK. At the moment Rosa is still growing, with the intention of distributing grants in 2009. In the meantime, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at www.rosauk.org.
FEMALE COMPOSERS' RADIO SHOW
'Hildegard to Hildegard' is a weekly radio show on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in South Devon, UK. The show profiles female composers working in the classical tradition alongside contemporary sound works, with an emphasis on electronic and experimental music, although anything is considered. Submissions are invited (preferably on CD) from female composers who would like their work to reach a wider audience. The station broadcasts on fm in Dartington and Totnes and webstreams to a global audience. All participating composers are listed on blog www.hildegardtohildegard.blogspot.co.uk
Submissions to: Ariane Delaunois or Lucinda Guy, Soundart Radio, Dartington Space, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN, UK
PERCUSSION TRIOS BY WOMEN
Neo percussion (Spain) is looking for percussion trios by women.
Grants with total value of up to £12,500 will be given this year for projects within the UK or overseas lasting, on average, 3 - 8 weeks. The scholarships aim to give opportunities for broadening horizons and must have a musical foundation. Candidates must be aged 25 - 70 and resident in the UK at the time of the application.
ORGAN MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Associazione Italiana Organisti di Chiesa would be happy to have information about organ music by women composers. They would make the information available to a wide network of Italian organists.
Send scores and info to: Adkins-Chiti Foundation, Via Riboty 23, 00195 Rome, Italy
MICHAEL TIPPETT MUSICAL FOUNDATION GRANTS
The trustees have decided to focus on group music making, especially involving young people. Application in writing, with short introductory letter with a project description and budget. The letter should identify the organisation and indiviuals applying and the sum requested. Include aims of project, project leaders, range and number of participants, and project plan, schedule and venue(s). Plans for monitoring and evaluation should be included. Budget needs to show full estimated expenditure and anticipated income from all sources, including applications to other bodies. Give names and contacts for two referees who are willing to support the project. Grants of £500 - £4000.
Contact: Gwyn Rhydderch, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines
Interest free loans for musical instruments from Arts Council England.
Take it Away W: www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway
MUSIC TV CHANNEL SEEKS ARTISTS AND COMPOSERS
MusFlash TV is a newly-launched channel on SKY's channel guide (EPG 375) bringing music news in 8 different music genre programs, including classical. The channel's Classical and Electronic programs are now looking for artists, performers and composers with events or recordings to promote. If you have music videos, short films, interviews, or performance footage please contact.
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 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 (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: 3 January 2019