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COMPETITIONS Please send for full details to the appropriate organisers before sending off your entries.

INTERNATIONAL CLARINET ASSOCIATION

Submit a work for clarinet quartet (3 Bb clarinets and 1 bass clarinet). 10 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Entry fee: US$ 25. Prize of US$ 1000 and performance at the ClarinetFest 2018. Submit by pdf and MIDI by mp3.
E: antoniofraioli@libero.it
WEB: www.clarinet.org
DEADLINE: 20 December 2017

 PIERROT LUNAIRE COMPETITION, VIENNA
A work for the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien. The work must use 2 - 5 players, with or without vocal participation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano (all single players). 10 - 15 mins. The winner recieves EUR 5,000 and 3 or more performances during the international concert tour season 2018 - 2019. Entry fee: EUR 65,
E: office@pierrotlunaire.at
WEB: www.pierrotlunaire.at
DEADLINE: 31 December 2017

PITTSBURGH FESTIVAL OPERA
A commissioning competition for a composer/librettist team for an original music drama based on women's education. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Submit a sample of vocal writing (score + audio file of MIDI file). Sample of dramatic writing from the librettist. Synopsis of proposed story (either fictional or based on real events). Max. 1000 words. Motivation for applying. Photos & bios. Entry fee of US$ 25. Semi-finalists receive $1000 (composer), $500 (libettist) and travel and accomodation in Pittsburgh June/July 2018. Finalists receive $4000 (composer), $2000 (librettist) and travel and accomodation June/July 2019. The mainstage production will be in Summer 2019.
E: jgoodloe@pittsburghfestivalopera.org
WEB: www.pittsburghfestivalopera.org
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018

PRIX ANNELIE DE MAN 2018
A work with harpsichord in principal role. Up to 10 mins. Can be solo harpischord or in a chamber music setting. This should preferably be with the instruments available in Orgelpark - see www.orgelpark.nl.  Can be recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion, electronics, video or theatrical elements. Not more than 6 players including harpsichord.
Send score by pdf and if possible a recording (MIDI is acceptable), by mp3. The jury will choose 3 works to be performed. Prizes of EUR 2500 and 1000.
E: prix@admf.nl
WEB: www.admf.nl
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018

NEW INTERNATIONAL DONATONI ENSEMBLE ACADEMY
For composers born after 1 Jan 1982. Submit a work(s) for instrumental ensemble of 5 - 12 players. Can be already performed or published. Entry fee: EUR 30. Three of these will be selected for perfomance in Italy on 29 March 2018. Each of the 3 selected composers will be invited to write a new work for soprano, baritone and ensemble to be performed in 2019. 8 - 12 mins. They will be invited to Italy to work closely with the players. Will be given up to EUR 1000 for travel and  board.
E: idea@divertimentoensemble.it
WEB: www. idea.divertimentoensemble.it
DEADLINE: 10 January 2018

 LONDON EAR FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Judges will select 6 works to be performed at the London Ear Festival in March, 2018. Prizes of £1000, £400 & £200. Up to 10 mins. Must not have had a professional performance and not be published. Can either be for solo flute, viola or piano or be 3 or more instruments taken from the instrumenation of the ensembles performing at the festival - see website. Entry fee: £35 and £25 for extra entries. Anon entry.
WEB: www.londonearfestival.co.uk
DEADLINE: 13 January 2018

ENGLISH SCHOOLS ORCHESTRA
A competition for young composers aged 14 - 25. Write a work for chamber orchestra. Up to 8 mins. Submit by Sibelius software. Three finalists will have their works performed in Spring 2018. One finalist wins a prize of £250.
E: competition@englishschoolsorchestra.org
WEB: www.englishschoolsorchesta.org/competitions
DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS
The Brixworth Music Festival, England is looking for a work that is 6 - 8 mins, scored for voice (sop and/or baritone) and 3 - 5 instruments taken from the wind 5tet formation (fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn). The text should have some reference to Wlm Shakespeare. Two prizes of GBP 500. One work will be played at the Brixworth Music Festival, 25 April 2018. Send only one work. Must not have been previously performed or published. Send score and parts. Entry fee: £20. Anon entry.
E: brixworthmusicfestival@gmail.com
WEB: www.brixworthmusicfestival.co.uk/competition.html
DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

 VOCALESPOO CHORAL COMPETITION 2018, FINLAND
An international competition for works for chidren's choirs, women's choirs, male choirs, or mixed SATB. Can be accompanied (up to 5 players) or unaccompanied. Must be unperformed, unpublished and unawarded in any other competition. Duration of 4 - 8 mins. Text can be sacred or secular with permission obtained if the text is in copyright. Anon entry. Fee of EUR 50 (per composer). Send by pdf. The prize money of EUR 15,000 will be divided between the works chosen for the final concert on 3 June 2018 at Espoo, Finland. Winners will be invited to attend but will pay their own travel and accomodation.
WEB: http://vocalespoo.fi
E: competition@vocalespoo.fi
DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

 PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS
For composers up to age 35. Submit a work for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. Duration 9 - 14 mins. Must not be performed, published or awarded. Send 3 copies of score + parts + compact disc with pdf of score to postal address. Anon entry. Prize of US$ 1000 and performance in Krakow, Poland.
WEB: http://festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl/en/konkurs
E: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl
DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

NEWEUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC, SCHWABISCH GMUEND (G)
A competition for a piece for choir a cappella (SATB) of 8 - 12 mins. Text should refer to a given passage in the Bible. The chosen work will be performed at the Festival on 13 July 2018. Prize of EUR 2000. Anon entry. Must not be performed or published. One entry per composer. Send 5 copies by post.
WEB: kirchenmusik-festival.de
DEADLINE: 1 February 2018

KEURIS COMPOSER CONTEST, NL
Two categories: trio for violin, cello and piano which is intended for young players (challenging but accessible), 6 - 8 mins; or youth symphony orchestra, 8 - 10 mins. Three selected works in each category will be premiered by the Amersfoort Youth Orchestra and the Keuris Ensemble on 12 May 2018, NL. Entry fee: EUR 50. Total prizes: EUR 2,500.
E: keuris@matchingarts.com
WEB: www.keurisconcours.nl/en
DEADLINE: 1 February 2018

SOUNDS OF MATTER (VIENNA)
A call for sound files which find creative new ways to convey scientific ideas through music. Participants are invited to submit soundfiles which have been inspired by some of the materials (images, animations, graphs) available at www.soundsof.net/materials. You can submit sound works of any kind (eg recording, electroacoutic etc). Must be under 10 mins. Must use your own work(eg no arrangements unless your own). Each creator can submit up to 2 works. Include a program note which explains the connection between your work and the materials which inspired you. During the 5 weeks after the deadline, an online voting process will begin. Anyone can vote for their preferred piece. The winner recives EUR 2000. Seven pieces will be selected an part of an interactive installation at the University of Vienna.
E: soundsofmatter@univie.ac.at
WEB: www.matter.soundsof.net/call4sounds
DEADLINE: 11 February 2018

 CARL ORFF COMPETITON, GERMANY
To submit, fill out entry form on website. Become registered member of Muicalion.com and submit variation as shown on website. After evaluation your variation will be put online for 6 weeks commencing 15 March 2018. There will be 10 works in the final. Five will be the top-rated online works and 5 will be selected by jury. These 10 composers will be invited to Munich, Germany for a conert weekend with travel and accomodation provided. There will be 3 prizes: EUR 5000, 3000, 2000.
WEB: www.carl-orff-competition.com/en/info
DEADLINE: 28 February 2019

PETER ROSSER AWARD, HARD RAIN ENSEMBLE
The Hard Rain Ensemble is a contemporary music ensemble from Belfast. Award is open to composers born or domiciled in Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland. It is aimed at emerging composers. Three composers will be shortlisted and their works workshopped, performed and recorded in Belfast on 27 March 2018. All entrants must be free to attend the event. There will be awards of £1000 and £250. Work should have been written specially for this award and not performed or published. Work must include all 5 instruments: vln, vc, fl, cl, pno. No electronics. 5 - 8 mins. One entry per composer. Anon entry. Send score and parts in pdf. Optional - a synth recording on mp3.
WEB@ www.hardrainensemble.com
DEADLINE: 2 March 2018

 ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY COMPOSITION PRIZES
For 3 composers there is an opportunity for a composer academy with seminars and workshops and a £3000 commission for members of the Philharmonic Orchestra for performance at RFH.
Also a £3000 commission for the Cheltenham Music Festival.
Also a £1000 commission for a solo work for the Presteigne Festival.
Requirements: You should be a current student in UK at a university or conservatoire OR have completed a degree (not PhD) since 30 March 2009 at a UK university or conservatoire. Submit 3 scores and an mp3 or at least one of them. Anon entry.
WEB: www.philharmonicsociety.uk/composers
DEADLINE: 30 March 2018

NEWINTERNATIONAL COMPOSER COMPETITION, CITTA di UDINE
1. A work for chamber instrumental ensemble or solo instrument. Up to 8 mins.
2. An electroacoustic work, up to 10 mins.
The ensemble piece can use any combination of: string quartet; solo flute; solo clarinet; solo percussion (list of instruments given). Can have been performed before. Anon entry. Fee: EUR 35. There are prizes of EUR 1000 for each category and other smaller prizes. There will be performances (in Italy) of the best 6 - 8 works. Send by pdf or post. Need application form.
E: competition@taukay.it
WEB: www.taukay.it
DEADLINE: 31 March 2018

CORNWALL INTERNATIONAL MALE CHORAL FESTIVAL
A competition for a work for either adult male choir (TTBB) or Cambiata (male breaking voices choir). No previous performance or publication (even self-published). No arrangements. Lyrics must be out of copyright or have written permission for use. Up to 3 mins. Can be accompanied or unaccompanied. If text not in English, should have a translation in English. Can be submitted on paper or electronically. Anon entry. Entry fee: £20. Prizes of £1000 for each category and additional prizes for adult category. Winning entries will be premiered during 2019 Festival.E: rob@cimcf.uk
WEB: www.cimcf.uk
DEADLINE: 31 March 2018

EARPLAY DONALD AIRD COMPOSER COMPETITION
Works for 1 - 6 players taken from flute+, clarinet+, piano, violin, viola, cello (only one of each.) May include electronics. May have been performed before. 8 - 15 mins is preferred. Cash prize of US$ 1000 and performance by Earplay (California). All entries will be considered for performance. Anon entry. Send score (online preferred) and recording (not required, but recommended). Fee of US$ 26.
WEB: http://earplay.org/www/competition.php
E: aird@earplay.org
DEADLINE: 31 March 2018

 MOLINARI QUARTET COMPETITION (CANADA)
For composers 40 years or less. A work for string quartet. Must be unperformed and unpublished. Can have electronics. Prizes of CAD $3000; $2000; $1000, and performance by Molinari Quartet. Anon entry. Send score and set of parts. Fee of CAD $30.
E: qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca
WEB: http://quatuormolinari.qc.ca/en/concours
DEADLINE: 1 April 2018

TORRE DELLA QUARDA COMPETITION, ITALY
Works in two categories. A: solo piano/ solo flute/ solo clarinet OR any duos of those instruments OR trio of those 3 instruments.  From 2 - 10 mins. B: Orchestral work using no fewer than 15 instruments taken from: 2.2.2.2/ 2.2.0.0/ timps/ stgs 7/6/4/4/2. Up to 15 mins. Can be for string orchestra. No electronics. Must not have received awards in other call for scores, but can be performed and published. Total prizes of EUR 4,100 and publication and performance at the Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savonna, Italy. Entry fee: Cat A EUR 15; Cat B EUR 35.
E: info@ensemblenuovemusiche.eu
WEB: www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en/composition-competition-2018
DEADLINE: 15 April 2018

 SALVATORE MARTIRANO COMPOSITION AWARD
Scores of 1 - 15 players (including vocalists) may be submitted. Can have electronics or mixed media. Up to 20 mins. One entry per composer. Prizes of US$ 1000, and $500 plus performances by Illinois Modern Ensemble. Winning composers are expected to attend. Transport expenses not given, but accomodation will be provided. Anon entry. Fee of US$ 20.
E: zbrowning@illinois.edu
WEB: https://music.illinois.edu/martirano-award
DEADLINE: 16 April 2018

BARLOW PRIZE 2018
A commission for US$12,000 to compose a major new work for Reed Quintet. Will be performed in 2019 by a consortium of 3 different quintets. Should be 15 - 20 mins. To apply send (by regular mail) a resume of compositional activity and 2 sample scores (hard copies). One should be less than 5 years old, and one should show skill in writing for wind. Recordings are helpful - use a single CD for both works. MIDI acceptable. Need application form.
WEB: www.barlow.byu.edu
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018

NEWKAGEL COMPETITION
For composers born after 15/08/1978. A piece for piano (one piano either solo or several players) which is suitable for children or young adults. Should be technically limited but with contemporary outlook for new experiences. Should be composed for this competition. Not older than 3 years and not performed or made accessible in any way. One entry per composer. 6 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Send 6 copies (by post). Each jury member will select several pieces for performance in Vienna on 7 Feb 2019. Prizes of EUR 5000, 3000, 2000 and publication.
WEB: www.mauricio-kagel-composition-competition.com
DEADLINE: 15 August 2018

OPPORTUNITIES

NEWDRAKE MUSIC OPPORTUNITY
Open to disabled musicians aged over 16, based in London or South East. The theme is "Music and the Environment". One paid commission will go to the successful applicant. Assistive Music Technology must be included in the format. The commission fee is £750 and will also include support and mentoring. Open to all artists who identify as a Deaf or Disabled musican. The commission will be 3 - 5 mins. Mentoring and training take place Jan - Feb 2018 and the commission will be completed by early March 2018. Your proposal should be sent as 500 words or a 3 min video clip. See info about how to apply.
E: darylbeeton@drakemusic.org
WEB: www.drakemusic.org/opportunities
DEADLINE: 8 December 2018

NEW LSO PANUFNIK COMPOSER SCHEME, LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Six emerging composers will be given the opportunity to write for symphony orchestra. See website
WEB: www.lso.co.uk/lso-discovery
DEADLINE: 13 December 2017

 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES
The festival takes place in New York City on 27 - 30 June 2018. Those seleceted are required to attend. There are 4 categories: 1. Chamber ensemble (2 - 8 players). 2. Solo instrument. 3. Chamber orchestra (up to 20 players). 4. Proposal for a new piece for a given ensemble. All categories can have electronics. Send scores by website. Fee of US$ 25.
WEB: http://ensemble.mise-en.org
E: manager@mise-en.org
DEADLINE: 15 December 2017

JAM CALL FOR SCORES
Open to composers over 18 who were born or are living or studying in the UK. Works for choir, brass 5tet and organ or any combination of those. Up to 10 mins. Submit no more than 3 works. Must be on paper and accompanied by a recording (doesn't need to be a live recording). Successful submissions will be performed in London on 22 March and will be professionally recorded for successful composers to use in publicising their works.
WEB: www.jamconcert.org
DEADLINE: 15 December 2017

CLASSICAL WORKS FOR TRUMPET AND PIANO
Aim is to promote new scores for trumpet and piano by making digital downloads of sheet music for sale through the website. Prefer works not yet performed or recorded. 50% of sales goes to the composer. Michael Brest - member of USA Air Force Band and Apollo Chamber Orchestra.
E: newtrumpetmusic@gmail.com
WEB: www.michaelbrest.com/composers
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018

 CALL FOR SCORES, ICEBERG NEW MUSIC, USA
Call for scores for the Mivos Quartet or Yarn/Wire. Up to 4 composers will be selected for performances in New York City. Can be previously performed, recorded or awarded. Up to 12 mins. Mivos 4tet is 2 violins, viola and cello. Can be subset. Can have electronics. Yarn/Wire is 2 pianos, percussion (vibra, marimba, bass drum, assorted smaller instrus). Can be subset. Can have electronics. Send score by pdf and sound file (can be MIDI). Entry fee: US$ 8
E: icebergnewmusic@gmail.com
WEB: www.icebergnewmusic.com/call-for-scores
DEADLINE: 1 January 2018

NEW APPLICATIONS FOR WORKSHOPS AT DARMSTADT SUMMER COURSE 2018
These workshops are to investigate artistic research. Submit a written project proposal of up to 1000 words. Also submit an example of artistic works or performances. (up to 5 mins). 10 - 12 participants will be selected for the Darmstadt Summer Course of 2018. No scholarships given.
E: artisticresearch@internationales-musikinstitut.de
WEB: www.internationales-muiskinstitut.de
DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

 KALAMAZOO MANDOLIN AND GUITAR ORCESTRA - CALL FOR SCORES
A work consisting of: Mandolin 1 (4); Mandolin 2 (9); Mandola (3); Mandocello (3); Contrabass (1); guitar (4). Divisi can be used. Submit score and complete set of parts, CD or sound file. Must be unperformed and unpublished. Prize of US$ 250 and performance. Need application form
E: administrator@kalmando.com
WEB: www.kalmando.com/call-for-scores
DEADLINE: 1 February 2018

CALL FOR SCORES, RISUONANZE (ITALY)
Call for scores for the Risuonanze 2018 in Italy. Should be an Italian premiere. Music at the Festival will be broadcast and professionally recorded. Entry fee is EUR 18 which covers 6 entries. Composers are encouraged to attend. The call is for works for solo unaccompanied piano, violin, flute, oboe, cor, clarinet, trombone, concert accordion, voice (mezzo); OR duos of mezzo + pno, 2 violins, flute & clarinet, flute & oboe, clarinet & oboe; OR trio of flute, oboe & clarinet. Up to 6 mins. No electronics. Send scores by pdf.
E: callrisuonanze2018@gmail.com
WEB: www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html
DEADLINE: 19 March 2018

NEW CALL FOR SCORES, BELGIUM
Call for scores for professional duo of flute and marimba. Should be a premiere for Belgium For a concert on 30 November 2018. Another call for scores for professional duo of two pianists - one or two pianos. For a concert in Belgium on 1 December 2018. For both: Up to 3 mins. Entry fee of EUR 20. Send by pdf.
E: dan.baas@skynet.be
WEB: www.danbaas.be
DEADLINE: 25 August 2018

CALL FOR WORKS FOR SOLO RECORDER
Kethryn Bennetts is looking for pieces for solo recorder for an ongoing concert series starting Oct 2017. Can involve microtonality, especially quarter-tones and fixed media, preferably for one performer but other instrumental combinations can be considered.
E: kathrynbennetts@mac.com
WEB: www.bennettsbowman.org.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

NIEF-NORF FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES

E: gruetter@schelbrand.net
WEB: www.schelbrand.net
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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:
WEB: www.kapralova.org/JOURNAL.htm
DEADLINE: Ongoing

SINGERSPRO
An online directory for professional singers.
WEB: www.singerspro.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

2011 YOUBLOOM SONG CONTEST
WEB: www.youbloom.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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: chris@thatnewmusiclibrary.com
WEB: www.thatnewmusiclibrary.com
www.thatnewmusicwebsite.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Jaclyn Heyen, a mezzo soprano in USA is looking for repetoire. She wants art songs from women composers.
E: jaclynheyen@yahoo.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
E: janinaehrlich@augustana.edu
DEADLINE: Ongoing


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.
WEB: www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charitable-applications/charity-details/the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk
DEADLINE: ongoing

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.
E: info@rarescale.org.uk
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk   www.altoflute.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
E: earmsby@hildegard.com
WEB: www.hildegard.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

WEB PROJECT
All women are invited to contribute to a new web project called "Make your own Herstory"
WEB: www.makeyourownherstory.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
E: forum@donneinmusica.org
WEB: www.donneinmusica.org

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.
E: membership@soundsense.org
WEB: www.soundsense.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
WEB: www.musicsoundfoundation.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
E: cabaretfou@googlemail.com
WEB: www.myspace.com/cabaretfou

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.
E: info@diaphonique.org
WEB: www.diaphonique.org/en
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
WEB: www.mbf.org.uk/professionaldevelopment
DEADLINE: unknown

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.
Info: gnharby@onetel.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
E: colin@musicorbit.co.uk
WEB: www.musicorbit.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
WEB: www.centreforcomposers.org
Ongoing

ROSA TRUST
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
WEB: www.soundartradio.org.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

PERCUSSION TRIOS BY WOMEN
Neo percussion (Spain) is looking for percussion trios by women.
E: info@neopercusion.es
WEB: www.neopercusion.es
DEADLINE: Unknown

FINZI SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
WEB: www.geraldfinzi.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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
WEB: www.tippettfoundation.org.uk
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines

INSTRUMENT LOANS
    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.
E: roycecronin@musflashtv.com

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.
E: arts@wellcome.ac.uk
WEB: www.wellcome.ac.uk.arts
DEADLINE: See web, and ongoing.

DUO ALEA
A professional bass clarinet and piano duo are looking for new and challenging repetoire. Open for duo or works including some other instruments.
E: BassClarinet.org@gmail.com
WEB: www.bassclarinet.org
Ongoing

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
E: info@counterinduction.com
WEB: www.counterinduction.com
Ongoing

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.
Ongoing

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
E: hallmanster@gmail.com
Ongoing

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.
E: eitherorsubmit@gmail.com
WEB: www.eitherormusic.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
E: guitar@microtonalprojects.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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.
E: sojay@earthlink.net
WEB: www.symphonicjazz.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

 

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.
E: info@monicagermino.com
WEB: www.monicagermino.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

 

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
Ongoing.

KALEIDOSCOPE WIND
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 (2.2.2.2/2, usual doublings and double bass optional.)
WEB: www.kaleidoscopewind.com

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: 2.2.2.1,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/2.1.2.2.2. 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
Web: www.ICEorg.org

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.
EMAIL: bellagio@rockfound.org

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.
Website:http://www.brittenpears.org/?page=about/foundation/grants.html

PRS FOUNDATION FOR NEW MUSIC
A number of bursaries and scholarships are available for classical composers professional development, or for PhD studies in composition.
WEB: www.prsfoundation.co.uk/funding
DEADLINE: various


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.
www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/publications/3597.aspx


Women in Music gratefully acknowledges the work of composer Jennifer Fowler in providing the Comps & Ops section.

Last updated: 13 December 2017