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YVAR MIKHASHOFF TRUST COMMISSIONING PROJECT
This is aimed at a team of a pianist and composer - both born on or after 1 January 1984. The team applies jointly. The aim is to commission a new piece for piano solo (with or without electronics) with minimum duration of 12 mins. The pianist in the team will premier the work in 2020. Both the composer and the pianist receive a prize of US$ 4000 each. Read the rules to find the various info and recordings needed for each to send.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2018
RNCM JOHN GOLLAND AWARD
Composers aged 18 - 30 are invited to submit previously unperformed works for brass band. Up to 8 mins. Up to four will be selected for performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival on 27 January 2019. After performance one composer will receive £500. Applicants must be free to attend the performance in the morning of 27 Jan (Manchester) should their work be chosen. Must cover own travel and accomodation expenses. Instrumentation on the website. Post 3 copies of score and set of parts by post along with application form.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2018
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S BRASS CONFERENCE
A competition for women composers for a work for solo tuba (unaccompanied or with piano and/or electronics). For undergrad college-level performance. Must be at least 5 mins and written after 1 January 2016. May have been previously performed or published, but not won other compstitions. Anon entry. One work per composer. Open to all women. Prize of US$ 1,500. Winners must attend the IWBC Conference in 22 - 25 May 2019 at Arizona State University. Up to $1000 for expenses. Submissions accepted between 1 Sept - 1 Dec.
WEB: Check website of IWBC
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018
ZEMLINSKY PRIZE FOR COMPOSITION
Composers born after 1 April 1984. Submit a score of 10 - 15 mins for orchestra of any size. Optional recording (can be MIDI). The prize is a commission for orchestra and ballet of US$ 30,000 + performance, + commercially produced recording. Other prizes of $20,000 and $10,000.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018
SANGEN AND WALL COMPOSITION PRIZE FOR FEMALE COMPOSERS
Open to female composers. A work for mixed voice a cappella choir with 4 - 12 parts (SATB - SSSAAATTTBBB). 6 - 9 mins. Must be unperformed, unpublished and not entered in any other competition. Must give permission to be published by Gehrmans Musikforlag. Lyrics in Swedish, English or Latin. Must have permission to be used. Enter only one work. Entry fee: SEK 350 (approx EUR 35). Prize of SEK 50,000 (c EUR 5000) + publication and performance in Sweden, May 2019. Send by pdf with audio file (MIDI or similar).
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018 for registering. 31 December for entry.
UUNO KLAMI COMPETITION, FINLAND
For composers who are European citizens or permanently resident in Europe. The work will be for small orchestra of at least 20 players and scored for not more than: 2222/2200/01/0/Strings: 6/5/4/4/2. Can include a soloist or voice. No electronics. Not previously performed or published. One entry per composer. 15 - 30 mins. Anon entry. Send 5 copies of score. 3 - 5 candidates will be selected to be present for rehearsal and premieres in Finland in the autumn of 2019. Some assistance given for travel and accomodation. Prizes of EUR 11,000; 9,000 and 7,000. Send scores by post.
DEADLINE: 3 December 2018
JOAN GUINJOAN PRIZE FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS (SPAIN)
Open to composers under the age of 35 on 1 December 2018. Submit up to two works which are not published, premiered or commissioned. 10 - 15 mins. Written for open formation of 6 - 15 instruments with optional electronics. Possible to include a small choir. See rules for the exact requirements. Send by pdf. Anon entry. Prize of EUR 3000 + performance + recording on CD. The school will have publishing and distribution rights.
DEADLINE: 3 December 2018
SOCIETY OF RECORDER PLAYERS COMPETITION
A work for four recorder players. Original, not previously published. 3 - 6 mins. Anon entry. The professional recorder quartet, Block4 will rehearse with composer and perform the works in the final round at the National SRP Festival in Durham, 13 April 2019. Two categories : open or 18 and under. Prizes of £600, £250 and £150. Entry fee of £25 or £10 for those in full-time education.
DEADLINE: 15 December 2018
THE GESUALDO SIX COMPOSITION SOMPETITION
Two age categories: 21 and under; 22 and over. A work for six unaccompanied voices (AATTBarB) of 3 - 5 mins. The texts suggested are on the website. They are to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2. The works must be unperformed, not recorded or broadcast in any form. A fund of GBP 1000 is available for the judges to distribute as they think fit. Winning works will be performed at Cadogan Hall, London on 7 March 2019 and considered for publication. Anon entry. Can be submitted by post or by pdf.
DEADLINE: 18 December 2018
INTERNATIONAL CLARINET ASSOCIATION AWARD
Unperformed works for clarinet and string quartet. 10 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Send via Dropbox. Must submit score + mp3 (midi). Entry fee: US$ 35. Prize of US$ 1000 and performance in Tennessee, USA in July 2019.
DEADLINE: 20 December 2018
XENAKIS ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
The submitted work shall be an electroacoustic composition meant to be diffused by loudspeakers without any intervention of live sound sources. Up to 8 channels. Duration 7 - 15 mins. May have been performed in concert but not subject to any discographic publication/rights. Anon entry. Submit only one work. Entry fee: EUR 15. The jury will select 5 works and give 3 prizes: EUR 600, 400, and 300. These will be presented in April 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Register and upload your piece online.
DEADLINE: 31 december 2018
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
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$30 per entry. Application form, send scores by pdf. Send mp3 (live preferred but can be high quality digital). Selected composers provide all performance materials. Five entries in each category will be selected for the finals. WASBE will organise performances across all continents for the top 3 awards, with option for publication.
DEADLINES: 8 February 2019 for category 4
12 April 2019 for cats 1 - 3.
CARL ORFF COMPETITION (GERMANY)
A work for organ which processes two musical themes: one from Mozart and one from Orff. 5 - 7 mins. Should be playable on a symphonic three-manual organ with expression pedal. Ten works will be nominated for the final concert. The composers receive the travel to Munich, 2 overnight stays, a rehearsal and performance. Prizes of EUR 5000, 3000, 1000. The finals take place in August 2019.
DEADLINE: 28 February 2019
CLASSIC PURE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Works for solo or duo selected from any western classical symphonic instruments, with or without electronics. Must be unpublished and not won any other competitions. 2 - 15 mins. Must be sent on pdf and have an mp3 audio file (live performance preferred, but can be computer generated). Entry fee of EUR 40. Winning works will be performed in Vienna on 16 May 2019. Up to three winners will be selected. Winners are expected to attend and are responsible for own costs. Prizes of EUR 1000, 750 and 500. Includes recording.
DEADLINE: 31 March 2019
SALVATORE MARTIRANO COMPOSITION AWARD (USA)
Send scores for 1 - 15 players (including vocalists). Can have electronics. Up to 20 mins. One entry per composer. Entry fee: US$ 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
COMPOSERS IN WALES
Composers in Wales are invited to submit a score for a concert opener or encore for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Max 8 mins. There will be an open day on 30 Jan 2019 and rehearsals and concert on 18 & 19 Feb 2019.
Full guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 14 November 2018
BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CALL FOR SCORES
A call for scores to composers for application to the Composers' Day led by Sally Beamish, on 2 March 2019. Send scores for orchestra of up to maximum: 3333/4331/timps, 2 perc, harp/188.8.131.52.4 up to 8 mins. Or for ensemble of flute/picc, cl/bass, violin, cello, perc (1), piano, up to 5 mins. Composers must be currently resident or studying in the UK and available to attend on 2 March 2019. Scores must not have already had a professional performance or workshop. Only one orchestral and one ensemble piece per composer. Send printed copy by post. For return include stamped addressed envelope.
DEADLINE: 14 November 2018
MIZZOU INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS FESTIVAL
Accepting applications for eight resident composers to take part in this festival on 22 - 27 July 2019 at the University of Missouri in Columbia, USA. The 8 selected composers will have world premieres with a new music group "Alarm will Sound". They will take part in the rehearsal process, have composition lessons and will receive a professional live recording of their work. They will be expected to compose a work of up to 8 mins for the complete instrumentation of the ensemble (15 players - see website for details). They will be given tuition, room and board but will pay their own transport costs. Entry fee: US$ 22. Send 3 scores with contrasting instrumentation. One must be for chamber worchestra or large ensemble. Send recordings also (live preferred but MID acceptable).
DEADLINE: 16 November 2018
SARAH WATTS CALL FOR SCORES
Sarah Watts (clarinetist) wants new short solos for solo contra clarinet or solo with fixed media. 1 - 3 mins. Sarah will video and disseminate on youtune channel: "Feed the Beast" to raise funds for the World Wild Fund. Give permission to record.
DEADLINE: 18 November 2018
OPPORTUNITY FOR COMPOSERS WHO IDENTIFY AS WOMEN
PRS for Music, and Wild Plum Arts and Cheltenham Music Festival are offering a chance to take part in a workshop for composers who identify as women. Six composers will be chosen to attend a 2-day workshop in London on 8 - 9 March 2019. They will have professional development sessions and hear their works for mezzo-sop and piano performed. They receive an audio-visual recording. UK travel and accomodation will be provided. One composer will be commissioned to take their work for further development with a commission of £1000 + travel and accomodation for the premiere on 10 July 2019. The work will be 3 - 4 mins. Texts used must have permission. Send a Dropbox link to two contrasting notated examples of your work. Can include recording if available.
DEADLINE: 19 November 2018
RESIDENCY AT IRCAM, PARIS
Applications for a residency at IRCAM as part of a research team. The residencies are between 2 weeks and 6 months. Will go from Sept 2019 to Dec 2020. Call for proposals.
DEADLINE: 21 November 2018
WOMEN, FEMINISTS AND MUSIC CONFERENCE
Call for proposals for the conference: Women, Feministis and Music: Transforming Tomorrow Today. At Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA on 6 - 9 June 2019. Complete submission guide on the website. Scholarly papers, lecture-recitals, and concerts.
DEADLINE: 26 November 2018
CALL FOR WORKS FOR ACCORDION AND CLARINET
An accordion /clarinet duo in Canada are calling for works. Can be existing works for the duo or proposals for a new work of 6 - 8 mins. Selected works will be performed in Toronto and Montreal in the 2019-2020 season. Pieces can be written for Bb, A or bass clarinet. Can include electronics. One entry per composer. Composers will receive an audio recording of the performance. For proposals send score and audio samples of two works and a short statement about ideas for the new work.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018
JAM CALL FOR SCORES
Submit music for choir, brass quintet and organ or any combination of these. Be over 18 and born, living, or studying in UK. Selected compositions will be performed in London on 21 March 2019. Performances will be recorded for use by the composer. Up to 10 mins. Do not submit more than 3 pieces. Must be on paper nad accompanied by a recording (can be computer-generated.)
DEADLINE: 12 December 2018
CREATIVE MUSICIANS RETREAT
This retreat will be held at the Walden School in New Hampshire, USA on 16 - 24 June 2018. Applications form composers, teachers and performers. Some financial aid given.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018
CALL FOR SCORES FOR TOY PIANO
Call for newly written scores for toy piano (see details on website). Selected entries will be performed at a festival in Como, Italy, on 6 & 7 July 2019. Up to 5 mins duration. Can submit up to 2 works. Submit by Email, with bio. Optional Mp3 file. Entry fee: EUR 30. Composers are encouraged to attend, but must pay their way.
DEADLINE: 9 December 2018
LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC PIANO SYLLABUS
Call for scores.to be included in the London College of Music 2021 - 2023 piano syllabus, Grades 1 - 8. LCM conduct piano exams around the world and many pianists will be performing these pieces. Recordings will also be available. Pieces should be written for solo piano, and must be suitable for performance on a standard upright. They will primarily be played by children/young people, so bear in mind re size of hands, stretch etc. They should contain good teaching material. All styles welcome. Each composer may submit up to 3 pieces. Anon entry. Send by pdf. LCM will licence selected works for the syllabus, composers retain copyright.
DEADLINE: 21 December 2018
CALL FOR SCORES, SONG CYCLE
Gregory Wiest, tenor is looking for groups of songs (up to 20 mins) written after 2010, with texts in English. Can be for any combination of tenor, piano and/or double bass. For performance during 2019/2020 season.
DEADLINE: 31 December 2018
DUBLIN SOUND LAB CALL
Dublin Sound Lab invites composers to submit works for performance by Retro Disco on 10 - 13 April 2019 in Dublin. Submit new or existing works for any combination of horn, cello, synthesizer and electronics. Less than 10 mins is favoured. Selected composers will be asked to attend and take part in workshops and rehearsals. One of the participating composers will receive a commission to develop a new work to be premiered in 2020, and will be given a commission fee of EUR 2500. Selected composers will be asked to pay a participation fee of EUR 100 and must attend all scheduled events.
DEADLINE: 14 December 2018
FESTIVAL OF WOMEN COMPOSERS IN COLOMBIA
Call for scores by women composers of a work for guitar quartet. Needs to use all 4 players. No electronics. No restriction on duration. May have been performed before. If published, the organisers are not wanting to pay for the score/parts. Send score by Email as a pdf attachment. Recordings are welcome, but don't send as attachments - give a link to a streaming service. Three works will be selected for performance at FMMN 10 - 14 June 2019. FMMN is unable to provide funding for travel or accomodation, but could collaborate if the composer is applying to other sources of funds.
DEADLINE: 31 December 2018
ICEBERG CALL FOR SCORES, NYC
Call for scores for the ensembles Ekmeles (http://ekmeles.com) and Contemporaneoous (https://www.contemporaneous.org). Works may have been performed, recorded and/or awarded. Up to 12 mins. Ekmeles is: sop, mezzo, mezzo, tenor, baritone, bass. Can be subsets of this. Can have electronics. Contemporaneous is: flute, clarinet, piano, perc, vln, vla, cello, bass. Can be subsets of this. No electronics. Performances will be in New York City (Ekmeles on 9 March 2019; Contemp on 26 April 2019). Entry fee: USD 8 (one score) or 15 (2 scores). Not required to attend but welcome to do so. Complete submission form and to submit see website.
DEADLINE: 1 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 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: email@example.com
SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Jaclyn Heyen, a mezzo soprano in USA is looking for repetoire. She wants art songs from women composers.
CHAMBER WORKS FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO
Janina Ehrlich who teaches at Augustana College IL, is looking for chamber works for viola, cello and piano.
SYLVIA WADDILOVE FOUNDATION
Provides grants to charities for educational projects, music composition and performances and other things unrelated to music. Grants available to small charities with turnover less than £500,000 annually, especially charities that will carry out the project themselves, who rely on volunteers and who can demonstrate a successful history of projects. The Trustees meet to consider applications in Jan, April, July and Oct. Applications need to be submitted before the last week in the month before the next meeting.
NEW WORKS FOR ALTO AND BASS FLUTE
Rarescale is always happy to receive new works for alto or bass flute. Feel free to send things for consideration. At the moment they are particularly interested in pieces for alto/bass flute with electronics and/or guitar.
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk www.altoflute.co.uk
HILDEGARD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Hildegard Publishing Company (USA) are launching a series called "Voices of Tomorrow" featuring women composers under 21 years. They are on the lookout for further compositions, so young women are encouraged to send material to the editorial committee for consideration. Would teachers please alert promising students.
All women are invited to contribute to a new web project called "Make your own Herstory"
CALL TO WOMEN COMPOSERS
Donne in Musica in Rome is calling to women composers to send updated Emails addresses, CVs lists of works, and recent photos. If you have not sent updated info in the last year, please re-send.
SOUND SENSE FOR COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
Sound Sense is a professional organisation representing musicians working in the community, helping people make music. If you run workshops or music sessions this is the organisation for you. Free insurance covering planning and carrying out community music activities. Can get criminal record checks at a competitive rate; a respected UK journal of community music; free advertisements on the website and jobs and funding info.
MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION
This foundation is dedicated to improving music education and it focuses on youth. It is accepting applications for:
Schools (non-specialist) to fund music education.
Music students in full-time education to fund instrument purchase.
Music teachers for courses and training.
CABARET FOU: CALL FOR SONGS
Cabaret Fou is looking for songs for ongoing programmes. The ensemble consists of soprano, baritone/compere, clarinet/sax, piano and cello. We provide an arena in which composers can let their hair down and loosen their tongues on contemporary social issues. Submission by email or post with biog and contact info. Email for postal address if desired.
FRANCO-BRITISH FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Diaphonique assists in supporting French contemporary classical music in Britain and British contemporary classical music in France. Projects which involve works composed by living British or French composers of the last 30 years. Financial support can cover concerts, tours, promotion, commissions of new works, composer residences, workshops, scholarships. Application made by organisations and producers, not by the artists.
MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Professional musicians from all musical backgrounds are invited to apply for the new MBF Professional Development Awards of up to £5000. Funding can be used for projects which will inspire musical creativity and develop skills, explore new directions and extend professional knowledge. Musicians who earn their living by performing, creating or teaching can apply at any stage of their career after the first 5 years. Projects can last for a few weeks, up to a year.
SEARY CHARITABLE TRUST
This trust has been set up to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in the UK in all its aspects. Amongst other things it offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, exhibitions or maintenance allowances, tenable at any school, university or other educational establishment approved by the Trustees, to persons
resident in the UK in respect of their musical education. If you think that the Trust may be able to assist you, please apply to the Secretary at:
Cranbourne, 14 Castle Ave, Dover, Kent CT16 1EZ. So far, awards have ranged between £500 and £10,000. The Trustees meet to adjudicate on applications about 3 times a year.
MUSIC ORBIT'S OPEN SPACE
Open Source makes up 60 mins of spnm's monthly Sound Source event at Kings Place. Its curators, Music Orbit, are looking for material to make up their set. It can be in any style, just so long as it is new and evocative. More info on the website. To submit prospective material, send an email entitled "Open Source Application" with mp3 attachments and website info/bio details to the E-address below.
VISBY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR COMPOSERS, SWEDEN
VICC is a working and meeting place for all composers. Composers can apply for residencies in the centre in Gotland, Sweden. All info and how to apply is on the webstie. Can download application form.
Set up in June 2008, Rosa is a new charity which aims to help women and girls turn their ideas into reality. It champions and invests in exciting initiatives to improve the lives of all women and girls in the UK. At the moment Rosa is still growing, with the intention of distributing grants in 2009. In the meantime, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at www.rosauk.org.
FEMALE COMPOSERS' RADIO SHOW
'Hildegard to Hildegard' is a weekly radio show on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in South Devon, UK. The show profiles female composers working in the classical tradition alongside contemporary sound works, with an emphasis on electronic and experimental music, although anything is considered. Submissions are invited (preferably on CD) from female composers who would like their work to reach a wider audience. The station broadcasts on fm in Dartington and Totnes and webstreams to a global audience. All participating composers are listed on blog www.hildegardtohildegard.blogspot.co.uk
Submissions to: Ariane Delaunois or Lucinda Guy, Soundart Radio, Dartington Space, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN, UK
PERCUSSION TRIOS BY WOMEN
Neo percussion (Spain) is looking for percussion trios by women.
Grants with total value of up to £12,500 will be given this year for projects within the UK or overseas lasting, on average, 3 - 8 weeks. The scholarships aim to give opportunities for broadening horizons and must have a musical foundation. Candidates must be aged 25 - 70 and resident in the UK at the time of the application.
ORGAN MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Associazione Italiana Organisti di Chiesa would be happy to have information about organ music by women composers. They would make the information available to a wide network of Italian organists.
Send scores and info to: Adkins-Chiti Foundation, Via Riboty 23, 00195 Rome, Italy
MICHAEL TIPPETT MUSICAL FOUNDATION GRANTS
The trustees have decided to focus on group music making, especially involving young people. Application in writing, with short introductory letter with a project description and budget. The letter should identify the organisation and indiviuals applying and the sum requested. Include aims of project, project leaders, range and number of participants, and project plan, schedule and venue(s). Plans for monitoring and evaluation should be included. Budget needs to show full estimated expenditure and anticipated income from all sources, including applications to other bodies. Give names and contacts for two referees who are willing to support the project. Grants of £500 - £4000.
Contact: Gwyn Rhydderch, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines
Interest free loans for musical instruments from Arts Council England.
Take it Away W: www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway
MUSIC TV CHANNEL SEEKS ARTISTS AND COMPOSERS
MusFlash TV is a newly-launched channel on SKY's channel guide (EPG 375) bringing music news in 8 different music genre programs, including classical. The channel's Classical and Electronic programs are now looking for artists, performers and composers with events or recordings to promote. If you have music videos, short films, interviews, or performance footage please contact.
WELCOME TRUST ARTS AWARDS
The Arts Awards are the Welcome Trust's new funding scheme to support arts projects which engage with biomedical science. They are looking for projects which stimulate interest and debate in biomedical science, and foster high-quality collaborative partnerships across the arts, science and/or education. The Awards provide funding for a range of projects. Small to medium-sized projects of up to £30,000 have several deadlines each year. Large projects of above £30,000 have once a year deadline. The scheme is open to artists, scientists, film-makers, teachers, arts workers etc. Applicants must be based in UK or Republic or Ireland and the activity must be based in either of those 2 countries. Application forms and guidelines are available on the website. Advice can be given about the eligibilty of your project, and should be sought well before each deadline.
DEADLINE: See web, and ongoing.
A professional bass clarinet and piano duo are looking for new and challenging repetoire. Open for duo or works including some other instruments.
COUNTER)INDUCTION CALL FOR SCORES
Counter)induction is an ensemble in NY. They are looking for scores, with preference for those using the core instruments: clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. Send score and/or recordings.
Info: 255 Fieldston Terrace #6-B, Riverdale NY 10471, USA
STONE FORT WIND QUINTET
Stone Fort wind 5tet is accepting submissions for consideration. Works should be scored for traditional wind 5tet: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn. Include score and parts and recording (if av)
Send to: Dr Charles Gavin, SFASU School of MUsic, Box 13043 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3043.
DUO OF FLUTE AND OBOE
The Philadelphia Duet is looking for moderately difficult flute and oboe duet, or trio for fl, cl and ob. Send E-mail, or send score by post.
Philadelphia Duet, 802 S>Mole St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
CALL FOR SCORES
THe ensemble Either/Or based in USA are calling for scores of 1 - 4 players taken from: fl, cl, sax, vln, vc, pno, perc. Particularly want works for piano and percussion. Either/Or is a new music group which focuses on the European avant-garde and American experimentalists and emerging composers. Always interested in new scores. Please send scores by PDF and recordings by compressed mp3/aac. Include: name, address, birthdate, Email, short bio and history of the piece submitted. Only 2 scores per composer.
MICROTONAL GUITAR CALL
David Fiuczynski is a professional guitarist and a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA. He is starting a fretless guitar lab and would like to develop a collection of simple 1/4: 1/6: 1/8: 19- and 31-tone etudes for use by his students.
NEW YORK SYMPHONIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The jazz orchestra is looking for repertoire situated in the crossover jazz/classical/world-music genre. The ensemble features standard big band instrumentation with a string section and classical/ethnic percussion section. All musicians in the ensemble can be given improvising roles. For a complete list of instrumentation including possible doubling, please visit the website. Additional instruments may be arranged if needed. Scores may be sent as: pdf, finale, sibelius, midi file, mp3, or hard copy.
Info: Sonia Jacobsen, PO Box 699, Gracie Station New York, NY 10028, USA.
CALL FOR 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 (184.108.40.206/2, 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: 220.127.116.11,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/18.104.22.168.2. 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: 11 November 2018