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

FLUTE NEW MUSIC CONSORTIUM

Four categories: work for solo flute (all instruments in flute family); flute + piano or electronics; duo for flute and one other instrument; chamber work which includes flute (3 - 6 performers) - works for flute ensemble are particularly welcome in this last category. Suggested length is 5 - 12 mins. Entry fee: US$ 13 per score. Anon entry, Prize in each category is US$ 250 + one or more performances and a live recording. Submit by pdf and mp3 files (live or MIDI - compulsory)
E: fnmccomposition@gmail.com
WEB: www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com
DEADLINES: different deadlines for each category: 1 June; 1 July; 1 August; 1 September 2017

 SYMPHONIC COMPETITION PARAGUAY

The Orquesta Sinfonica del Congreso Nacional del Paraguay announces a competition for composers. Two categories: a work for tenor and orchestra written on a text of Augusto Roa Bastos; OR a work for orchestra. Not previously performed or recorded. Anon entry. One work per composer. Instrumentation up to max of 3.3.2.2/2.2.1.0/harp, timps/8.6.4.4.2. Must use min of 30 players. 15 - 20 mins. Send by post. Send printed copy of score; 5 CDs with software file of music notation; 5 CDs of sound file taken from the music software. Prizes for both categories of PYG 8,000,000 plus world premiere and publication.
WEB: www.facebook.com/OrquestaCongreso
DEADLINE: 28 July 2017

LYNSEY DE PAUL PRIZE
For emerging women songwriters based in UK. Must have some experience; must present a clear plan about what they would do with the grant; should not already have a management, label, publisher, or business relationships. Not open to those who have already received PRS for Music Foundation funding. Winner receives £2000 plus mentoring. Two others receive £500 each.
WEB: www.prsformusicfoundation.com/funding/lynsey-de-paul-prize
DEADLINE: 1 August 2017

SEROCKI COMPOSER COMPETITION, POLAND
Works for chamber ensemble of 3 - 5 instruments chosen from: fl, ob, cl, bsn, horn, pno, 2 vlns, vla, vc. No electronics. 10 - 16 mins. Can have been already performed and awarded, but not published. Prizes of PLN 16,000, 10,000, 5000. Awarded works will be performed on 10 December 2017 in Poland and will be broadcast. Performance material supplied by composer. Anon entry. Send by post. will not be returned. Entry fee: EUR 50 for each score. Can be paid by PayPal.
E: ptmw@epistola.pl
WEB: https://ptmw.art.pl
DEADLINE: 15 August 2017

PENDERECKI COMPOSER COMPETITION, POLAND
Works for string orchestra which are not performed or published. 8 - 15 mins. Six finalists will be presented for performance by the Radom Chamber Orchestra in Radom, Poland, on 18 November 2017. Total value of prizes: PLN 45,000. Entry fee: EUR 60 per work. Anon entry.
E: sekretariat@rok.art.pl
WEB: www.rok.art.pl/arboretum/en
DEADLINE: 15 August 2017

CARILLON COMPOSITION COMPETITION, USA
A composer born after 15 September 1982. An original composition for dance and 4 octave carillon (tenor C to C4) with 2 octave pedal board (tenor C to C2). Can be solo or with other instruments or chorus. 4 - 7 mins. Should be never published or performed publicly or awarded in other competitions. Award of US$ 500 and premiere. Anon entry. Submit 3 copies.
E: tstam@iastate.edu
WEB: www.iastate.edu/carillon
DEADLINE: 15 August 2017

 MOMPOU INTERNATION AWARD, SPAIN
For composers not over 35 years. A work for trio of clarinet, cello and piano. Recommended duration, 10 - 18 mins. Must not be performed, published or disseminated in any way. Prize of EUR 4000 and publishing and marketing and premiere. Anon entry. Must be bound. Send 6 copies of score by post. Winning work will be premeired in Catalonia, Spain and broadcast.
E: jmb@jmbarcelona.com
WEB: http://concursfredericmompou.cat/eng
DEADLINE: 19 August 2017

NEWACC COMPETITION, KOREA
For composers under 35 years. Works should be related to Asia in some way. Work for 3 - 6 instruments taken from: fl, cl, bsn, vln, vc, pno. 6 - 10 mins and written in the last 3 years. Must have had no prior performance in Korea. Prizes of KRW 3,000,000 and KRW 2,000,000. Send score by pdf and audio by mp3 if applicable. All selected composers need to attend the festival 22 - 24 September 2017. Accomodation will be provided.
E: iscmkorea@gmail.com
WEB: www.iscm.kr.or   www.acc.go.kr/en
DEADLINE: 20 August 2017

NEW RESONANCES COMPETITION, UKRAINE
Please note that the entry fee for this competition is EUR 490 + tax. There is just one prize of US$ 600. As editor of this page I have taken the decision not to print full details. If you want to know more, check the website.
WEB: klknewmusic.com/competitions/resonances/r2017
DEADLINE:27 August 2017

 COMPETITION FOR ACCORDION COMPOSITION
Work for solo accordion or for chamber music with accordion. If chamber music, a max. of 4 players including at least one accordion. Up to 10 mins. Must be written in 2013 or after. Must be previously unperformed, not recorded or awarded or published. Submit by post (3 copies) and/or mp3. Anon entry. Prizes of EUR 1500 and 500. Awarded works will be proposed for performance of the next Arrasate Competition for accordionists. Entry fee: EUR 30.
E: info@hauspoz.org
WEB: www.hauspoz.org
DEADLINE: 5 September 2017

 ILE DE CREATIONS COMPETITION
For composers under 33 year on 1 Jan 2018, and enrolled in a composition or orchestration program in the EU within the last 5 years. Applicants should write 2 movements , 2 mins each of a 5-movement work for orchestra on the theme "Olympic Games". Prizes are a performance in Paris on 10 April 2018; broadcast by Radio France + EUR 1000; publication and extra donation of EUR 2,500.
WEB: www.orchestre-ile.com
DEADLINE: 11 September 2017

THE ESTOERICS COMPOSER COMPETITION
Submit a portfolio of 3 contrasting a cappella choral scores composed in the last 10 years. At least one must be in a language other than English, and at least one should have a sacred text. Anon entry. Need application form. Submit by post. Each winning composer will recieve a commission to plan and compose a new choral work that will be premiered by The Esoterics in 2018. They will receive US$ 1000 plus airfare and accomodations to attend the Seattle premiere.
E: polyphonos@TheEsoterics.org
WEB: www.theesoterics.org/polyphonos
DEADLINE: 15 September 2017

TAKEMITSU AWARD
For composers not over 35 years. A composition for orchestra (no soloists). Must not be published, performed in public, or commercially recorded. Submit 2 copies of bound score and entry form (by post). Max: 3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/2 hps, 2 kybd, 4 perc/strings. 10 - 20 mins. Prize of 3,000,000 YEN + performance. Composers will be invited to attend.
WEB: www.operacity.jp/en
DEADLINE: 29 September 2017

COMPOSERS COMPETITION JIHLAVA 2018
New works suitable for non-professional choirs for the Choral Art Festival of Jihlava, Czech Republic. Can be mixed, women or all-girls, or male voice choirs with orchestral accompaniment written on any text. Instrus can be any or all of : 2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timps/strings - 8.6.4.4.2. 15 - 25 mins. One entry per composer. Must have never been published or awarded in another competition. Send 4 copies by post. Demo recordings are appreciated. Anon entry. Prizes of CZK 11,000; 6,000; 3,000 + performance.
E: fsujihlava@seznam.cz
WEB: www.fsujihlava.com or www.nipos-mk.cz

DEADLINE: 30 September 2017

GMCL PORTUGAL
Two categories: A work for the whole ensemble of: mezzo-sop, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, harp, percussion, piano OR a chamber work for 4+ players. Can include elctroacoustics. Prize of EUR 2000 for each category. Must be not performed, published or commercially recorded. Entry fee: EUR 80.
WEB: www.gmcl.pt
DEADLINE: 2 october 2017

 COMPOSITION COMPETITION VITTORIO FELLEGARA (ITALY)
A work for piano trio (violin, cello, piano) of 5 - 12 mins. No electronics. Must be composed 2008 or after. Can be performed but not published or released on the Internet in any form. Anon entry. Send by pdf. Application form must be sent by post. Entry fee: EUR 40. Prizes of EUR 2000, 1000 and public performances.
E: mabg@unibg.it
WEB: www.composers.fi/tapahtumat/3rd-international-composition-competition-vittorio-fellegara-2017
DEADLINE: 10 October 2017

NEW ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA YOUNG COMPOSER COMPETITION
For composers studying at undergrad or postgrad level in 2017/18 academic year at a UK conservatoire or university. A work for chamber orchestra. Up to 8 mins. Three works will be selected for performance on 26 January 2018. Prizes of £1500 and (x2) £1000.
E: classical@sagegateshead.com
WEB: www.sagegateshead.com
DEADLINE: 13 October 2017

FIMS FRIBOURG COMPETITION
Submit a work for 6 performers taken from:1 viola,1 bassoon, 2 trombones (ten & bass), 2 timbales, 1 harp. Should be inspired by the painting of Sebastian Stoskopff shown on the website. Send 6 copies of score and optional audio CD. Anon entry. Prizes of Swiss francs 10,000 (and performance on 1 July 2018 in Fribourg, Switzerland) and 2,000.
E: office@fims-fribourg.ch
WEB: www.fims-fribourg.ch
DEADLINE: 15 October 2017

NEW MICHELE NOVARO COMPETITION
For composers under the age of 35. Send a work for string orchestra with possible addition of: 1 fl/picc, 1 ob, 1 cl, 1 tpt, perc (1 player). 7 - 10 mins. It should focus on the theme: "Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage". Should be not published, not performed and not recorded. Anon entry. Send by pdf. One entry per composer. Entry fee of EUR 80. Three finalists will have their works performed on 27 November in Florence. There is a prize of EUR 5000 and 2 further prizes of EUR 500. Finalists will be given EUR 500 to cover expenses to attend the concert.
WEB: www.concorsonovaro.it
DEADLINE: 20 October 2017

 SEATTLE SYMPHONY (USA)
The Seattle S.O. Celebrate Asia Composition Competition is for emerging composers born after 1 Jan 1983. Works must have Asian influences and must be new, original and accessible. 3 - 6 mins. Written for orchestra or chamber orchestra. Up to max 3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/ timps + 3/ strings. Must have had no previous public performances in USA. Prize of US$ 1000 and opportunity to visit Seattle for the premiere on 11 Feb 2018. Send by post a bound copy + CD (midi-format is OK)
E: celebrateasia@seattlesymphony.org
WEB: www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/compositioncompetition
DEADLINE: 27 October 2017

AZRIELI MUSIC PRIZE
Call for nominations. For a major new work of Jewish music. Open internationally. Can be nominated by anyone. Should have had its premiere within the last 10 years, but not have an extensive performance history or been commercially recorded. Prize of CAN $50,000 and a performance by a Canadian orchestra + recording.
WEB: azrielifoundation.org/music
DEADLINE: 5 November 2017

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

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 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

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

OPPORTUNITIES

SAARBRUECKEN DAYS
Days for Electro-acoustic and visual music in Saarbruecken, Germany. This is a 4-day festival. Call for entries in 4 categories: fixed media; instrumental-electr; video; installation.
WEB: https://evimus.workpress.com
DEADLINES: 1 July and 31 July 2017

LSO JERWOOD COMPOSER INITIATIVE

The London Symphony Orchestra is asking for early-career composers to apply for this initiative. It involves the delivery of chamber-scale concerts with guidance and masterclassesd for the composers.
WEB: www.lso.co.uk/lso-discovery
DEADLINE: 28 July 2017

PREMIERE FOR BELGIUM
Calling for a work for professional duo of two celli. One work per composer. Must be a premiere for Belgium. Duration, 3 mins. Entry fee: EUR 20. Submit by pdf.
E: dan.baas@skynet.be
WEB: www.danbaas.be
DEADLINE: 30 July 2017

NEWWORK FROM WOMAN COMPOSER
A work for piano with either trumpet or accordion. For women composers. Duration: 6 mins. Can be previously performed. Traditional notation. Send by pdf (no recordings or mp3s) marked "Piu Piano". Send a 10 line bio in WORD. The work is for performance in Italy on 8 & 9 October. An invitation for a donation to cover expenses for Donne in Music, Italy.
E: forum@donneinmusica.it
DEADLINE: 6 August, 2017

NEWACOUSMATIC PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
A call for unpublished and never performed compositions of acousmatic music. Up to 12 mins. Send in stereo or multi-chanel versions of CD quality or better. Send one copy in digital format and one copy by post of CD or DVD format. Need entry form. Can send more than one work. Selected works will be played at the Contemporanea Acusmatica Festival in Autumn 2017 in Italy.
E: competition@taukay.it
WEB: www.taukay.it
DEADLINE: 31 August 2017

 SHORT SOUND FILM FESTIVAL, BOURNEMOUTH, UK
Categories: Narrative fiction (25 mins or less); Animation (25 mins or less); Documentary (40 mins or less); Original score not produced for a picture. Prizes for: best sound design; best score; best sound editing; best combined sound with music.
E: info@shortsounds.co.uk
WEB: http://shortsounds.co.uk
DEADLINE: 31 August 2017

NEWCOMPOSER IN RESIDENCE FOR BSO
Bournemouth S. O. is asking for expressions of interest from a composer to write for a disabled-led ensemble for performances and workshops for young poeple. Should have experience of writing for small ensembles, and an interest in promoting diversity. Should have a readiness to adapt style to suit individual performers. Send a cover letter (approx 300 words) and examples of chamber music - digital scores and recordings.
E: ajagot@bsorchestra.co.uk
WEB: www.bsolive.com
DEADLINE: 1 September 2017

NEW JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE CALL
Call for works as part of a tribute concert for Meredith Monk. Up to 4 mins. Should be inspired by Monk. A Capella SSA. Send pdfs and audio files. Selected works will be performed on 10 October in London.
E: (queries) juicevocalensemble@gmail.com
E: (send to) chadburn@city.ac.uk
WEB: www.juicevocalensemble.net
DEADLINE: 1 September 2017

 COMPOSITION OPPORTUNITY VIENNA "HUMAN MACHINE"
Works for any combination of disklavier, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello (no doublings). They are looking for a piece which takes into account the mechanical aspect of the Disklavier and the expressive dimension of human beings, and the possibility to establish a dialogue between them. The selected work will be performed in Vienna on 20 October, 2017. There is also a possibility of publication. Up to 7 mins. Can be already performed but must focus on the subject of the concert. Entry fee EUR 25. Anon entry. Send score in pdf format or by post. Mp3 simulation (not compulsory).
E: call@humanmachineproject.com
WEB: www.humanmachineproject.com/home/call.html
DEADLINE: 1 September 2017

ALVAREZ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (uk)
DEADLINE - extended to 15 September 2017. See website
WEB: www.alvarezchamberorchestra.com

VCM OPPORTUNITY FOR CHORAL WORK
Composers are invited to submit a composition for SATB divisi a cappella. Up to 4 mins. Not yet performed. Text can be sacred or secular, but must be out of copyright or used with permission. Anon entry. Entry fee £25 for each submission. Shortlisted works will be rehearsed at a workshop in London 11 November. One winning work will be selected for performance by VOCES8 and Apollo5 on 14 November in London. Send anon pdf file of score and MIDI or Sibelius file.
E: ann@vcm.foundation
WEB: www.vcm.foundation
DEADLINE: 15 September 2017

CALL FOR SCORES BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
International call for scores of solo double bass with orchestra by women composers. For BASS2018LUCCA. 15 scores will be forwarded for final judging. The work chosen will be a mandatory set piece for participants in the Solo Double Bass Competition during BASS2018Lucca (Italy from 30 July to 5 August 2018.) Instrumentation: solo DB (transposing - written tone lower than actual sound) with orchestra of 2.2.2.2/2.2.2.2/4 + harp/8.6.4.2. Duration 8 mins. Traditional notation. Works should ideally be linked to the composer Francesco Geminiani (from Lucca). Could be several movements with contrasting charactreistics - eg using both cantabile capacities and more technical, virtuosic elements of the instrument. Submit by pdf. No recordings. Include 10 line Bio with contact details. Entry fee EUR 25 (paypal)
E (for enquiries) consiglio.amministrazione@donneinmusica.org
E (for submission) forum@donneinmusica.org
DEADLINE: 27 September 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 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: 22 July 2017