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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: 1. Works for flute and either piano or electronics. 2. Works for flute and one other instrument. 3. Chamber works with 3 - 6 performers featuring flute. All entries must include flute. Suggested length 5 - 12 mins. Anon entry. Entry fee: US$13 per score (extra $1 for online payment). Winning composer from each category receives $250, one or more performances and a live recording. Other entries may also be performed.
DEADLINES: Cat 1: 1 July 2018. Cat 2: 1 August 2018. Cat 3: 1 September 2018.
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.
DEADLINE: 15 August 2018
CHRISTOPHER BROOKS COMPOSITION PRIZE 2018
Composers between 18 & 30 years on 1 Oct 2018. They must live, work, study or have been born in North West England and not be represented by a publisher. The selected composer will write a new work for an ensemble from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra which will be performed in Autumn 2019. Prize of £1000. There will also be an individual program of workshops, masterclasses and education work. See website for how to apply.
DEADLINE: 20 August, 2018
OPERA COMPOSITION COMPETITION
The Bartok Plus Opera Festival in Hungary, is looking for a radically new opera that combines the popularity of musicals with the highest aesthetic aspirations of classical music, to bring back large audiences to the opera house. Submit a work which is completed, but not yet performed on stage with an orchestra. No restrictions on topic, language or length. Three or more works will be selected for the finals to be performed in Hungary in partially staged versions with piano accompaniment later in 2018. The jury will then select the winning work. Composers of shortlisted works will receive EUR 1500 each. Winner gets an extra EUR 4000 and the opera will be fully staged at the Bartok Plus Opera Festival next year.
DEADLINE: 22 August 2018
BARTOK COMPETITION FOR COMPOSITION (HUNGARY)
For composers born after 1 September 1978. A work for solo piano of 5 - 6 mins. Must be unpublished, unawarded, no public performace and no commercial recording. Can submit several works. Entry fee: EUR 50 per work. 12 works will be selected to be put before the international jury. Prizes of EUR 5000, 3000, 2000, Prize winning works will be performed at a Gala Concert at the Liszt Academy, in Budapest, Hungary on 25 November 2018. Composers will be invited and given 2 nights accomodation. Two pieces will be selected to be in the repetoire of the Bartok Piano competition.
DEADLINE: 31 August 2018
A work for two pianos or one piano 4 hands. Up to 5 mins in any style. Must not have been performed, published in any form or awarded in any competition. Extended techniques are permitted. Entry fee, $20. The winner will be performed by Anderson and Roe in a fully produced video with a budget of approx $10,000. This will be extensively promoted on media. Send pdf of score as Email attachment. An optional mp3 recording (live or MIDI). Pay entry fee via PayPal. Do not use Dropbox or similar.
E: Submisson: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 1 September 2018
ORCHESTRE D'ILE COMPETITION, FRANCE
For composers who are younger than 33 on 1 Jan 2019 and who have been on a composition or orchestration course in Europe between 2014 - 2019. Write a work for orchestra on the theme: L'Homme arme. 10 mins. Prize of EUR 2500 includes a masterclass in Nov 2018, performance in March 2019, broadcast and publication.
DEADLINE: 10 September 2018
MOMPOU INTERNATIONAL AWARD, BARCELONA
For composers no older than 35 years on 31 Dec 2018. Work for cello and piano. Must be completely unknown - not performed, published or disseminated in any format. Recommended duration is 10 - 18 mins. Anon entry. Prize of EUR 4,000 and performance and publication. Must be sent by BOTH post and Email. Send 6 copies of score by post and one copy by pdf.
DEADLINE: 11 September 2018
For composers not over 35 years. A work for orchestra (without soloists). 10 - 20 mins. Must be not published, or performed in public or commercially recorded. Anon entry. Send 2 copies of bound score + entry form. Prize of 3,000,000 Yen. Selected composers will be performed and the composers invited to attend. Will be given travel and accomodation.
DEADLINE: 28 September 2018
JINJI LAKE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION, CHINA
Works for orchestra or solo instrument with orchestra. Should combine Western compositional techniques with idioms of Suhou's cultural heritage. The idea is to portray Suzhou as an ancient civilized society yet a modern energized city as complementary strands. Instrumentation up to: 3333/ 4331/ timps +3, hp, strings. No electronics. Should be 8 - 12 mins and composed within the last 3 years. Must not be published, publicly performed or previously awarded. Submit only one work. Anon entry. Six entries will be selected for final stage, which will be performed by the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra on 30 November, 2018. All travel and accomodation expenses will be given to the 6 finalists. Awards of approx equal to US$: 15,000; 9,500; 4,750; 800. Submit pdf and 2 bound hard copies.
30 September 2018
ESOTERICS COMPETITION FOR CHORAL COMPETITION
The Esoterics perform a cappella choral settings of sacred and poetical texts from around the world, found beyond the Western classical canon. Each winning composer receives a commission to write a new choral work to be premiered in the autumn of 2019. Winning composers receive US$ 1000 plus airfare and accomodation to attend the premiere in Seattle, USA. The are 3 categories: international; US citizens; and young (under 30). Send a portfolio of 3 contrasted a cappella choral scores. Must have been composed within last 10 years. Anon entry. No arrangements. No hand-written MS. There are other stipulations. Send by post.
DEADLINE: 30 September 2018
SOUSA/OSTWALD BAND COMPOSITION AWARD
A work for band for an ensemble of mainly wind, brass and percussion. May include keyboard/electronics. Difficulty: Grade 5 or 6. Must have been completed since 1 Oct 2015. Original, no arrangements. Prize of US$ 5000 and performance. Anon entry. Send pdf and mp3 (no MIDI - must be live).
DEADLINE: 1 October 2018
USA HARP COMPOSITION CONTEST
Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp of 6 - 8 mins. Should be unawarded and not commercially recorded. Prize of US$ 2000 and the work will be used as required repertoire for upcoming performance competition. It will also be published. Anon entry. Send pdf of score and mp3 of the work played by a harpist (no digital or midi).
DEADLINE: 15 October 2018
JAZZ ONLINE CONTEST
Amateur or professional: prize of EUR 2000 + gig in jazz club. Fee of EUR 40. Under 25/student: prize of EUR 700. Fee of EUR 10. Upload videos of up to 7 mins. Must be recorded live.
DEADLINE: 15 October 2018
OPUS2018, BRITTEN SINFONIA
Britten Sinfonia are looking for the best up-and-coming compositional talents in the UK. To be selected send a score of one existing work representative of your work, which is for any instrumental chamber ensemble of 3 - 10 players. Send by pdf. Anon entry. Also, a concept proposal for the new commission and a one-minute sketch for the project brief. A recording (computer-generated is acceptable) and completed application form. The winning composer receives a commission to write for the Scottish folk singer, Hannah Rarity and piano quintet. Five short-listed composers will receive a public workshop day, mentoring and chance to work closely with Hannah Rarity. Winning composer receives at least 3 performances, and professional recording and commission fee.
DEADLINE: 19 october 2018
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL CHORUS, CHRISTMAS CAROL COMPETITION
Submit a new, original work which is unperformed. Up to 3 mins. Text must be Xmas-related, out of copyright or with written permission, suitable for a family audience and non-political. Can be submitted as melody only; SATB; A cappella; with basic accompaniment; or orchestrated. Can be submitted as pdf, SIBELIUS file or posted. An mp3 for keyboard or midi can be sent but not required. One carol per composer. Prize of £100 and performance by Brighton Festival Chorus.
DEADLINE: 22 October 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 $10,000.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018
UUNO KLAMI COMPETITION, FINLAND
For composers who are European citizens or permanently resident in Europe. The work will be for small orchestra of at least 20 players and scored for not more than: 2222/2200/01/0/Strings: 6/5/4/4/2. Can include a soloist or voice. No electronics. Not previously performed or published. One entry per composer. 15 - 30 mins. Anon entry. Send 5 copies of score. 3 - 5 candidates will be selected to be present for rehearsal and premieres in Finland in the autumn of 2019. Some assistance given for travel and accomodation. Prizes of EUR 11,000; 9,000 and 7,000. Send scores by post.
DEADLINE: 3 December 2018
SOCIETY OF RECORDER PLAYERS COMPETITION
A work for four recorder players. Original, not previously published. 3 - 6 mins. Anon entry. The professional recorder quartet, Block4 will rehearse with composer and perform the works in the final round at the National SRP Festival in Durham, 13 April 2019. Two categories : open or 18 and under. Prizes of £600, £250 and £150. Entry fee of £25 or £10 for those in full-time education.
DEADLINE: 15 December 2018
INTERNATIONAL CLARINET ASSOCIATION AWARD
Unperformed works for clarinet and string quartet. 10 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Send via Dropbox. Must submit score + mp3 (midi). Entry fee: US$ 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
CONCOURS DE GENEVE
Works for oboe (and/or cor) with ensemble - "within the frame" of: 184.108.40.206/ 220.127.116.11/ harp, kybds (1 player), perc (2)/ stgs: 18.104.22.168.1. The prize-winning work will be performed by the finalists during the 2020 oboe performing competition.
DEADLINE: 2 May 2019
WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS
Different workshops for women at different stages of their careers. One for age 16+ who are in full-time education (or recently finished) and want to give conducting a try; one for music professionals who have little experience of orchestra conducting and would like to add orchestral conducting experience to their folio; one for those who already have some experience of conducting; and one for opera conducting (deadline for this has already passed). There is a fee for each and workshop dates are on the website. Observers can also attend for a small fee.
DEADLINE: Not shown on website.
YOUTUBE PROMOTION OF COMPOSERS OF EPIC CINEMATIC MUSIC
Epic Music Inspires is a YouTube Channel looking for epic music to promote. Must be a subscriber to the channel. Composers retain rights.
Send to: email@example.com
DEADLINE: none given
FLORENCE STRING QUARTET CALL FOR SCORES
A work for string quartet of 5 - 15 mins. Unpublished. Can be performed. Four works will be chosen to be performed in public concert in Florence, Italy on 22 September 2018, and will be published. Three prizes will be awarded for further commissions or performances. Anon entry. Entry fee: EUR 75. Send scores by pdf. Presence of composers is highly recommended. Award of EUR 1000 can be used for travel and/or accomodation.
DEADLINE: 15 August 2018
GLYNDEBOURNE - SUPPORTING FEMALE COMPOSERS
"Balancing the Score" is a new development scheme for female composers. It will offer 4 women a chance to spend two years immersed in life at Glyndebourne. It will be a part-time residency lasting two academic years starting autumn 2018. Applicants should have a post-grad degree or equivalent professional experience. Some pre-existing experience with opera/theatre/writing for voice/improvisation/practical skills in piano or voice or instrument is desired. Also an interest in engaging with the work of the education dep't. Annual bursary of £2000 to cover expenses and opportunity to apply for funds to create works during the residency. Submit references, CV, protfolio of works, application form. If accepted, need to be available for interview on 24 October 2018.
DEADLINE: 17 August 2018
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.
DEADLINE: 25 August 2018
NODUS ENSEMBLE CONCERT SERIES, MIAMI USA
A call for scores for possible performance as part of NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series to be held in November and December. Open to all composers. Works should have a relationship with visual art, design or text/literary references. NODUS Ensemble (up to 5 players in any combination of one on a part, but not string 4tets): flute+, clarinet+, piano, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, DB and one voice part from sop/mezzo/tenor/bass. Or can be for Pakk Calloway Duo (violin and cello). Or electro-acoustic works including the live players available; or installations. Up to two works. Fee of US$ 22 for one or $32.50 for two. Submit online.
DEADLINE: 27 August, 2018
WORKS FOR SOLO VIOLA
There will be a Composers' Day in Aberdeen, Scotland on 3 November 2018 featuring: Writing for Viola. There will be workshops, talks and performances. Garth Knox will lead a masterclass and will select new pieces to perform. Composers are invited to submit works for solo viola for this masterclass. No longer than 5 mins. Can be new or already written, but unperformed. Submit by pdf. Costs £10 to attend and composers must be able to attend.
DEADLINE: 21 September 2018
CALLIANCE OF WOMEN IN MEDIA ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2019
The conference will be held on 7 - 9 February 2019 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. It is titled "Impact". They are now accepting submissions for papers, installations, demos, sound art etc.
DEADLINE: 15 October 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
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 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.
NIEF-NORF FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES
CALL FOR ARTICLES ON WOMEN COMPOSERS
A call for articles to be published in the Kapralova Journal in the Spring (and afterwards). Articles on the subject of women composer/s (past or contemporary) and their music. Can be biographical or analytical. Max. 6000 words. Submission guidelines:
An online directory for professional singers.
2011 YOUBLOOM SONG CONTEST
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR SCORES
ThatNewMusicLibrary is a new online site for unpublished choral scores. The scores will be heavily promoted to college libraries. The site will be password-protected and will be referred by editors with an established reputation in new music. Subscribers to the site will pay a fee, and the composers get 40%, distributed according to time subscribers spent viewing. Music will be protected from being copied or duplicated in any way.
Chris Brubaker E: firstname.lastname@example.org
SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Jaclyn Heyen, a mezzo soprano in USA is looking for repetoire. She wants art songs from women composers.
CHAMBER WORKS FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO
Janina Ehrlich who teaches at Augustana College IL, is looking for chamber works for viola, cello and piano.
SYLVIA WADDILOVE FOUNDATION
Provides grants to charities for educational projects, music composition and performances and other things unrelated to music. Grants available to small charities with turnover less than £500,000 annually, especially charities that will carry out the project themselves, who rely on volunteers and who can demonstrate a successful history of projects. The Trustees meet to consider applications in Jan, April, July and Oct. Applications need to be submitted before the last week in the month before the next meeting.
NEW WORKS FOR ALTO AND BASS FLUTE
Rarescale is always happy to receive new works for alto or bass flute. Feel free to send things for consideration. At the moment they are particularly interested in pieces for alto/bass flute with electronics and/or guitar.
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk www.altoflute.co.uk
HILDEGARD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Hildegard Publishing Company (USA) are launching a series called "Voices of Tomorrow" featuring women composers under 21 years. They are on the lookout for further compositions, so young women are encouraged to send material to the editorial committee for consideration. Would teachers please alert promising students.
All women are invited to contribute to a new web project called "Make your own Herstory"
CALL TO WOMEN COMPOSERS
Donne in Musica in Rome is calling to women composers to send updated Emails addresses, CVs lists of works, and recent photos. If you have not sent updated info in the last year, please re-send.
SOUND SENSE FOR COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
Sound Sense is a professional organisation representing musicians working in the community, helping people make music. If you run workshops or music sessions this is the organisation for you. Free insurance covering planning and carrying out community music activities. Can get criminal record checks at a competitive rate; a respected UK journal of community music; free advertisements on the website and jobs and funding info.
MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION
This foundation is dedicated to improving music education and it focuses on youth. It is accepting applications for:
Schools (non-specialist) to fund music education.
Music students in full-time education to fund instrument purchase.
Music teachers for courses and training.
CABARET FOU: CALL FOR SONGS
Cabaret Fou is looking for songs for ongoing programmes. The ensemble consists of soprano, baritone/compere, clarinet/sax, piano and cello. We provide an arena in which composers can let their hair down and loosen their tongues on contemporary social issues. Submission by email or post with biog and contact info. Email for postal address if desired.
FRANCO-BRITISH FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Diaphonique assists in supporting French contemporary classical music in Britain and British contemporary classical music in France. Projects which involve works composed by living British or French composers of the last 30 years. Financial support can cover concerts, tours, promotion, commissions of new works, composer residences, workshops, scholarships. Application made by organisations and producers, not by the artists.
MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Professional musicians from all musical backgrounds are invited to apply for the new MBF Professional Development Awards of up to £5000. Funding can be used for projects which will inspire musical creativity and develop skills, explore new directions and extend professional knowledge. Musicians who earn their living by performing, creating or teaching can apply at any stage of their career after the first 5 years. Projects can last for a few weeks, up to a year.
SEARY CHARITABLE TRUST
This trust has been set up to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in the UK in all its aspects. Amongst other things it offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, exhibitions or maintenance allowances, tenable at any school, university or other educational establishment approved by the Trustees, to persons
resident in the UK in respect of their musical education. If you think that the Trust may be able to assist you, please apply to the Secretary at:
Cranbourne, 14 Castle Ave, Dover, Kent CT16 1EZ. So far, awards have ranged between £500 and £10,000. The Trustees meet to adjudicate on applications about 3 times a year.
MUSIC ORBIT'S OPEN SPACE
Open Source makes up 60 mins of spnm's monthly Sound Source event at Kings Place. Its curators, Music Orbit, are looking for material to make up their set. It can be in any style, just so long as it is new and evocative. More info on the website. To submit prospective material, send an email entitled "Open Source Application" with mp3 attachments and website info/bio details to the E-address below.
VISBY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR COMPOSERS, SWEDEN
VICC is a working and meeting place for all composers. Composers can apply for residencies in the centre in Gotland, Sweden. All info and how to apply is on the webstie. Can download application form.
Set up in June 2008, Rosa is a new charity which aims to help women and girls turn their ideas into reality. It champions and invests in exciting initiatives to improve the lives of all women and girls in the UK. At the moment Rosa is still growing, with the intention of distributing grants in 2009. In the meantime, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at www.rosauk.org.
FEMALE COMPOSERS' RADIO SHOW
'Hildegard to Hildegard' is a weekly radio show on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in South Devon, UK. The show profiles female composers working in the classical tradition alongside contemporary sound works, with an emphasis on electronic and experimental music, although anything is considered. Submissions are invited (preferably on CD) from female composers who would like their work to reach a wider audience. The station broadcasts on fm in Dartington and Totnes and webstreams to a global audience. All participating composers are listed on blog www.hildegardtohildegard.blogspot.co.uk
Submissions to: Ariane Delaunois or Lucinda Guy, Soundart Radio, Dartington Space, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN, UK
PERCUSSION TRIOS BY WOMEN
Neo percussion (Spain) is looking for percussion trios by women.
Grants with total value of up to £12,500 will be given this year for projects within the UK or overseas lasting, on average, 3 - 8 weeks. The scholarships aim to give opportunities for broadening horizons and must have a musical foundation. Candidates must be aged 25 - 70 and resident in the UK at the time of the application.
ORGAN MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Associazione Italiana Organisti di Chiesa would be happy to have information about organ music by women composers. They would make the information available to a wide network of Italian organists.
Send scores and info to: Adkins-Chiti Foundation, Via Riboty 23, 00195 Rome, Italy
MICHAEL TIPPETT MUSICAL FOUNDATION GRANTS
The trustees have decided to focus on group music making, especially involving young people. Application in writing, with short introductory letter with a project description and budget. The letter should identify the organisation and indiviuals applying and the sum requested. Include aims of project, project leaders, range and number of participants, and project plan, schedule and venue(s). Plans for monitoring and evaluation should be included. Budget needs to show full estimated expenditure and anticipated income from all sources, including applications to other bodies. Give names and contacts for two referees who are willing to support the project. Grants of £500 - £4000.
Contact: Gwyn Rhydderch, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines
Interest free loans for musical instruments from Arts Council England.
Take it Away W: www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway
MUSIC TV CHANNEL SEEKS ARTISTS AND COMPOSERS
MusFlash TV is a newly-launched channel on SKY's channel guide (EPG 375) bringing music news in 8 different music genre programs, including classical. The channel's Classical and Electronic programs are now looking for artists, performers and composers with events or recordings to promote. If you have music videos, short films, interviews, or performance footage please contact.
WELCOME TRUST ARTS AWARDS
The Arts Awards are the Welcome Trust's new funding scheme to support arts projects which engage with biomedical science. They are looking for projects which stimulate interest and debate in biomedical science, and foster high-quality collaborative partnerships across the arts, science and/or education. The Awards provide funding for a range of projects. Small to medium-sized projects of up to £30,000 have several deadlines each year. Large projects of above £30,000 have once a year deadline. The scheme is open to artists, scientists, film-makers, teachers, arts workers etc. Applicants must be based in UK or Republic or Ireland and the activity must be based in either of those 2 countries. Application forms and guidelines are available on the website. Advice can be given about the eligibilty of your project, and should be sought well before each deadline.
DEADLINE: See web, and ongoing.
A professional bass clarinet and piano duo are looking for new and challenging repetoire. Open for duo or works including some other instruments.
COUNTER)INDUCTION CALL FOR SCORES
Counter)induction is an ensemble in NY. They are looking for scores, with preference for those using the core instruments: clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. Send score and/or recordings.
Info: 255 Fieldston Terrace #6-B, Riverdale NY 10471, USA
STONE FORT WIND QUINTET
Stone Fort wind 5tet is accepting submissions for consideration. Works should be scored for traditional wind 5tet: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn. Include score and parts and recording (if av)
Send to: Dr Charles Gavin, SFASU School of MUsic, Box 13043 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3043.
DUO OF FLUTE AND OBOE
The Philadelphia Duet is looking for moderately difficult flute and oboe duet, or trio for fl, cl and ob. Send E-mail, or send score by post.
Philadelphia Duet, 802 S>Mole St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
CALL FOR SCORES
THe ensemble Either/Or based in USA are calling for scores of 1 - 4 players taken from: fl, cl, sax, vln, vc, pno, perc. Particularly want works for piano and percussion. Either/Or is a new music group which focuses on the European avant-garde and American experimentalists and emerging composers. Always interested in new scores. Please send scores by PDF and recordings by compressed mp3/aac. Include: name, address, birthdate, Email, short bio and history of the piece submitted. Only 2 scores per composer.
MICROTONAL GUITAR CALL
David Fiuczynski is a professional guitarist and a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA. He is starting a fretless guitar lab and would like to develop a collection of simple 1/4: 1/6: 1/8: 19- and 31-tone etudes for use by his students.
NEW YORK SYMPHONIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The jazz orchestra is looking for repertoire situated in the crossover jazz/classical/world-music genre. The ensemble features standard big band instrumentation with a string section and classical/ethnic percussion section. All musicians in the ensemble can be given improvising roles. For a complete list of instrumentation including possible doubling, please visit the website. Additional instruments may be arranged if needed. Scores may be sent as: pdf, finale, sibelius, midi file, mp3, or hard copy.
Info: Sonia Jacobsen, PO Box 699, Gracie Station New York, NY 10028, USA.
CALL FOR SCORES - VIOLIN
Monica Germino is searching for pieces for solo violin which include the violinist's voice as well as playing. Can involve singing, speaking, theatrical elements etc. Preferable with one performer but other combinations also welcome. Will be considered for performance and info made available to other performers. Any recording also appreciated.
Info: Monica Germino, Biesboschstraat 26 - 1, 1078 MT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
PRSF/BLISS TRUST GRANTS
The PRS Foundation are offering support for professional development for talented new composers. Their scheme is aimed at the contemporary classical sector in the UK. Special one-off grants of up to £500 to help with costs for promotional recordings, travel, study at summer schools, commissioning costs, or computer equipment.
View guidelines and download application form: www.prsfoundation.co.uk
Large wind ensemble formed in 1995. Consists of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns. Freelance musicians based in London area. Play a broad spectrum of music from unfamiliar to well known. Invites compositions for wind ensemble (22.214.171.124/2, 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: 126.96.36.199,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/188.8.131.52.2. Send scores with bio, E-mail address, recording (CD or tape - required), entry fee US$ 10.00. Return postage for return.
Info: 21st century Young Composers Project, 1341 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60613
BELLAGIO STUDY AND CONFERENCE CENTER
The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, located in northern Italy on Lake Como, is accepting applications for its artist residencies and workshops. Four of each take place each year. Scholars, artists and others may apply. Applicants can be citizens of any country and work in any discipline, providing they have significant and substantial publications, compositions, or other accomplishments to their credit. Composers who apply should anticipate their work at the Center resulting in publication or performance. Deadlines are throughout the year. More information is available by email.
THE BRITTEN-PEARS FOUNDATION
The Britten-Pears Foundation provides grants towards the furtherance of
music by living composers. Grants are awarded to performing groups
and/or concert promoters for live performances, commissions and
recordings. Funding for new commissions is focused on less well-known
and/or young composers. Musical education projects are also eligible
for funding, especially those which deal with new music. In addition,
limited funds have been made available to local community projects.
PRS FOUNDATION FOR NEW MUSIC
A number of bursaries and scholarships are available for classical composers professional development, or for PhD studies in composition.
GUIDE TO ARTS FUNDING IN ENGLAND
The purpose of the guide is to help artists and art organisations navigate the way around the arts funding system in England.
Women in Music gratefully acknowledges the work of composer Jennifer Fowler in providing the Comps & Ops section.
Last updated: 3 August 2018