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

SOUNDS OF MATTER (VIENNA)

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

NEW LISTENPONY COMPETITION
Looking for 4 composers from around UK. Contact if you work, live or were brought up in these areas: Middlesborough/Teesside; Newcastle; Manchester; Birmingham. Selected compsers receive a commission fee of £500 to write a 5 min work for either solo piano or baroque trio (vln, vc, theorbo/lute). Works will be performed in London on 9th May and on tour to each of the 4 areas between 5 - 8 May. Will be recorded professionally. Send work which best represents you. Entry fee: £4.50. Submit 3 works, pdf of score and Soundcloud link . Anon entry.
WEB: www.listenpony.com/commissions
DEADLINE: 16 February 2018

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

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

NEWCOMPETITION PREMIO TRIO DE TRIESTE (ITALY)
For composers under 40 years. 1st prize is a commission. To enter, send one piece already written, which is for chamber music which includes piano. Can be performed or published. Up to 13 instruments. Send by pdf. Entry fee of EUR 30. One composer will be selected for the commission of EUR 13,000 to write 5 short pieces of 4 - 5 mins each, which must be unpublished and have a uniting thematic idea. The pieces will be for: duos - vln + pno; vla + pno, vc + pno, trio of vln. vc, pno and quartet of vln, vla, vc pno. The new pieces will be performed for the first time in public by participants of the performing competition in September 2019, Trieste.
E: info@acmtrioditrieste.it
WEB: www.acmtrioditrieste.it
DEADLINE: 15 March 2018

NEW COMPOSER COMPETITION, ITALY
A competition for the Appassionato Ensemble, Italy. A work for 1 - 5 performers taken from: flute+, clarinet+, violin, cello, piano. 7 - 15 mins. Not published, performed in public nor been awarded prizes. Entry fee: EUR 35. Anon entry. Send by pdf of score. 3 finalists will be performed on 3 June 2018 in Como, Italy. Winner receives EUR 500 and publication.
E: info@polifonie.it
WEB: www.polifonie.it/international-composition-contest
DEADLINE: 21 March 2018

NEW CLASSIC PURE INTERNATIONAL VIENNA
Competition for a solo or duo work, taken from a long list of instruments. Check website for this. No more than 2 players. 3 - 15 mins. Entry fee: EUR 25. Must be unpublished and not have won other competitions. Send scores by pdf and sound by mp3s (can be computer realisation). Three winners will be performed on 27 April 2018 in Vienna. Winners are expected to attend. They pay own costs for this. Prizes of EUR 1000, 500, 250 and recording.
E: verein.culturemeetingpoint@gmail.com
WEB: www.facebook.com/events/1802972130004305
DEADLINE: 23 March 2018

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

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

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

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

NEWHARELBEKE COMPOSITION COMPETITION, BELGIUM
A work for wind orchestra. Max. instrumentation given on website. 15 - 25 mins. Never performed, published, broadcast or awarded. Anon entry. Three finalists will be selected for performance. Finalists will attend rehearsal the day before. Travel expenses will be re-imbursed, but not accomodation expenses. Finalist weekend will be 5 - 7 April 2019. Prizes of EUR 8000, 4000, 2000. Submit by pdf. Application form on website.
WEB: icch.be
DEADLINE: 1 April 2018

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

NEW ANTONIN DVORAK COMPOSITION COMPETITION
In the first round 24 - 36 composers will be selected to advance to the 2nd round. Those composers selected will attend a period of 8 days at the Prague Conservatoire, 22 - 31 July 2018. Composers will be in the group of 18 - 23 years, or 24 -33 years. No electric or microtonal music. All compositions on staff notation. Entry fees: EUR 35 for 1st round; EUR 125 for 2nd round. Total prizes: CZK 150,000.
E: dvorak@iadcc.eu
WEBSITE: www.iadcc.kr
DEADLINE: 6 April 2018

NEW BANAUE COMPOSITION COMPETITION, PHILIPPINES
A call for submission of a work for orchestra inspired by the Banaue Rice Terraces carved into mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines in ancient times. Should be inspied by the Philippine people, traditions, landscapes and dances. Selected composers are required to attend the Music Composition Immersion Program, held on 12 - 25 July 2018 in Manila. Duration: 10 - 15 mins. Max. instrumentation: 3.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/4 perc/12.10.8.6.4.  Never before submitted to a performance org or competition. Total prizes of US$ 18,000 plus travel subsidies.
E: banaue.imcc@gmail.com
WEB: www.banauemusic.org
DEADLINE: 15 April 2018

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

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

NEW BLACK CEDAR SCORES COMMISSIONING
A commission for a work for flute, cello & guitar of 10 - 15 mins. Winner will receive commission fee of US$1500 and professional video recording of performance. Other entrants may receive performance and recording, but no cash award. Entry fee US$10. To submit send a two-minute sample or completed proposed work. Send by pdf.
E: blackcedarmusic@gmail.com
WEB: htttp://blackcedar.biz/repertoire
DEADLINE: 1 May 2018

NEW THAILAND COMPOSERS COMPETITION
Open to composers 35 and younger. Submit work for any combination of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano. 6 - 10 mins. Must have been written in the last 5 years. Not awarded or commercially recorded. One entry per applicant. Anon entry. Send score by pdf and audio by mp3 (can be midi realisation). Six finalists will be invited to Thailand for 6 - 11 August 2018. Will be provided with accommodation, but not travel expenses. One winner receives US£1500.
E: ticfinfo@gmail.com
WEB: www.music.mahidol.ac.th
DEADLINE: 6 May 2018

NEW BARLOW PRIZE 2018
A commission for US$12,000 to compose a major new work for SATB unaccompanied choir of 9 - 12 mins. Will be performed by a consortium of choirs across USA. To support application, send TWO works, hard-copies by post. One should be your best work (regardless of instrumentation), and one should be close to the scoring of the new work. One of these should be no more than 5 years old. Recordings (sent by mp3) are helpful.
WEB: www.barlow.byu.edu
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018

NEW NEW NOTE CROATIA
Work for symphony orchestra: 2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/Timps/Strgs. No electronics. Up to 15 mins. Can be previously performed but not published or commercially recorded or awarded other prizes. Must be composed after 31 December 2011. First prize EUR2500 and concert performance on 28 September 2018. Other prizes EUR 1000 and 500. Entry fee EUR 60. Anon entry. Send score by pdf. Audio realisation by mp3 recommended.
E: sgj@samobor.hr
WEB: www.new-note.com
DEADLINE: 4 June 2018

NEWWILDE LIEDER, MARX
On the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, composers are encouraged to submit works which capture some reflection of his life and work and his ideas' furture development. Marx in his youth published a collection of his own poetry called "Wilde Lieder". Three categories: 1. An ensemble work of up to 6 players with or without soprano OR ensemble of up to 14 players with or without baritone (see website for instrumentation), up to 12 mins. 2. Duo of sop or baritone and one instrument (fl, cl, trp, perc, vln, vc). Up to 8 mins. 3. Sound art/radiophonic work. Up to 10 mins. Premieres of selected works will be given on 1 & 2 September in Trier, Germany. Prizewinners must be present. Later UK premieres in Birmingham. Prizes of EUR 4,000; 3,000; 2,000 in each cateogory. Anon entry. Send 3 copies by post and by pdf.
E: scores@bcmg.org.uk
WEB: bcmg.org.uk/wilde-lieder
DEADLINE: 29 June 2018

NEWWALTER HUSSEY COMPETITION
Open to composers over 16 years. Maximum of 2 entries per composer. The piece should reflect the theme "gold" for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Reading Phoenix Choir. The work should be for a 50-strong mixed voice choir from SATB to SSAATTBB. Can include solo lines. To be performed a cappella. About 3 mins. Any language but if not in English, please provide a translation. Must be not previously performed or published and not part of an existing work. Obtain permission for text if not in public domain. Prize is £750 + performance in 2019.
WEB: www.walterhussey.com
DEADLINE: 1 July 2018

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

NEW 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).
E: harpcomp@indiana.edu
WEB: https://usaihc.org/2018-composition-contest
DEADLINE: 15 October 2018

NEW 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:
E: reneebfisher@nmsnewhaven.org
DEADLINE: 19 January 2019

OPPORTUNITIES

NEWEMILY DICKINSON SETTINGS

If you have settings of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, a class at New York University would be interested to know of it. Settings for soprano and piano (or possibly other instrumentations). Possible performance. Get in touch with soprano, Srephanie Susberich.
E: ss2733@nyu.edu
DEADLINE: 8 February 2019

NEWVISITING FELLOWSHIP, OXFORD
Composers are invited to apply for a Visiting Fellowship to the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford. This provides for a period of residence in Oxford, and research in the Special Collections intended to act as a stimulus to the fellow's composing activity. There will also be a collaboration with the Oxford Lieder Festival for a commission. Send for details of how to apply.
WEB: www.bit.ly/2qq7hQh
DEADLINE: 12 February 2018

NEWLIGETI QUARTET WORKSHOPS
An opportunity to work with the Ligeti Quartet to develop a 6 min piece for string quartet over 2 workshops in Sheffield. They will be held on 27 April and a date in the autumn at the University of Sheffield. Open to residents of UK who are not currently registered in a music degree. Support will be given for travel and accomodation. Submit two anon scores by pdf.
E: cenmas@sheffield.ac.uk
WEB: https://cenmas.wordpress.com
DEADLINE: 12 February 2018

NEWCALL FOR SCORES FOR BAND
Call for scores for the Italian Band of the Carabinieri for a concert in Rome, Spring, 2018. For women composers. Send one score only. Instrumentation, combination of the following: 2 clarinets in Bb, one cl in Eb, 2 oboes or cor anglais. Can be with or without piano. Duration: 6 mins. Can be previously performed. Send score by pdf. No links or audio files. 10 line bio. Fee of EUR 20.
E (info): forum@donneinmusica.org
E: (submit): controcanto@donneinmusica.org
DEADLINE: 14 February 2018

NEWI-PARK RESIDENCY, USA
Now accepting applicatons for 2018 Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency in Connecticut, USA. Composers interested in creating new chamber ensemble works can apply. Five composers are teamed with an ensemble. Each composer spends 2 weeks in daily rehearsals with musicians, shaping and polishing a substantially complete composition for concert readiness. Then there will be performances in Connecticut and New York City. Ensemble this year is the Akropolis Reed Quintet. Residencies are fully funded including meals and $1000 stipend.
WEB: www.i-park.org
DEADLINE: 19 February 2018

NEWGHOST ENSEMBLE CALL FOR SCORES
The Ghost Ensemble is based in New York City and is calling for scores for possible performance in their 2018-19 season. They want scores of 2 - 5 players. Basic core is flute. oboe, accordion, harp, percussion, viola, DB. Can also have voice or other cello, or electronics. Or can be open instrumentation. Send by Email - pdf and if possible, an audio link.
E: submissions@ghostensemble.org
WEB: www.ghostensemble.org
DEADLINE: 1 March 2018

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

NEWSOUND AND MUSIC COMPUTER CONFERENCE, CYPRUS
Composers are invited to submit works for fixed media, installation, or mixed media performance including Chronos Ensemble (fl, cl, perc, pno, vln); Artefacts Ensemble (Vln, vla, cl, sax, perc); and solo piano. Anon entry. Up to 15 mins but works of 10 mins or less are encouraged. One work per composer. If selected you will need to pay registration fee and will be expected to attand the conference. It will be held at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus on 4 - 7 July 2018.
WEB: http://smc2018.cut.ac.cy/submission.html
DEADLINE: 22 March 2018

NEWLONDON CITY CHORUS
An unauditioned mixed choir in London with a summer concert coming up entitled "Songs of Travel". Composers and arrangers are invited to submit scores on this theme. One score per person. SATB or SABar. No divisi and no solos. Either piano accompaniment or a cappella. 2 - 5 mins. Can be already performed or recorded. Any language. If text not in public domain must get permission from copyright holder. The concert will be on 6 July at St Pancras Parish Church, London. Probably will be recorded and recordings given to the composers.  Each selected piece will give composer £100 for permsission to print out a set of copies. Send by pdf or hard copies only.
E: music@londoncitychorus.com
WEB: www.londoncitychorus.com
DEADLINE: 24 March 2018

NEWCALL FOR SCORES, CORNELIUS CARDEW CONCERTS TRUST
Call for scores for a concert dedicated to the New, which Cornelius Cardew embodied. Works for piano quintet (string 4tet with piano). Works will be selected to be performed in a concert at Morley College, London on 5 October 2018. As many works as possible will be performed, so bear that in mind re complexity and length of your submission. Send pdfs of score/parts. Theme of "one world".
WEB: www.cornelius-cardew-concerts-trust.org.uk
DEADLINE: 27 May 2018

NEW CALL FOR SCORES, NEW YORK
Composers are invited to submit works to be considered for possible performance in New York City during the 2018 - 2019 season of North/South Consonance. Can be scored for any solo instrument or voice; string ensembles; or mixed chamber ensembles of up to 18 players. Can include voice, percussion or electronics. Entry fee: US$ 25 per composition. Submit by post or on website. If available audio is helpful. Works not yet performed in New York will be given preference.
WEB: www.northsouthmusic.org/Call-For-Scores
DEADLINE: 1 June 2018

NEW 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.
E: artes.scores@gmail.com
WEB: www.callforscores.com
DEADLINE: 15 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.
E: dan.baas@skynet.be
WEB: www.danbaas.be
DEADLINE: 25 August 2018

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

NIEF-NORF FESTIVAL CALL FOR SCORES

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

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON WOMEN COMPOSERS
A call for articles to be published in the Kapralova Journal in the Spring (and afterwards). Articles on the subject of women composer/s (past or contemporary) and their music. Can be biographical or analytical. Max. 6000 words. Submission guidelines:
WEB: www.kapralova.org/JOURNAL.htm
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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

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

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR SCORES
ThatNewMusicLibrary is a new online site for unpublished choral scores. The scores will be heavily promoted to college libraries. The site will be password-protected and will be referred by editors with an established reputation in  new music. Subscribers to the site will pay a fee, and the composers get 40%, distributed according to time subscribers spent viewing. Music will be protected from being copied or duplicated in any way.
Chris Brubaker  E: chris@thatnewmusiclibrary.com
WEB: www.thatnewmusiclibrary.com
www.thatnewmusicwebsite.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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

CHAMBER WORKS FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO
Janina Ehrlich who teaches at Augustana College IL, is looking for chamber works for viola, cello and piano.
E: janinaehrlich@augustana.edu
DEADLINE: Ongoing


SYLVIA WADDILOVE FOUNDATION
Provides grants to charities for educational projects, music composition and performances and other things unrelated to music. Grants available to small charities with turnover less than £500,000 annually, especially charities that will carry out the project themselves, who rely on volunteers and who can demonstrate a successful history of projects. The Trustees meet to consider applications in Jan, April, July and Oct. Applications need to be submitted before the last week in the month before the next meeting.
WEB: www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charitable-applications/charity-details/the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk
DEADLINE: ongoing

NEW WORKS FOR ALTO AND BASS FLUTE
Rarescale is always happy to receive new works for alto or bass flute. Feel free to send things for consideration. At the moment they are particularly interested in pieces for alto/bass flute with electronics and/or guitar.
E: info@rarescale.org.uk
WEB: www.rarescale.org.uk   www.altoflute.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

HILDEGARD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Hildegard Publishing Company (USA) are launching a series called "Voices of Tomorrow" featuring women composers under 21 years. They are on the lookout for further compositions, so young women are encouraged to send material to the editorial committee for consideration. Would teachers please alert promising students.
E: earmsby@hildegard.com
WEB: www.hildegard.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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

CALL TO WOMEN COMPOSERS
Donne in Musica in Rome is calling to women composers to send updated Emails addresses, CVs lists of works, and recent photos. If you have not sent updated info in the last year, please re-send.
E: forum@donneinmusica.org
WEB: www.donneinmusica.org

SOUND SENSE FOR COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
Sound Sense is a professional organisation representing musicians working in the community, helping people make music. If you run workshops or music sessions this is the organisation for you. Free insurance covering planning and carrying out community music activities. Can get criminal record checks at a competitive rate; a respected UK journal of community music; free advertisements on the website and jobs and funding info.
E: membership@soundsense.org
WEB: www.soundsense.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION
This foundation is dedicated to improving music education and it focuses on youth. It is accepting applications for:
Schools (non-specialist) to fund music education.
Music students in full-time education to fund instrument purchase.
Music teachers for courses and training.
WEB: www.musicsoundfoundation.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

CABARET FOU: CALL FOR SONGS
Cabaret Fou is looking for songs for ongoing programmes. The ensemble consists of soprano, baritone/compere, clarinet/sax, piano and cello. We provide an arena in which composers can let their hair down and loosen their tongues on contemporary social issues. Submission by email or post with biog and contact info. Email for postal address if desired.
E: cabaretfou@googlemail.com
WEB: www.myspace.com/cabaretfou

FRANCO-BRITISH FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Diaphonique assists in supporting French contemporary classical music in Britain and British contemporary classical music in France. Projects which involve works composed by living British or French composers of the last 30 years. Financial support can cover concerts, tours, promotion, commissions of new works, composer residences, workshops, scholarships. Application made by organisations and producers, not by the artists.
E: info@diaphonique.org
WEB: www.diaphonique.org/en
DEADLINE: Ongoing

MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Professional musicians from all musical backgrounds are invited to apply for the new MBF Professional Development Awards of up to £5000. Funding can be used for projects which will inspire musical creativity and develop skills, explore new directions and extend professional knowledge. Musicians who earn their living by performing, creating or teaching can apply at any stage of their career after the first 5 years. Projects can last for a few weeks, up to a year.
WEB: www.mbf.org.uk/professionaldevelopment
DEADLINE: unknown

SEARY CHARITABLE TRUST
This trust has been set up to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in the UK in all its aspects. Amongst other things it offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, exhibitions or maintenance allowances, tenable at any school, university or other educational establishment approved by the Trustees, to persons
resident in the UK in respect of their musical education. If you think that the Trust may be able to assist you, please apply to the Secretary at:
Cranbourne, 14 Castle Ave, Dover, Kent CT16 1EZ. So far, awards have ranged between £500 and £10,000. The Trustees meet to adjudicate on applications about 3 times a year.
Info: gnharby@onetel.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

MUSIC ORBIT'S OPEN SPACE
Open Source makes up 60 mins of spnm's monthly Sound Source event at Kings Place. Its curators, Music Orbit, are looking for material to make up their set. It can be in any style, just so long as it is new and evocative. More info on  the website. To submit prospective material, send an email entitled "Open Source Application" with mp3 attachments and website info/bio details to the E-address below.
E: colin@musicorbit.co.uk
WEB: www.musicorbit.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

VISBY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR COMPOSERS, SWEDEN
VICC is a working and meeting place for all composers. Composers can apply for residencies in the centre in Gotland, Sweden.  All info and how to apply is on the webstie. Can download application form.
WEB: www.centreforcomposers.org
Ongoing

ROSA TRUST
Set up in June 2008, Rosa is a new charity which aims to help women and girls turn their ideas into reality. It champions and invests in exciting initiatives to improve the lives of all women and girls in the UK. At the moment Rosa is still growing, with the intention of distributing grants in 2009. In the meantime, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at www.rosauk.org.

FEMALE COMPOSERS' RADIO SHOW
'Hildegard to Hildegard' is a weekly radio show on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in South Devon, UK. The show profiles female composers working in the classical tradition alongside contemporary sound works, with an emphasis on electronic and experimental music, although anything is considered. Submissions are invited (preferably on CD) from female composers who would like their work to reach a wider audience. The station broadcasts on fm in Dartington and Totnes and webstreams to a global audience. All participating composers are listed on blog www.hildegardtohildegard.blogspot.co.uk
Submissions to: Ariane Delaunois or Lucinda Guy, Soundart Radio, Dartington Space, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN, UK
WEB: www.soundartradio.org.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

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

FINZI SCHOLARSHIPS
Grants with total value of up to £12,500 will be given this year for projects within the UK or overseas lasting, on average, 3 - 8 weeks. The scholarships aim to give opportunities for broadening horizons and must have a musical foundation. Candidates must be aged 25 - 70 and resident in the UK at the time of the application.
WEB: www.geraldfinzi.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

ORGAN MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
Associazione Italiana Organisti di Chiesa would be happy to have information about organ music by women composers. They would make the information available to a wide network of Italian organists.
Send scores and info to: Adkins-Chiti Foundation, Via Riboty 23, 00195 Rome, Italy

MICHAEL TIPPETT MUSICAL FOUNDATION GRANTS
The trustees have decided to focus on group music making, especially involving young people. Application in writing, with short introductory letter with a project description and budget. The letter should identify the organisation and indiviuals applying and the sum requested. Include aims of project, project leaders, range and number of participants, and project plan, schedule and venue(s). Plans for monitoring and evaluation should be included. Budget needs to show full estimated expenditure and anticipated income from all sources, including applications to other bodies. Give names and contacts for two referees who are willing to support the project. Grants of £500 - £4000.
Contact: Gwyn Rhydderch, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
WEB: www.tippettfoundation.org.uk
DEADLINE: Continuing deadlines

INSTRUMENT LOANS
    Interest free loans for musical instruments from Arts Council England.
  Take it Away W: www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway 
 

MUSIC TV CHANNEL SEEKS ARTISTS AND COMPOSERS
MusFlash TV is a newly-launched channel on SKY's channel guide (EPG 375) bringing music news in 8 different music genre programs, including classical.  The channel's Classical and Electronic programs are now looking for artists, performers and composers with events or recordings to promote.  If you have music videos, short films, interviews, or performance footage please contact.
E: roycecronin@musflashtv.com

WELCOME TRUST ARTS AWARDS

The Arts Awards are the Welcome Trust's new funding scheme to support arts projects which engage with biomedical science.  They are looking for projects which stimulate interest and debate in biomedical science, and foster high-quality collaborative partnerships across the arts, science and/or education. The Awards provide funding for a range of projects.  Small to medium-sized projects of up to £30,000 have several deadlines each year.  Large projects of above £30,000 have once a year deadline. The scheme is open to artists, scientists, film-makers, teachers, arts workers etc. Applicants must be based in UK or Republic or Ireland  and the activity must be based in either of those 2 countries. Application forms and guidelines are available on the website. Advice can be given about the eligibilty of your project, and should be sought well before each deadline.
E: arts@wellcome.ac.uk
WEB: www.wellcome.ac.uk.arts
DEADLINE: See web, and ongoing.

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

COUNTER)INDUCTION CALL FOR SCORES
Counter)induction is an ensemble in NY.  They are looking for scores, with preference for those using the core instruments: clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano.  Send score and/or recordings.
Info: 255 Fieldston Terrace #6-B, Riverdale NY 10471, USA
E: info@counterinduction.com
WEB: www.counterinduction.com
Ongoing

STONE FORT WIND QUINTET
Stone Fort wind 5tet is accepting submissions for consideration. Works should be scored for traditional wind 5tet: fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn. Include score and parts and recording (if av)
Send to: Dr Charles Gavin, SFASU School of MUsic, Box 13043 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3043.
Ongoing

DUO OF FLUTE AND OBOE

The Philadelphia Duet is looking for moderately difficult flute and oboe duet, or trio for fl, cl and ob. Send E-mail, or send score by post.
Philadelphia Duet, 802 S>Mole St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
E: hallmanster@gmail.com
Ongoing

CALL FOR SCORES
THe ensemble Either/Or based in USA are calling for scores of 1 - 4 players taken from: fl, cl, sax, vln, vc, pno, perc.  Particularly want works for piano and percussion.  Either/Or is a new music group which focuses on the European avant-garde and American experimentalists and emerging composers. Always interested in new scores.  Please send scores by PDF and recordings by compressed mp3/aac.  Include: name, address, birthdate, Email, short bio and history of the piece submitted.  Only 2 scores per composer.
E: eitherorsubmit@gmail.com
WEB: www.eitherormusic.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

MICROTONAL GUITAR CALL
David Fiuczynski is a professional guitarist and a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA. He is starting a fretless guitar lab and would like to develop a collection of simple 1/4: 1/6: 1/8: 19- and 31-tone etudes for use by his students.
E: guitar@microtonalprojects.co.uk
DEADLINE: Ongoing

NEW YORK SYMPHONIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The jazz orchestra is looking for repertoire situated in the crossover jazz/classical/world-music genre.  The ensemble features standard big band instrumentation with a string section and classical/ethnic percussion section.  All musicians in the ensemble can be given improvising roles.  For a complete list of instrumentation including possible doubling, please visit the website.  Additional instruments may be arranged if needed.  Scores may be sent as: pdf, finale, sibelius, midi file, mp3, or hard copy.
Info: Sonia Jacobsen, PO Box 699, Gracie Station New York, NY 10028, USA.
E: sojay@earthlink.net
WEB: www.symphonicjazz.org
DEADLINE: Ongoing

 

CALL FOR SCORES - VIOLIN
Monica Germino is searching for pieces for solo violin which include the violinist's voice as well as playing.  Can involve singing, speaking, theatrical elements etc.  Preferable with one performer but other combinations also welcome.  Will be considered for performance and info made available to other performers.  Any recording also appreciated.
Info:  Monica Germino, Biesboschstraat 26 - 1, 1078 MT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
E: info@monicagermino.com
WEB: www.monicagermino.com
DEADLINE: Ongoing

 

PRSF/BLISS TRUST GRANTS

The PRS Foundation are offering support for professional development for talented new composers.  Their scheme is aimed at the contemporary classical sector in the UK.  Special one-off grants of up to £500 to help with costs for promotional recordings, travel, study at summer schools, commissioning costs, or computer equipment.
View guidelines and download application form: www.prsfoundation.co.uk
Ongoing.

KALEIDOSCOPE WIND
Large wind ensemble formed in 1995. Consists of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns. Freelance musicians based in London area. Play a broad spectrum of music from unfamiliar to well known. Invites compositions for wind ensemble (2.2.2.2/2, usual doublings and double bass optional.)
WEB: www.kaleidoscopewind.com

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE, USA
A Young Composers Project. ICE is a collective of young dynamic musicians, and invites young composers from around the world to collaborate with a wide range of projects. Currently accepting scores for concert season. Composers under 35. Works may be performed but must be written after 2000. One score per composer. Dur: 4 - 15 mins. Instrumentation: 2 - 10 players. Core is: 2.2.2.1,sax/0/3 harps, pno, perc, voice/2.1.2.2.2. Send scores with bio, E-mail address, recording (CD or tape - required), entry fee US$ 10.00. Return postage for return.
Info: 21st century Young Composers Project, 1341 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60613
Web: www.ICEorg.org

BELLAGIO STUDY AND CONFERENCE CENTER
The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center, located in northern Italy on Lake Como, is accepting applications for its artist residencies and workshops. Four of each take place each year. Scholars, artists and others may apply. Applicants can be citizens of any country and work in any discipline, providing they have significant and substantial publications, compositions, or other accomplishments to their credit. Composers who apply should anticipate their work at the Center resulting in publication or performance. Deadlines are throughout the year. More information is available by email.
EMAIL: bellagio@rockfound.org

THE BRITTEN-PEARS FOUNDATION
The Britten-Pears Foundation provides grants towards the furtherance of
music by living composers.  Grants are awarded to performing groups
and/or concert promoters for live performances, commissions and
recordings. Funding for new commissions is focused on less well-known
and/or young composers. Musical education projects are also eligible
for funding, especially those which deal with new music.  In addition,
limited funds have been made available to local community projects.
Website:http://www.brittenpears.org/?page=about/foundation/grants.html

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


GUIDE TO ARTS FUNDING IN ENGLAND
The purpose of the guide is to help artists and art organisations navigate the way around the arts funding system in England.
www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/publications/3597.aspx


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

Last updated: 7 February 2018