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

 IRINO PRIZE, JAPAN

For composers less than 40 years at end of June 2018. A composition for chamber orchestra scored for 12 - 17 instruments taken from: 1.1.1.1/1.1.1.1/stgs: 2.1.1.1/sax, pno, perc (1), hp. Can be previously performed but not have received any prizes. Up to 15 mins. Prize: 500,000 Japanese Yen. Send score by post. If available an audio CD. Winning piece will be performed by the Tokyo Sinfonietta in its concert series.
E: info@IrinoPrize.jp
WEB: www.IrinoPrize.jp
DEADLINE: 23 June 2018

WILDE 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

MUSIC THEATRE NOW - CALL FOR WORKS
Music Theatre NOW network of the International Theatre Institute along with the German centre of ITI invites submissions for their worldwide competition for creators of new opera and music theatre. Eligible are first productions of new works which have been staged professionally anywhere in the world since July 2015. They can be made by institutions, festivals or individuals. The jury are looking for a broad range. Special attention will be given to musical and theatre vocabulary which originates outside the Western European tradition. Prizewinners will be invited to the meeting of Music Theatre NOW in May 2019 in Rotterdam, NL. Other festivals are also interested in discovering new works there. Former winners have performed at festivals around the world, so it can launch an international career.
E: mtnow@iti-germany.de
WEB: www.mtnow.org/competition
DEADLINE: 30 June 2018

BUSAN COMPOSITION PRIZE, KOREA
A composition of about 10 mins with no limits as to its form or instrumentation. 1st prize is KRW 2,000,000 + performance. Also other prizes.
E: bmimf@hanmail.net
WEB: http://bmimf.co.kr
DEADLINE: 30 June 2018

WALTER 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

NEWFLUTE 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.
WEB: www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com
DEADLINES: Cat 1: 1 July 2018. Cat 2: 1 August 2018. Cat 3: 1 September 2018.

 ALBA ROSA VIETOR COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Submit a work for one singer (sop, mezzo, alto, c-ten, ten, bari, bass) and piano trio (vln, vc pno). Open to composers of 35 and under. Five works will be premiered on 2 December 2018 in Amsterdam. Prizes of EUR 2000, 1000, and audience prize of EUR 1000. Up to 9 mins. Submit only one work. Entry fee: EUR 35. Submit by pdf. Send mp3 audio (live or sample). Must not be performed in public, published, broadcast or awarded.
WEB: http://albarosavietor.com/alba-rosa-vietor-composition-competition-2018
DEADLINE: 1 July 2018

NEWFUTURE BLEND HARP MUSIC COMPETITION
Open to all composers. A piece for solo harp of 3 - 10 mins. Must be new works, unpublished and unperformed. Entry fee: £5. Ten works will be selected for performance and will be premiered at the Hidden Gem Concert in January 2019. There will be 2 winners - a jury prize and an audience prize. Both prizes will be £200 cash to share with the performer, plus publication. Anon entry. Concert will be at Warwick, UK.
E: fbarsby@poppyharp.com
WEB: www.futureblendproject.co.uk
DEADLINE: 1 July 2018

NEW JAZZ AND POP HARP COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Must be new works that are unpublished. Can be original works or arrangements. Up to 10 mins. Written for solo harp or ensemble with the harp in an important role. Should be jazz or contemporary popular idiom. Entry fee: £5. Different categories for under 18 or over 18. Anon entry. Prizes will be performance at Wild Strings Festival and publication for original works, also a Pilgrim Harp 19 string Solidbody Electric Harp.
E: fbarsby@poppyharp.com
WEB: futureblendproject.co.uk
DEADLINE: 14 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

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.
WEB: https://operafesztival.hu/index.php/en/news/1904-key-to-the-future-opera-composition-competition-2018
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.
E: office@bartokworldcompetition.hu
WEB: www.bartokworldcompetition.hu/en/home
DEADLINE: 31 August 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.
E: competition@suzhousso.com
WEB: www.suzhousso.com/WebPage/IndexEN
30 September 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).
E: harpcomp@indiana.edu
WEB: https://usaihc.org/2018-composition-contest
DEADLINE: 15 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

 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.
E: klamicompetition@kymisinfonietta.fi
WEB: www.klamicompetition.fi
DEADLINE: 3 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.
E: xenakis@auth.gr
WEB: http://xenakis.web.auth.gr
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:
E: reneebfisher@nmsnewhaven.org
DEADLINE: 19 January 2019

OPPORTUNITIES

NEWWORKSHOPS 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.
WEB: www.royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/performers/women_conductors/workshops
DEADLINE: Not shown on website.

NEWYOUTUBE 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: epicmusicinspires@gmail.com
WEB: www.youtube.com/channel/UCPgUa3BS3m59pnjR371eiiw/featured?view_as=subscr...
DEADLINE: none given

NEW MUSIC FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, FEMALE COMPOSERS

A call for scores open to 1. Girls aged 8 - 18. 2. Women composers. Theme of human rights. Can be solo instrument; solo voice with 1 - 4 instruments; choir SATB with or without piano; ensemble of 8 - 12 players. Can have been previously performed. Where text is used, include English translation. Traditional notation only. Send one work only. Submit by pdf, marked: GWIM4HumanRights. 10 works will be selected for performance and recording in Rome, Italy on 5 November 2018. Send for full details.
E: controcanto@donneinmusica.org
E: GWIM4HumanRights@hotmail.com
WEB: www.donneinmusica.org
WEB: www.standup4humanrights.org/en/highlights_15.html
DEADLINE: 30 June 2018

NEWSTREETWISE OPERA
Applications for composer-in-residence has been extended.
WEB: www.streetwiseopera.org
DEADLINE: 1 July 2018

NEW NEW MUSIC FOR WINDS CONCERTS IN LONDON
Call for pieces for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, trombone, with piano and/or electronics. Usual doublings. One person per part. Any combination except trios is welcome, but particularly seek music written for 4 or more players. Scores will be considered for concerts in London, September to November 2018.
Post scores to: 119 Woolstone Road, London SE23 2TQ, UK. Include all contact details.
E: Catherinepluygers@hotmail.com
DEADLINE: 14 July 2018

NEW CALL FOR SCORES FOR SMALL STRING ORCHESTRA
Scores for small string orchestra will be considered for a concert in London on 30th November 2018.
Post scores to: 119 Woolstone Road, London SE23 2TQ, UK. Include all contact details.
E: Catherinepluygers@hotmail.com
DEADLINE: 14 July 2018

COMING UP FOR AIR - SINGLE BREATH
A request from flautist, Kathryn Williams. She would like composers to submit a piece limited to a single breath (one inhale and exhale without circular breathing). Can be for any type of flute (C flute, alto, picc, bass), electronics, objects, voice and breath. She will include as many as possible in  concerts and for a forthcoming album. She has so far received a lot more responses from male composers, so would particularly like more submissions from female composers.
E: kathryngwilliams@gmail.com
WEB: www.kathryngwilliams.com/coming-up-for-air.html
DEADLINE: 15 July 2018

NEWSCOTTISH BASED ARTISTS
Cryptic Nights are looking for emerging artists based in Scotland who create high quality, innovative visual work with original music or sound-based elements. Particularly interested in submissions which use technology in new and creative ways. Guaranteed min fee of £500 per performance/installation with support and advice including marketing. Travel and accomodation for those who live outside Glasgow. See website for guidelines and application.
E: crypticprojects@gmail.com
WEB: www.cryptic.org.uk
DEADLINE: 16 July 2018

FUNDED PHD OPPORTUNITY
For UK and international students. A funded PhD available to research National and global networks in electronic music 1945 - 1967. At the cross-section of social history, economic history and history of technology. Individual versus collective invention. Universities of York and Leeds.
WEB: www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BJH694/phd-studentship-national-and-global-networks-in-electronic-music-1945-1967
DEADLINE: 23 July 2018

 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

NEWNODUS 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.
E: info@newmusicmiami.org
WEB: www.newmusicmiami.org
DEADLINE: 27 August, 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.
WEB: www.waldenschool.org/creative-musicians-retreat
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.
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 June 2018