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


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.
E: composeacarol@bfc.org.uk
WEB: www.bfc.org.uk
DEADLINE: 22 October 2018

NEWINTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS, MOSCOW
Composers aged between 14 and 35 years. Two categories: contemporary academic music (ensemble of 3 - 19 players); popular modern classics (ensemble of 3 - 41 players). Instrumentation on the website. Up to 15 mins. Can enter up to 3 works. Up to 10 works will be selected by a jury for the 2nd round where the works will be performed and the prizes decided on 17 November 2018. Transport to Moscow will be provided for composers admitted to the 2nd round. Anon entry. Submit pdfs of scores and optional audio files. Prizes totalling 1,000,000 roubles.
E: news@ccmm.ru
WEB: https://newclassicscompetition.art/en/regulations
DEADLINE: 31 October 2018

RED NOTE COMPETITION (USA)
Three categories: Chamber Ensemble; Full Orchesra; Chorus. May have been performed before but should have been written 2000 or after. Entry fee of US$ 25. Anon entry. Attendance at Festival at Normal, Illinois, is encouraged but not required. Chamber works: Up to 16 instrumentalists and/or vocalists. Up to 15 mins. Prize of $1000 and performance. Full orchestra: Max instrumentation: 3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/perc (4), kybd, timps/strings. Up to 12 mins.  Prize of $750 and performance. Chorus: Mixed choir of 4 - 6 parts with moderate divisi. With or without accompaniment. Up to 15 mins. Prize of $750 and performance.
E: cschimm@ilstu.edu
WEB: https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/red-note/competition
DEADLINE: 1 November 2018

NEWRNCM JOHN GOLLAND AWARD
Composers aged 18 - 30 are invited to submit previously unperformed works for brass band. Up to 8 mins. Up to four will be selected for performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival on 27 January 2019. After performance one composer will receive £500. Applicants must be free to attend the performance in the morning of 27 Jan (Manchester) should their work be chosen. Must cover own travel and accomodation expenses. Instrumentation on the website. Post 3 copies of score and set of parts by post along with application form.
E: harriet.lane@rncm.ac.uk
WEB: www.rncm.ac.uk/john-golland-award
DEADLINE: 30 November 2018

 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S BRASS CONFERENCE
A competition for women composers for a work for solo tuba (unaccompanied or with piano and/or electronics). For undergrad college-level performance. Must be at least 5 mins and written after 1 January 2016. May have been previously performed or published, but not won other compstitions. Anon entry. One work per composer. Open to all women. Prize of US$ 1,500. Winners must attend the IWBC Conference in 22 - 25 May 2019 at Arizona State University. Up to $1000 for expenses. Submissions accepted between 1 Sept - 1 Dec.
WEB: Check website of IWBC
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018

 ZEMLINSKY PRIZE FOR COMPOSITION
Composers born after 1 April 1984. Submit a score of 10 - 15 mins for orchestra of any size. Optional recording (can be MIDI). The prize is a commission for orchestra and ballet of US$ 30,000 + performance, + commercially produced recording. Other prizes of $20,000 and $10,000.
WEB: http://ccm.uc.edu/music/cmt/zemlinsky
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

 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.
E: composerscompetition@srp.org.uk
WEB: www.srp.org.uk
DEADLINE: 15 December 2018

NEW THE GESUALDO SIX COMPOSITION SOMPETITION
Two age categories: 21 and under; 22 and over. A work for six unaccompanied voices (AATTBarB) of 3 - 5 mins. The texts suggested are on the website. They are to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2. The works must be unperformed, not recorded or broadcast in any form. A fund of GBP 1000 is available for the judges to distribute as they think fit. Winning works will be performed at Cadogan Hall, London on 7 March 2019 and considered for publication. Anon entry. Can be submitted by post or by pdf.
E: composers@thegesualdosix.co.uk
WEB: www.thegesualdosix.co.uk/composition-competition
DEADLINE: 18 December 2018

 INTERNATIONAL CLARINET ASSOCIATION AWARD
Unperformed works for clarinet and string quartet. 10 - 15 mins. Anon entry. Send via Dropbox. Must submit score + mp3 (midi). Entry fee: US$ 35. Prize of US$ 1000 and performance in Tennessee, USA in July 2019.
WEB: www.clarinet.org
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.
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

NEWMURAU INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Composers are invited to submit previously unperformed and unpublished works for this festival on the theme of "Breaking New Ground". For mixed choir (SATB) and optional accompaniment by string quintet, optional piano, optional vocal solos. 3 - 5 mins. Language German or English, difficulty: medium. Anon entry. Send score by pdf. Vocal parts available as a piano score. Optional mp3 file. Prizes of EUR 1000 and 700. Composers of selected works will be invited to the festival in April 2019 and given accomodation and meals.
E: office@mimf.at
WEB: www.mimf.at
DEADLINE: 13 January 2019

NEWBRIXWORTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
A competition for women composers. A work for string quartet and piano of 6 - 10 mins. Not previously performed or published. Send only one work. Entry fee: £20. Prize of £500. Anon entry. Send 5 copies by post and one copy by Email.
WEB: brixworthmusicfestival.co.uk/competition.html
DEADLINE: 31 january 2019

NEWWASBE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) is calling for works of high artistic merit for community bands and school/eductional bands. Four categories: 1. Works for band of grades 2 & 3. 6 - 10 mins; 2. Grades 4 & 5, 8 - 14 mins; 3. Symphonic works, grades 5 & 6, 8 - 14 mins; 4. Solos (ww or brass instrument) with band accompaniment. Solo difficulty Grade 5, band grade 3 - 4, 8 - 14 mins. Instrumentation on the website. Must be original, unpublished and not awarded a 1st prize in any other competition. Anon entry. US$30 per entry. Application form, send scores by pdf. Send mp3 (live preferred but can be high quality digital). Selected composers provide all performance materials. Five entries in each category will be selected for the finals. WASBE will organise performances across all continents for the top 3 awards, with option for publication.
E: wasbeoffice@gmail.com
WEB: www.wasbe.org/composition-contest-2
DEADLINES: 8 February 2019 for category 4
                 12 April 2019 for cats 1 - 3.

NEW CLASSIC PURE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Works for solo or duo selected from any western classical symphonic instruments, with or without electronics. Must be unpublished and not won any other competitions. 2 - 15 mins. Must be sent on pdf and have an mp3 audio file (live performance preferred, but can be computer generated). Entry fee of EUR 40. Winning works will be performed in Vienna on 16 May 2019. Up to three winners will be selected. Winners are expected to attend and are responsible for own costs. Prizes of EUR 1000, 750 and 500. Includes recording.
E: classicpurevienna@gmail.com
WEB: www.classicpurevienna.com/composition
DEADLINE: 31 March 2019

CONCOURS DE GENEVE
Works for oboe (and/or cor) with ensemble - "within the frame" of: 1.1.1.1/ 1.1.1.1/ harp, kybds (1 player), perc (2)/ stgs: 1.1.1.1.1. The prize-winning work will be performed by the finalists during the 2020 oboe performing competition.
WEB: www.concoursgeneve.ch
DEADLINE: 2 May 2019

NEW BARLOW PRIZE 2019
The winning composer will receive a commission of US$ 12,000 for a major new work for Pierrot ensemble with percussion and electronics. This will be performed by a consortium of ensembles in 2021. To apply send scores of two works by post (not Email). One should be of a work you consider your best (any insturmentation) and the other should be close to the instrumentation of the competition work. One of these should be no more than 5 years old. Send an audio file (live recordings strongly preferred). Anon entry.
E: barlowendowmnet@byu.edu
WEB: https://barlow.byu.edu/prize-applications-guidelines
DEADLINE: 1 June 2019

OPPORTUNITIES

NEWLSO PANUFNIK COMPOSERS SCHEME

Applications now open for the Panufnik Composers' Scheme in association with the London Symphony Orchestra. It enables composers to develop a 3 minute composition over 12 months including workshops and access to rehearsals and concerts. There will be a public workshop in March 2020 played by the LSO. Selected composers receive a bursary of £1000 and travel costs. Six composers will be selected from a wide range of backgrounds. They will never have had a work performed by orchestra before. Looking for a high level of compositional ability in writing notated work. Must be over 18, be UK-based British nationals or in residence for at least 3 years. Send two scores including one for large ensemble. Supply a reference. Post scores and include pdf and links to audio.
WEB: www.lso.co.uk
DEADLINE: 31 October 2018

NEWBOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CALL FOR SCORES
A call for scores to composers for application to the Composers' Day led by Sally Beamish, on 2 March 2019. Send scores for orchestra of up to maximum: 3333/4331/timps, 2 perc, harp/12.19.8.6.4 up to 8 mins. Or for ensemble of flute/picc, cl/bass, violin, cello, perc (1), piano, up to 5 mins. Composers must be currently resident or studying in the UK and available to attend on 2 March 2019. Scores must not have already had a professional performance or workshop. Only one orchestral and one ensemble piece per composer. Send printed copy by post. For return include stamped addressed envelope.
E: composers@bsorchestra.co.uk
WEB: www.bsolive.com/bsocomposersday2019
DEADLINE: 14 November 2018

 RESIDENCY AT IRCAM, PARIS
Applications for a residency at IRCAM as part of a research team. The residencies are between 2 weeks and 6 months. Will go from Sept 2019 to Dec 2020. Call for proposals.
WEB: ulysses-network.eu
DEADLINE: 21 November 2018

NEWWOMEN, FEMINISTS AND MUSIC CONFERENCE
Call for proposals for the conference: Women, Feministis and Music: Transforming Tomorrow Today. At Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA on 6 - 9 June 2019. Complete submission guide on the website. Scholarly papers, lecture-recitals, and concerts.
E: graduatestudies@berklee.edu
WEB: http://berklee.edu/feminist-theory-music
DEADLINE: 26 November 2018

NEWJAM CALL FOR SCORES
Submit music for choir, brass quintet and organ or any combination of these. Be over 18 and born, living, or studying in UK. Selected compositions will be performed in London on 21 March 2019. Performances will be recorded for use by the composer. Up to 10 mins. Do not submit more than 3 pieces. Must be on paper nad accompanied by a recording (can be computer-generated.)
WEB: www.jamconcert.org/405-2
DEADLINE: 12 December 2018

 CREATIVE MUSICIANS RETREAT
This retreat will be held  at the Walden School in New Hampshire, USA on 16 - 24 June 2018. Applications form composers, teachers and performers. Some financial aid given.
WEB: www.waldenschool.org/creative-musicians-retreat
DEADLINE: 1 December 2018

CALL FOR SCORES FOR TOY PIANO
Call for newly written scores for toy piano (see details on website). Selected entries will be performed at a festival in Como, Italy, on 6 & 7 July 2019. Up to 5 mins duration. Can submit up to 2 works. Submit by Email, with bio. Optional Mp3 file. Entry fee: EUR 30. Composers are encouraged to attend, but must pay their way.
E: masp.toypiano@gmail.com
WEB: https://music-as-play.wixsite.com/toypiano/call-for-scores
DEADLINE: 9 December 2018

NEW LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC PIANO SYLLABUS
Call for scores.to be included in the London College of Music 2021 - 2023 piano syllabus, Grades 1 - 8. LCM conduct piano exams around the world and many pianists will be performing these pieces. Recordings will also be available. Pieces should be written for solo piano, and must be suitable for performance on a standard upright. They will primarily be played by children/young people, so bear in mind re size of hands, stretch etc. They should contain good teaching material. All styles welcome. Each composer may submit up to 3 pieces. Anon entry. Send by pdf. LCM will licence selected works for the syllabus, composers retain copyright.
E: lcm.publications@uwl.ac.uk
WEB: www.soundandmusic.org/resources/opportunities/2018/call-piano-pieces
DEADLINE: 21 December 2018

NEW CALL FOR SCORES, SONG CYCLE
Gregory Wiest, tenor is looking for groups of songs (up to 20 mins) written after 2010, with texts in English. Can be for any combination of tenor, piano and/or double bass. For performance during 2019/2020 season.
E: gwsings@gregorywiest.com
WEB: www.gregoryweist.com/call-for-scores.php
DEADLINE: 31 December 2018

NEWFESTIVAL OF WOMEN COMPOSERS IN COLOMBIA
Call for scores by women composers of a work for guitar quartet. Needs to use all 4 players. No electronics. No restriction on duration. May have been performed before. If published, the organisers are not wanting to pay for the score/parts. Send score by Email as a pdf attachment. Recordings are welcome, but don't send as attachments  - give a link to a streaming service. Three works will be selected for performance at FMMN 10 - 14 June 2019. FMMN is unable to provide funding for travel or accomodation, but could collaborate if the composer is applying to other sources of funds.
E: festivalmmn@gmail.com
WEB: www.festivalmmn.wordpress.com/en
DEADLINE: 31 December 2018

NEW ICEBERG CALL FOR SCORES, NYC
Call for scores for the ensembles Ekmeles (http://ekmeles.com) and Contemporaneoous (https://www.contemporaneous.org). Works may have been performed, recorded and/or awarded. Up to 12 mins. Ekmeles is: sop, mezzo, mezzo, tenor, baritone, bass. Can be subsets of this. Can have electronics. Contemporaneous is: flute, clarinet, piano, perc, vln, vla, cello, bass. Can be subsets of this. No electronics. Performances will be in New York City (Ekmeles on 9 March 2019; Contemp on 26 April 2019). Entry fee: USD 8 (one score) or 15 (2 scores). Not required to attend but welcome to do so. Complete submission form and to submit see website.
E: icebergnewmusic@gmail.com
WEB: www.icebergnewmusic.com/call-for-scores
DEADLINE: 1 January 2019

NEW ARCADY EMERGING COMPOSER COMPETITION (CANADA)
For composers who self-identify as an emerging composer. A new work for solo voice and piano. Will be performed in Canada during 2019/19 season. Compsoer receives a professional quality recording. 3 - 5 mins. May be secular or sacred. Unpublished and unperformed. Rights to texts must be cleared. Can submit up to two works. Send by email and include bio and list of works.
E: info@arcady.ca
WEB: www.arcady.ca/training/composition-competition
DEADLINE: 30 January 2019

NEW WASBE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) open to all composers. Calling for original compositions of high artistic merit for school/educational bands and community bands. WASBE has a vast world-wide network and the aim is to connect composers with bands, publishers and ensembles. Anon entry. Entry fee: US$ 30 per entry.
E: wasbeoffice@gmail.com
WEB: https://wasbe.org/composition-contest-2
DEADLINE: 8 February 2019

CALL FOR WORKS FOR SOLO RECORDER
Kethryn Bennetts is looking for pieces for solo recorder for an ongoing concert series starting Oct 2017. Can involve microtonality, especially quarter-tones and fixed media, preferably for one performer but other instrumental combinations can be considered.
E: kathrynbennetts@mac.com
WEB: www.bennettsbowman.org.uk
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: 20 October 2018