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Sun 11/01/20 RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Compe... Now in its fourteenth season, the RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State ...
Sun 11/01/20 Gilgamesh International Composition Competiti... The Epic of Gilgamesh, from ancient Mesopotamia, begins with five Sumerian poems...
Sun 11/01/20 3rd International New Vision Composition Comp... The 22nd International Chopin and Friends Festival proudly announce the The 3rd ...
Fri 11/20/20 2021 Mizzou International Composers FestivalThe Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the 12th Annual Mizzou In...
Tue 12/01/20 String Quartet Smackdown VIIEvery Fall, composers of every experience level from around the globe are invite...
Tue 12/01/20 Flute New Music Consortium Composer Mentorshi...  ​The Flute New Music Consortium is thrilled to announce the FNMC Composer Men...
Sun 12/13/20 8th Sampo Composition Contest & ResidencyMusinfo is pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Composition Contest and...
Thu 12/31/20 New York City Contemporary Piano SymposiumNew York City Contemporary Piano Symposium The New York City Contemporary Piano...
Sun 01/31/21 Symphonia Caritas Composition Competition for... Symphonia Caritas is pleased to announce the 2021 Composition Competition for Fi...


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RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Fee: 25

Application Web Link

Now in its fourteenth season, the RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music. The competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. This year there are two categories: Category A (Works for Chamber Ensemble) and Category B (Works for String Orchestra).







Gilgamesh International Composition Competition

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Fee: $15 USD

Application Web Link

The Epic of Gilgamesh, from ancient Mesopotamia, begins with five Sumerian poems about Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (c. 2100 BC). The Epic is recorded on a set of twelve clay tablets dating to the seventh century BC, found in the Library of Ashurbanipal in the Assyrian capital of Nineveh. Gilgamesh became the hero par excellence of the ancient world—an adventurous, brave, but tragic figure symbolizing man's vain but endless drive for fame, glory, and immortality. We are looking for chamber music that is inspired by the story of Gilgamesh and Assyrian culture.

-Eligibility: Any composer regardless of age, nationality or professional level is eligible.

-Instrumentation: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-8 performers may be submitted. One Instrument per player: Flute (Piccolo), B-flat Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), French Horn, Violin, Cello, Harp, Percussion (List of available percussion instruments) & Duduk.

-Duration: 5-8 minutes maximum; multi-movement works accepted.








3rd International New Vision Composition Competition Third Edition

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Fee: 15

Application Web Link

The 22nd International Chopin and Friends Festival proudly announce the The 3rd International “New Vision” Composition Competition. Submitted compositions will be judged in 4 Solo categories for: Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Horn by a screening panel of: Jakub Polaczyk (Polish composer, Artistic Director of Festival Chopin and Friends, faculty at the New York Conservatory of Music), guest composers: Maurizio Sotelo, (Spanish composer, faculty at the Catalonia College of Music in Barcelona), Eduardo Caballero (Mexican composer, faculty at The Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte), Xiao Hu, (Chinese composer, faculty at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music), Jan van Landeghem (Belgian composer, faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels) and performers: David Whitwell (NYC), Joe Drew (NYC), Jacek Muzyk (Buffalo/NY), Laurent Estoppey (Switzerland/Greensboro, NC).
The theme would be "Isolation and Connectivity”. During the festival there will be online short chat with composer and, and the winner that will be published on the NYDAI Festival YouTube Channel.
The winning pieces from the competition will be streamed online after that the Grand Prix piece will be judged by audience on the festival website and will be performed live during the next edition of the Festival in NYC.
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded cash prize 400$ and the piece will be also painted by Brazilian synesthesia artist - Stephanie de Paula and composer will receive a recording and a poster of his piece, additionally it will be also uploaded on the festival website.








2021 Mizzou International Composers Festival

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 20, 2020
Fee: 22

Application Web Link

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the 12th Annual Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 26 – 31, 2021 on the campus of the University of Missouri. Activities for resident composers begin in the evening on Friday, July 23.

Four composers from around the world will be selected through a portfolio application process to compose a work to be performed by the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound. Composers will take part in discussions and lessons with guest composers Chen Yi and David T. Little; take part in workshops with Alarm Will Sound and receive a professional live recording of the premiere performance of their work.

We acknowledge that COVID makes future conditions difficult to predict. If it is not safe to host the festival in-person on our campus, we will offer resident composers a virtual experience: presentations, lessons, and workshops over Zoom; an online reading/recording session by Alarm Will Sound; and live-streamed concerts. The festival is exploring hybrid online/in-person options as well. Should we need to host the festival entirely online, all selected resident composers will be invited to return to the festival in 2022 or a future year.

The four selected resident composers will be expected to compose a work for Alarm Will Sound’s complete instrumentation, see below, lasting up to 8 minutes in duration. Each selected resident composer must submit a finished preliminary score by April 20, 2021 for review by Alarm Will Sound, and professionally prepared scores (2) and parts of the final work are due by May 11, 2021.

Festival tuition, room, and board for each selected composer will be provided through the generous contributions of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Selected composers will need to pay for transportation to and from Columbia, MO.

To apply:

Complete the online application process here: https://app.getacceptd.com/mizzou
• Under the Program Groups tab, select 2021 Mizzou International Composers Festival
• Under the Program tab, select Online Application
Follow the Online Application Guidelines:
• Pay the $22.00 application fee.
• Upload three scores of original works with contrasting instrumentation. One score must be written for chamber orchestra or large ensemble. If you have a piece scored for Alarm Will Sound’s instrumentation, listed below, please include that work as one of the three submitted scores.
• Label all scores with your name and contact information.
• Upload recordings of the same works. Live recordings preferred but MIDI recordings are accepted.
• Upload a Resume (two page maximum)
Applications are due by November 20, 2020.


Please direct questions regarding the festival to Jacob Gotlib, Managing Director: gotlibj@missouri.edu.

Please visit the festival's website at composersfestival.missouri.edu








String Quartet Smackdown VII

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Every Fall, composers of every experience level from around the globe are invited to submit through an open, no-cost entry process. Following submission, a diverse panel of judges selects sixteen compositions to be performed at the String Quartet Smackdown, which takes place in February in Austin, TX.

A professional string quartet performs the pieces, and the audience votes on their favorite piece using their cell phone. After four rounds, a winner is chosen!

ALL sixteen finalists receive a professional studio recording of their piece, and the winner takes home a cash prize!

Submissions are open through 11:59 PM CST on December 1. The form is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese.








Flute New Music Consortium Composer Mentorship Program

Category: Commission/Mentorship Opportunity
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link


​The Flute New Music Consortium is thrilled to announce the FNMC Composer Mentorship Program. This exciting new initiative will provide a BIPOC or LGBTQ+ composer with a $1,000 stipend, regular mentorship from FNMC community members, and high-quality recordings from live performances of the resulting works.

​This mentorship program is open to composers who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Interested composers should provide a PDF of two scores and accompanying audio (MIDI is acceptable!) that demonstrate their overall compositional style. At least one of the works should demonstrate the composer’s woodwind writing.

Applicants will submit a 2-3 minute video introducing themselves. What brought you to composition? What composer(s) is/are your biggest inspiration(s)? What excites you most about writing for the flute? We’d like to get to know you a bit.

Applicants will be asked for the names, emails, and phone numbers of two personal references who can speak to their professionalism, communication, and organizational skills. Please let the references know to expect an email from us during the evaluation process.

Finally, composers should submit a brief written description of an idea for a solo flute work.

This mentorship program does not have an age limit, but is intended to provide support for composers who are in the early stages of their profession. As such, previous FNMC commissions or composition competition winners are not eligible.








8th Sampo Composition Contest & Residency

Category: Competition
Deadline: December 13, 2020
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Musinfo is pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. With this initiative Musinfo supports the work of contemporary composers in the field of live-electronic. The residency will take place during the 2021 Art & Science Days in Saint-Etienne.

The winning composers will receive a commission from Musinfo to compose a new work for an acoustic instrument and Sampo. Sampo is an electronic device made for any musician or composer to expand the sound field of an acoustic instrument.








New York City Contemporary Piano Symposium

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Fee: $15.00

Application Web Link

New York City Contemporary Piano Symposium

The New York City Contemporary Piano Symposium seeks submissions for our spring 2021 concert at Columbia University with pianist Baron Fenwick. Featuring the works of 6-10 selected composers, the concert will take place at Columbia’s beautiful St. Paul’s Chapel in Uptown Manhattan in collaboration with their longstanding series, Music at St. Paul’s, and The Downtown Brooklyn Chamber Music Festival. Each selected composer will receive a high-quality audio and video recording of their performance. Composers are encouraged, but not required, to attend the event.

Awards:
• 6-10 winners will receive a performance and professional recording of their work at our spring 2021
Columbia University concert with Baron Fenwick

• All applicants will receive feedback from the curation team, plus future programming consideration


Requirements/Information:
• This call is open to all composers

• Works must be scored for solo piano

• All musical aesthetics are welcome

• Works must not exceed a duration of 15 minutes

• Works need not be premieres nor be composed specifically for this project

• Up to three entries per composer are permissible, each requiring a separate entry fee

• Composers are welcome to attend the performance; regrettably we are unable to offer travel stipends

• The concert will take place in May or June 2021

• Entry fee of $15 payable through PayPal to SubmissionsNYCCPS@gmail.com


Submission Instructions:
• Send cleanly-formatted scores in .pdf format to SubmissionsNYCCPS@gmail.com

• Include your PayPal receipt as proof of payment with your submission

• All entrants will be notified of their status on or before 02/01/21

• This call is not anonymous

• Recordings/MIDI files are not required


About Pianist Baron Fenwick:
Awarded silver medal in the 2019 Sendai International Music Competition, Baron Fenwick has emerged as a leading pianist of his generation.
At 25 years old, he regularly performs with orchestras around the world, this season including the Flint Symphony, the South Shore Symphony, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, and the Sendai Philharmonic, among others. He performed with the Mannes Orchestra after winning the 2018 Mannes Concerto Competition. After recently making his debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, his 2018-2019 recital season brought him to cities from New York to Beijing, and many others.
Baron Fenwick received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music as a student of Vladimir Feltsman and Pavlina Dokovska. Originally from Boone, North Carolina, he now lives in New York City.

Meet Baron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZctDurTtSfE








Symphonia Caritas Composition Competition for First-Generation College Students

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Symphonia Caritas is pleased to announce the 2021 Composition Competition for First-Generation College Students. All first-generation students, from first year undergraduate to graduate, who are currently enrolled at a United States accredited institution are invited to apply. Applications will open Oct. 27, 2020 and close Jan. 31, 2021. First prize is $1000 and a performance of a work by Symphonia Caritas. A second place prize of $200 may be awarded.





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