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Mon 10/21/19 HPO Composer FellowshipThe Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the Ontario Region of...
Thu 10/31/19 Emerging Composer PartnershipThird Coast Percussion will choose one emerging composer to collaborate in the c...
Thu 10/31/19 Sampo artist residency (solo performers)In an effort to support the creation and interpretation of contemporary music, M...
Thu 10/31/19 Sampo artist residency (solo performers)http://musinfo.fr/en/creation/residency
Fri 11/01/19 String Orchestra Sight Reading Composition Co... The purpose for this project is to provide original compositions annually for yo...
Fri 11/01/19 improvise opera scoreI have written a libretto which in opera terms my might be seen as text heavy. ...
Fri 11/01/19 2019 Modern Pibroch LibraryAnnual call for new works of Ceol Mor
Fri 11/01/19 CEME 2020 - CONTEMPORARY ENCOUNTERS MEITAR EN... MASTER COURSE FOR COMPOSERS 29.12.19 - 4.1.20 Helmut Lachenmann (Germany) Ph...
Fri 11/15/19 2020 Mizzou International Composers FestivalThe Mizzou New Music Initiative is now accepting applications for 8 resident com...
Wed 11/20/19 Musica Prospettiva 2019-20 - International Ca... International call for compositions to be performed during the Festival Musica P...
Sun 11/24/19 Call for Electroacoustic Works 2020With this opportunity, RMN Classical aims to discover contemporary music compose...
Sun 11/24/19 Microtonal Works for Recorder(s), MicroFest P... Microtonal compositions for recorder(s) are sought for a concert in Prague on Sa...
Sat 11/30/19 KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 2020Kwidzyn Foundation Phasma-Music proudly announces KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD ...
Sun 12/01/19 2nd annual Siena Choral Composition Competiti... A choral composition competition open to composers of any level. Must be a U.S. ...
Sun 12/01/19 Astoria Choir: Works by Women ComposersThe Astoria Choir invites women composers to submit works for its sixth annual s...
Sun 12/01/19 Astoria Choir: Works by Women ComposersThe Astoria Choir invites women composers to submit works for its sixth annual s...
Mon 12/02/19 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020 (New York City)ensemble mise-en is thrilled to annou...
Sun 12/08/19 Microtonal Works for Schallfeld Ensemble, Mic... Microtonal compositions for ensemble of three or four are sought for a concert i...
Sun 12/15/19 Assistant Professor of Jazz StudiesThe School of Music in the College of the Artsat California State University, Fu...
Sun 12/15/19 NACUSA 41st Annual Young Composers' Competiti... Score call: NACUSA 41st Annual Young Composers' Competition
Sun 12/15/19 Applications for the Nief-Norf Summer Festiva... The nnSF Performance, Composition, and Music Technology Performance Workshops in...
Sun 12/15/19 Microtonal Works for Horn, MicroFest Prague 2... Microtonal compositions for horn are sought for a concert in Prague on Saturday ...
Tue 12/31/19 flute and accordion duoFlute and accordion duo Artina announces an opportunity for composers of any age...
Tue 12/31/19 Additive Color Ensemble Call for ScoresThe Additive Color Ensemble is proud to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. ...
Tue 12/31/19 TWO MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, ... Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance an...
Tue 12/31/19 THREE MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo... THREE MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute), cello an...
Sun 01/05/20 Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame L... The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition...
Wed 01/15/20 THE NNSF20 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORESThe nnSF20 Call for Scores invites submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-...
Fri 01/17/20 8SW Composer Competition 2020Building on its advocacy for new music, Eight Strings & a Whistle launched its f...
Fri 01/31/20 Lake George Music Festival Composition Compet... The Lake George Music Festival is a strong supporter of contemporary classical m...
Fri 05/15/20 Choral Composition Contest for Teen Women in ... Indianapolis Women's Chorus announces the 2019-2020 Emerging Voices Choral Compo...
Mon 06/15/20 2020-2021 Association of Concert Bands Young ... This composition contest is intended for young composers (30 or under) who are w...


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HPO Composer Fellowship

Category: Artistic and Professional Development for Composers
Deadline: October 21, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the Ontario Region of the Canadian Music Centre, announces its Composer Fellowship Program for the 19-20 Season. The program is aimed at connecting early-career composers with professionals in the orchestral world to nurture and develop new skills through mentorship and the creation of a new work. Two Ontario-based composers will be chosen as the 2019-20 HPO Composer Fellows: one emerging composer 25 or under and one emerging composer over 26. There is no application fee. Selected composers receive an honorarium for their participation.







Emerging Composer Partnership

Category: composition collaboration opportunity
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Third Coast Percussion will choose one emerging composer to collaborate in the composition of a new work for percussion quartet. This will be a true partnership, with open communication between both performers and composer at every stage of development. The chosen composer will be given an honorarium and attend at least three rehearsals as well as the premiere of the work on Third Coast’s Chicago season.

The winning composer will be chosen through review of: musical score, resumé, questionnaire, letter of recommendation, recordings, and optional artistic statement.








Sampo artist residency (solo performers)

Category: Residency
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

In an effort to support the creation and interpretation of contemporary music, Musinfo association organizes a residency for soloists who wish to transcend the sound boundaries of their instrument with the Sampo.

Intended for performers of any instrument, the Sampo (www.sampo.fr) is an extension whose purpose is to widen the sound field of an acoustic instrument. It allows to deepen the musical expression in any place and in complete autonomy.

The purpose of the residency is to hold a concert for the creation of the works of the composers who won the Composition Contest for Acoustic Instruments and Sampo. The concert program will be composed of the creations as well as repertoire pieces chosen by the performer in collaboration with Musinfo. The concert will be fully performed with a Sampo.








Sampo artist residency (solo performers)

Category: Call for musicians/ensembles
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

http://musinfo.fr/en/creation/residency







String Orchestra Sight Reading Composition Contest 2020

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

The purpose for this project is to provide original compositions annually for young string orchestras to sight read that accurately follow guidelines set for each specific graded level of technical and musical difficulty.

Specific information about string orchestra composition requirements for grade levels .5 - 4 can be found on the subsequent pages. Pieces that do not follow the requirements will be discarded or possibly sent back to the composer for revision.








improvise opera score

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

I have written a libretto which in opera terms my might be seen as text heavy.

My idea is to set up a workshop (education?) where a score can be built by improvising (under the direction of a composer).








2019 Modern Pibroch Library

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Annual call for new works of Ceol Mor







CEME 2020 - CONTEMPORARY ENCOUNTERS MEITAR ENSEMBLE

Category: MASTER COURSE FOR COMPOSERS
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Fee: 500 euros

Application Web Link

MASTER COURSE FOR COMPOSERS

29.12.19 - 4.1.20

Helmut Lachenmann (Germany)

Philippe Leroux (Canada)









2020 Mizzou International Composers Festival

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Fee: 22

Application Web Link

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is now accepting applications for 8 resident composers to take part in the 2020 Mizzou International Composers Festival (MICF), which will be held July 27 - Aug 1, 2020 on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Eight composers from around the world will be selected through a portfolio application process to compose a work to be performed by the internationally-acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound. Composers will participate in discussions and master classes, take part in workshops with Alarm Will Sound, and receive a professional live recording of the premiere performance of their work. Composers selected as resident participants for the festival will be expected to compose a work for Alarm Will Sound’s complete instrumentation (see below), lasting up to 8 minutes in duration.

Additionally, composers will also participate in presentations and private lessons with the festival's two distinguished guest composers, Chen Yi and David T. Little.

Please direct questions regarding the festival to Jacob Gotlib, Managing Director, phone 573-884-9478 or e-mail gotlibj@missouri.edu.








Musica Prospettiva 2019-20 - International Call for Scores

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 20, 2019
Fee: 10€

Application Web Link

International call for compositions to be performed during the Festival Musica Prospettiva 2019-20.

PRIZES
– € 500
– accommodation at Torrita di Siena (Italy)
– performance of the selected compositions
– live audio recording
– composition added to repertoire for future performances

ELIGIBILITY
Open to composers of any age and nationality

INSTRUMENTATION
From SOLO up to 5 instruments or ANY SUBSET:
–Mezzo-soprano
–Cello
–Percussion
–Soprano
–Piano

DEADLINE
November 20th, 2019









Call for Electroacoustic Works 2020

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 24, 2019
Fee: Early Bird £37, Regular Price £65

Application Web Link

With this opportunity, RMN Classical aims to discover contemporary music composers that create original works using electronics - and all its ramifications - in innovative ways. RMN Classical mission is to promote talented composers and outstanding productions that would otherwise remain under the radar.

This opportunity is addressed and opened to any composer regardless of age and country of residence.

This project is ideal for those composers - at various stage of their career, both up and coming and established academics - that would like to see their work published in a contemporary music album specifically produced to showcase and promote contemporary music.

The track(s) submitted are intended to be mainly of electronic music and can include real acoustic instruments with live processing of sound, voices or percussions. The works can have jazz, pop rock, world or other influences and flavours but please note that works should mainly be based in the field of contemporary electronic music.

The winners will be featured in an album release produced by RMN Classical released worldwide through RMN Music. This release will be distributed on a high-quality edition on all the available platforms among which Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora and many others.

The composers will retain the copyright in their work and will get a share of the sales of the album.

In addition, RMN Music is happy to include, high-quality design of the cover artwork, licensing and copyright clearance. Additionally, there will be the opportunity for synchronisation and licensing (tv and media), and optionally, depending on demand, physical distribution and manufacturing of the album will also be considered. The release and all the winning works will also be added to the Sound and Music Archive of the prestigious British Library (London, UK).

The deadline will be November 24, 2019, and the application fee will be divided into discounted Early Bird fee (ending October 13, 2019) and Regular fee (ending November 24, 2019).

Application will be through the Application Form and each applicant can participate with more than one work. The required material include: the recording, the score (where available), notes about the composition, composer’s biography and a small photo of the composer.








Microtonal Works for Recorder(s), MicroFest Prague 2020

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 24, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Microtonal compositions for recorder(s) are sought for a concert in Prague on Saturday 25th of April, 2020. The music will be performed by recorder player Linnéa Sundfær Casserly (NOR/FIN) in a recital concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for one performer on one or two recorders and include microtonality. Stereo “tape” electronics is available. The performer is also a soprano singer. Read more at https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/home/recorder-call-for-works








KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 2020

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Fee: 25 Euro

Application Web Link

Kwidzyn Foundation Phasma-Music proudly announces KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 2020.
The International Composers’ Competition KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time. The composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concerts during the IV Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival.
Deadline for entries: November 30th, 2019.
Final Concerts: April 23rd & 24th, 2020, in Kwidzyn, Poland.
Subject of the Competition:
Only compositions for flute and piano will be considered.
Use of tape and live electronics is not permitted.
Duration: about 5 minutes.








2nd annual Siena Choral Composition Competition

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

A choral composition competition open to composers of any level. Must be a U.S. citizen. Full parameters and process are available on the entry form (Google Poll). The winning work will receive a $450 prize, and a premiere by Clare Ensemble Singers, a professional level chamber choir in residence at Siena College. Questions? E-mail ces@siena.edu







Astoria Choir: Works by Women Composers

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Fee: $10.00

Application Web Link

The Astoria Choir invites women composers to submit works for its sixth annual score call to be programmed on the choir’s Women In Song concert on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Details:

- This call is open to all composers who identify as female.
- Composers must reside in the Northeast United States (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, or DC).
- Works must be written for mixed choir and can be a cappella or with piano accompaniment.
- Works of any length are welcome; however, the choir may choose to perform a movement or excerpt of longer works.
- Composers may submit multiple works with each work sent as a separate submission with a separate submission fee.
- Up to three works may be chosen.
- Electro-acoustic works will not be considered.
- Works previously selected in TAC’s score calls are ineligible; however, those composers may submit different works.
- Each selected composer will be invited to attend a rehearsal and meet with the choir.
- Composer(s) are highly encouraged to attend the concert. No additional funding is available for travel costs.

Submission Process:

- Please submit using our website: http://www.astoriachoir.org/call-for-scores
- An anonymous copy of the full score as a PDF, free from any identifying markings including name, commissioning party, and/or dedication
- An anonymous recording of the work as an .mp3 file or link to streaming audio in Google Drive or Dropbox. MIDI realizations are permitted.
- Information Sheet with the following details, as a separate PDF
- Composer’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address
- Title and duration of work
- Statement of permission for the composer’s use of text or that the text is in public domain
- Submission Fee: $10, payable through PayPal

Award:

- $250 for each selected composer and performance of the work
- Digital recording of the performance for promotional and archival use
- Selected composer(s) will be notified via e-mail by January 6, 2020, and announced on our social media platforms and website

Deadline: December 1, 2019
Questions: callforscores@astoriachoir.org








Astoria Choir: Works by Women Composers

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Fee: $10.00

Application Web Link

The Astoria Choir invites women composers to submit works for its sixth annual score call to be programmed on the choir’s Women In Song concert on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Details:

- This call is open to all composers who identify as female.
- Composers must reside in the Northeast United States (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, or DC).
- Works must be written for mixed choir and can be a cappella or with piano accompaniment.
- Works of any length are welcome; however, the choir may choose to perform a movement or excerpt of longer works.
- Composers may submit multiple works with each work sent as a separate submission with a separate submission fee.
- Up to three works may be chosen.
- Electro-acoustic works will not be considered.
- Works previously selected in TAC’s score calls are ineligible; however, those composers may submit different works.
- Each selected composer will be invited to attend a rehearsal and meet with the choir.
- Composer(s) are highly encouraged to attend the concert. No additional funding is available for travel costs.

Submission Process:

- Please submit using our website: http://www.astoriachoir.org/call-for-scores
- An anonymous copy of the full score as a PDF, free from any identifying markings including name, commissioning party, and/or dedication
- An anonymous recording of the work as an .mp3 file or link to streaming audio in Google Drive or Dropbox. MIDI realizations are permitted.
- Information Sheet with the following details, as a separate PDF
- Composer’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address
- Title and duration of work
- Statement of permission for the composer’s use of text or that the text is in public domain
- Submission Fee: $10, payable through PayPal

Award:

- $250 for each selected composer and performance of the work
- Digital recording of the performance for promotional and archival use
- Selected composer(s) will be notified via e-mail by January 6, 2020, and announced on our social media platforms and website

Deadline: December 1, 2019
Questions: callforscores@astoriachoir.org








MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020 (New York City)

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 2, 2019
Fee: $25 (USD)

Application Web Link

ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020! Since 2014, the festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year.

Selected composers are required to attend the festival dates, June 23-28, 2020. Since last year, we offer FREE HOUSING to all participating composers for the duration of the festival! Each will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest musicians. This is a unique opportunity to share your work not only with a New York City audience but with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.

Deadline: December 2, 2019 (EST 11:59PM)

The guidelines for the submissions:

1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 23-28, 2020) in New York City. We offer free housing to all participating composers.
3. The submission fee is $25 (USD, non-refundable).
4. Multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
5. Those composers chosen to write new works (Category #5) will be notified by December 31st, 2019. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified after February 1st, 2020.


CATEGORIES:

1. Solo instrument with or without electronics
2. Chamber Ensemble (2-6 musicians) with or without electronics
3. Large Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra (7-22 musicians) with or without electronics
4. Tape/Live Electronics/Audiovisual Work
5. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin and cello or any subset) with or without electronics*

*This category (#5) is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected proposals must be completed and submitted by April 15th, 2020 for inclusion in the festival program.


IMPORTANT -- we will NOT accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via the following website: festival.mise-en.org/submission

If you would like to support mise-en music festival 2020, please consider:
- Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
- Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen)
- Following us on Instagram (@ensemblemiseen)

The previous festival website links:
- Festival 2018 (https://festival.mise-en.org/2018/)
- Festival 2019 (https://festival.mise-en.org/2019/)

Please direct all inquiries to: manager@mise-en.org










Microtonal Works for Schallfeld Ensemble, MicroFest Prague 2020

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 8, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Microtonal compositions for ensemble of three or four are sought for a concert in Prague on Thursday 23rd of April, 2020. The music will be performed by members of the Austrian Schallfeld Ensemble in the opening concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020. Works should be for the whole quartet or a trio subset from the instruments Flute, Accordion, Cello and Double Bass and include microtonality. The instruments are of standard design, and microtonality on the flute and accordion have their usual limitations. Read more at https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/home/ensemble-call-for-works/







Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies

Category: Academic Jobs (musicians)
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

The School of Music in the College of the Artsat California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies with appointment to begin Fall 2020.

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSUF fosters an inclusive environment within which students, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF faculty are committed teachers and scholars who bring research and creative discovery to students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include teaching jazz applied lessons, jazz history and overseeing the jazz small group program. This person will also be responsible for producing creative/scholarly work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in their discipline and larger university communities.








NACUSA 41st Annual Young Composers' Competition

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Fee: Must be NACUSA member

Application Web Link

Score call: NACUSA 41st Annual Young Composers' Competition







Applications for the Nief-Norf Summer Festival are now open

Category: Summer festival
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Fee: $50

Application Web Link

The nnSF Performance, Composition, and Music Technology Performance Workshops invite applications from all instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and music technology performers over the age of 18 (including undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and professionals).







Microtonal Works for Horn, MicroFest Prague 2020

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Microtonal compositions for horn are sought for a concert in Prague on Saturday 25th of April, 2020. The music will be performed by hornist Daniel Costello (GER/USA) in a recital concert of the MicroFest Prague 2020 / Institut mikrointervalové hudby 2020.
Works should be for one performer and include microtonality. Stereo “tape” electronics is available. (Read on at https://microintervalinstitute.wordpress.com/call-for-works-for-horn/ )








flute and accordion duo

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

Flute and accordion duo Artina announces an opportunity for composers of any age to have their works premiered in June 2020 in Gustav Adolf Church in Berlin. The winning compositions will be also recorded on CD.

The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for accordion in chamber music.

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality.
2. Composers may submit multiple works. The works must be written for flute/piccolo and accordion. For informations about instruments specifications you can send email to duoartina@gmail.com
3. The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance or through any digital or mechanical means. Works that have been previously premiered will not be admitted.
4. Works of any aestethetic and stylistic direction, not longer than 6 minutes may be submitted.
5. Scores must be submitted in PDF format, together with the bio of the composer.
6. Performers will have the right to record, produce and distribute the performance of works which are going to be chosen.
7. Composers will receive a CD recording and will be invited to premiere in Berlin.

Please submit the following materials to
jembrisakmartina@gmail.com by 31. December 2019.

• Full score in PDF format
(Please leave your name on score)
• Short CV, resume or bio
• Your contact information (email, phone, address, link to your website, if available)

There is no fee to apply for this call for works and no compensation will be offered to selected composer if his/her piece is selected.
Duo Artina may choose to include any submitted piece on their future concerts without further compensation to the composer.

The selected composers will be notified via email by January 2020.








Additive Color Ensemble Call for Scores

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

The Additive Color Ensemble is proud to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Participation is open to composers of every kind. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2019.

Guidelines

- No submission fee
- Works must be written for Flute, Saxophone, and Piano. The following instruments are available:
>Piccolo/C flute/Alto flute
>Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone saxophone
>Piano is just piano.
- Works should not exceed 10 minutes.
- Multiple submissions per composer are accepted.
- Works may be premieres or previously performed.
- Selected composers will be featured in the Additive Color Ensemble 2020 season, and will also receive video recordings of works.








TWO MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) and clarinet (bass clarinet)

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Fee: Fess for recording and release

Application Web Link

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be two minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.









THREE MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute), cello and piano

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Fee: Fee for recording and release

Application Web Link

THREE MINUTES work for flute (flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute), cello and piano

Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) is seeking for new pieces for performance and recording. Submissions must be not yet commercially released on recording. It is acceptable if the music has been disseminated on the Internet via YouTube, Soundcloud, personal web sites, etc., as long as a commercial recording has not yet been produced.

The length should be three minutes. The style is open to the taste of the composer.

The intention for selected submissions is to present them in live performance in programs and then to record them for a CD made up exclusively of submissions from this call to be released on Phasma Music Label Full physical and digital distribution via Naxos.








Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition 2020

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: January 5, 2020
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

The University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, four choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes (up to $2,000) for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the Spring.







THE NNSF20 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Fee: $15

Application Web Link

The nnSF20 Call for Scores invites submissions of works for chamber ensemble (3-12 players) that are to be performed by Performance Fellows at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival.







8SW Composer Competition 2020

Category: Composition Competition
Deadline: January 17, 2020
Fee: 12

Application Web Link

Building on its advocacy for new music, Eight Strings & a Whistle launched its first 8SW Composer Competition in 2017. Held every two years, the Competition invites composers of all ages enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application to submit a work composed for flute, viola and cello. The First Prize is the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work on our annual Fall concert and a Featured Composer interview on our website..
8SW Composer Competition 2020 General Information

All applications and supporting materials will be accepted beginning September 15, 2019. All submissions, including the application fee, must be received by 11:59PM on January 17, 2020.

Eligibility and Description: The Competition is open to composers of all ages, but applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree program at the time of application. Eligible programs include BM, BA, MM, MA, DMA, PHD or Artist Diploma. All submissions must be works composed for flute, viola and cello.

FIRST PRIZE: Eight Strings & a Whistle will perform the New York Premiere of the winning composer’s work in the Fall of 2020. The winning entrant will also receive a working rehearsal with Eight Strings & a Whistle, a feature on the Eight Strings & a Whistle website and a stipend of $300 to help defer travel expenses.

Scores and mp3’s should be emailed to 8SWcompetition@gmail.com as detailed below.

The winner will be announced in May, 2020.

All applications will be adjudicated by a panel of composers and the members of Eight Strings & a Whistle. The decision of the judges is final.








Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition

Category: Composition Competition
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Fee: No fee

Application Web Link

The Lake George Music Festival is a strong supporter of contemporary classical music, and annually hosts an international competition to promote its continued development and dissemination. Our mission is to discover the next generation of leading compositions and promote these works to the world at large. We will pair the most promising works with our roster of exceptional performers, fostering long-lasting relationships between artists of the highest caliber. By promoting the movement that contemporary music is alive, inspirational, and relevant to every community, we are doing our part to connect Lake George with the evolution of this tradition.







Choral Composition Contest for Teen Women in Indiana, ages 15-19

Category: Call for scores
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Fee: No fee

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Indianapolis Women's Chorus announces the 2019-2020 Emerging Voices Choral Composition Contest for Teen Women in Indiana, ages 15-19. Compositions must be written for women's choruses. Enter as an Individual or as a Group. Prizes include a monetary award and performance of the winning composition by the Indianapolis Women's Chorus at a regular season concert.







2020-2021 Association of Concert Bands Young Composers Composition Contest in partnership with the John Philip Sousa Foundation

Category: Composition Contest
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Fee: $25

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This composition contest is intended for young composers (30 or under) who are writing music for concert band. There are over a thousand community bands in the United States and more across the globe who are performing concert band music. These ensembles play music from across the spectrum - show tunes, patriotic selections, marches, transcriptions, new works for band. These bands are looking for new music that fits a more traditional style of concert band literature that audiences will enjoy. Composers should keep this audience in mind for their submission to this contest.

Submissions should be 3-5 min in length and be written around a Grade 4. The piece will be premiered at the annual convention of the Association of Concert Bands to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico April 27-May 2, 2021 and the winner will receive $2000 in prize money and up to $1000 travel allotment to attend the premier.

Full Eligibility Guidelines and submission requirements are on our website.
Any questions can be sent to acbcontest@gmail.com






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