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Keep Composers Weird 2018 (Austin TX)

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:37
Web site:  http://www.electrochestral.com/?page_id=1415 Expiration of Opportunity:  Sat, 2017-12-02 Entry Fee:  15.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

KEEP COMPOSERS WEIRD 2018 will take place between January 14th and January 22nd in Austin, Texas. Participants will be required to compose a work specifically for the program. Each composer will have the opportunity to work with an ensemble in a rehearsal and a recording session at Cacophony Records, recording and engineering done by Grammy winning producer, Erik Wofford. All tracking will be done in Austin, mixing and mastering will be conducted post-program and sent to the composer (composer retains all rights to music).

Published date:  20 Sep 2017

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Luna Composition Lab - Call For Scores

Wed, 2017-09-20 10:55
Web site:  http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/page/luna-lab/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-10-27 Entry Fee:  40.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

Kaufman Music Center has teamed up with acclaimed composers Missy Mazzoli, Ellen Reid, Reena Esmail, Kristin Kuster and and Tamar Muskal to launch the second year of Luna Composition Lab, a program intended to inspire girls and young women to compose. In it’s first year the program garnered attention from the New York Times, Musical America and other outlets, fostered the creation of three ambitious new works by our fellows, and culminated in a sold-out concert of their works at Brooklyn venue Roulette.

Published date:  20 Sep 2017

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Contralto Samantha Stiner Seeking Church works

Tue, 2017-09-19 17:14
Web site:  http://stinercontralto.com Expiration of Opportunity:  Tue, 2017-10-31 Entry Fee:  0.00

Samantha Stiner, contralto, is seeking new compositions with Christian religious themes for a future touring recital of churches. There is special interest in premiering works. Selected compositions will receive audio recordings of works and have the opportunity to link their websites into the programs.

Published date:  19 Sep 2017

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2018 Miami International GuitART Festival Composition Competition

Tue, 2017-09-19 15:17
Web site:  http://migf.fiu.edu Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-22 Entry Fee:  20.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

The 2018 MIGF Composition Competition welcomes composers to submit new compositions for guitar.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Published date:  19 Sep 2017

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International Call for scores - a fugue for keyboard instrument. Recording opportunity + €100

Tue, 2017-09-19 03:30
Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-01

International Call for scores: Fugue for keyboard instrument
Deadline: November 1 2017

We are offering a recording opportunity for composers who enrol in our Fugue competition. A theme of two bars will be given to contestants entered.

Rules:
• 30 bars minimum
• written for a keyboard instrument (harpsichord, piano, fortepiano, organ)
• complex, well informed fugal composing desired.

Winner: €100 + recording
Runner-up: €50 + recording

To enter/receive selected theme please contact stceciliamusic.competition@outlook.com

Published date:  19 Sep 2017

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The Molinari Quartet's 7th International Composition Competition

Mon, 2017-09-18 17:33
Web site:  http://www.quatuormolinari.qc.ca Expiration of Opportunity:  Sun, 2018-04-01 Entry Fee:  30.00 Currency:  Canadian Dollar (CAD)

The Molinari Quartet's Seventh International Competition for Composition

Through its Composition Competition, the Molinari Quartet wishes to encourage young composers to write for string quartet. Over the past centuries, the string quartet has become, thanks to the great masterpieces written for it, a highly valued but dreadful form to write for, for composers. But even today, in 2017, the string quartet is as alive and exciting as ever !

Published date:  18 Sep 2017

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VIII Piano Composition Competition Fidelio

Mon, 2017-09-18 14:09
Web site:  http://concursodecomposicionparapianofidelio.com/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-15 Entry Fee:  10.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

Eight Piano Composition Competition Fidelio via The Internet

Only entrants can vote and choose the winner with a voting system published in the web.

Subscription: 10 euros or equivalent in dollars.

3 cash prizes.

Important to read Guidelines here:

http://concursodecomposicionparapianofidelio.com/

Published date:  18 Sep 2017

The Astoria Choir - Readings & Carols

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:10
Web site:  http://www.astoriachoir.org/call-for-scores Expiration of Opportunity:  Sun, 2017-10-22 Entry Fee:  10.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

The Astoria Choir invites submissions for its fourth annual call for works to be programmed on its Carols and Readings concert on December 9, 2017. The concert pairs holiday and seasonal inspired works and readings, both sacred and secular. This year’s central work will be Daniel Pinkham’s "Christmas Cantata".

Published date:  18 Sep 2017

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Blue Mountain/Forecast 2017 Call for Scores

Mon, 2017-09-18 10:36
Web site:  https://www.bluemountainensemble.org/forecast-music Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-12-01 Entry Fee:  10.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

Blue Mountain/Forecast International Call for Scores
Hosted by Blue Mountain/Forecast
http://www.bluemountainensemble.org
Blue Mountain/Forecast: 2017-18 International Call for Scores

PRIZE: The winners of the Blue Mountain/Forecast 2017 International Call for Scores will be performed on Blue Mountain/ Forecast’s 2018-19 season in Winston-Salem, NC. From 1-3 works may be chosen. A travel stipend of $500 will be awarded to the winning composer(s) in order to help them attend the concert.

Published date:  18 Sep 2017

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Call for Scores - Solo Percussion

Sun, 2017-09-17 12:01
Web site:  http://martinquirogajr.org Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-01 Entry Fee:  0.00 Currency:  Australian Dollar (AUD)

My name is Martín Quiroga, a composer living in Houston, TX looking to give composers an opportunity to have their works performed and recorded in the near future. I am looking for works that make use of the following instruments in any combination: Marimba (Low A), Djembe, 3 Toms, 1 Snare, 1 Bass Drum, 1 Set of Bongos, and a few accessories. Any and all types of scores and styles may submit, with no restriction on age limit, career level, or affiliation. Please email me if you have any questions.

You can view a video of me performing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5fiKfCBFJI

Published date:  17 Sep 2017

Call for transdisciplinary work for solo flute, Dance and Voice

Sat, 2017-09-16 09:42

I am a flutist and a classically trained soprano. Furthermore I am a Dancer. I am performing pieces with all these Elements in it and i am Searching for a Connection of all These Elements in one Composition.
I would be very happy to get to know new pieces.
As i am currenly living in munich, it will be performed in Germany.

Happy to hear from a composer WHO likes the transdiciplinary challenge as much as I do!!

Franzi

Published date:  16 Sep 2017

6th Annual Commissioning Competition

Fri, 2017-09-15 09:50
Web site:  http://www.bostonnewmusic.org/submit Expiration of Opportunity:  Tue, 2017-10-31 Entry Fee:  20.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

CALL FOR SCORES:
Sixth Annual BNMI Commissioning Competition
Opens:
September 15, 2017
Deadline: October 31, 2017

Published date:  15 Sep 2017

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String Quartet Smackdown IV: Call for Submissions

Fri, 2017-09-15 08:34
Web site:  http://www.stringquartetsmackdown.com/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-12-01

String Quartet Smackdown IV: Call for Submissions

Calling on composers and musicians worldwide!

In its fourth year and slated for yet another highly successful and sold-out performance, the String Quartet Smackdown is now accepting submissions. This bracketed, NCAA basketball tournament style competition brings original string quartet compositions head-to-head in front of a live, participatory audience. It’s like March Madness for the ears!

Published date:  15 Sep 2017

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Winds of the SPO - Call for Proposals

Thu, 2017-09-14 20:40
Web site:  https://www.musiccentre.ca/node/149210 Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2017-10-16 Entry Fee:  0.00

Deadline: October 16, 2017
Online Application Form
 

Published date:  14 Sep 2017

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"Chaosflöte" Commission Call for Works (Null-state) ***DEADLINE EXTENSION***

Thu, 2017-09-14 18:56
Web site:  http://www.nullstate.org/call-for-scores Expiration of Opportunity:  Sat, 2017-09-30 Entry Fee:  15.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

Due to Hurricane Irma, we have elected to extend the deadline for our Call for Works to the end of September.

Null-state (http://www.nullstate.org) is looking for composers who would like to create a work for the sensor-augmented Chaosflöte. Selected candidates will receive up to a $1000 commission prize, as well as a premiere of the composition.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8) on 30 September 2017.

ACCEPTABLE WORKS

Published date:  14 Sep 2017

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Calls for Submissions

Thu, 2017-09-14 10:42
Web site:  http://www.dundasvalleyorchestra.ca Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2018-02-02 Entry Fee:  0.00

Call for Submissions

The Dundas Valley Orchestra
announces its 2018 Student Composer Competition
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The Dundas Valley Orchestra is accepting compositions (suggested length: 5 to 10 minutes) by students currently enrolled in a Canadian educational institution (secondary or post-secondary, full or part time).

Instrumentation available:
2 flutes (1 piccolo doubling), 2 oboes (1 english horn doubling), 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
Timpani, percussion, harp (troubadour - lever)
Strings

Published date:  14 Sep 2017

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Fall 2017 Residency in Upstate NY at Arts Letters & Numbers

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:52
Web site:  http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/programs/residency-1/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Sun, 2017-10-01

Artists. Musicians. Composers. Thinkers. Writers. Makers. Scientists. Architects. Dreamers.
A NY Residency made for individual and collaborative work.

Published date:  14 Sep 2017

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Heckscher Foundation-Ithaca College Composition Prize

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:36
Web site:  https://www.ithaca.edu/music/current_students/competitions/heckscherprize/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-15

2017 Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize

The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce the 2017 Heckscher Foundation–Ithaca College International Composition Prize. This year the competition will award the best work for chamber ensemble of minimum 4, maximum 7 players submitted by a composer of any age or nationality. Works with electronics are not acceptable at this time, and the work’s duration must be a maximum 15 minutes. Pieces submitted to the competition may have been previously performed or awarded other prizes.

Published date:  14 Sep 2017

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Call for scores for soprano

Wed, 2017-09-13 20:57
Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-01

Hi all,

My name is Ivana Jokic and I am a soprano, pianist and composer. I opened up a call for scores for contemporary vocal works written by living composers of any age, gender and nationality

My voice type is soprano and my lowest note is an Eb in the bass clef and high note is an Eb three ledger lines above the treble staff. I am open to composed works as well graphic scores and works that incorporate improvisation.

Published date:  13 Sep 2017

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2018 Busan Choral Festival & Competition: Composition Competition

Wed, 2017-09-13 19:05
Web site:  http://www.busanchoral.org/bcfc/competition/cc_guide02.asp Expiration of Opportunity:  Thu, 2018-05-31 Entry Fee:  0.00

*General Regulations

Throughout its festival and competition history, Busan Choral has fostered cultural exchange and promoted high quality of choral music by attracting notable artists, conductors, and composers to one of Asia’s top choral festivals. The Busan Choral Composition Competition seeks to engage with aspiring young composers and to encourage the creation and performance of new works written for the choral music genre. The 1st winning work will be premiered at the 2018 Busan Choral Festival & Competition during the week of October 17-20, 2018.

*Guidelines

>>>Eligibility

Published date:  13 Sep 2017

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