SOUNZ Commission for Emerging Players 2018

In May 2018 Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings will be giving a performance at the Walter Nash Stadium in Lower Hutt. This commission is an opportunity for a composer to create a work of 4-5 minutes featuring the combined forces of Orchestra Wellington and Arohanui Strings. The resulting work will need to have separate parts at an appropriate level for Arohanui Strings, and be suitable for a concert that will include popular songs, arias and overtures.

Call for proposals

Proposals for the commission from New Zealand composers should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 9am Friday 8 December 2017. All applications will be forwarded to a panel facilitated by SOUNZ, and the succesful proposal will be announced on Monday 18 December 2017.

For more information see https://www.sounz.org.nz/events

Conneticut Summerfest Contemporary Music Festival

Composers are invited to apply for the 2018 Conneticut Summerfest programme

Festival Composers will receive:
– Live and live-streamed premiere of newly composed work by one of three professional ensembles-in-residence
– High-quality, mastered audio of newly composed work in studio recording session
– Concert video recording from live premiere, featured on our YouTube channel
– Lessons with our world-class composition faculty members
– Dedicated rehearsal time with our ensembles-in-residence
– Attendance of guest lectures with leading music specialists
– Housing and meals for the duration of the festival

Applicants to Connecticut Summerfest’s Composition Program will be asked to submit two (2) representative scores and recordings, which are to be no longer than 15 minutes in combined duration. Acoustic and electronic/electroacoustic submissions will be accepted for adjudication. Because this is a blind application, submitted scores and recordings must not include the composer’s name, geographic location, or any information about commissioning parties. Submitted scores and recordings must not only omit this information in text on the score, it also must be omitted from file names and metadata. Failure to omit this information will lead to disqualification of application. Only audio files may be submitted– video files will not be accepted. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before June 14, 2018.

Composers accepted to the program will be asked to compose a new work for one of our ensembles-in-residence to be rehearsed, premiered live, and performed in a recording session during the festival! The composer may choose to compose either an acoustic or electroacoustic work, as the festival will have access to a stereo sound system. Any additional equipment, software, or personnel the piece would need must be provided by the composer. Invited composers will have four private lessons, one with each of our Composition Faculty, and will be asked to give a presentation of their music at one of the daily composition seminars.

Application Timeline
Early Bird Application: $30 before 11:59PM EST on Friday December 1, 2017; or
Final Deadline Application: $45 before 11:59PM EST on Friday January 5, 2018.
This application fee is non-refundable.

For more information see http://www.ctsummerfest.org/#

The 2018 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the fall of 2018 on the 22nd Annual Martirano Award Concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions. The winning composers are expected to attend the 22nd annual award concert and reception, and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide lodging and some meals). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

Guidelines:

  1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-15 performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments and voices, are eligible.
  1. Duration: 20 minutes maximum
  1. Limit: One entry per composer
  1. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of twenty US dollars (20.00 USD) is paid online at the time of submission. All major credit cards are accepted.
  1. Anonymous Submission: The composer’s name must not appear on the score or in any accompanying materials submitted online.

Entries must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, April 16, 2018 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to: https://music.illinois.edu/martirano-award

For questions: zbrownin@illinois.edu

 

Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at NZSM 2018-2019

Composers are invited to apply for the position of Creative New Zealand Composer-in- Residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2018–19.
Applicants should hold a current New Zealand passport or have been residing in New Zealand for the 12 months prior to the application deadline, and be composers of proven merit. The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2018 to 31 June 2019, with a salary in the range of NZ$60,000–$70,000.

Partner organisations include: Orchestra Wellington, Lilburn Residence Trust, Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ), Wai-te- ata Music Press, as well as numerous Wellington-based performers and ensembles who have expressed interest in working with the successful candidate.

The application should comprise a single application document (in either PDF or Microsoft Word format), that includes the following four sections, ideally in the following order:

1) A current CV, which must include your contact details, qualifications, compositional experience,
current employment status and a list of selected compositional output.

2) A Work Proposal. See below for more details.

3) A URL (or list of URLs) to an online portfolio/showreel of no more than 4 representative works. Notated compositions should include links to both scores and recordings. Music scores should be viewable/downloadable in PDF format, and recordings in either MP3, AIFF or WAV format. Audiovisual works can be hosted via an online video service such as Vimeo or YouTube.

4) Confirmation that you are a New Zealand citizen or that you hold New Zealand residency, such as a scan of your current NZ passport.

For a full role description and information about the application process, please visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies – Reference 1868

Applications close: Friday 8 December 2016

Franco Donatoni Competition for Young Composers

Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1982, are eligible to participate in the selection by submitting one (or more) composition(s) for an instrumental ensemble of between 5 and 12 performers by 10th January 2018.

An international jury will select by 15th February 2018 three compositions that will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble in Milan on 29th March within the 2018 Rondò concert season.

The three selected composers will then be asked to write a new composition for soprano, baritone and ensemble, whose duration must be between 8 and 12 minutes; the three new compositions will be performed during the 2019 Rondò concert season, on the occasion of the fifth edition of the ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers. The selected composers (who will have delivered score and parts within the deadline foreseen by the rules) will take part in the rehearsals in Milan and will work in close contact with the musicians of the ensemble and the singers.

RULES

1. Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1982, are eligible to participate in the selection to take part in the ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers. Each applicant may submit one (or more) composition(s) for an instrumental ensemble of between 5 and 12 performers.

2. All applicants should submit by 10th January 2018 the following online form for each score submitted:
http://idea.divertimentoensemble.it/application-form-franco-donatoni-international-meeting-2018/

In the enrollment form you’ll be asked to attach:
– the score/scores;
– a copy of an ID document.
After filling out the form, you will be addressed to the PayPal page to pay the enrollment fee of € 30 for each score submitted (this fee will only be reimbursed in case the ‘International Meeting’ is cancelled).
Should the PayPal payment not be possible, you may proceed to bank transfer as follows:
Banca Prossima, bank account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble,
IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448
showing as payment reason First Name, Surname, Internation Meeting ‘Franco Donatoni’.
You’ll then be asked to send copy of the money transfer to idea@divertimentoensemble.it.

3. Original scores as well as scores that have already been published and/or performed are both eligible for submission. They should not be anonymous. If possible, they should be accompanied with a recording of the performance.

4. An international jury of five composers (Franck Bedrossian, Sandro Gorli, Mauro Lanza, Fabien Lévy andGabriele Manca) will select by 15th February 2018 three composers who will be invited to take part in the International Meeting. The selected composers will be personally informed, and the selection will also be announced on IDEA’s website by 16th February 2018.

5. The three chosen scores will be performed during Divertimento Ensemble’s 2018 Rondò concert season on March 29th, in Milan.

6. Each of the three selected composers will furthermore be invited to write a 8-12 minutes composition for soprano, baritono and ensemble with words by the Italian poet and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini. The score and the parts must be delivered by 31st December 2018.

7. The three new works will be performed by Divertimento Ensemble in 2019 in Milan, on the occasion of the fifth edition of the ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers, within Divertimento Ensemble’s 2019 Rondò concert season.

8. The three selected composers will take part in the rehearsals of their new composition, working in close contact with musicians and singers. Each composer will be entitled to a reimbursement of Euro 1,000 gross, for travel, board and lodging expenses incurred.

9. Each applicant, by submitting his/her application to participate in the International Meeting, agrees unconditionally to be bound by these rules.