Arte Facto Sonoro Artistic Residence

Sound artists are invited to apply for a scholarships for the artistic residency “ArteFacto Sonoro”, to be held between March and August 2018, in Quito – Ecuador.

“ArteFacto Sonoro” is a residence in music and sound arts, based on a free program, where participants set their own objectives and methodology, while the hosts provide spaces, tools, links and accompaniment in the territory.

Projects in residence may include composition and musical and sound production, non-conventional practices, experimentation with other disciplines, research, academic meetings, exhibition and circulation, etc.

We offer furnished apartment with all the services, tools and spaces for creation, exhibition spaces, links and accompaniment with actors in the territory.

Aimed at creators, researchers, producers and other agents of the world of music and the sound arts; artists and professionals from other disciplines who wish to explore possibilities of dialogue with music and the sound arts.

Interested artists can apply to one of our scholarships until March 15, 2018.

To know more about the conditions, requirements and characteristics of the call and the cultural and social context of Ecuador http://artefactosonoro.artefacto-ec.com/en/

Edwin Carr Scholarship Applications Open for 2018

Support for accomplished young New Zealand musicians and composers of all ages is available via Creative New Zealand’s music scholarships. Up to $60,600 in total is available this year to support four scholarship programmes.

The Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship is open to outstanding New Zealand composers wanting to further their studies overseas.

Applications for the 2018 music scholarships close at 5pm on Friday 6 April.

Art as Sound as Art Exploratory Music School

Art as Sound as Art exploratory music school in conjunction with Artist Open Studios for composers and performers.

March 23 – 25 2018, Opera House, Whanganui

Extreme flute and voice, Taonga Puoro, electronics, with tutors Elise Goodge, Ingrid Culliford, Judith Dodsworth, Susan Frykberg

Performances, open rehearsals, audience participation, improvisation, graphic scores, new works in artists studios.

Register by 20th Feb 2018

For more info email artassoundasart@gmail.com

International Harp Competition 2018

The USA International Harp Competition was founded in 1989 by world-renowned harpist and teacher Susann McDonald. The triennial Competition is hosted by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition.

A $2,000 USD prize is awarded to the winner and the new work becomes part of the 3rd Stage required repertoire for the upcoming performance competition. The work is also performed by the Competition’s First Prize winner on their debut concerts. It is published by Lyon & Healy and made available for purchase on their website, www.harp.com.

Solo harp composition contestants have included composers from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales.

6th Composition Contest – Rules & Procedures

1. The work for solo harp must be unpublished, un-awarded and not have been recorded for commercial distribution.

2. Though the composition is for solo harp, other instruments may be included if played by the harpist.

3. The work must be between six and eight minutes in duration.

4. The contest is open to composers of all nationalities.

5. Previous winners are not eligible.

6. A distinguished panel of harpists including one composer, chaired by Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, will select the winning composition. The decisions of the jury are final.

Important Deadlines:

October 15, 2018:

– Online application form
– One PDF of anonymous 8.5” x 11” score sent as an attachment to an email addressed to USAHARPCC@gmail.com. Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include both the title and the composer’s name in the body of the email message. The score should not show the name of the composer anywhere. Please note that the jury will refer to scores by title only. Program notes are acceptable, as long as they do not include clues to the identity of the composer and are included in the same PDF as the score, not sent separately. The PDF should be “camera-ready” – meaning publishable quality. Immediately after the announcement of the winning composition, the winner will be asked to send an identical PDF with the composer’s name added. This PDF will be used for printing by the publisher.

November 15, 2018:

– MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist sent as an attachment to an email to USAHARPCC@gmail.com Please include the TITLE ONLY on the attachment; however, include the title, the composer’s name, and the name of the recorded harpist in the body of the email message. The MP3 file should not show the name of the composer or harpist anywhere. Digital or Midi recordings will NOT be accepted. Scores submitted without a recording will NOT be considered.

December 15, 2018:

Winning composition announced on www.usaihc.org.

For more information visit https://usaihc.org/2018-application