Call for scores – NZ Harp Duo Composition Competition

The New Zealand Harp Duo are pleased to announce a competition for a new composition for two concert harps.
Two first prizes are offered, one for each category.

Category 1: 2-4 minutes
Must be currently enrolled in secondary school
Prize money $300

Category 2: 4-8 minutes
Under 30 years of age
Prize money $600

The winning compositions will be performed as part of the NZ Harp Duo’s concert series in 2017.

Closing date: entries must be received by midnight on the 19th August. Winners will be notified by 30th of September.

For further information see http://nzharpduo.com/composers-competition

Call for Scores: Osmose Intermezzo

https://danbaas.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/osmose-intermezzo/

We kindly invite composers to submit scores. The call is open to composers of any nationality and age. Pieces should be written for professional duo of violoncelli, only one work per composer. Submitted work must be premiered work in Belgium.

Duration : 3 minutes maximum

Participation fee : 20 euros (the entry fees are not refundable). Registration becomes effective after receipt of the fee. Please send short recent CV (5 lines), proof of the payment and readable score format PDF to the following address : dan.baas@skynet.be

Deadline : July, 30, 2017

Selected composers will be notified by email on September, 30, 2017.

CALL FOR WORKS: ACOUSMATIC STEREO WORKS

Swiss Contemporary Music Festival call for acousmatic works.
To be programmed during the 2017 festival.

Submission deadline
31 MAR 2016, 10am UTC

– No entry fee
– No age limit
– No style restriction
– Up to 2 works/composer
– Composers selected in former calls can submit again
– Works selected in former calls are no more elegible

The selected pieces will be played
during the festival in Schloss Leuk 1-5 June 2017,
presenting a selection of International Compositions of nowadays Electronic Music in a specific concert.

Submission details
http://www.forumvalais.ch/fw17-callforacousmaticworks.pdf
http://forumvalais.ch

Call for Scores: ACL Special Event Japan

The Asian Music Festival (AMF) 2017 in Japan will be held on November 2 and 3, 2017 in Tokyo, with two days of events aimed at providing enjoyment for a broad variety of audiences, composers and musicians on the theme ”Prayer”

When: November 2, 3 2017 (2 days, 4 concerts)

Venues: Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple (Chuo City), Anyouin Temple (Itabashi City)


Eligibility

1. Each entrant is allowed to submit one work only.

2. The work must be in only one category from the following list:

a) Chamber orchestra “Conductors are Composers”

Maximum of 15 performers from the following instruments: 1fl, 1ob, 1cl, 1bsn, 2hn, 1tpt, 1tbn, 1hp, perc(2 performers), 2vln, 1vla, 1vc, 1cb.

The maximum duration is 15 minutes, in order to perform as many pieces as possible.

b) Chamber music

Chamber music of up to 12 minutes, for 5 performers from the following instrumentation:

1fl, 1ob, 1cl, 1bsn, 1hn, 2vln,1vla, 1vc, 1 shakuhachi, 1shamisen and 1koto.

c) Electroacoustic music

Electroacoustic work of up to 10 minutes. (2 channel speaker)

Composer must operate the computer by her/himself at the concert on
3rd November.

3.The score, along with the title of the work, the composer’s name in English on the cover and the following information (a–k) must be submitted. The information should be written either in Japanese or in English and, where applicable, Chinese names should include the equivalent Chinese ideographs.

 a. Name
b. Nationality, date of birth
c. Address, e-mail address
d. Title of the work
e. Year composed (pieces composed in or after 2012 are especially encouraged)
f. Duration, instrumentation
g. Biography of composer (maximum 100 words)
h. Program notes (maximum 100 words)
i.  Has the work been performed? If yes, where?
Has the work been performed in Japan? If yes, when?
j.  CD of the work (if available)
k. Photo of the composer

4. The application must reach the secretariat before March 31st, 2017.

5. The applicants will be informed of the contest results by July 1, 2017. The individual parts of selected scores should be submitted at a later date (to be announced).

6. The copyright fee for the work performed will be paid in accordance with the regulations of the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers & Publishers.

The composers are asked to waive the right to any and all possible broadcasting of the selected work (in part or in whole, in any style or method of program; news, musical or otherwise).

7. The organizers are unable to cover the performance fee, airfare and accommodation
for composers.

8. The application should be mailed to:

The Japan Federation of Composers
#101 Mimori Bldg., 1-19-4 Hatsudai Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0061 Japa
Tel: (81)3-6276-1177 / Fax: (81)3-3376-3371 e-mail: info@jfc.gr.jp

Tesla Quartet Call for Scores 2016

The Tesla Quartet is pleased to announce its inaugural Call for Scores. Composers are encouraged to submit completed works for string quartet for consideration, with the winning quartet receiving two performances in the spring of 2017. Any composer is eligible regardless of age, nationality, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status. The composition must be written for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) and must have a duration between 5 and 20 minutes.

The selection will be made using a blind evaluation process. All submissions will go to a dedicated email address, teslacallforscores@gmail.com, which will be monitored by an assistant who will transfer all the anonymous scores to the members of Tesla Quartet for review. An anonymous call prevents against any bias while selecting the work. Our decision will be made purely on quality of the music and not personal connections we may have with composers.

The winning work will receive two performances in the spring of 2017:

April 1, 2017
Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

April 8, 2017
Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics
Hickory, NC

The composer of the winning work is strongly encouraged to travel to the performance and Tesla Quartet will gladly provide a travel stipend of $400 towards his/her travel expenses.

Application Deadline: All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59 pm EST on December 1, 2016. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

For application process and guidelines visit: http://www.teslaquartet.com/call-for-scores-2016

Orkest : de ereprijs Invitation to the 23nd Young Composers Meeting 2017

From February 12-17, 2015 the 23rd successive International Young Composers Meeting will take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The meeting is organized by orchestra de ereprijs in collaboration with the International Gaudeamus Music Week.

The directors of the 23rd meeting are Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Joe Cutler and Christopher Trapani.

They will get together with 16 potential and coming talents selected by the seniors. The aim of the meeting is to rehearse the young composers’ score with de ereprijs and up to 5 voices, to exchange thoughts, formulate ideas and debate about composers and composing.

The directors will offer a composition assignment to the 3 most promising composers – de ereprijs € 2.500, National Youth Orchestra € 2.500 and International Masterclass € 1.500.

The meeting is generally considered to be extremely inspiring and especially interesting for young composers.
During the week the 3-minute pieces of the selected composers will be rehearsed by orchestra de ereprijs.
There will be lectures by Louis Andriessen and the senior composers and a workshop composing for voices.
And of course the final concert, presenting all the pieces.

We hope we have aroused your interest in this project and that you will inform young (below 30 years) talented composers about the meeting and encourage them to take part in it.

Application form YCM 2017

Applications close October 15th 2016

ISCM 2017 Vancouver – Call for Works

The official Call for Works is now released for ISCM’s World New Music Days 2017, to be held in Vancouver, Canada from November 2 – 8, 2017.

This very exciting 7-day festival and international gathering promises the chance to hear music from over 50 countries played by world-class performers, and unprecedented networking opportunities amongst the global community of composers and performers of new music. For detailed information about the Call for Works and the Festival, see http://iscm2017.ca

CANZ is the official NZ member (Section) of the ISCM, and will be selecting and submitting six works as our Official Submission. We now invite members to submit works to CANZ for consideration. The deadline for submission to CANZ is Monday 31st October 2016. Please send all materials electronically to kiosk@paradise.net.nz. Receipt will be acknowledged of your submission. If for some reason you do not receive such acknowledgement, please send an inquiry to CANZ President (and ISCM Vice-President) Glenda Keam .

You must be a current member of CANZ to make a submission to our official NZ entry (if you wish to join CANZ, please see http://canz.net.nz/join-canz/ ) All works must have been written no earlier than 2006, and priority will be given to works completed in 2011 or later. ISCM will give preference to compositions no longer than 12 minutes. The Official Submission from CANZ will include works fitting at least four of the 14 submission categories. The range of score/project categories is particularly (and excitingly) broad – it is essential that you ensure your entry matches the specifications for one of the categories, described in detail here: http://iscm2017.ca/categories/

In order to submit works in the official NZ entry, CANZ requires the following:
1. The composer’s personal and contact information: Given names; Family name; Name as it should appear in the programme; Date of birth; full Mailing address; Gender; Phone no.; email address; website (if applicable).
2. Composition Information: Title; Submission Category; Accurate duration; Year of composition; Statement of whether the work has been previously performed in Canada; Statement of whether the work has been previous performed outside Canada.
3. The score (PDF document preferred), or audio/video documentation if the work does not have a written score.
4. An audio or video recording of the work (if possible).
5. Programme notes for the submitted work in English (maximum 100 words).
6. Technical rider specifying all equipment necessary to perform the work.
7. Short biography of the composer in English (maximum 100 words).
8. Proof of nationality of the composer (copy of passport or identity card).
9. High-resolution digital photograph of the composer.

Individual Submissions are also welcomed by ISCM, and must be submitted online direct to the ISCM in English – see http://iscm2017.ca/individual-subs/. An entry fee of €53.50 applies to Individual Submissions, payable at the time of submission.

Selected works for the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 will be announced in March, 2017.

ISCM World New Music Days 2017 is jointly presented by:

The International Society for Contemporary Music

The International Society for Contemporary Music Canadian Section

The Canadian League of Composers/La LigueCanadienne des Compositeurs

Music on Main

Call for Scores: Composers of the Pacific Rim

Call for Scores: Solo flute
Submission Deadline: August 30th, 2016
Send submissions to: redshift.flute@gmail.com

Redshift Music Society is seeking scores for solo flute (C concert flute, piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute) for a 2016/17 season performance event in Vancouver, Canada, by flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor. For this event we are specifically requesting works by composers who live in or originate from countries situated along the Pacific Rim: submissions from Canada, United States of America, Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and all Oceanian countries will all be considered. There is no restriction regarding age, race, or gender.

Other considerations:

Available instrumentation: solo C concert flute; alto flute in G; bass flute in C; or piccolo in C. Pieces involving electronics or tape cannot be accepted at this time;

Scores must be submitted in PDF format. Do not send hard copies;

Scores must be written in traditional western notation, or provide very clear explanations, in English, of any non-standard notation;

Works that include extended techniques, microtonal writing, and/or alternative tuning systems are welcome;

For solo flute works containing vocal writing: please note that vocal effects and singing should accommodate a tenor/baritone voice range. Text in non-western languages should be written using either western alphabet (preferable) or International Phonetic Alphabet;

Composers may submit multiple works, provided all submitted works are for solo flute;

Duration: each submitted piece not to exceed 15 minutes;

There is no age limit;

By submitting your work(s), you consent to having it (them) performed and recorded.

With your submission, please include your name, one paragraph biography (in English, if available), website link (if available), and country of origin/residence. All submissions must be sent by email to redshift.flute@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2016.

For more information, please visit https://marktakeshimcgregor.com/2016/04/27/call-for-scores-composers-of-the-pacific-rim/

Call for Scores – Mise-en Music Festival 2017

CALL FOR SCORES | MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

ensemble mise-en is very excited to announce a call for scores for mise-en music festival 2017! Last year, we received 792 submissions, and we ended up programming more than 30 pieces at our annual mise-en music festival 2016.

As the call for scores required, all composers attended the festival and enjoyed meeting each other and working with our musicians. We hope that you will join us next year! 

Deadline: September 15, 2016 (EST 11:59PM)

Submission Fee (USD): $15 (except no fee for Category 4)

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 20-25, 2017) in New York City. 
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please note that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.

CATEGORIES (Click one to apply)
1. Mixed ensemble (2-18 instruments with/without electronics/tape)
2. 
Solo instrument (with/without electronics/tape) 
3. Tape/electronics/computer music
4. Miniatures (less then 3 minutes) for solo or mixed ensemble (1-18 musicians)

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 2017, please consider: 
– Liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/miseen)
– Following us on Twitter (twitter.com/ensemblemiseen

If you have any questions, please contact the ensemble manager Cheryl Krugel-Lee (manager@mise-en.org).

Call for Scores – Composers Association of Serbia

Composers’ Association of Serbia
26th International Review of Composers
Belgrade, 5–11 October 2017

CALL for Scores

All submissions should employ the following performing forces:

a) Symphony orchestra (à 3)
Duration: up to 15 minutes.

b) Women’s choir a cappella
Women’s choir with electronics
Women’s choirs and an ensemble of up to five instruments ad libitum
Eligible instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, violoncello, and double bass.
Duration: up to 10 minutes.

c) Ensemble of 1–9 instruments ad libitum, with or without electronics
Any combination of the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
Duration: up to 10 minutes.

d) Soprano, mezzo-soprano, and baritone (solo or any combination thereof), with or without electronics
Soprano, mezzo-soprano, and baritone (solo or any combination thereof) and an instrumental ensemble of up to four instruments ad libitum.
Available instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, guitar, harp, piano, percussion (small), mezzo-soprano, baritone, two violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
Duration: up to 8 minutes.

Submission is free and it is not anonymous.

Individual authors may submit pieces in multiple categories, but no more than two works in total.
In adherence to the Statute of the International Review of Composers, only works written over the past three years will be considered. Eligible applicants include authors, performers, associations, and national author societies.

Submissions should include the following:
1) score;
2) recording (if possible);
3) short biography (up to 150 words).
The authors of pieces selected for performance will be obliged to submit complete performance materials, including the following:
1) the parts;
2) electronic realisations (for electro-acoustic pieces);
3) one photograph;
4) biography (up to 150 words);
5) programme note (up to 150 words).

Preferably, all scores should be submitted via email, in PDF.

Online submissions should be made available by the end of February 2017.

The deadline for competition applications is 20 October 2016 (CET).

Applications should be emailed to tribina_kompozitora@composers.rs or mailed to:
Udruženje kompozitora Srbije
Mišarska 12–14, 11000 Beograd, Serb