Entries are invited for the 2017 ANZVS Viola Composition Competition.
Aim: To promote composition and performance of new viola works in Australia and New Zealand.
Closing dates for all 2017 Divisions: 2 August 2017
Conditions of Entry:
- The composer must be a resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand
- Divisions. There are two age divisions:
Student: Under 18 years old as of 31 July 2017
Open: 18 years old or over as of 31 July 2017
Categories: (Both divisions have two categories)
Composers may submit one entry in each category:
Viola Solo Category: Viola Solo (unaccompanied)
Viola Ensemble Category: Two or more violas
(only viola ensembles – no other instrument allowed)
- Pieces are to be up to five minutes duration.
- The composition must indicate metronome markings and duration.
- The composition must not have been previously performed in public, or previously published, nor may it be a transcription in part or whole ofanother work that has been previously published or performed.
- Each composition including score and parts, is to be submitted electronically including a soundfile and entry form. Email a request for the official entry form and detailed guide to Olwyn Green: email@example.com with the heading: ANZVS Viola Comp Entry Form Request
- The manuscript must be easily legible when printed on A4 portrait sheets with consideration given to convenient page turns (if needed) for the performer. The composer must be identified on the manuscript itself by a nom-de-plume to ensure anonymity.
- Judging: ANZVS has appointed a panel of three judges with a range of experience in composition and performance on the viola. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Prizes for each division:
Student: $250 in prize money for each category
(Solo & Ensemble) to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
Open: $500 in prize money for each category
(Solo & Ensemble) to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
Special prizes: Up to $100 to be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
The judges reserve the right not to award a prize or modify the amount of any prize.
- The winning, highly commended compositions and entries from composers who attend the viola days will then be performed in the workshop and awards session:
September 3rd, 9:00–10:30 am at the 44th International Viola Congress in Wellington
- Results will be published in the issue of the ANZVS Journal after all the prizes have been awarded.
- Manuscripts and photocopies will be retained to be used in workshops at the congress. At all times copyright remains with the composer.
Closing date 2nd August, 2017.
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
For the seventh time, the International Composition Competition Harelbeke will be organized in Harelbeke (Belgium). The aim of this competition is to encourage talented composers to integrate the achievements of contemporary music and current composition techniques into wind orchestra compositions.
A unique feature of this competition is that the works of the three finalists will be performed live by the wind orchestra Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke.
Application deadline: 1st April 2018
Finals weekend: 5-7 April 2019
At the finals evening, the international jury will award three prizes:
– First prize worth 8,000 EUR
– Second prize worth 4,000 EUR
– Third prize worth 2,000 EUR
– An audience award worth 1,500 EUR, offered by the Vynckeneers
For more information see http://www.icch.be/
New Work for Reed Quintet
The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission from the Barlow Endowment to compose a major new work for Reed Quintet. The winning composer’s work will be premiered in 2019 by a consortium of three quintets: Akropolis (Michigan), BYU (Utah) and the Calefax (Netherlands).
The 15-20 minute work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the performing consortium.
Applications and all materials must be RECEIVED before close of business on June 1st of each calendar year.
For further info see http://barlow.byu.edu/prize-applications-guidelines/
POLYPHONOS is The Esoterics’ annual competition for choral composition. The name of the competition comes from the Greek πολυφωνος, meaning “many voices” or “manifold in expression.” Now in its tenth season of hosting this competition, The Esoterics is excited to announce its international call for a cappella choral scores for POLYPHONOS.
The Esoterics is dedicated to performing and perpetuating contemporary a cappella choral settings of poetry, philosophy, and spiritual writings from around the world. The purpose of The Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS is to encourage today’s choral composers to broaden the scope of the a cappella choral repertory by setting sacred and poetical texts found beyond the Western classical canon in order to create a repertoire of choral concert music that reflects the universal beauty and power of unaccompanied voices joined in song.
Each winning composer will receive a commission from The Esoterics to plan and compose a new choral work that will be premiered by the ensemble in 2016. In addition to this commission, each of the winning composers will receive $1000 US plus airfare and accommodations to attend the Seattle premiere of their commissioned work. There will be up to three POLYPHONOS awards:
- International composer’s 2016 commission (for choral composers who are not US citizens)
- National composer’s 2016 commission (for choral composers who are US citizens)
- Young composer’s 2016 commission (for choral composers under age 30 as of 31 December 2016)
THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR THIS COMPETITION
NEW DATES for 2016!
The 2016 POLYPHONOS submission deadline is 25 September.
All applications must be complete and received by that date.
The winners of the competition will be announced on or around 1 October.
For more information, visit http://www.theesoterics.org/polyphonos
In order to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, the brass band « Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan » (ECV) is organizing a brass band composition contest with very attractive awards (1st prize 3000 €). Composers will benefit of great freedom regarding the style of the submitted piece. It can be an introductory piece, a slow piece, a solo (one ore more soloists), a concert finale, a suite, entertainment music, or of any other genre or style that may inspire the composer, without any time restriction. The deadline for submissions will be November 1st 2016.
For further information, please refer to the rules of the contest on the ECV website: http://www.ecvbrass.ch
Closing Date: 1 July
The Prize is awarded annually for excellence in original composition and is valued at $1500.
The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand
The topic for 2016 is to compose a piece for cello and piano OR cello solo OR cello and electronics. You must submit a score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.
The work must be at least eight minutes and not more than eighteen minutes in duration.
Deadline date: 31 July 2016 (Delivery Deadline)
Date held: October 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia
Total prizes: AUD $1,000 and performances.
Entry restriction: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or students attending an Australian or New Zealand school or university. Only one submission per entrant accepted.
Work duration: Up to five (5) minutes.
The Australian Double Reed Society is a not for profit organisation which promotes and enhances the knowledge of double reed instruments. In honour of its 20th Anniversary, and to facilitate collaborations between composers and performers, the ADRS NSW branch will be holding a composition competition. They would like to encourage and develop new Australasian works which engage with idiomatic characteristics of solo double reed instruments, with a level of difficulty no higher than AMEB Grade 7, in particular works suitable for students studying for their Year 12 Music performance exam.
See the ADRS website Composition webpage for detailed information, terms and conditions, and application form.
Taukay music publishing company is proud to announce new projects associated with the International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”. The winning compositions and finalists’ works will be performed publicly and we will produce a CD of the live performance.
Additionally, we are working to select some of the submitted compositions to be used in a collaboration with the contemporary dance company Arearea. Our goal is to give more space to contemporary music and to its interaction with other performing arts.
Rules and conditions of the international composition competition “Città di Udine” (eleventh edition) are online on Taukay’s website.
Submissions are being accepted in two categories:
– compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument
– electroacoustic music.
Deadline: March 31th 2016
More info on: www.taukay.it
The Elysian Singers have been singing for 30 years, and are celebrating with a whole
year of song!
Through ten concerts we will showcase the enormous variety of styles, periods and genres that we love to perform: and to link the whole programme together, have undertaken to include at least one setting from each of the 150 Psalms. The competition is to set all or part of three psalms for which we cannot find any suitable choral settings.
The deadline for submissions is 5.30pm UK time, Monday 29 February, 2016.
The prizes include:
- your works being performed in London by the Elysian Singers at our concert on 15 October 2016 at St James’s Piccadilly
- cash prizes of £250, £150, and £50
- the possibility of being published, subject to approval from Novello & Co Ltd
Full details are available here (PDF).