Composition Contest – Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan

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

Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

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.

More information

Australasian Double Reed Society Composition Competition

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.

Further Details

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.

International Composition Competition – “Città di Udine”

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
Contacts: competition@taukay.it

The Elysian Singers Composition Prize 2016

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).

 

The 2016 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 September of 2016 on the 20th Anniversary 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 20th anniversary 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.

2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum

3. Limit: One entry per composer

4. 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.

5. 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 Friday, April 15, 2016 11:59PM CST (23:59 GMT-0600).

For more information and to submit scores go to http://bit.ly/martiranoaward

 

 

Opera Factory: A Short Chamber Opera Contest

The Opera Factory Trust is pleased to announce their next composition contest for short chamber operas. Entries close on Monday 18th January 2016.

Composers are invited to submit new works for A Short Chamber Opera Contest.

Entries close at 5pm on Monday 18 January 2016.

The competition is for New Zealand composers (New Zealand citizens or permanent residents), and is offered in three categories:

  1. Open age
  2. Emerging or intending composers (under 25 yrs of age)
  3. Secondary school students (18 yrs & under)

Information Sheet
Entry Form

2014 International Children’s Songwriting Contest

Purpose:
1. Encourage college students majoring in arts, humanities, education, or others to write songs for children
2. Arouse public interest and attention to songwriting for children.
3. Produce more good songs for our children.

Organizer: Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, College of Applied Human Ecology, Kun Shan University, Tainan, Taiwan

Supervised and Sponsored by: Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Other Sponsors: Band Musical Instrument Studio

Categories:
1. International Category: College students from any country of the world other than Taiwan, Kinmen and Matsu can enter.
2. Domestic Category: College students from Taiwan, Kinmen or Matsu can enter

Registration:
1. The registration form, printed sheet music with lyrics on it, and a prerecorded CD must be sent together to the address indicated in the contact information below. On the envelope please indicate “Registration for the 2014 Songwriting Contest – International Category”. The registration form can be downloaded from the website http://www.ksu.edu.tw/eng/unit/D/T/CH/CED/.
2. Do not put identifying information on the materials sent in. The identifying information only can be shown on the registration form.
3. The song must be original and unpublished, for both music and lyrics.
4. The lyrics must be written with English and meant for children.
5. The length of the song must be at least eight bars and time limit is five minutes.
6. Students can form teams to attend the contest, but no more than five persons a team. There is also a limit of 3 entries per person.
7. The song does not have to be performed by the songwriter, and the recording quality of material is not relevant to the judging process.
8. All entries must be sent in before February 27, 2015.
9. All submitted entries will not be returned.

Awards:
First Place: US $ 500 or equivalent prize and award certificate.
Second Place: US $400 or equivalent prize and award certificate.
Third Place: US $ 300 or equivalent prize and award certificate.
Fourth Place: US $ 200 or equivalent prize and award certificate.
Fifth Place: US $ 100 or equivalent prize and award certificate.
Honorable Mention (3 places): US $ 35 or equivalent prize and award certificate.
Best Popularity Award (2 places): Award certificate.

Note:
1. The top three placing contestants need to have a score of 80 or higher to receive the prize.
2. The awards will be deducted 5% for tax.

Judging Criteria:
1. Pleasant and suitable for children to sing (30%).
a. Rhythm complexity and pitch level are suitable for a child’s singing ability.
b. The lyrics is not beyond children’s life experience or understanding.
2. Originality (30%).
3. Songwriting craftmanship (40%).
4. The recording quality of material is not relevant to the judging process.

Judge Panel
Well-known music composers and child education experts around the world.

Announcement of Results:
1. The winners will be announced on the Kun Shan University website on March 13, 2015.
2. No more than two entries of a person will be awarded.
3. The copyright of all awarded works is belonged to the organizer of this contest. The organizer has the right to copy, adapt, publish, perform, and any other using for publicity purposes.

Awards Showcase:
1. Event Date: March 27, 2015.
2. Event Location: Assembly Hall, Kun Shan University, Tainan, Taiwan.
3. All winners must attend the awards showcase and perform their songs.
4. The performers should bring their own instruments except keyboard, which will be provided by the Organizer.
5. If the winners cannot attend the showcase, they should find someone else to present their songs for them or sent in the prerecorded CD to the Organizer by March 24, 2015.

Contact information:
Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, Kun Shan University,
No. 195, Kunda Rd., YongKang Dist., Tainan City 710-03, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: 886-6-2727175-316 Email: dlfc@mail.ksu.edu.tw

8th JFC Composer’s Award Contest

“Contest in Handwritten Score”

Purpose of the Contest
– Music is easily made with electronics and can easily be listened.
– Danger of making melody easily is fraught.
– In this contest, music must be written by hand.
– Experts have always handwritten the melody that gushes forth, and by struggling to elaborate, the excitement of the premiere grew stronger.
– By this activity, a new yet old feeling of urges towards compositions will be discovered.
Chairman of the Executive Committee Junnosuke Yamamoto

Application Procedure
1. Age and nationality is not asked.
2. One composition each.
3. Application fee 10,000 Yen. (Transfer money to the designated account by due date)
4. Performance of composition is limited to 12 minutes.
5. One to five of the instruments written below must be used in the composition.
2 Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute, Exchanging Allowed), Oboe (Cor Anglais Exchanging Allowed), Clarinet (A Tube, B flat Tube, Bass Clarinet Exchanging Allowed), Bassoon, Horn
If the conductor is needed, it is possible to have one, but in this case, the composer himself must conduct while reaching the requirements. Performance fee will not be paid. Before sending the application, it must say conductor on the score.
6. The performers of the final stage will be selected by the organizers.
7. Send four copies of the compositions with the application but the composer must keep the original copy safely.
8. The composition must not have a history of winning any contests.
9. On the front page of the score, the title, name of the composer, must been written both in Japanese and English.
10. Fill in all the blanks on this application, and put a picture of the composer, and send it with the composition. (Pictures of applicants who passed the score examination will be on flyer)
11. The composition must be mailed or brought to The Japan Federation of Composers Inc. (JFC) office which is the address written on the cover of the application by 5 PM on July 31st 2015 (Friday).

The composition will be examined strictly by the judges that JFC has commissioned, and on November 25th 2015 (Wednesday), the “Final JFC Board Composition Award Contest” will be held at Toppan Hall where the compositions will be performed. The winners will be decided by the judges there, and the prize money/award will be given. Rehearsals will be allowed at Toppan Hall the day before the contest. However, the amount of rehearsal time given to each composition will be decided by the board members. It is not required for the exhibitor to come to the rehearsal, but it will be better if they did.

Performance Group: Undecided

Warnings
 The compositions that have been submitted will not be allowed to be revised.
 Plagiarism will be disqualified in any circumstances.
 The parts of the composition that will be performed must be submitted to JFC after the first examination by September, 2015. The expense spent to make the composition is paid individually. If the composition is not submitted by the date given, it will result in disqualification.
 Depending on the composition and the circumstances, the composition may not be played even if it passes the first examination.
 The performance royalties will be paid by the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers based on the regulations.

Awards
 JFC Composers First Place : 200,000 Yen
・ In addition, the winning work will be produced by JFC, and distributed to the major music-related groups・organizations・libraries around the world.
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Head of the Jury: Akio Yasuraoka
Jury: Eisuke Tsuchida, Junnosuke Yamamoto

Chairman of the Executive Committee: Junnosuke Yamamoto
Executive Committee: Masao Endo, Ryuichi Horikoshi

Contact・Submission Address

* If you wish to submit an entry please email secretary@canz.net.nz for the application form.

The Japan Federation of Composers Inc. JFC Award Clerk
〒151-0061 Mimori bldg. 101 1-19-4 Hatsudai, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel (813)-6276-1177 Fax (813) -3376-3371 E-mail info@jfc.gr.jp HP www.jfc.gr.jp
Exhibition Fee Transfer Information: Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank Yotsuya Branch 4593730
Account Holder : The Japan Federation of Composers Inc.
(Transfer charges are paid by individuals)