Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Viola Composition Competition 2017

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:

  1. The composer must be a resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand
  2. 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)
  3. Pieces are to be up to five minutes duration.
  4. The composition must indicate metronome markings and duration.
  5. 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.
  6. 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: cogreen@actrix.co.nz with the heading: ANZVS Viola Comp Entry Form Request
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Results will be published in the issue of the ANZVS Journal after all the prizes have been awarded.
  12. 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.

MANIFESTE-2018, THE ACADEMY

June 18 30, 2018

At the center of ManiFeste, the academy offers young composers, artists, and musicians from the four corners of the globe to take part in composition workshops, In Vivo dance and theater workshops, interpretation master classes, and classes on computer music.

Applications accepted Sept. 26 – October 30, 2017

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/lacademie/

Cursus – Practical Training in Composition and Computer Music

September 2018 – June 2019

The Cursus program enables 10 young composers to learn the software designed by IRCAM applied to composition. Objective of the program: acquire the technical autonomy necessary to create a musical work with electronic presented during ManiFeste.

Applications accepted October 4 – 25, 2017

For more information see https://www.ircam.fr/transmission/formations-superieures/cursus/

 

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

3rd Composition Competition Fellegara 2017

Associazione Musica Aperta is pleased to announce the Third Edition of the International Composition Competition Vittorio Fellegara. The proposal of the competition arose from the commitment of a Committee of musicians, students and admirers of the composer in order to promote initiatives aimed at rewarding a production of new chamber music. The 2017 edition is devoted to classic piano Trio (piano, violin and cello), an ensemble with a great and ancient tradition, encouraging composers to reinvent its potential in which musical languages of the twentieth century lead convincingly to suitable results for listening. Musica Aperta strongly hopes that the initiative can once again arouse the best creations in musicians today.

REGULATIONS

Art. 1
Associazione Musica Aperta, under the patronage of City of Bergamo, Teatro Donizetti, Donizetti Foundation, Bergamo Musica Festival, University of Bergamo, “Donizetti” Conservatory of Bergamo, MIA Foundation, announces the Third Edition of International Composition Competition Vittorio Fellegara.

Art. 2
The 2017 competition is devoted to compositions for classic Trio (piano, violin and cello). No form of amplification or live electronics is allowed.

Art. 3
The competition will accept compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age, also previously performed, provided that they are neither composed before 2008, nor given to a publisher in any form, or released on the Internet. Compositions must be sent anonymously as explained below.

Art. 4
The duration of the composition must be between 5 and 12 minutes.

Art. 5
Scores must be sent per e-mail, in a digital format, to the following address:

concorso.fellegara@gmail.com

The registration deadline is set for October 10, 2017.

For more info see http://dinamico2.unibg.it/mabg/

7th International Composition Competition Harelbeke

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/

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.

SOUNZ Community Commission

The SOUNZ Community Commission is made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor and the project is administered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

The SOUNZ Community Commission aims to bring together New Zealand professional composers and community groups to create and perform a new work. It was established in 1999 and has resulted in works for diverse groups such as recorder choir, experimental sound artists and children’s theatre.

The commission consists of a grant of $1,800, which is awarded to a professional composer to enable them to engage with a community group he/she has not worked with before. The aim is to support a collaborative process between the composer and a community group and to create a series of resources based on the experiences of the two parties involved. A further $1000 is available for the successful group to hold a public performance or concert for the resulting work.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Suggestions for projects from NZ composers should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 29 May 2017. All applications are forwarded to the anonymous donor, who chooses which project will receive the grant. Preference will be given to composers who are not in full-time employment or studying. The selected project will be announced in July 2017.

Click here for more information and application guidelines.

Download the application form and information here.

Banff Centre – Ensemble Evolution

Summer classical music programs at Banff Centre are committed to the Creation of new music, the Refinement of traditional and contemporary practices, and the Amplification of our music into the public space by means of reflection and conversation. This Creation, Refinement, and Application is referred to as ARC. Faculty and participants will explore these three vital and inseparable aspects of music-making, to become whole musicians: creative, skilled and living fully in the changing world we share. ARC will take place everywhere, from informal conversations on the slopes of Mount Norquay, in master classes and rehearsals, and in formal concert productions, presented side-by-side with faculty, that are intended for the general public.  Along the way, the programs will seek rich encounters between composers and performers, scholars and practitioners; with writers, dancers, naturalists, and audience members.

Ensemble Evolution, led by 12 members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, offers participants the opportunity to explore the 21st century “evolution” of the large mixed-instrumental ensemble, tackling repertoire ranging from Biber and Beethoven to hot-off-the-press world premieres by faculty and participant composers

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Residency Dates: June 19July 01, 2017