ISCM WORLD MUSIC DAYS 2016 “Sounds of Tomorrow” CALL FOR WORKS

The International Society of Contemporary Music World Music Days 2016 will take place in Tongyeong, Korea from 29 March to 3 April 2016.

As a member of ISCM, CANZ will submit six works by six CANZ members for consideration for performance at the festival. You may submit up to two works to CANZ for consideration.

DEADLINE for submission to CANZ for consideration: Friday 7 August 2015 (receipt of submission).

You may also enter works as an individual directly to ISCM for consideration, however this incurs an entry fee of 50 Euro. Please see the following website for details about making individual submissions: http://worldmusicdays2016.kr/call-for-scores/rules/

According to the regulations issued by ISCM, preference will be given to shorter compositions, and to pieces composed in, or after, 2007. Only one work per composer can be submitted for a given ISCM-WMD Festival, whether through the official CANZ entry or as an individual submission.

For submission to CANZ for consideration, please send the following materials electronically to CANZ President Glenda Keam at with the subject line ‘ISCM 2016 Submission':

• PDF version of the score/description, or in the case of compositions/projects without a written score – audio/video documentation
• Wherever possible, an audio or video recording of the work
• Proof of nationality of the composer (PDF copy of passport)
• Current photograph of the composer (jpeg or similar)

Please also include the following in a single text file:

* A short biography of the composer in English (max 150 words)

* Programme notes of the submitted work in English (max 150 words)

* Technical rider with the specification of all equipment that is necessary to perform the work

* Website of the composer or the publisher if available

* Statement of which category the work fits (see categories list below)

A panel of CANZ members (including at least two CANZ committee members) will select the six works that will comprise the submission from CANZ. Glenda will not participate in the selection of the six works to be sent by CANZ to the international jury, as she is a member of the ISCM International Executive; she will simply collect all eligible entries and pass them on to the CANZ selection panel.

The six works selected by CANZ will be submitted electronically to an ISCM international jury, and the chosen work will be announced on 30 October 2015, on the ISCM World Music Days 2016 website.
CATEGORIES

1.Symphony orchestra (without soloist)
max 2+1.2+1.2+1.2+1.-4.3.3.1./ tmp, perc3/ pf, hp /strings, duration max. 15 min
percussion may include bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, slap stick, guiro, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba,gong, conga, sleigh bells, bongo, tubular bells, glockenspiel, claves
2.Chamber Orchestra (without soloist)
2222-2200/ tmp,perc/ strings 86442/ duration max. 15 min
percussion may include bass drum,cymbals, chimes, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, gongs
3.Ensemble (with or without Korean traditional instrument)
3 to 10 instruments to choose from: 2vn, va, vc, db, fl, ob, cl, bn, Daegeum or Gayageum, dur. max. 10 min
4.Ensemble (with or without Solo voice)
solo voice (S/A/T/B), and between 3 and 9 instruments to be chosen from: 2vn, va, vc, db, fl, ob, cl, bn, duration max. 10 min. Added electronics possible (up to 4 speakers / 4 channels available/ real time availble/ audio-visual available)
5.Mixed choir
10/10/10/10, duration max. 10 min
6.String Quartet
duration max. 10 min
7.Brass Quintet
duration max. 10 min
8.Music for Children
a) Piano Solo max. 5 min
b) Vn/ Voice with piano accompaniment max. 5 min
9.Solo instrument / mixed media
solo instrument (flute, clarinet, violin, cello) with or without electronics, or electronics without instruments (live or pre-recorded, up to 4 speakers / 4 channels available/ real time availble/ audio-visual available),
duration max. 10 min
10.Musical Fairytale for Children
narrator and ensemble of between 3 and 9 players to choose from pf, 2vn, va, vc, db, fl, cl, perc,
duration max 30 min incl. narration.
11.Installations:

sound installations linked to existing festival spots/venues, i.e. Isang Yun Memorial Theme Park, Concert Hall terrace, Concert Hall rooftop terrace, concert hall driveway
sculptures with sound installations, where the sculptures are provided by the artists
virtual (sound) gates: small sound installations, which can be placed inside or outside the concert venues

NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award

Now in its eleventh year, the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Awards is an exciting opportunity for young New Zealand composers to have their work recorded by the NZSO over a three-day residency.

Submitted works are assessed by a panel of industry professionals, and those selected for the awards will be flown to, and accommodated in Wellington for the duration of the recordings and awards. The students selected are given the opportunity to receive mentoring from an established New Zealand composer and will also participate in industry seminars and instrument workshops. The best overall composition will win the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award. The composer receives a cash award of $750.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen
  • Composers must be 25 years of age or younger as of 3 December 2015
  • Maximum duration of 5 minutes
  • Work to be for full symphony orchestra without soloists
  • Maximum instrumentation is as follows: 3333 4331 timpani +2 percussion harp strings (including the following woodwind auxiliary instruments: piccolo, cor anglais, bass clarinet and contrabassoon).
  • One entry per person
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed application form, which can be downloaded here. All entries must be submitted as digital PDFs.
  • Applications should also be accompanied by a short composer biography, as well as programme notes for the work.  All of this information should be provided in the score file.
  • A complete and accurate instrumentation listing must be provided at the beginning of the score as well as the duration.
  • Composers should note that if used, any non-standard items such as string practice mutes will need to be provided by the composer.
  • NZSO reserve the right to ask composers to revisit any composition that includes extended techniques that may damage instruments.
  • Revisions to the submitted score won’t be accepted.

Deadline for entries: 4 May 2015

For further information and the online entry form please see the NZSO website.

 

Singapore Asian Composers Festival 2015 – Call for Scores

The Singapore Asian Composers Festival (SACF) calls for submissions for a three-night event at the Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore (8th-10th Dec 2015). This competition is open to citizens of the Asia-Pacific region (Asia and Oceania). They do not need to be currently residing in the region. Selected composers are required to attend the festival. The festival will include pre-concert talks and other networking opportunities to bring together composers, musicians and the public.

Composers can write for solo or chamber music up to 10 instruments for a maximum duration of 10 minutes. The available instrumentation are 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 French Horn, 1 Piano, 2 Violins, 1 Viola, and 1 Cello. No electronic music would be accepted. Prepared piano is not allowed. Playing inside the piano is restricted to simple techniques such as plucking of strings. Composers can choose to write in either one of the following styles: classical, neo-classical, new age, film music and avant garde.

Works must be world premiere or Singapore premiere and cannot be accessed online. Works cannot be commercially recorded and/or released, and cannot be prize winners at other competitions. About 24 works will be chosen to be performed at the festival. Each submission must be complete by itself and not be part of a larger work. Only one work based on one of four themes can be submitted per composer. For information on themes, please refer to website link below.

All submissions will be judged anonymously. The deadline for submission is 31st July 2015.

Website
Competition details
Themes

Call for scores: 2015 SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop

The SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop is a collaboration between the St Matthews Chamber Orchestra and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. The aim is to create a collection of high quality resources for composers, non-professional orchestras and orchestra directors. The project will deliver a documentary resource that will be streamable on the SOUNZ website, a workshop with the composers and a concert performance.

SOUNZ is calling for submissions from Auckland-based composers, who are willing to attend and take part in rehearsals, a workshop and video interviews. We strongly encourage secondary and tertiary students, as well as established composers, to apply.

The work may have been performed before and should be a maximum of eight minutes duration.

Submissions must reach SOUNZ no later than 5pm, 30 April 2015. No late entries will be accepted.

Please email the complete score in PDF format and completed submission form to info@sounz.org.nz

All composers who submit scores will be advised of the panel’s selections by late May 2015.

Download the submission form here
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2015 International Music Composition Competition – Sejong Prize

1. Mission: Traditional Korean music contains many unique elements. The Sejong Music Composition Competition encourages composers to explore these elements and incorporate them into their compositions to create contemporary pieces for Western instruments that evoke Korean themes. Using these pieces in performances, we hope to bring the world of Korean music not only to composers, but performers and listeners, as well. For Sejong Prize Competition, we are looking for high quality Korean-themed pieces that can be performed frequently. Our goal is to encourage composers to write music that is appealing to general public and has clear expression of Korean themes.

2. Competition Rules:
– Eligibility: Open to composers of all ages, all nationalities, and all ethnic backgrounds.
– Judges’ decisions are final.
– Prizes may not be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
– Please keep in mind that we are looking for pieces that can strongly convey Korean themes.

3. Submission Requirements:
– Submit a work for 2-5 instruments chosen from violin, cello, piano, flute, and clarinet that can strongly convey Korean themes and is no more than twelve minutes in length. The piece must contain elements of traditional Korean melodies or rhythm.
– Representative samples of Korean traditional music transcriptions and recordings of traditional Korean instruments can be found on our website as examples.
– The application should include a short paragraph (up to 500 words) that explains how the Korean theme was expressed in the composition.
– The contestant’s entry and application form must be sent as email attachments to sejong@sejongculturalsociety.org.
– The music score must be submitted in a PDF file. Printed scores or other file types will not be accepted.
– Anonymous submission of score: the entrant’s name and contact details must not appear on any page of the score. Having a name on the score will result in disqualification. File names should include the contestant’s name (eg. JohnSmith.pdf)
– First prize winners of the previous competition (2005 Korean-American Music Composition Competition, 2008 International Sejong Music Composition Competition, 2012 Sejong Prize Competition) may not enter this competition.

4. Submission deadline: Jun 30th, 2015 (*No application fee)

5. Winners and prizes: First place $2,000; Honorable Mentions (2-3) $500
In addition, the winning entries will be performed for recording, may be submitted for publication of music scores or performance of the music to be broadcasted by television and radio stations.

6. Judging Criteria: Works will be judged based on originality, technique, and use of Korean themes

7. For more information:
Visit our website at www.sejongculturalsociety.org or email us at sejong@sejongculturalsociety.org.

CALL FOR PAPERS The Enterprise of Musicology: Trends in our New Age

The East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society (IMS-EA) have announced a call for papers for ‘The Enterprise of Musicology: Trends in our New Age’ to be held in Hong Kong, 4-6 December 2015.

Deadline: 10 April 2015

Musical and musicological trends are ever changing with evolving sociological, economic, and political climates; at the same time, trends can also be geographic-specific. IMS East Asia 2015 sets out to examine current trends of musicological thoughts, and in particular, ‘Asian trends’ – if such a phenomenon could be discerned. Asian countries are some of the fastest growing in the world: in technology, in science, in cultural development, and in educational innovation. Are such elements influential factors in musicological trends in Asia and world-wide?

Read more at http://www.imsea2015.org/

 

 

Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition – Piano Pieces for Children

The competition is held by the Institut Ludwig van Beethoven at the Music University Vienna. It is looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live.

Invited are composers under the age of 40 and participation deadline is 15th August 2015. The total prize pool is € 10´000.

For further information/registration, please refer to the following links.
http://www.mauricio-kagel-composition-competition.com/?newlang=en
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mauricio-Kagel-Kompositionswettbewerb/266823006720163

The East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Enterprise of Musicology: Trends in our New Age
Hong Kong, 4-6 December 2015 (Submission Deadline: 10 April 2015)

Musical and musicological trends are ever changing with evolving sociological, economic, and political climates; at the same time, trends can also be geographic-specific. IMS East Asia 2015 sets out to examine current trends of musicological thoughts, and in particular, ‘Asian trends’ – if such a phenomenon could be discerned. Asian countries are some of the fastest growing in the world: in technology, in science, in cultural development, and in educational innovation. Are such elements influential factors in musicological trends in Asia and world-wide?

IMSEA 2015 would like to call for papers to brainstorm themes associated with such thoughts; they could embrace:

• New approaches to music performance
• Interdisciplinary, and multi-disciplinary practices
• Concepts and histories of music theory
• Technology in music
• Science(s) of music and music-practice
• Practice as research/performance-based research
• Asian studies
• Orientalism
• Popular music in East Asia
• The musician as creative entrepreneur

Abstract Submission Guide

DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 21:00 (UTC+8). To avoid online problems, please submit at least 24 hours before the deadline.

AUTHOR NOTIFICATION: Friday, May 15, 2015.

PARTICIPATION: Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are all welcome. An individual may submit no more than one proposal in each category.

PANEL: Among the categories, panels are especially encouraged, in particular those with researchers from different regions/disciplines. The organizer of a panel should act as the corresponding author and submit the proposal as a package that includes the abstracts of each paper as well as a rationale of the whole.

LENGTH: Max. 250 words for each abstract or rationale.

LANGUAGE: English

ENCODING: Only plain text without any formatting.

SUBMISSION: Only online through the following links (accessible during the submission period stated above); submissions by post or by e-mail are not accepted. Each abstract should include its author’s name, institutional affiliation, telephone number, and email address. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE FORMS CAREFULLY.

Categories
1. Panel Session: 90-min./3-papers or 120-min./4-papers; panels with researchers from different regions or disciplines are encouraged.
2. Individual Paper: 20-minute report followed by 10-minute discussion.

Website: http://www.imsea2015.org/

For any enquiries, please contact us at imsea2015@gmail.com.

Arizona Pro Arte – Call for Scores

Have your work featured at Arizona Pro Arte’s September 19, 2015 concert. The winning works will be performed with our musicians, and original choreography and dancers from ELEVATE DanceWorks.

Instrumentation:
Submissions may consist of any combination of standard orchestral instruments up to eight (8) performers plus prerecorded tape/audio track. Of the performers, a maximum of two may be percussionists. A maximum of one piano may be utilized. Entries with harp will be considered.

Deadline: April 3, 2015

No Application Fee or Eligibility Restrictions

Further details can be found at: http://www.azproarte.com/call-for-scores/