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

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.

Rules

• The composition must be written for two pedal harps and must not have previously been performed in public nor entered into other competitions

• The composition may take any musical form

• Entrants for the secondary school category must have composed a piece of at least two minutes duration and no longer than four minutes

• Entrants for the under 30 year old category must have composed a piece of at least four minutes duration and no longer than eight minutes

• It must be an original work, not an arrangement of another work

• A composer may enter more than one work, but only one prize will be awarded to any one individual

• The competition is open to anyone who has New Zealand residency at the time the entry is submitted

• By submitting your composition you agree that the NZ Harp Duo will have performance and recording rights of the winning entries without additional fees

• By submitting an application, you agree to cooperate with the NZ Harp Duo on any possible edits deemed necessary by the duo to make the work successfully playable

• The composition must use standard tuning only, ie. no microtones

• All standard extended harp techniques are acceptable

• Composers may write for prepared harp, but it must not in any way compromise the instrument or its tuning.

• Submissions which are incomplete or do not follow the guidelines and parameters here will be disqualified

• All entries must include a separate short cover letter with: name, DOB, contact phone number, email address, name of school attending (if applicable). Please also include a short biography, short programme notes and a photo

 

The adjudication panel consists of:

Carolyn Mills – Principal Harpist NZSO

Kenneth Young – Composer, Conductor and NZSM Lecturer

Ingrid Bauer – Classical Harpist

The decision of the judging panel is final.

Information about writing for the harp can be found here:

http://www.15secondharp.com/

http://composingforharp.com/

http://sites.siba.fi/sv/web/harpnotation/harp

Technical questions about the harp and its performance techniques may be directed to the NZ Harp

Duo at info@nzharpduo.com with the subject line ‘Harp Composition Competition’


How to apply

Entries should be submitted electronically with the subject title ‘Harp Composition Competition’ to:

info@nzharpduo.com email or dropbox with pdf files preferred, but Sibelius files (that can be

opened in all versions of the programme) also accepted.

Competition enquiries: Can be emailed to the NZ Harp Duo, with subject title ‘Harp Composition

Competition’ at info@nzharpduo.com

Checklist

o Full scores together with indicative or mockup audio files

o Cover letter

o Biography

o Programme notes

o Photo

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

 

 

Call for Scores: ACL Conference and Festival, Vietnam 2016

CANZ members are invited to submit works for consideration for performance at the 34th ACL International Festival and Conference in Vietnam, 12 – 18 October, 2016. The festival will be held in Hanoi capital and Vinh Yen city (Vinh Phuc province).

  • Each entrant is allowed to submit one work only from one of the listed categories.
  • In any category, playing inside the piano, or any kind of preparation of the piano, is prohibited.
  • Works written in the last four years are encouraged.
  • Entries are due by Friday 22 April (see below for details).

Categories

a) Orchestral works (maximum 15 mins)
1.  2-2-2-2, 4-2-3-1, Perc (3), Pf, Celesta, Harp,Str, with/without soloist
2.  “Conductors are Composers”:  2-2-2-2, 4-2-3-1, Perc (3), Pf, Celesta, Harp, Str, with/without soloist. NOTE: Any composer whose piece is selected for this category must have some
experience in conducting professional orchestras, because the composer will be asked to
conduct his/her own piece in this concert.

b) Chamber orchestra
Maximum of 15 performers from the following instruments: fl, ob, cl, bsn, 2 hn, tpt, tbn, perc, pf, 2 vn, vla, vc, cb. The maximum duration is 12 minutes, in order to perform as many pieces as possible.

c) Chamber music
1. Maximum of 6 performers including oboe and/or clarinet and/or bassoon
2. Maximum of 4 performers including one violin
3. Maximum of 5 performers on Vietnam traditional instruments
The maximum duration is 12 minutes, in order to perform as many pieces as possible.

d) Piano solo
Maximum duration of 12 minutes.

e) Electroacoustic music
The call for scores in the field of electroacoustic music will be released before May 31, 2016.

 

Young Composer Prize

CANZ members born after October 12, 1986 are invited to submit a work for consideration for the 2016 ACL Young Composer Prize. Based on these submissions CANZ will select one composer to represent New Zealand. Please include a copy of your passport with your application.

  • Duration: 5 – 8 minutes
  • Maximum 5 performers
  • Available instrumentation (1 of each): violin, viola, violoncello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone.

 

Submission Details

Please complete all information on the entry form (ACL 2016 – Entry Form-1) including:

  • Name, date of birth, nationality
  • Address, phone number, email
  • Title, year composed, instrumentation, duration
  • Biography (maximum 150 words)
  • Programme notes (maximum 150 words)
  • Has the work been performed? If yes, where?

 

Also required for the submission:

  • Photo of the composer
  • Audio file or CD of the work (if available)
  • Score (PDF file)
  • Parts (if available, PDF files)

 

CANZ expects to hear from ACL as to their selections by 30 June, 2016. The individual parts of selected scores should be submitted at a later date (to be announced).

Submit your completed application to secretary@canz.net.nz by 5pm Friday 22 April, 2016.

If you are unable to submit the submission electronically it may be posted to the address below. Please ensure it arrives before 22 April.

Composers Association of New Zealand
PO Box 4065
Wellington 6140

Risuonanze 2016 Call for Scores

Associazione Culturale TKE is calling for pieces to be performed at the “Risuonanze 2016 – incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, which will take place early June, 2016, in Friuli Venezia Giulia region – Italy.

  • The Call is open to composers of any nationality and age.
  • The submitted works should not have been premiered in any public performance in Italy; if selected, these works will be presented as “world premieres” or “Italian premieres”.
  • All music performed in the Festival will be radio-broadcast and professionally recorded; composers will be given a copy of the recording of their works.
  • 15 Euros (non-refundable) must be payed via bank transfer or PayPal as a donation for contribution to costs; this amount allows to submit 1 to 5 different works.
  • Festival “Risuonanze 2016” is based on the direct relationship between composers and audience, so composers attending the performances are much appreciated. In that case, there is no refund for travel and lodging fees.
  • Associazione Culturale TKE may select one or more pieces in each category; it may also decide not to choose any composition.

Submission deadline: February 22nd, 2016

  • Works written for:
    a) UNACCOMPANIED: solo piano, or solo violin, or solo flute [C and/or Piccolo and/or G Alto flute], or solo trombone, or solo voice [mezzo-soprano, range: F3 to F5 (piano dynamics) or Ab5 (forte dynamics)]
    b) DUOS: voice [mezzo-soprano, range as before] and piano, or two flutes [both doubling piccolo, one of them also doubling G Alto flute], or two violins, or flute [C] and piano
  • Regarding vocal works, the text should be in the public domain, otherwise the composer should be authorized for its utilization
  • Works from 1 to 6 minutes in duration
  • All submitted works must be “world premieres” or “Italian premieres” in the Festival
  • Submissions via email only
  • Each submission consists in:
    a) one to five scores
    b) payment proof 15 Euros (bank transfer: IBAN IT58P0634067684510701023136, BIC/SWIFT IBSPIT2U, beneficiary: Associazione culturale TKE, or Pay Pal: please see the Risuonanze website – as description of payment please write “Call for Scores Risuonanze 2016”)
    c) a short biography (200 words max.)
  • The scores must be attached as PDF files
  • The biography (in Italian or English) must be pasted as text in the body of the email, together with first name, last name, date of birth and nationality
  • The payment proof (bank transfer or PayPal) must be attached as PDF file
  • In the body of the email, please specify whether the pieces, if selected, should be presented as “world premiere” or “Italian premiere”
  • Send the submission via email to callrisuonanze2016@gmail.com

 

The results will be announced not later than April 25th, 2016 on the Risuonanze website, and composers of the accepted works will be notified by email.

 

For any further information, please visit: http://www.risuonanze.it/calls/call.html or email: tkecallforscores@gmail.com

 

5th Solo Harp Composition Contest – 2015

The Composition Contest for the USA International Harp Competition takes place prior to the triennial performance competition. It was established in 2003 to promote the harp as a solo instrument and to encourage composers to write new works for the harp. To date over 250 composers from 40 countries have been Composition Contest participants.

PRIZES
Cash Award: $2,000 USD
Performance: The winning composition will be included in the 2016 USA International Harp
Competition’s required third stage repertoire. It will also be performed by the Gold Medalist at 10th Competition-related debut recitals.
Recording: The winning composition may be included in the CD recording produced by Lyon & Healy Harps for the 10th Competition winner.
Publication: The winning composition will be published by Lyon & Healy Harps.

RULES
Duration: 6-8 minutes.
Instrumentation: Solo harp (Other instruments may be included if played by the harpist. Electronics are permitted if no additional personnel are required. Please contact the Composition Contest Chair in advance of submission to be certain that the planned approach will be accepted.)
Eligibility: The work must be unpublished, unawarded and not have been recorded for commercial distribution. Previous Composition Contest winners are not eligible.
Submissions: Online application form, PDF of anonymous score, MP3 recording played by a harpist.

DEADLINES
October 30, 2015: Online application form, brief bio, PDF of anonymous score.
November 30, 2015: MP3 recording of submitted work played by a harpist. No digital or midi recordings will be accepted. Please find your harpist early to permit enough preparation time.
January 30, 2016: Winning composition announced.

QUESTIONS
Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield, Composition Contest Chair: rkinglefield@gmail.com

CALL FOR SCORES | MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

ensemble mise-en (www.mise-en.org) is very excited to announce a call for scores for mise-en music festival 2016!

Deadline: September 1, 2015 (EST 11:59PM)

Submission Fee: $15 (USD)

The guidelines for the submissions:
1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 22-25, 2016) in New York City.
3. You may only send one piece per category. Please notice that multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
4. Those composers chosen to write new works (CATEGORY #4) will be notified by October 1, 2015. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified by December 1, 2015.

CATEGORIES (Click one to apply)
1. Mixed Ensemble (2-15 instruments with/without electronics/tape)
2. Solo instrument (with/without electronics/tape)
3. Tape/electronics
4. Proposal for a new piece (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, violin and contrabass with/without electronics)

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)