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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Aroha Quartet/SOUNZ/RNZC Recordings Project 2015

In association with CANZ and Chamber Music NZ

The inaugural Aroha Quartet/SOUNZ/RNZC Recordings Project 2015 calls for scores for string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello) by New Zealand composers.

This is a new collaborative project between SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, the Aroha Quartet, Radio New Zealand Concert, the Composers Association of New Zealand and Chamber Music New Zealand.

As a result of this initiative, 80 minutes of previously unrecorded string quartets by New Zealand composers will be made available for free online streaming through partner websites.

The project is open to all New Zealand composers (composers must be New Zealand born, resident or hold New Zealand citizenship).

Submissions should be sent as a PDF to info@sounz.org.nz no later than 20 February 2015.

Full details can be downloaded here or visit SOUNZ online.

Contact info@sounz.org.nz for further information about this project.

For information about the Aroha Quartet, visit their website www.arohaquartet.co.nz

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)

ISCM-Musicarama 2015 in Hong Kong

The ISCM Hong Kong Section (Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, www.hkcg.org) is organizing a mini-festival called ISCM-Musicarama 2015 held from 31st May to 3rd June 2015, which consists of 4 concerts and a symposium. An international jury (Vytautas Germanavicius, Isao Matsushita, Peter Swinnen, Richard Tsang & Marcel Wengler) will select the pieces among submissions from ISCM composers. Around 28 compositions will be performed by 2 visiting groups and some of the best local musicians. A maximum of 10 composers-speakers will deliver paper presentations on their music. We now call for scores internationally. Overseas composers whose works are featured will be provided 2 nights of hotel accommodation. Besides attending the rehearsals and performances, the featured composers will also be invited to talk about their music in a full-day symposium which can accommodate a maximum of 10 composers-speakers, each of them will also be given a small speaker honorarium of 100 euro.

The Festival would like to call for works based on the following performing groups:
– Orchestral music – Global Symphony Orchestra (Hong Kong)
– Chamber music for Western instruments – Ensemble Kochi (Japan)
– Chamber music for mixed Western and Chinese instruments – members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
– Choral music – Taipei Chamber Singers (Taiwan)

Submission Requirements:
* Only composers from ISCM Sections/Members will be considered.
* All scores must be sent via the ISCM Sections/Members, not as individual submissions. Each ISCM Section/Member can submit up to 6 scores.
* Only one submission per composer can be accepted.
* Category 1 – for orchestra without soloist: 3-3-3-3/ 4-3-3-1/ 3 perc, timp, harp, 12-10-8-6-4
* Category 2 – chamber music (up to 10 players): fl/ob/cl/fg/hrn/2vns/va/vc/cb
* Category 3 – chamber music mixing Western and Chinese instruments (up to 14 players): fl/cl/hrn/vn/va/vc/pf/perc x 1/sheng/guanzi/liuqin/pipa/guzheng/erhu
* Category 4 – choral music (up to 32 singers, with or without accompaniment)

Submission format
1. PDF version of the score (and parts) saved on a CD/DVD
2. A recording of the submitted work, if available.
3. The year of composition (it is recommended that submitted works should be written after 1999).
4. A fairly accurate duration of the work. It is preferable that works submitted are not too lengthy; around 8 to 15 minutes is recommended.
5. Programme notes of the submitted work in English (approximately 200 words with a soft copy in MS Word document).
6. Indication of whether the work will be a world or Hong Kong premiere in this Festival.
7. A short biography of the composer in English (approximately 200 words with a soft copy in MS Word document).
8. A recent photo of the composer (preferably in jpeg format).
9. Mailing address and e-mail address of the composer.
10. An indication of whether a 20-minute paper presentation of this composition can be delivered in English by the composer during the Symposium, if given a 3-month advanced notice.

By submitting to the Festival, the composer shall agree to make available all necessary performing materials (including scores and parts, special items, etc.) for the performance of the work, if selected. The submitted materials will only be returned if this is expressly requested. Submissions which do not meet the conditions or deadlines specified above will not be considered.

Submission Deadline: 7th November 2014

CANZ will select 6 works for submission. Please ensure your entry accurately meets the requirements above.

Entries should be sent to:
CANZ
PO Box 4065
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

The Molinari Quartet’s Sixth International Competition for Composition

Through its Composition Competition, the Molinari Quartet wishes to encourage young composers to write for string quartet. Over the past centuries, the string quartet has become, thanks to the great masterpieces written for the formation, a highly valued but dreadful form to write for for composers. But even today, in 2014, the string quartet is as alive and exciting as ever!

The Molinari Quartet contributes to the development of the string quartet literature by encouraging composers to send new original scores to its Competition.

The Molinari Quartet is pleased to announce its Sixth International Competition for Composition for string quartet.

Composers are invited to submit an original work for string quartet. The best compositions will be played in concert during the Molinari Quartet’s Twentieth and Beyond series to be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) during the 2015-2016 season.

The jury will be comprised of the Molinari Quartet’s artistic director and its musicians, in addition to well-known Canadian composers John Rea, Michel Gonneville and Ana Sokolovic who will determine four winners. The winning compositions will be performed by the Molinari Quartet during a special concert during the 2015-2016 season. After the concert performance the jury will deliberate and choose the order of the winners. The First Prize winner shall receive a $3000 grant as well as a silkscreen by renowned Canadian artist Guido Molinari. The second prize winner will receive a $2000 grant and the third prize winner a $1000 grant. The jury reserves the right not to grant all three prizes.

The winners will be invited to work with the Molinari Quartet prior to the concert and to participate in the Dialogues at the Chapelle, a public workshop of discussions and analysis produced by the Molinari Quartet.

Rules for Eligibility:

· Candidates must be 40 years old or less as of April 1st 2015, the due date for registration.

· The work must not exceed 20 minutes.

· Only works for string quartet that have neither been performed professionnally nor published as of April 1st 2015 shall be accepted.

· Works for quartet and electronics are accepted.

· Scores must be received by the Molinari Quartet at the latest April 1st 2015. (The post

office stamp shall be recognized as the receiving date)

· Registration fees of $25 CAN must accompany all scores. *

· A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be sent separately.

· Parts and scores shall remain the property of the Molinari Quartet.

· The candidate must send a score as well as separate playing parts to the Molinari Quartet.

· All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.

· The candidate shall also send a sealed envelope bearing his or her pseudonym which will contain his or her name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, birth date, resumé as well as a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionnally.

· The composer whose work has been chosen as one of the winning compositions, will not receive any extra payment for the execution or recording of the work.

· The winners of the competition commit themselves to find the necessary funding for a stay in Montreal to work with the Molinari Quartet and assist to the performance in the 2015-2016 season.

* The registration fees may be paid by cheque (to Molinari Quartet), Paypal or cash. We also accept US dollars but you must add 5$ to cover the bank’s conversion fees.

Competition Calendar:

Competition launch: September 2014
Due date for registration and receiving scores: April 1st 2015
Jury: May 2015
Announcement of winners: May 2015
Winners Concert: 2015-2016 season

Please send scores to:

Molinari Quartet
P.O. Box 56536
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H1W 3Z3

For more information write to : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca