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2018 Female Band Composition Competition Information

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:10
Web site:  http://www.kkpsibo.net/2018-female-band-composition-competition.html Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-12-01

2018 Female Band Composition Competition Information

Call for Compositions
We are excited to announce the call for scores for the 2018 Female Band Composition Competition. We are looking for band works that are approximately Grade Three level. The aim is to support works that appeal to a wide array of abilities and tastes. Please see below for all of the details.

The Composition
1) Submissions must:
· be composed by someone who self-identifies as a female composer
· be an original, unpublished composition for band.

Published date:  10 Oct 2017

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Fight for the Right

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:07
Web site:  http://www.pittsburghfestivalopera.org/artist-info/fight-for-the-right Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2018-01-01 Entry Fee:  25.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

Fight for the Right
Fight for the Right is a global commissioning competition for composer and librettist teams to create original music dramas based on themes of women's education. The winning entry in the competition will receive a full mainstage production during Pittsburgh Festival Opera's summer festival in 2019.

Malala Yousafzai
Michelle Obama
Oprah Winfrey
Rudy Bridges
The kidnapped Chibok girls
Your next-door neighbor?

Published date:  10 Oct 2017

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2018 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition

Tue, 2017-10-10 10:19
Web site:  http://earplay.org/www/competition.php Expiration of Opportunity:  Sat, 2018-03-31 Entry Fee:  26.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

The annual Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition is open to composers of any nationality and any age. Earplay performs the prizewinning piece and presents a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning composer.

You can submit an Aird competition application electronically or by mail. Please send mail if you have questions or comments.

Eligibility:
Applicants may be of any nationality.
Applicants may be of any age.

Compositions:
Works are limited to 1 to 6 players (at most 1 of each, e.g., not 2 violins) from Earplay's ensemble:
flute/piccolo/alto flute
clarinet/bass clarinet
piano

Published date:  10 Oct 2017

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Emerging Composers Competition at The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Tue, 2017-10-10 07:48
Web site:  http://www.myo.org/myo-programs/emerging-composers-competition/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-12-20 Entry Fee:  25.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is hosting an Emerging Composers Competition, open to all unpublished composers under the age of 22 as of July 1, 2018. This national competition has a Choral Division and an Orchestral Division.
Works submitted should be for one of the following ensembles:
A. SATB Youth Choir (high school students)
B. Full Symphony Orchestra (high school students)

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (All materials must be received by this date)

DETAILS: http://www.myo.org/myo-programs/emerging-composers-competition/

Published date:  10 Oct 2017

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Carl Orff Composer Competition

Mon, 2017-10-09 08:48
Web site:  http://www.carl-orff-competition.com Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2018-02-28 Entry Fee:  0.00

The composition should contain an excerpt from the poem ''Orpheus.Eurydice.Hermes'' by Rainer Maria Rilke. In the poem, Orpheus leads his beloved Eurydice in the company of the God Hermes out of the underworld. The plan can only succeed if he doesn't turn around to her. Otherwise, Eurydice will not be permitted to leave the underworld.

Published date:  9 Oct 2017

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Call for Scores - Daniel Crisp - Frequencies

Sun, 2017-10-08 14:18
Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-12-01

The North Carolina New Music Initiative and the Frequencies new music ensemble announce a call for percussion duets.

In preparation for our February 27, 2018 concert, we welcome submissions, which fit these requirements:
• Percussion duet.
• Any percussion instrumentation is permissible. If you have questions email me directly.
• Any length (compositions 10 minutes or less will take preference).
• Compositions with electronics are permissible.

Submissions:
• Composers may submit more than one score.
• Please submit .pdf scores directly to dcrisp16@yahoo.com

Published date:  8 Oct 2017

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2017-2018 Superior Music Composition Contest: Sign up

Sun, 2017-10-08 10:17
Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-12-15 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

Hello and welcome to the first annual Superior Music Publication's composers competition for the 2017-2018 season.

Superior Music Publications is seeking scores submissions for the first annual composers competition. The writers here at Superior Music Publications are proud to sponsor this first ever annual competition with the goal to foster and support contemporary composers and music pioneers from all over the world.

For this upcoming season, we are looking to expand the contemporary concert bands or soloist.

Guidelines:
Instruments and parts.
Flute (2)
*Oboe (1)

Published date:  8 Oct 2017

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Martin Read Foundation: Song writing workshop with Gwyneth Herbert

Sun, 2017-10-08 06:03
Web site:  https://www.martinreadfoundation.org/mrf-events Expiration of Opportunity:  Thu, 2017-10-12

Martin Read Foundation presents:
FREE OPEN WORKSHOP:
Composition and song-writing.
Sat October 14th 2017,
10am – 12, Martin Read Hall, Alton College, Hampshire GU34 2LX

Gwyneth Herbert, ex student of Martin’s at Alton College, wowed the MRF Festival ’17 audience with
her Song for Martin from her latest project: Letters I haven’t written. She also became a Patron for MRF’s, joining distinguished composer & educator Howard Skempton.
Gwyneth returns to Alton College on Oct 14th in this FREE two hour practical workshop, exploring different ways of writing for voice and piano.

Published date:  8 Oct 2017

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Hearing Orpheus Today

Sat, 2017-10-07 12:40
Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2018-01-31 Entry Fee:  25.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

Hearing Orpheus Today
Composition Competition – 13th April 2018

Published date:  7 Oct 2017

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The 2017 Annual Rudolph Award (Young Composers Competition)

Fri, 2017-10-06 20:52
Web site:  https://youngcomposerscompetition.com/2017/10/07/the-2017-annual-rudolph-award/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Thu, 2017-11-30 Entry Fee:  10.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

The Young Composers Competition is currently hosting a smaller competition, called the Annual Rudolph Award (ARA).

Published date:  6 Oct 2017

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Last call for Fall/Winter 2017 residency at Arts Letters & Numbers

Fri, 2017-10-06 12:29
Web site:  http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2017-10-30

Artists. Musicians. Composers. Thinkers. Writers. Makers. Scientists. Architects. Dreamers.
A NY Residency made for individual and collaborative work.

Published date:  6 Oct 2017

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Third Guitar Composition Competition Fidelio via The Internet

Thu, 2017-10-05 08:22
Web site:  http://concursodecomposicionparaguitarrafidelio.com/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Sun, 2017-11-12 Entry Fee:  10.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

III Guitar Composition Competition Fidelio via The Internet

Very simple to take part. It doesn't matter the distance. This is through Internet

Guidelines:

Send your own guitar composition audio file. That's all
Duration: 1 to 4 minutes maximum. 10 additional seconds is the maximum allowed

Only Works for solo guitar are allowed . Played with Spanish or Classical Guitar.

Works played Acoustic or electric are not allowed.

In this competition the participants decide the winners through a voting system published in the website.

Published date:  5 Oct 2017

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Bowling Green State University New Music Ensemble Call for Scores

Wed, 2017-10-04 18:50
Web site:  https://www.bgsu.edu/musical-arts/events/competitions/new-music-ensemble-call-fo... Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-15 Entry Fee:  0.00

The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University has a rich tradition of promoting contemporary music through performance, education and outreach. Home to the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the college hosts the annual Music at the Forefront Series as well as the BGSU New Music Festival, now in its 37th year.

Published date:  4 Oct 2017

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EQ Women In Electronic Music

Wed, 2017-10-04 18:07
Web site:  http://www.musiccentre.ca/regions/ontario/projects/women-in-electronic-music?fie... Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-12-01 Entry Fee:  0.00

Rose Bolton, program developer and director
Matthew Fava, Will Callaghan, coordinators

EQ: Women in Electronic Music is focused on education and community building among trans/cis/non-binary women who create electronic music. Through mentoring, technical instruction, and sharing of music and ideas, we foster mutual support and camaraderie among those who present or identify as women. Together we will encourage and feed into your creative spirit.

Published date:  4 Oct 2017

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EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency - $2,500 Stipend + Six Months Free Work/ Rehearsal Space in NYC

Wed, 2017-10-04 12:50
Web site:  http://exploringthemetropolis.org/ridgewood-bushwick-composer-residency/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Tue, 2017-10-31 Entry Fee:  0.00

Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) is sponsoring the second round of the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency.

EtM is committed to resolving the workspace needs of the performing arts community in New York City. This pilot program, the second implementation of our Queens Workspace Initiative, will provide free, long-term studio space to composers who are in need of a dedicated workspace outside of their home.

Published date:  4 Oct 2017

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Masterclasses with Stefan Prins and Jaime Reis

Wed, 2017-10-04 09:26
Web site:  http://kcmd.eu/cmc Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2017-11-06 Entry Fee:  250.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

Educational and concert platform for new music Kyiv Contemporary Music Days, together with Goethe Institut in Ukraine, is announcing its Third International Masterclasses for composers to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on December 16-22, 2017.

The invited composition professors are Jaime Reis (Portugal) and Stefan Prins (Belgium).

Composers regardless of age and residence are welcome to apply.

Published date:  4 Oct 2017

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2018 Look and Listen Composers Competition

Tue, 2017-10-03 16:28
Web site:  http://www.lookandlisten.org Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2018-01-01 Entry Fee:  0.00

The Look and Listen Festival is seeking scores submissions for the annual Composers Competition. We are proud to sponsor this annual competition with the goal to foster and support contemporary composers and music pioneers from all over the world.

For this upcoming season, we are looking to expand the contemporary vocal repertoire by accepting works for soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet.

PRIZE
The winning work will be featured as part of the upcoming festival in NYC and the composer will also receive a cash prize of $500.

GUIDELINES
1.- Works must be written after 2010

Published date:  3 Oct 2017

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Greater Bridgeport Symphony 2018 Emerging Composer Competition - Pioneering New Works

Tue, 2017-10-03 08:14
Web site:  http://gbs.org Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2018-04-27 Entry Fee:  25.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

The Greater Bridgeport Symphony announces a national competition for innovative composers of orchestral music. Because the GBS believes in the future of orchestral music, the winner will premiere his / her composition during a concert conducted by the Symphony’s dynamic maestro, Eric Jacobsen, during the 2018-2019 GBS season at the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This competition embraces Maestro Jacobsen’s goal of premiering new works and his vision of bringing orchestral music to a new generation of classical music fans.

Published date:  3 Oct 2017

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Manhattan Choral Ensemble Competition

Mon, 2017-10-02 12:39
Web site:  http://www.composerssite.com/www.mce.nyc Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-11-15

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble seeks submissions from composers living within 50 miles of New York City of a short (2.5 – 3 minutes) a cappella work for SATB chorus that evokes life in New York City. The work should be a new composition that has not yet been premiered. Works should require approximately three hours of rehearsal to prepare for performance, and should not contain individual solos. Visit mce.nyc/commissions for examples of the level of difficulty of previous compositions. Previous winners are ineligible.

Published date:  2 Oct 2017

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus - Call for Scores

Mon, 2017-10-02 09:05
Web site:  http://www.brooklynyouthchorus.org Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2018-01-01

2017-2018 BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS
MEN’S ENSEMBLE COMPOSER COMPETITION

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is seeking score submissions for our Men’s Ensemble.

GUIDELINES
Entries should be:
• for 3-part or 2-part Men’s Choir (TBB, TTB, or TB); see notes for composers
• unaccompanied, or with piano accompaniment
• three to eight minutes in length
• written within the last 5 years

Published date:  2 Oct 2017

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