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THE MINIMAL PIANO SERIES vol. I COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR THE RELEASE OF A RECORD PRODUCTION

Mon, 2017-06-26 11:59
Web site:  http://www.bluespiralrecords.com Expiration of Opportunity:  Sat, 2017-09-30 Entry Fee:  10.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

The BLUE SPIRAL RECORDS record label launches the first International Composition Contest, which aims to release The Minimal Piano Series Vol. I CD.

The contest will be open to composers (M/F) of any nationality without age limits.

The contest is reserved to original and unreleased compositions for piano solo, piano and electronics, piano and string or any other combination that includes the piano as the main instrument of the song. The nature of the compositions must be inspired by the minimal genre.

Published date:  26 Jun 2017

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Solo Trumpet Call for Scores

Mon, 2017-06-26 09:05
Web site:  http://www.franksartain.com/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2017-07-10

I am currently interested in pieces for solo trumpet (pieces of moderate difficulty preferred).

In order to submit your work, please email your piece (PDF file) and audio (midi is acceptable) to frsartain@gmail.com

The winner will be announced via email and will receive a recording of their piece.

To hear some of my original compositions, please visit any of the following websites.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_K95VU91a9LtlZbw3PckusF2aCWUYe9a
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrankSartainComposer/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/frank-sartain

Published date:  26 Jun 2017

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CALL FOR SCORES 2018 - MotoContrario ensemble - FESTIVAL CONTRASTI 2018

Mon, 2017-06-26 00:52
Web site:  http://www.motocontrario.it/call-for-scores/call-for-scores-2018 Expiration of Opportunity:  Thu, 2017-08-31

Call for Scores 2018
MotoContrario ensemble

MotoContrario Ensemble is very excited to announce its fourth call for scores.

For the third edition of the call we received over 200 works from all over the world; eleven pieces for ensemble, sax quartet and solo instrument have been chosen and performed in the winner concert during the last edition of the Festival. Other pieces have been performed in different appointments of the Festival.

For this edition we open the call for two different categories:

Published date:  26 Jun 2017

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Musical Theatre Composer Sought for Exciting New Project

Sun, 2017-06-25 12:43
Expiration of Opportunity:  Sat, 2017-07-15 Entry Fee:  0.00

Greetings. Having completed the book and lyrics of my sixth musical, a dramedy celebrating female painters past and present, I am seeking one talented, communicative and responsible composing partner who relishes the challenge of marrying music to story as much as I do. A home studio and the ability to produce demo recordings is a plus. Proximity to NYC helpful but not required.

Published date:  25 Jun 2017

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Music Engraving Services Available

Sun, 2017-06-25 08:22
Web site:  https://www.isaacmayhewcomposition.com/

Hello everyone!

I have recently graduated with a degree in music composition and I am here to offer my services as a music copyist. I am willing to work for very reasonable prices. Please contact me if you are interested!

I use Finale notation services and I am open to working with composers and arrangers of any genre or style on projects of any instrumentation.

I am also available to assist with arrangement or orchestration if need be.

Please check out my website at the posted link and my contact email is also posted below.
isaac.j.mayhew@gmail.com

Published date:  25 Jun 2017

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MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION - ITALY

Sat, 2017-06-24 15:07
Web site:  https://maskfest.org/masterclass-2017/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-07-28 Entry Fee:  350.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

Summer course in composition by Massimiliano Messieri

The course will be held in the Malatesta Theater in Montefiore Conca (Rimini), from 3 to 12 August.
The best students will have a score performed during the next IX. MASKFEST 2018 - International Festival of New Music by Rimini Chamber Orchestra.

Below is the link with enrollment:
https://maskfest.org/masterclass-2017/modalita-discrizione/

The lessons will be in Italian and English, single lessons and group lessons.

Published date:  24 Jun 2017

Call for Chamber Vocal Scores

Sat, 2017-06-24 13:16
Web site:  http://www.freshsqueezedopera.com/showcase-of-new-songs-and-operas Expiration of Opportunity:  Tue, 2017-08-15 Entry Fee:  5.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

We are hosting a call for scores for this program. To submit a score for consideration, please follow the guidelines below:

- Must be over 10 minutes in length, maximum of 25 minutes.
- Instrumentation requirements: must include some combination of singer (soprano, mezzo, or baritone), piano, violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon. Can include electronics.

To Apply, Please send:
- Piano vocal score, full score, and parts
- Recording (partial, or midis acceptable)
- Permission from the librettist/author
- Brief description of the piece
- Brief bio of the composer

Published date:  24 Jun 2017

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All Score Illinois Call for works from Illinois Composers Not Enrolled in Composition Programs

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:37
Expiration of Opportunity:  Thu, 2018-02-01 Entry Fee:  0.00

All Score Illinois is happy to announce a call for works from all aspiring composers in Illinois not currently enrolled in a composition program (Due February 1, 2018).

Instrumentation: Works for String Quartet (two violins, viola, cello), sub-groupings of those instruments, or fixed or live electroacoustic works (stereo only) will be selected for a performance at University of Illinois in late February 2018. (Pieces should have a maximum duration of about five minutes). As part of the performance, Champaign-based Fourth Street Records will record the pieces for the composers.

Published date:  23 Jun 2017

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All Score Illinois Call for works from University of Illinois Undergraduates, Undergraduate Alumni, and ISYM participants

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:33
Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-09-15 Entry Fee:  0.00

All Score Illinois is happy to announce TWO calls for works from composers who are University of Illinois undergraduates, undergraduate alumni and Illinois Youth Summer Music attendees (Due September 15, 2017):

Instrumentation: works for String Quartet (two violins, viola, cello) or sub-groupings of those four instruments. (Pieces should have a maximum duration of about five minutes).

Works chosen will be performed during outreach concerts in Fall 2017 and composers will receive a recording of its performance.

Published date:  23 Jun 2017

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MONTEVERDI AND THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Thu, 2017-06-22 04:46
Expiration of Opportunity:  Wed, 2017-08-30 Entry Fee:  30.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

MONTEVERDI AND THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Deadline: 30th August 2017

The SIMC promotes this project on the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Italian musician.
It is aimed at composers without age restrictions.
Selected scores will be performed in concert, in the SIMC autumn activities.

Guidelines
All composers are eligible without age and nationality limits.
Each composer could send only one work of a maximum duration of 7 minutes.

Published date:  22 Jun 2017

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MUSICA NOVA 2017

Thu, 2017-06-22 04:43
Web site:  http://musicanova.seah.cz/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Sun, 2017-11-05 Entry Fee:  30.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

Propositions for MUSICA NOVA 2017
You can register and send the fee now!

The competition MUSICA NOVA was for the first time realized in 1969.
Composers, irregardless of their age and nationality are invited to submit their works of electro-acoustic music created after 1st January 2013.
Category A is open to compositions of autonomous art electro-acoustic music (tape music), or only one independent movement.

Published date:  22 Jun 2017

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CONCORSO DI COMPOSIZIONE PER FISARMONICA "BRUNO SERRI"

Thu, 2017-06-22 02:25
Expiration of Opportunity:  Tue, 2017-07-04 Entry Fee:  30.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

CONCORSO DI COMPOSIZIONE PER FISARMONICA BRUNO SERRI

NOTICE OF COMPETITION FOR COMPOSERS

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "BRUNO SERRI"
FOR ACCORDION AND ACCORDION COMPOSITION
2nd Edition 2017 - 13/14/15/16 July
The SALOTTO CULTURALE AGGAZZOTTI a.p.s in collaboration with S.A.I UNIVERSITY for Philosophy and Science of Music - sez. CONTEMPORARY FOYERS - announces, for the year 2017, an International Competition for Accordian and Music Composition for Accordion aimed at the memory of the great accordionist and musician Maestro Bruno Serri.

Published date:  22 Jun 2017

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Record your music with Save The Music, inc.

Thu, 2017-06-22 00:00
Web site:  http://www.save-themusic.org

Save The Music, inc., a nonprofit corporation founded in 1992, has organized and executed, on behalf of individual composers and foundations, studio recordings and live performances of orchestral and operatic works, mostly by twentieth- and twenty-first-century composers. We have ongoing relationships with a number of orchestras in Europe and the United States and provide no-cost/no-obligation price quotes on request.
See our website for listings of commercial CD releases released with the cooperation of Save The Music, inc.

Published date:  22 Jun 2017

Kaplan Commissioning Project Saint Mary’s University Concert Band

Wed, 2017-06-21 21:21
Expiration of Opportunity:  Sun, 2017-10-01

Kaplan Commissioning Project
Saint Mary’s University Concert Band

The ninth Helen and Sam Kaplan Foundation Commission for a new Concert Band composition written by a composer of Jewish heritage is outlined below. Any questions prior to application submission should be directed to Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, Director of Bands, at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. jheukesh@smumn.edu

Amount of Commission:

• $7,000.00 plus travel/expense allowance for a campus residency at the premier of the composition.

Description of the Composition:

Published date:  21 Jun 2017

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Alabama Orchestra Association Composition Competition

Wed, 2017-06-21 20:42
Web site:  http://www.alabamaorchestraassociation.org/index.php/contest/call-scores Expiration of Opportunity:  Tue, 2017-08-01 Entry Fee:  25.00 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

Since 2000, the AOA has been active in the commissioning of new works of music for the All-State Orchestra Festival. Each year, one or more works has received its World Premiere Performance at the All-State Orchestra Festival. In addition, the composers have spent the weekend in residence at the Festival. Previous composers have included Stella Sung, Alan Moss, David Durant, James Grant, David Ott, James Woodward, Sandra Dackow, James Lee, Lanette Lind, Philip Wharton, Robert J.

Published date:  21 Jun 2017

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Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters

Wed, 2017-06-21 15:56
Web site:  http://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/?term=competition Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-07-07

Calling all composers aged 16 – 25
Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2017
Entries from all over the UK are now invited for the 2017 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. Composers between the ages of 16 and 25 may submit works in any style by Friday 7th July 2017, the application deadline. Shortlisted entries will be given a public performance at the final on Tuesday 7th November, when the winning pieces will be chosen. Shortlisted composers must supply their own pre-rehearsed performers at the final and the chosen winners will receive a cash prize.

Published date:  21 Jun 2017

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Live! International call for scores 2017-2018

Wed, 2017-06-21 14:34
Web site:  http://www.mdiensemble.com/en/live-international-call-for-scores/ Expiration of Opportunity:  Sat, 2017-07-15 Entry Fee:  25.00 Currency:  Euro (EUR)

mdi ensemble, in collaboration with Associazione MusicAdesso of Milan, in the framework of SoW – Sound of Wander 2017 and 2018, is pleased to announce its second international call for scores. The aim is to select eight to twelve works written by composers aged under 35 to be performed in two concerts that will take place in Milan at the end of 2017 and at the beginning of 2018.
The scores (maximum 2 for each applicant) must be scored for solo instrument or ensemble (2-7 players) for any of the following instruments:
- flute (piccolo, in C, alto flute, bass flute)

Published date:  21 Jun 2017

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New Year, New Music: Royal Northern Sinfonia Young Composers' Competition

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:30
Web site:  http://www.sagegateshead.com Expiration of Opportunity:  Fri, 2017-10-13

Applications are now open for:

NEW YEAR, NEW MUSIC
Royal Northern Sinfonia: Young Composers’ Competition

• An opportunity for composers studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level in the 17/18 academic year, at a UK university or conservatoire to write a piece of up to 8’ duration for chamber orchestra instrumentation.
• Successful applicants will have their composition workshopped by Royal Northern Sinfonia with the advice of a distinguished jury on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Published date:  20 Jun 2017

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Fall 2017 Upstate NEW YORK Residency at ARTS LETTERS & NUMBERS

Mon, 2017-06-19 15:09
Web site:  http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/programs/residency-1 Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2017-07-31 Currency:  U.S. Dollar (USD)

Open Call For Fall 2017 Residency Applications

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

It’s all about the linkages. Arts Letters & Numbers is about new ideas, new ways of thinking, of making, doing, expressing, acting, contributing. This is what happens when you give people the freedom to create, to collaborate, to influence and make change possible.

Published date:  19 Jun 2017

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SIMUC - Call for Scores: Chilean Ensemble "Taller de Música Contemporánea"

Mon, 2017-06-19 10:20
Web site:  http://www.simuc.org Expiration of Opportunity:  Mon, 2017-07-10

The International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) invites all Chilean composers to propose a piece to be performed by the renown ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea during their European tour in September. Six top musicians from Chile will present a varied repertoire of pieces by Chilean composers in five different European capitals: Bratislava, Ljubljana, Paris, Rome and Vienna. Follow the link below to find all the details.

Published date:  19 Jun 2017

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