Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Subject: [BA-NEWMUS:9416] call for reviewers The Transbay is seeking capable listener/writers willing to write up the SFAlt festival and any other worthy performances happening in the big month of May. Reply to Tom Djll. td (I'm taking a break from reviewing becuz my feelings are really, really hurt by all the negative criticism of the Transbay. Seriously, I'm going to be out of town for a lot of the SFAlt fest.) Tom Djll/arTsar 1746 37th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601
Subject: [BA-NEWMUS:9414] New eclectic music series i'm Starting a New eclectic music series In pacifica At the salada beach cafe On saturday Nights Within About a month Or so. Please Contact me if You'd Like To Participate And Are a musician who Performs unusual music Of Your own, obscure music Of Others, non-western musics, And/Or so On. i Do Have a preference For non-electrically amplified music Unless There's no Other Choice And it's really Worth it. i Hope To Encourage much Variety. musicians And money will Be Involved With Each Other somehow. And We've got a small upright piano. i don't Use the computer Often so it will Be some time More than one Might hope For Before i Respond To YourReply if You Do so Through this Medium. Thanks, thollem Please Send Ideas And Recordings To: salada beach cafe C/O thollem 220 paloma ave pacifica, CA 94044 Or Call And Leave a Message For me At 650-557-1356

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Postmark Deadline: July 15, 2003 Vox Novus invites composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the Americas (North, South, or Central) to submit signature electronic works 60 seconds in duration for its concert. Sixty selected pieces will be performed continuously in a one-hour concert, in conjunction with multimedia elements and an analog clock marking the passage of time. Pieces may be less than 60 seconds in duration. Since each piece will begin precisely at the beginning of the minute, composers may wish to include a few seconds of silence at the beginning or end of their piece; the total duration (including the silence) may not exceed 60 seconds. Works submitted must not have been previously performed or broadcast. For complete submission guidelines, please visit the web site or contact: 60x60 c/o Robert Voisey at Vox Novus Radio City Station PO Box 1607 New York, NY 10101 Email: Web:
Postmark Deadline: July 1, 2003 The California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) seeks to commission a California composer to write a new solo or chamber work for performance at their 2005 state convention in Northern California (either Sacramento or the Bay Area). Eligible composers must live and work in any county north of the line drawn by the northern borders of San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties. The Commission is $1500, plus $250 reimbursement towards recording of the work. Interested composers must submit a current resume, score and a tape/CD of a recent or representative chamber work (scored for 2-7 instruments). For more information, please visit the web site or contact: CAPMT 2005 Composer Commissioning Program 15117 Hamlin Street Van Nuys, CA 91411 Tel: (415) 285-0593 Email: Web:
Receipt Deadline: June 1, 2003 Copland House announces its 2003 Aaron Copland Awards composers' residencies. Typically, six to eight emerging or mid-career composers (American citizens or permanent residents) are invited, one at a time, to live and work for approximately one to two months at Aaron Copland's restored, longtime home in the lower Hudson River Valley, one hour north of New York City. Accommodations, meals, housekeeping, and local transportation are provided by Copland House. Residencies will be scheduled between December 1, 2003 and November 30, 2004. Copland Awards residents also become eligible for the Sylvia Goldstein Award, the Hoff-Barthelson/Copland House commissions, and other prospective opportunities. Composers must submit a Copland Awards residency application form, three representative works and recordings, resume, and brief description of the project(s) planned. For a guidelines brochure, application form, and further information, please visit the web site or contact: Copland House P.O. Box 2177 Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Tel: (914) 788-4659 Fax: (914) 526-3610 Email: Web:
Receipt Deadline: June 3, 2003 The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of American Composers Forum is seeking proposals from Northern California composers, performers, and ensembles for projects fostering the creation and performance of new music in the context of community engagement. Project proposals will be considered on an ongoing basis, as funding permits, until June 30, 2003.The Community Partners Program funds and facilitates projects in which artists form partnerships with community and arts organizations to create and perform new music. For full submission guidelines, please visit the web site or contact: American Composers Forum San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 44 Page Street, Suite 504 San Francisco, CA 94121 Tel: (415) 864-0400 Email: Web:
Receipt Deadline: May 31, 2003 The 2nd Luigi Nono Composition Prize for accordion (diatonic or chromatic) and electronically elaborated sounds on magnetic tape or DAT is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Works should include a literary text (prose or verse) of any author, in the original language or translated into Italian, and should be between 8 and 15 minutes in duration. Interested composers should submit four copies of a previously unpublished and unperformed score, the electronic support (magnetic tape or DAT, one copy), and an application. There is a prize of EUR 500 (approx. US $537) and the live performance of the work during the 4th edition of the Festival of Contemporary Music Luigi Nono. For full information, please visit the web site or contact: Musica Libera Festival di musica Contemporanea Luigi Nono Via Gatteri 29 34129 Trieste ITALY Tel: (39) 040 361477 Fax: (39) 040 338515 5298 Email: Email2: Web:
Postmark Deadline: May 15, 2003 Austin Peay State University announces its Seventeenth Annual Young Composers Competition, open to student composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. enrolled in an accredited public, private, or parochial secondary school, an accredited college or conservatory of music, or engaged in the private study of music with a recognized and established teacher. An applicant must not have reached his/her 30th birthday by May 30, 2003. The competition's purpose is to encourage young composers by providing professional-level performances of their music as well as financial incentive. In addition, it is hoped that through this kind of professional recognition there will be a greater awareness of these young composers in their communities. There is a First Prize of $1000 plus a performance during the 2003-04 season of the Dimensions Contemporary Music Series at Austin Peay State University. For more information and complete submission guidelines, please visit the web site or contact: Dr Jeffrey Wood Young Composers Competition for 2003 Department of Music Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN 37044 Tel: (931) 221-7819 x7818 Email: Web:

Saturday, April 19, 2003

No Deadline Lyricist/song writer in New Jersey seeks composer/arranger for collaboration in completing an operetta with a duration of roughly one hour. Assistance is needed in harmonizing melodies and arranging music in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan for an appropriate, to-be-determined ensemble. Some financial compensation is available. For more information, please contact: Bruce Powers Tel: (609) 860-6609
Postmark Deadline: May 31, 2003 Hellenikon Idyllion presents the Olympic Games of Music, a competition of composing for the occasion of the Olympic Games 2004 in Greece. The aim of this competition is the transformation of the Olympic spirit into music. The goal is to create musical works coming from the 5 Olympic disciplines of ancient Greece (sprint, jump, discus, spear, wrestling match) and from the poetry of Pindar, which was dedicated to the ancient Olympic winners. These works should demonstrate the importance of the Greek ancient world for the present and the future. The competition is open for composers of every age and nationality. For full information, please visit the web site or contact: Andreas Drekis Hellenikon Idyllion GR 25100 Selianitika/Egion GREECE Tel: (30) 691 72 488 Fax: (30) 691 72 791 Email: Web:
Postmark Deadline: May 2, 2003 Composers of any nationality and gender are invited to take part in the 9th City of Klagenfurt Gustav Mahler Composition Prize 2003. This year's competition is for solo clarinet and Big Band, with electronic input (including live electronics) as an additional option. Pieces should be 15-20 minutes in duration. The compositions must be previously unpublished and unperformed. Only one work per composer can be entered. There are three prizes: 1st prize, EUR 3600 (approx. US $3875); 2nd prize, EUR 2900; and 3rd prize, EUR 2200. For full guidelines and an application form, please visit the web site or contact: Musikforum Viktring-Klagenfurt Gustav Mahler Composition Prize 2003 Stift-Viktring-Strasse 25 A-9073 Klagenfurt-Viktring AUSTRIA Email: Web:
Receipt Deadline: May 1, 2003 The Hardanger Fiddle Association of America (HFAA) invites composers and fiddlers to submit original or arranged music for Hardanger fiddle (solo or in small ensembles) to be considered for inclusion in the first AmerikaSlaattar Concert at AmeriKappleik in July 2003. HFAA encourages the creation of new music for the Hardanger fiddle (hardingfele). Though slaatt is the Norwegian term for traditional instrumental music piece, the call is broad and inclusive and is meant to encourage as wide a range of new music as possible. For complete information, explanation of terms, and submission guidelines, please visit the web site or contact: AmerikaSlaattar Committee c/o Dan Trueman Princeton University Department of Music Woolworth Center of Musical Studies Princeton, NJ 08544-1007 Tel: (609) 258-4245 or (609) 258-4241 Fax: (609) 258-6793 Email: Web:
Receipt Deadline: May 1, 2003 The international music school/festival Upbeat-Hvar presents a composition competition for solo violin, solo viola, or solo cello pieces. The competition seeks short pieces (maximum 4 minutes) for any of these unaccompanied instruments. The winning pieces will be performed as part of instrumental competitions held at the festival. There will be two levels in the instrumental competitions: musicians up to age 20 and musicians 20 and older. Therefore, six separate types of pieces are sought (two for each instrument), and awards will be offered for the top prize in each category: a full scholarship for tuition at the Upbeat-Hvar International summer school/festival in 2004, a CD recording of the pieces, and performances at the Dubrovnik Festival. The competition is open to composers of any age and nationality. Composers must also submit a one-page bio and may submit more than one piece. For more information, please contact: Joel Hoffman, Composition CCM: ML 0003 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 45221 Email: Web:
Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2003 Glimmerglass Opera announces its first Compose a Fanfare competition, open to composers who are American citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. The winning fanfare will be performed prior to each of Glimmerglass Opera's forty-three performances during its 2003 Festival Season, and the composer of the winning fanfare will receive a prize of $500. Announcement of the winning composer will be included in the 2003 Festival Season program book. The fanfare should not exceed 20 seconds in duration and should be scored for 2 tpt and 2 tbn. For full submission guidelines, please visit the web site or contact: Glimmerglass Opera PO Box 191 7300 State Route 80 Cooperstown, NY 13326 Tel: (607) 547-5704 x218 Email: Web: