Monday, January 15, 2007


Ongoing call for scores

The Sonict Ensemble of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater invites composers to submit scores for consideration for performance. We can perform works for a varied instrumentation, including any combination of acoustic instruments. We especially encourage submissions for small chamber groups that include saxophone, saxophone ensemble, percussion, and percussion ensemble. We also strongly encourage submission of works that include electronics, either on CD or to be performed via Max/MSP. 2-channel tape works or works for/including video will also be programmed regularly as part the series, both as part of our regular ensemble concerts and on special electronics-only performances.

All submissions not selected for performance will remain in our music library and may be considered for future concerts.

Please send scores and recordings (if available, please no MIDI "performances") to:
Jeff Herriott
Music Department
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

If you have any questions, please contact:

Classical Marimba League 2007 Composition Competition

2007 Composition Competition


Classical Marimba League

2007 Composition Competition

'A Renaissance of Tonality'


Submission deadline:  March 10th 2007

Awards include:  Sheet Music Publication,

World Première Performances & Live Recordings


The 2007 competition is open to five (5) Style categories with required Instrumentations:


                                                 Style                                                                           Instrumentation


                                                 Baroque                                                                      Marimba Duo

                                                 Classical                                                                      Marimba & String Quartet

                                                 Romantic                                                                    Preludes for Solo Marimba

                                                 Impressionism                                                         Marimba & Piano

                                                 Tonal Contemporary                                             Marimba & Chorus


Competition Application



Each year, up to 5 winners will have their work performed and recorded live by one of the participating music conservatories.  These winners will also have their work published by C. Alan Publications. 



Winning compositions will be performed live the following season at one of the participating Music Conservatories.



The work must be an original unpublished composition with no prior public performances.  Composition entries that have received a public performance will not be accepted and/or will be disqualified. 



Scores and application materials must be received on or before March 10, 2007.  Results will be announced on April 10, 2007.



Duration, difficulty, instrument range and other boundaries within the style selection are up to the composer's discretion.



1) Two hard copies of the full score

2) E-mail of Sibelius or Finale sheet music file, if available, is encouraged for publication review

3) Application fee of $35 U.S. per piece made payable to Classical Marimba League

Candidate may submit up to one work per category (no more than 5 works)



Materials are to be mailed to:


Classical Marimba League

6956 E. Broad St., #255

Columbus, Ohio  43215


Additional materials are to be

e-mailed to: 

The 14th International Music Competition Bucharest

The 14th International Music Competition Bucharest, 7 - 13 May 2007 will include the following disciplines: VIOLIN, COMPOSITION.

For complete information about the Composition competition please click here.


General Rules

Applicants must be born in or between the years:
  • Age category A – born after 1.01.1997
  • Age category B – born between 1.01.1993 - 31.12.1996
  • Age category C – born between 1.01.1989 - 31.12.1992
  • Age category D – born between 1.01.1977 - 31.12.1988
Younger competitors may apply for a superior age category.

Conditions for entry

Registration in the competition will be made based on: application form, copy of passport, a recent photo and copy of the bank confirmation for the payment of the registration fee of 70 Euro.

The registration fee will be paid into the account RO 91 BACX 0000 0030 0145 6002 of the HVB Tiriac Bank, Izvor Branch – Bd. Libertatii, no.20, Bucharest, for Jeunesses Musicales Romania, Swift Code BACXROBU, and should be sent free of charge to the payee. The entry fee is non-refundable. Drafts are not accepted.

Registration deadline is March 1st, 2007. Confirmation of the applicants' registration in the competition will be made before April 15, 2007.

The participants will bring their own accompanist. A list of first-class accompanists will be provided to those participants who will have requested them on their application form. Their engagement will be made at the participants’ own expense.

Organizers provide lodging for the first 10 registered candidates. Accommodation begins on May 5, 2007 and is ensured for the period the participants remain in competition. For the other participants, the organizers will make hotel reservations upon request, based on special accommodation packages offer.

Upon arrival in Bucharest each competitor should report to the Competition's Secretariat and present a valid passport.

The total amount of the awards is 10.000 Euro: cash (in Romanian currency), instruments or scholarships. The prize-winners will have priority in being included in the programmes organized by Jeunesses Musicales Romania, both nationally and abroad.

All performers will receive participation diplomas. Prizes will be awarded by a Jury whose members are well known personalities of the musical world. The Jury will evaluate both the technical aspect and the expressive quality of the interpretation. If necessary, the competitors may be asked by the Jury members to perform only excerpts from some works. All the decisions of the Jury are final and non-appealable.

Each award-winner must receive his or her prize personally. The concerts will be broadcast by the Broadcasting Corporation or recorded for later transmission. A live or deferred broadcast by other Romanian or foreign Broadcasting Corporations is possible, as well as a complete or partial re-broadcast of the concerts. By applying to take part in the competition, the applicants give their implied consent for this recording as well as for its transmission under the conditions mentioned above. The prize­winners have no claim to additional fees.

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact them


3rd Edition

Download the Announcement and form (pdf)


Musica e Arte Cultural Association announces the “Musica e Arte Composition Contest - 3rd Edition”

Musica e Arte Composition Contest, is open to students attending European Music Conservatories and European University Music Departments and to students graduated, not before the 2004/2005 Academic Year, from the same institutions.

There is not any age or nationality limitation.

Each Composer can submit one score only to the Contest.

The application to the Contest is completely FREE.

The Contest's winner will receive Euros 1,000 (one thousand) and a copy of the "Sibelius" Software.
In case of ex-aequo the money award will be shared among the winners.

The 3rd edition of the Contest is dedicated to unpublished scores, never performed and never awarded any prize for PIANO and CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The maximum timing is ten (10) minutes.

2 FLUTES (also piccolo)
PERCUSSION (small) 1 player

In order to facilitate the organization of the Orchestra, every Composer must use all the instruments or parts indicated in the list written above.

The scores must be sent in a sealed envelope with the following documentation:

  • SIX (6) Copies on A4 size paper printed (not handwritten) in traditional notation Completely filled out application form with a copy of a valid I.D.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A short text explanation about the Composition
  • Documentation of proof of enrolment in an Italian or European Conservatory of music, University of music, Hochschule, any recognized music Academy for the 2006-2007 Academic Year, or in alternative a Diploma from one of these Institutions obtained not before the 2004/2005 Academic Year.

The complete documentation, in italian or english, must be sent within midnight of the 30th of January 2007 to the following address:

Associazione Culturale Musica e Arte
Via Cosimo Giustini n. 9 – 00151 Rome (Italy)

The Composers of the scores selected as finalists will be contacted by phone, fax or e-mail. Then, they must send the extracted parts and the full-score in computerized notation (supported by "Finale" or "Sibelius" software) saved on a non re-writable CD. These items must be sent to:

Associazione Culturale Musica e Arte
Via Cosimo Giustini n. 9 – 00151 Rome (Italy)

or by e-mail to:

within midnight of the 28th of February 2007.

Other scores, even if not selected as finalists, can be chosen by the Association to be performed at large if considered artistically valid.

The materials sent for the Contest won't be returned, and will remain in Association’s archive.

Since the premiere of a new composition is a moment of great responsibility, the Composers selected as finalists will be invited to the rehearsals as to work-out, with the Conductor, the best execution.

All travel expenses are responsibility of the finalists to the Contest. The rehearsals will take place in ROME, Italy.

The final concert will respect the following schedule:

Saturday, 21st of April 2007
Parco della Musica Auditorium
Goffredo Petrassi Hall

  • Execution of all the Compositions selected as finalists.
  • The Jury votes and declare the winner.
  • Re-execution of the winning Composition
  • Award ceremony: The winner will receive Euro 1,000 (one thousand) and a copy of the "Sibelius" Software. The performance will be broadcast on the Italian national radio station RCF.

The Concert will be performed by:

  • Elitza Stoyanova Harbova - Piano
  • Piccola Orchestra ‘900
  • Simone Veccia - Conductor

The Jury can also decide not to award any Composition or to award more than one. In that case the winners will be considered as ex aequo.

Any dispute will be submitted to the jurisdiction of the court of Rome.

The Jury of this 3rd Edition is composed by:

  • Giampiero Bernardini, Composer, faculty member of the Conservatory of Frosinone
  • Daniele Corsi, Composer
  • Maurizio Gabrieli, Composer, Professor of Composition of the Conservatory of Rome
  • Ada Gentile, Composer, Principal of the Conservatory of Rome
  • Ivan Vandor, Composer, Musicologist
  • Simone Veccia, Conductor

For any further information please contact Musica e Arte Cultural Association at:

Tel./Fax: +39 06 58233602 - e-mail:

Musica e Arte Cultural Association
Rome, September 2006


(Moscow, 15 February - 15 April 2007)

The Fourth International Jurgenson Competition for young composers has been organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, by the Centre for Contemporary Music (Moscow) and by the Jurgenson Charity Foundation. The Chairman of the jury will be Vladimir Tarnopolsky.

The competition invites submissions in the following categories:
  • Compositions for soloist ensembles or for voice and soloists (6-16 musicians in both cases)
  • String quartet
  • Compositions for marimba or for percussion ensemble (up to 6 musicians)

The duration of compositions may not exceed 15 minutes.

The instrumentation for soloist ensembles could include: 1 flute (also piccolo, also alto), 1 oboe (also English Horn), 1 clarinet (also clarinet bass), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, percussions (2 musicians), 1 piano, 1 harp, 2 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double-bass.

Instruments in scores for percussion ensemble must be grouped by performers.

The competition will have two rounds. 10 participants will be admitted to the second round after adjudication of scores. Awards will be conferred after the performance of compositions by soloists from the Studio for New Music (Moscow) and Mark Pekarsky's percussion ensemble.

The competition will only accept compositions that are unpublished, and which have not been performed publicly. The competition is not open to composers born earlier than 1 June 1977.

The application package must be postmarked no later than 1 February 2007. It should contain the following:
  • 2 copies of the score (if your score is selected for a final reading, parts must be sent by March 30). A password should be clearly written on the manuscript submitted; the applicant's name shall not appear on the manuscript.
  • A complete signed application form in English or Russian (Apllication Form).
  • 2 photos of the applicant.

Applicant may not submit compositions in more than two categories.

The application package, marked «To the organizing committee of the International Jurgenson competition for young composers», should be submitted to the following address:
Centre for Contemporary Music
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
B.Nikitskaya 13, of.316
Moscow 125009 Russia
T/f (+7 495) 290 51 81

The competition admits compositions, sent by February 1, 2007 (by postmark).

Awards: Grand-prix ($ 2000); I award in each categories ($ 1000)

The prizewinners' concert will take place in the framework of the Moscow Forum festival (9-14 April 2007) in Rakhmaninov hall of Moscow Tchaikovsly Conservatoire.

Compositions by the prizewinners will be published in the series «Music of the Third Millenium"».

Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

The University of Illinois School of Music presents

The 2006 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award


Any composer, regardless of age or nationality.


Cash award of $1000 and a performance by the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble in the fall of 2006 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Additional awards of $500 and $250 plus performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.


Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for one to ten performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for tape, electronics and/or mixed media with or without instruments/voices are eligible.


20 minutes maximum


One entry per composer

Entry fee:

A non-refundable entry fee of fifteen U.S. dollars ($15.00) in the form of a check must be included with each submission. All checks must be payable to the University of Illinois, and must either be an international money order or drawn on a U.S. bank.

Anonymous: Submission:

The composer's name must not appear on the score itself or on any item. (tape, CD, etc.) submitted as supplement to the application. A sealed envelope must accompany the score and contain the composer's name, address, telephone number/e-mail (if applicable) and a brief biographical sketch. If a recording of the work is available, it should accompany the score and be identified only by the title of the composition.

Return of Materials:

Scores will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the proper size is enclosed.

A panel of judges consisting of University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning composition. The winning composer is expected to attend the award concert/reception and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide a stipend for lodging). The winning composer will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

The deadline for the next competition is February 24, 2006 (postmark deadline)

Send submissions to:
2006 Martirano Composition Award
Attn: Zack Browning, Coordinator, Martirano Award
2136 Music Building
University of Illinois
1114 West Nevada
Urbana, IL 61801 USA

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Bowling Green New Music & Art Festival

28th Annual New Music & Art Festival International Calls for Works

Call for Works

The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a call for works for inclusion on the internationally acclaimed BGSU New Music & Art Festival to be held on October 18-20, 2007. Submitted works will be also be considered for year-round performance by distinguished faculty, guest performers and student ensembles.

Application Procedures

  1. Artists and composers are invited to submit a maximum of two works (maximum length 15 minutes) that integrate audio and visual components in a compelling way. Works involving collaboration between composers and visual artists are especially encouraged. Please submit works on DVD with an aspect ratio of 16:9. NTSC video format is preferred.
  2. Entries must be postmarked by February 3, 2007, for consideration for the 28th Annual New Music & Art Festival. Works received after this deadline may be considered for future festivals.
  3. Please include piece duration, short artist biographies (if applicable) and a program note. Also include a contact name, address, phone number and email with submissions. Entries without return postage or instructions to destroy will be placed in the archives of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. All works in this unique collection are catalogued and circulated. For return of materials, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  4. For your convenience, a submission form is available in .pdf format.

Sinfonia Contemparis


Composers 20 years old and under are encouraged to submit scores for performance by the Sinfonia Contemparis in July 2008. Submitted works should be scored for chamber orchestra and optional soloists. Any instrument and vocalists (soprano, mezzo, countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass) are available for performance. Piano reductions are required for any work using a soloist. Reductions are encouraged for all scores, but not required. No work submitted should be premiered or published. Three works will be selected for performance. Composers from all countries accepted.
Sinfonia Contemparis was formed by a group of high school and college musicians in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. The group's conductor is Eric Johnson. He and other members of the ensemble will select the scores. Please mail scores to ...
Eric Johnson
7060 South 10th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
or email to
All scores MUST be postmarked by July 15, 2007
Winners will be contacted by August 1. Please provide sufficient contact info (email is best.)

University of York Spring Festival

Spring Festival 2007 Call for Scores

Workshop with Gemini ensemble, Saturday 5 May

Deadline for scores: 16 March 2007

Each year, as part of the Spring Festival of New Music, the Department of Music runs a competition open to students at UK music departments and conservatoires for pieces to be selected for workshop and performance by an ensemble. This year, the ensemble is Gemini and the workshop and concert will take place on Saturday 5 May.

Pieces are invited for any combination from trio upwards of clarinet/bass clarinet (one player), two violins, viola and cello – but not string quartet. The duration of the pieces should be between 5 and 10 minutes.

Please submit scores with a codename only. An accompanying envelope with the codename should enclose details of the composer (short biography and contact details).

Please submit scores to Dr John Stringer,
Department of Music, University of York, YO10 5DD

Deadline for scores: 16 March 2007

Spring Festival 2007
2 – 5 May

Performers include the Dutch band de ereprijs, vocal trio Juice and chamber ensemble Gemini. Full programme details will be available on the York Concerts website from February:

Knox-Galesburg Symphony

International Call for Scores

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony seeks to promote new music, particularly works by American composers. The KGS International Call for Scores has brought works by Cooman, Cunliffe, de Kennesey, Elizondo, Finko, Gallagher, Green, Lee, Mahoney, Manson, Mortensen, Sato, Winstin, and others.

Submitted works should be of moderate technical difficulty, not more than 10 minutes in length, with instrumentation not to exceed 3222/4331/T P(2) strings.

Please send submissions to:

Bruce Polay
Campus Box K-5
Knox College
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

Submissions to be returned must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Composers Conference at Wellesley College

 Call For Scores


The 63rd Annual Composers Conference will take place July 22-August 5, 2007 at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Guest composers are Pablo Ortiz and Martin Brody. Composers are invited to submit scores for judges' selection of ten Fellows. The ten chosen Fellows will attend the Conference and will have readings and performance of a piece to include any combination of the following:

1 each: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone; 2 pianos, 2 percussionists, double string quartet, 1 contrabass, 1 soprano

Submissions for judging need not conform to this instrumentation. Submissions must include the following:

  1. One copy of a sheet of paper indicating name, institutional affiliation (if any), postal and email addresses, telephone and fax numbers, the name of the work(s) submitted, the performance medium, and the duration of the work.
  2. Application fee of $15.00, made by check, payable to the Composers Conference.
  3. Each score should be accompanied by a separate CD or cassette recording, if available.
  4. For return of your materials, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped (not metered postage) mailing folder.

To be considered, all application materials MUST arrive by March 15, 2007. Awards will be announced after April 15, 2007. Submit scores to:

Composers Conference

Attn: Isabelle Plaster

Department of Music

Wellesley College

106 Central St.

Wellesley, MA 02481

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Kathryn Welter, Executive Director

Composers Conference & Chamber Music Center at Wellesley College

 PO Box 5507 Wayland, MA 01778

Phone/Fax: (508) 276-1011

Opus 21

Call For Scores

ELIGIBILITY: Composers of art music from all genres, including contemporary classical, jazz, rock, and world music, as well as those whose compositions fall in the hard-to-define categories in between, are invited to submit works. Selected pieces will be performed on one or more of Opus 21's annual concerts taking place in New York City and Michigan.

INSTRUMENTATION: Solo and small ensemble works of any instrumental combination, vocal works, and works involving electronics are all welcome. Works submitted may be for acoustic and/or amplified instruments and voices. Works with durations of 10 minutes or less are preferable, although in some instances longer compositions may be considered.

DEADLINES: Since programming decisions for concerts are being made year-round, works may be submitted at any time. If deadlines for specific concerts are in effect, they will be posted on the Opus 21 web site.


  1. Score and/or recording. (CDs, cassette tapes, and MIDI realizations are all acceptable. Please indicate track numbers on CDs and cue all tapes to the piece being submitted for consideration.) Label scores and/or recordings with the following information:
    • composer's name
    • title of work
    • instrumentation
    • duration
    • track number if relevant
  2. Contact information (address, telephone number, and email address).

  3. Performance history of the work being submitted.

  4. Composer's biographical information.

RETURN OF MATERIALS: Opus 21 receives many works that we would like to program but that, for various reasons, may not be able to be included in the current season. Since some of these works may fit on future programs, we would prefer to hold on to all submissions for future consideration. Therefore, we ask that composers send copies that need not be returned. If a work must be returned, a self-addressed stamped mailer is required.


Richard Adams
c/o Opus 21
145 Prospect Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

269-552-4899 (in Michigan)
212-995-2700 (in New York City)

New England Philharmonic

New England Philharmonic
Performing the masterpieces of our time.

Call for Scores

One of the only orchestras of its size in the country with a Composer-in-Residence program, the New England Philharmonic conducts an annual Call for Scores that receives hundreds of submissions from contemporary composers from around the world. Works are selected from these scores to be presented on one of our season's programs, often for the first time locally or nationally. By presenting these new works in the context of pieces by established composers—including classics of the symphonic repertory—the New England Philharmonic demonstrates that orchestral music is not a finished collection of museum pieces, but a living, evolving tradition. This approach has won the orchestra excellent reviews and wide recognition, including seven national awards for programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and one of the first grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for New music.


  • Scores will be accepted from emerging composers who have not yet established widespread peer recognition.
  • A processing fee of $35 must accompany each submission.
  • The submitted score will be no longer than a 15-minute duration.
  • Instrumentation may include up to the following:
    3 flutes (1 doubling piccolo)
    3 oboe (1 doubling English Horn)
    3 clarinet (1 doubling bass clarinet)
    3 bassoon (1 doubling contrabassoon)
    4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones (3rd is bass trombone), 1 tuba
    1 timpanist, 3 percussion, harp, piano/celesta
  • Concertos, vocal works, and works for only strings, woodwinds or brass are not eligible

Application Deadline: Scores must be postmarked by March 31, 2007 to be considered for the 2007-08 season. Scores received on or after April 1, 2007 will be considered for the following season.

How to Apply: Please send the following:

  • A bound and legible score of one orchestra work; labeled with your name, address, duration of the work
  • A recording of the submitted work, if available
  • Program notes, including the work's performance history
  • Composer biography
  • Self-addressed/stamped envelope for return of materials
  • A check or money order for $35 (or $30 for each score, if you are submitting multiple works) made out to the New England Philharmonic

Please send score(s) and fee(s) to:

Peter Child
Composer in Residence
New England Philharmonic
1906 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

The winner(s) for 2007-08 will be announced in August, 2007.

Prix Ars Electronica 2007

The 21st Prix Ars Electronica 2007 - International Competition for Cyberarts has a few new features.

The new Hybrid Art category, a new prize for Media.Art.Research, and the integration of Net Vision into Digital Communities are the most visible signs of the intensive work that is being done on the definition of the competition's categories. As always, the aim is to continually keep the Prix Ars Electronica updated in line with leading-edge developments in the dynamic field of cyberarts.

Prix Ars Electronica 2007

Online Submission Deadline: March 9, 2007

Computeranimation / Film / VFX, Digital Musics, Interactive Art, Hybrid Art, Digital Communities, u19 - freestyle competition, [the next idea] grant, Media.Art.Research Award

All details about the categories and the online submission are available online only at:

Total prize money: 122.500 Euro


Unique Artist Colony Opportunity

Deadline: February 1st (postmark deadline)

Music Omi International Music Residency Program is now accepting applications for the summer 2007 session, August 2 through August 19 (NYC concert August 20). Performing composers, improvising musicians, and sound artists from ALL musical disciplines and backgrounds who wish to take part in a collaborative music-making residency are encouraged to apply. No application fee. Full room and board will be provided, but residents must provide their own travel. The beautiful Omi campus is located in upstate New York. Summer 2007 Guest Mentor: Adam Simmons of Australia. Visit for more information and application instructions.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


The American Composers Forum is pleased to announce the - 

Essentially Choral
Call for Scores

Postmark Deadline: March 9, 2007

Co-sponsored by the Forum and VocalEssence, Essentially Choral seeks creative and innovative works in a wide range of styles and provides a unique opportunity for talented, emerging composers from across the United States.

Up to five composers will be selected to have their works-in-progress read by the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, a 32-voice professional chorus directed by Philip Brunelle. One of the selected composers will receive a $3,500 commission to write a new work. Preference may be given to new and experimental works, those using world or gospel influences, and works by women composers.

The reading sessions will take place May 17-19, 2007, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


  • $500 honorarium to defray expenses
  • Travel and lodging provided by VocalEssence
  • One composer to be awarded $3,500 commission for premiere by VocalEssence in the 2007-2008 season, either incorporating music read at Essentially Choral or a completely new work, at Philip Brunelle's discretion (American Composers Forum and VocalEssence reserve the right not to make the commission award)
  • Mentoring sessions with Philip Brunelle and an established professional composer (composer-mentor)
  • Professional development seminar for emerging composers
  • First Day: Rehearsal with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Second Day: Reading session with the Ensemble Singers, professional instrumentalists (if applicable to the work) and conductor Philip Brunelle

Please visit for information, guidelines, and necessary application materials.

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Carnahan, Vice President of Programs, at 651.251.2833 or

Essentially Choral is generously supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.