Friday, September 10, 2010

Other Minds Composer Fellowship

The Other Minds Composer Fellowship presents composers with the opportunity for a unique residency in conjunction with the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music, dubbed by the LA Times "the premier new music festival west of the Rockies."

Works by OM Fellows will be performed by the resident Other Minds Ensemble, in a concert in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. In addition, Fellows will participate in a series of residency events from Sunday, February 27 through Saturday, March 5, 2011, including lecture-presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and seminars.

To apply, please submit to Other Minds the following:

  1. A résumé, curriculum vitae, or description of your education, experience, and creative activity.
  2. A proposal for a work to be performed:

    Applicants may submit an existing work or propose to write a new piece. Instrumentation must be flute, Bb clarinet or bass clarinet, violin, cello or a subset thereof; an applicant may also perform in his/her own work (piano not available) or make use of electronics. We regret that works with duration greater than 20 minutes cannot be considered.

    • For a completed work, submit score, recording, and/or any other appropriate documentation, and list of past performances of the work.
    • To propose a new work, submit instrumentation, approximate duration, and a preliminary description. In addition submit one to three recent or related works (scores, recordings, and/or any other documentation).

    For online applications, please send scores as .pdf and recordings as .mp3 (please use a fileshare service if files exceed 15MB) or direct links to downloadable files.

  3. A brief statement (500 words or less) about why you want participate, what you hope to gain, and/or how the OM Composer Fellowship fits into your other creative activities.

All materials must be received by October 15, 2010.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010







1 ONLY PRIZE: 15.000 €


The rules

Saturday, September 04, 2010

BCA Student Competition

BASCA is delighted to announce a student competition which will run alongside the 2010 British Composer Awards.

To apply, students must submit a work in two sections for voice accompanied by a portable acoustic instrument.

The winning work will be performed at the prestigious British Composer Awards ceremony on 30 November 2010, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

The closing date is Friday 24 September. Applicants must be aged 26 or under on the closing date.

UnTwelve announces its 2nd annual composition competition

We are delighted to offer yet again a unique opportunity for composers and for the budding field of new tunings, temperaments, and microtonality! We are looking for NEW works in any medium (do not send us things which were sitting on your shelf, or things you have already released in any manner---the idea is that this competition spurs you creativity NOW) which reflect the potential of using tunings/temperaments other than 12-equal.

First prize is $400.00 (USD). We will also recognize 2nd and 3rd place finalists, but these prizes will carry no cash award. There will be a "dark concert" presentation in January (date TBA) in Evanston, IL of the highest-rated hour of music from the submissions. In addition, your music will be promoted from our website in the form of artist interviews of the top 3 finalists, and a downloadable audio tracks consisting of the finalist's pieces. All contestants who enter will at the very least have a mention of their participation, which can include, should they choose, a link to their music or site from

Work and online application data must be presented to us by the deadline of Dec. 15th, 2010

Orchestra of Our Time

Composers are invited to submit a work, for chamber ensemble (any combination of instruments from a solo piece up to a maximum of 5 instruments consisting of string quartet, contra bass, trumpet, clarinet, oboe, two percussionists, piano, flute, bassoon, trombone and electronics. Submitted pieces may be up to 5 minutes. The scores will be adjudicated by a professional composer/performer panel. The criteria for the selections are based on innovation, imagination and originality with preference for scores that have not been premiered. The call for score is open to composers of any age or nationality and all genres.

Deadline: December 31, 2010

A non-refundable registration/processing fee of $25 per composition must accompany all submissions.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Embedded - writing for the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Writing for the BBC Symphony Orchestra:

Call for proposals

As the first opportunity in our new artist development programme, Embedded, Sound and Music is joining forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra to create an opportunity for composers to work closely with the orchestra, developing their skills in writing for orchestra and for two composers to have new works premiered. Sound and Music announces a call for proposals from composers of up to age 35 at 1 September 2010 and of any nationality living in the UK or British composers living abroad.

This collaboration is a unique opportunity for composers to gain inside knowledge of working with players and conductors. The 12-month process will involve a workshop of initial ideas and sketches, which may be open to the public; a closed workshop on the further developed pieces; a final performance which will be recorded for broadcast on Radio 3’s Hear and Now.

The deadline for this call is Monday 27 September 2010

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