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Frost School of Music: Student Composer competition
Deadline / January 30, 2022
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Composers will be selected in two categories: those enrolled in high school as of September 1, 2021; those enrolled as undergarduates as of September 1, 2021. Compositions must be under 10 minutes in duration and written for any combination of 1-15 of the available instruments (listed on the site). Winning composers will receive a $250 prize and possible programming by Ensemble Ibis.

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Cambridge Chamber Singers Composition CompetitionDeadline / January 31, 2022Click here for info

Composers are invited to submit works for a cappella, 4-6 part mixed choir—occasional divisi is acceptable. Works should be 3-6 minutes in length. The piece must not have been previously performed in Massachusetts. The winner will receive $700 and a performance at two concerts in the Boston area.

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River City Brass: Call for Scores
Deadline / February 1, 2022
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River City Brass will choose four works to be performed in 2022; two works during April (at five concerts), and two works during May (at five concerts). Compositions should be 3-10 minutes, and the ensemble is interested in pieces that can offer a big finish for their concerts. Full instrumentation is provided at the link above. All four composers selected will receive $1,000 USD, and a winning composer selected by the band and audience will receive an additional $1,000

 

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Common Tone Music Workshop: Call for ScoresDeadline / February 1, 2022Click here for info

Up to eight composers will be selected to create new 5-10 minute works around the theme of “Tribute” for mixed chamber ensemble. Participants will receive a small honorarium, and works will be performed by members of the Torch Collective at the Common Tone Music Festival, June 19-25 in Moscow (Idaho). Works can be written for any combination of the available instruments (and don’t worry, bass trombone is an option)

Concours de composition chorale
Date limite / 3 février 2022
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Canada Choral encourage et soutient la composition de nouvelles œuvres chorales par les compositeurs canadiens émergents. À cette fin, nous accueillons les candidatures au Concours de composition chorale 2022 de Canada Choral. Le prix Diane Loomer est coparrainé par Cypress Choral Music.

 

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Freshly Squeezed Opera: Call for Chamber-Vocal Music
Deadline / February 11, 2022
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Selected works will be performed as part of the annual showcase in Fall 2022. Composers are invited to submit 1-2 pieces that meet the criteria: 7-15 minutes in duration; featuring 1 singer and a maximum of 5 instruments from the available ensemble; works should be on the theme of « I’m just trying to have a nice fucking day », having a comedic or funny element to them.

 

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International Trombone Festival: Call for Scores
Deadline / February 13, 2022
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Taking place at the University of Central Arkansas, July 13-16, 2022, the International Trombone Festival invites composers to submit works to be rehearsed and performed. Pieces can be in the following categories: trombone choir; trombone quartet; trombone and piano. Works should be under 10 minutes. Selected composers will be invited to take pat in master class opportunities with the composer in residence.

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LunART Festival: Call for scoresDeadline / February 15, 2022Click here for info

The LunART festival invites women composers to submit recently composed works (written no earlier than January 1, 2018) for a possible performance at the 2022 Festival. Selected composers will reeive a $750 prize, and housing support should they choose to attend the festival in person (May 31- June 5). Pieces should be under 15 minutes in length and scored for one to six of the available instruments. There is a $20 application fee.

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Flute Choir: Call for ScoresDeadline / February 15, 2022Click here for info

The US-based National Flute Association invites composers to submit scores written for flute choir/orchestra. Works must include a minimum of six parts (any combination of piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, and optional contrabass flute)—other instruments and electronics are not permitted. Submitted pieces should not exceed 12 minutes. The selected piece will be performed at the NFA Convention (August 2022, Chicago), but the selected composer is not required to attend. Pieces must not have been performed at prior editions of the NFA Convention.

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New Jersey Symphony Composition Institute: Call for Scores
Deadline / February 18, 2022
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This call is open to orchestral works that are unpublished, and that have not received a professional performance. This call also requires physical copies of the score be mailed to the organization. Selected composers will take part in an intensive week-long workshop in New Jersey (July 17-23, 2022) including rehearsals, mentorship, and a performance.

Appel ouvert : Projets de musique créative participativeDate limite / 20 février 2022Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations

Le Réseau canadien pour les musiques nouvelles est ravi de lancer un appel ouvert pour des projets création musicale participative pour le Carrefour de création musicale participative en ligne. Les candidats retenus recevront un financement pour la documentation d’un projet existant.

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SongFest Composer Mentorship Program: Call for Applications
Deadline / February 21, 2022
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This program is open to emerging women composers, age 35 and younger. There is a $40 application fee, and selected artists will receive a full scholarship and housing. Composer participants will take part alongside the SongFest programming for voice and piano participants. Composers will receive mentorship while developing 7-12 minutes of music to be workshopped and premiered at the SongFest (June 6-12 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music).

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2021 Sound of the Year Awards: Call for SubmissionsDeadline / February 28, 2022Click here for more info

Sound professionals and enthusiasts are invited to submit audio recordings of everyday sounds in a variety of categories: sound of the year (a sound that captures 2021); best naturally occurring sound; disappearing sound; best designed individual sound; most unpleasant sound; best imagined sound; and more. Submissions are welcome from anyone 16 years of age and older, and winners in each category will receive a Geofón (a unique geophone microphone courtesy of LOM). There is also a Best Classroom Soundscape (for ages under 11).

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Double-bell trumpet: Call for Scores
Deadline / March 1, 2022
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Trumpeter Connor Johnson is inviting composers to submit works for a specially crafted trumpet that has been modified with an extra bell and a quarter-tone mechanism. Connor is committing to producing audio recordings of all submitted pieces (asking that pieces not exceed 8 minutes), and curating a selection for inclusion on a concert program. Connor has also prepared a helpful video demonstrating the capacities of the instrument.

 

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One Found Sound: Emerging Composer AwardDeadline / April 1, 2022Click here for information

This call is open to artists under the age of 25 as of the deadline who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Island, or as a person of colour. The selected composer will receive $1,000 and a performance of their submitted piece by One Found Sound (a San Francisco-based conductorless, collaborative orchestra). Works should be 10 minutes or shorter, and composed for any combination of available instruments.

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ICE Week: Call for Scores
Deadline / April 10, 2022
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This call has a € 25 application fee, so please consider the aesthetic and curatorial inclinations of the groups before submitting. Presented by Kulturreflex e.V. and Tempus Konnext, this call for scores will result in several works being performed at the Ice Week for Contemporary Music, taking place in Leipzig, Germany in July 2022. Composers are invited to submit works, 6-12 minutes in duration, written in the five years leading up to the submission. Pieces should include a minimum of four and a maximum of eight instruments from the available instrumentation (electronics are welcome and would count as one instrument).

 

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The 2022 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
Deadline / April 11, 2022
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The University of Illinois School of Music and Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community announce the 26th Annual Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award. The 2022 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the award.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the Illinois Modern Ensemble in the fall of 2022 on the 26th Annual Martirano Award Concert on the campus of the University of Illinois. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.

Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions.

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113 Collective: Call for ScoresDeadline / April 30, 2022Click here for info

113 is accepting scores for their 2022-23 season. There are three categories of submissions: chamber music; works for video and/or works for up to four performance that have a video element, and up to four channels of audio; electronic works with or without up to four performers, and a maximum of four channels of audio. There is a $5.00 submission fee per score.

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Bantam Winds: 2022 Composition CompetitionDeadline / April 30, 2022Click here for info

This competition is open to any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. Composers are invited to submit original works not exceeding 8 minutes for the Bantam Winds instrumentation: b-flat or bass clarinet; oboe or English horn; and horn. Individual pieces should not involve doubling. One submission will be selected, the composer will be invited to join a rehearsal, and the work will be programmed during a concert in 2022.

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Call for Solo Cello Scores and Collaborations
Deadline / May 1, 2022
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Cellist and composer Brian Patrick Broomberg is inviting submissions from other composer/performers as part of a musical exchange. Artists may submit solo cello works written in the past 15 years, and Brian would share samples of his works for selected applicants to perform. Selected works will be recorded and featured in a monthly column on new cello music in the Hong Kong Cello Society’s website.

 

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2021 Barlow Prize: Call for Applications
Deadline / June 1, 2022
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Composers are invited to apply in order to receive a $12,000 commission prize from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University to compose a major new work for the London Sinfonietta and a consortium of three additional ensembles to be premiered in 2023 or later.

 

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Festival Osmose: Call for ScoresDeadline / June 30, 2022Click here for info

Composers are invited to submit pieces in the following categories for performance: Duo Gemini (violin, and piano); voice (mezzo-soprano, text in French, English, Italian, German, or Dutch) and piano. All submitted works must not have been performed in Belgium. There is a 20 euro application fee.

 

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Call for composer/sound designer
Deadline / Unspecified
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Artist Inaya Sher invites composers and sound designers who would be interested in contributing to a short (2-3 minutes) animated film to reach out with information on their fee, and links to a portfolio. Sher’s narrative is set in Northern Pakistan, and they are interested to hear from artists familiar with South Asian/Persian instruments and modes.

 

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Passepartout Duo: Call for Participants
Deadline / unspecified
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Artists can apply to take part in a collaborative composition workshop with Passepartout Duo at the Bowed Electrons Festival (September 2022) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Each participant is asked to bring an object to explore from a sonic perspective. The group will then use various compositional techniques and electronics to develop a piece to be performed. The call is thin on details, but worth an inquiry if you are at all interested.

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Asyla Oboe Quartet: Call
Deadline / unspecified
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I just came upon this posting from January, and I offer it cautiously given the lapsed time. The Asyla Oboe Quartet has issued a call for scores, with an interest in works between 5-15 minutes for any instrumental combination from their group. Their standard line up is oboe, oboe d’amore, cor Anglais (English horn) and bass oboe, however each player has access to an oboe and cor Anglais. They also seem open to collaboration with composers in developing new works. They have received a large number of submissions thus far, and have produced a series of videos demonstrating their instrumentation. Worth your time if their collaborative model and sound appeal to you.

Orchestres Canada : Appel pour le répertoire des fêtes canadiennes
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Dans le cadre de notre engagement visant à faire la promotion du contenu canadien, nous avons ajouté un répertoire canadien de musique du temps des fêtes sur notre site Web. Nous vous invitons donc à nous envoyer vos soumissions d’œuvres musicales, composées par des Canadiens, convenables pour le temps des Fêtes. Nous espérons que cette collection s’enrichisse et qu’elle permettra aux directeurs musicaux et aux décideurs artistiques d’inclure de la musique canadienne dans leurs concerts des Fêtes. Nous remercions le Centre de musique canadienne pour ses conseils au début du développement de cette initiative et pour son soutien continu.

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Graphic Score Exchange: Call for Submissions
Deadline / Ongoing
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Artist Eliza Lauren is coordinating a graphic score exchange: artists are invited to submit pieces for open instrumentation. Responses may be wide ranging, from digital art, and abstract painting, to video score/animation. Musicians will be invited to respond with an audio recording of their interpretation of the score.

Bourses de développement de carrière de la Fondation SOCAN
Date limite en continu
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Il s’agit d’un programme ponctuel conçu pour permettre aux membres de la SOCAN de développer leurs compétences en assistant à des conférences, en s’inscrivant à des ateliers, des classes de maître ou d’autres activités ou en s’adonnant à des exercices individuels de mentorat, de recherche ou de réflexion.

Ces bourses sont accessibles à l’ensemble des membres de la SOCAN ayant touché deux (2) paiements de redevances de la SOCAN (quel qu’en ait été le montant) au cours des 12 mois précédant leur demande de bourse.

La Fondation SOCAN consacrera la somme globale de 250 000 $ à ce programme d’aide, ce qui lui permettra de remettre jusqu’à concurrence de 850 bourses de 300 $ chacune.

Les membres SOCAN intéressés sont priés de faire leur demande dès que possible afin qu’elle puisse être traitée avant la fermeture du portail.

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Debaser: Call for Submissions
Deadline / Unspecified
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Ottawa-based presenter Debaser invites project ideas for possible inclusion in upcoming editions of Pique (an artist-driven quarterly event series featuring music, multimedia, and visual artists) or other program initiatives. They are interested in projects, performances, and workshops that are unique, original, and experimental in form and content. Applications fall in three streams: artists, curators, and talks/workshops.

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Crow’s Theatre: Call for performer submissions
Deadline / Ongoing until scheduling is full
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Toronto-based Crow’s Theatre is looking for musical artists and bands to perform live outdoors during their Crowsnest Corner from Late Summer and into the Fall. Crowsnest Corner is an outdoor performance stage at the heart of the popular East-End Dundas & Carlaw intersection. They are specifically looking for local solos, duos, and trios, in genres including but not limited to jazz, bluegrass, folk, classical, blues, R&B, soul, country, reggae, soft-pop-rock and everything in between. Please note they use the words “interesting” and “eclectic” as adjectives for the desired musical artists and arrangements in the post. Each group will earn $300-$600 for each evening’s performance.