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ACNMP – Call for Scores Brass and Percussion
Deadline / May 31, 2023
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With the generous support from the SOCAN Foundation The Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects announces a Call-for-Scores of works for brass or percussion (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, euphonium, or percussion, for solo or solo with accompaniment) for inclusion in their Contemporary Showcase Syllabus.

Submissions to the Contemporary Showcase syllabus should ideally:
• Have musical, educational, and pedagogical value for both teacher and performer
• Contain new ideas or techniques introduced or presented in a novel or interesting way
• Strike an appropriate balance between composition length and difficulty, keeping the skill and ability level of the intended performer in mind
• Represent and/or contribute to the cultural fabric of Canada

Composers must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

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2023 Earplay Vibrant Shores Composition Prize
Deadline / May 31, 2023
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Applications are now open! Earplay is excited to invite submissions for our second annual Vibrant Shores Prize from composers identifying as people of color. The Vibrant Shores Prize includes a $1,000 cash prize and a performance and live recording of the winning composition.

Applications are due by May 31, 2023 at 11:59PM PDT. The winning composition will be announced in August. There is no application fee.

Please read these guidelines before submitting:

• You are limited to submitting one work.
• You must identify as a person of color.
• You must be a resident of the United States.
• You should submit a piece no longer than 10 minutes in duration. 7–9 minutes is preferred.
• Your piece should be scored for 2–6 from Earplay’s core ensemble: flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano.
• Your piece must have been written within the last 10 years.
• In order for all applications to be judged anonymously, you must remove your name and any other identifying marks from your score and recording.

Submission Process
Here is a link to the application form
If you have any questions, please email andrew@earplay.org

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Untitled Ensemble Chamber Music Society – Land of Lakes call for Chamber Music scores
Deadline / June 1, 2023
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The Untitled Ensemble Chamber Music Society is pleased to present their inaugural Land of Lakes call for Chamber Music scores from self identifying early-career composers.

The selected scores from each category will be performed as part of our 2023/24 season.


Self identified early career or emerging composers of all ages who live and work in Ontario, Canada.

We actively encourage composers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and orientations who are in the early stages of their career or who have had difficulty getting their works noticed or performed to apply!

Prix Jules-Léger de nouvelle musique de chambreDate limite / 1 juin 2023
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Le Conseil des arts a pris des engagements en ce qui concerne l’équité et l’inclusion, et il encourage les individus, les groupes et les organismes de diverses cultures, des communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire, ainsi que les personnes sourdes ou handicapées, à soumettre une demande ou une mise en candidature. Le Conseil des arts reconnaît et affirme les droits ancestraux et issus de traités des peuples autochtones de ce territoire, et encourage les personnes, les groupes et les organismes des Premières Nations, des Inuits, et des Métis à présenter une demande ou une mise en candidature à tous ses programmes. Il a établi des mesures dans tous les programmes afin de soutenir tous ces engagements.

Le prix Jules-Léger de nouvelle musique de chambre, qui est accordé chaque année dans le cadre d’un concours destiné aux compositeurs du Canada, vise à encourager la création de nouvelle musique de chambre. Ce prix a été créé en 1978 par le très honorable Jules Léger, alors gouverneur général du Canada.

11th International Film Music Competition
Deadline / June 2, 2023
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The 11th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 19th Zurich Film Festival (28 September – 8 October 2023) and is organised by Zurich Film FestivalTonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG, and Forum Filmmusik. Participants are invited to score the 7‑minute short film AU REVOIR JÉRÔME! by Chloé Farr, Gabrielle Selnet und Adam Sillard for symphony orchestra.

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60×60 call for one-minute recorded works
Deadline / June 30, 2023
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Vox Novus is inviting composers/sound artists to submit recorded works 60 seconds or less in length to be included in this special edition of the 60×60 project. 60 compositions will be selected to be played continuously in a one-hour concert. After a long hiatus, founder and creator Robert Voisey was inspired by the continuous dedication of Slippery Rock University to 60×60 Dance. This call for works is dedicated and created specifically for a new 60×60 mix for a multimedia dance performance at Slippery Rock University.

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44th Young Composer Competition Frederic Mompou International Award Barcelona 2023
Deadline / October 14, 2023
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Violin duet.
Award: 4.000€ and the premiere of the work.

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Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra – 7th Young Composers CompetitionDeadline / November 10, 2023
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The Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra, based in the community of Etobicoke in the City of Toronto, is very pleased to announce its seventh Young Composers Competition for the 2023/2024 concert season.

$3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded in three categories: a $2,000 Grand Prize, a $1,000 Runner-up, and a $500 Promising High School Composer prize. While COVID-19 restrictions make it impossible to announce the date, the Grand Prize winner’s composition will be performed at an EPO concert in an upcoming season.