OPPORTUNITÉS ACTUELLES:

Projets Chalmers de perfectionnement professionnel
Date limite // 3 juin 2021
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Bentway Canoe Landing: Call for Programming Proposals
Deadline / June 4, 2021
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The Bentway, on Fort York Blvd in Toronto, is inviting proposals for public programming to serve their local community by animating the outdoor terrace at their new Bentway Studio. A successful applicant will receive $5,000, access to venue and staffing to support the programming, targeted mentorship, and more. The proposed program must run between September 30 and November 1, 2021. There is a public information session on May 20 which is strongly recommended for applicants.

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Trio Abstrakt: Call for Composers & Video Artists
Deadline / June 7, 2021
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Trio Abstrakt will be developing four music videos, each lasting five minutes. The call is open to composers and video artists applying individually in order to be paired up, or as an existing collaborative team. The instrumentation for the ensemble includes saxophone, percussion, and piano. Selected artists will receive an honorarium. Each composer will receive €1,000.

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TAC Newcomer and Refugee Arts Engagement Program
Deadline / June 15, 2021
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This program provides targeted funding to Toronto non-profit organizations and artist collectives engaging newcomers and refugees through the arts, supporting the integration and inclusion of newcomer communities to Toronto. The set grant amount is $20,000, and the grant may cover up to 100% of project costs. For folks wanting more information on the program, TAC is hosting an information session on May 17—you can register for that here!

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Argus Quartet: Composer Institute
Deadline / June 15, 2021
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The Argus Quartet offers a virtual composer institute for high school age composers (13-18). Selected composers will access mentorship from the ensemble, and faculty members David Sanford and Carlos Simon. Participants also develop a new quartet (up to seven minutes in duration) to be workshopped and performed. The ensemble will be prioritizing applications from BIPOC composers.

Prix de la Fondation SOCAN : Jeunes compositeurs
Date limite / 15 juin 2021
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Ce concours annuel vise à mettre à l’honneur des compositeurs canadiens de 30 ans ou moins pour des œuvres originales de musique de concert dans les cinq catégories suivantes : grand ensemble, ensemble de musique de chambre, solos duos, œuvres vocales et électroacoustique.

Prix de la Fondation SOCAN : Compositeurs émergents pour l’écran
Date limite / 15 juin 2021
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Ce concours annuel vise à mettre à l’honneur des compositeurs canadiens de 30 ans ou moins pour des thèmes originaux ou des partitions de musique créés exclusivement pour un support audiovisuel (télévision, film, Internet, etc.).

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Call for vocal works (tenor)
Deadline / June 30, 2021
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Tenor Gregory Wiest has issued a call for scores. Specifically, he is looking for a group of songs (duration of up to 20 minutes) written after 2015, with text in English. Pieces should be written for tenor (solo, or combined with piano and/or double bass). Selected songs would be included in a recital project for the 2021-22 season.

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Experience Time: Call for Works
Deadline / June 30, 2021
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Organizers of an upcoming sound installation project to be hosted in Ohio are inviting artists to submit works that engage the listener in their perception of time. In particular they are looking for works with open/variable instrumentation, and they are open to graphic/text/instructional scores and structured improvisations

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East Chamber Music: Emerging Composer Festival
Deadline / June 30, 2021
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Composers can apply to take part in a week-long intensive mentorship and ensemble collaboration program. Six composers will be selected to produce new works (3-4 minutes) for the ensemble-in-residence: theremin player Thorwald Jørgensen and pianist Kamilla Bystrova. Participants will work with composer-in-residence Daniel Mehdizadeh. New works will be premiered in August 2021. There is a $495 CAD tuition for the program.

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CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition
Deadline // July 1, 2021
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Emerging Composers with a connection to Canada’s Prairie Region are invited to submit their orchestral works to the 19th edition of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition for Orchestra with a cash prize of $1,000 and performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) during the 2022 edition of the Winnipeg New Music Festival (WNMF).

Emerging composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, may enter.

Submissions must be completed no later than July 1, 2021.

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Espacios Sonoros: Call for electroacoustic works
Deadline / July 1, 2021
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Espacios Sonoros invites the submission of multichannel electroacoustic works for inclusion in the 2021 festival broadcast taking place through Radio CASo based in Argentina. There are two categories including a general international call. Submited works should be between 5 and 15 minutes long.

Emerging composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, may enter.

Submissions must be completed no later than July 1, 2021.

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NYC Contemporary Music Symposium: Call for Scores
Deadline / July 1, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit works for possible inclusion in the Symposium concerts—roughly 4-8 composers will be featured, and receive a recording of the performance. Works must be scored for a featured artist: Jonah Murphy (solo flute), or The Bowery Trio (clarinet in Bb, cello, piano). Works should be between 10 and 15 minutes. There is a $15 entry fee.

Emerging composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, may enter.

Submissions must be completed no later than July 1, 2021.

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HomeBaked: Call for Proposals
Deadline / July 1, 2021
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The ETHEL ensemble is inviting proposals for their HomeBaked commissioning initiative. The call is focused on early-career music creators working in a variety of practices. Artists will submit short excerpts of existing works, and a proposals of what they would hope to produce with ETHEL. Selected artists will receive a $4,000 fee to produce a 10-12 minute work for flute and string quartet.

Emerging composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, may enter.

Submissions must be completed no later than July 1, 2021.

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Call for Artists: Sing Out Strong, Incarcerated Voices
Deadline / July 2, 2021
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White Snake Projects is inviting artists to express their interest in a community-based project that sets stories to music on a particular theme. The project will pair writers with composers to develop works sharing experiences of incarcerated people. Selected artists will be paid an honorarium.

Emerging composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, may enter.

Submissions must be completed no later than July 1, 2021.

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VBC Choral Composition Competition
Deadline / July 5, 2021
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The VBC is pleased to announce the launch of our fourth annual Choral Composition Competition. The competition was established by a generous private donor to encourage the creation of new choral music by Canadian composers and to honour the organization’s history of engaging local and national composers.

The competition is open to composers who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. If a citizen, you are not required to be currently residing in Canada. There is no age restriction and no application fee to apply. We encourage composers from all levels of experience and cultural backgrounds to apply.

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Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs: Choral Composition Competition
Deadline / July 5, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit existing choral works, or propose a new work: 3-5 minutes in length, written for SSAATB (with or without piano accompaniment). The work would be featured on a Remembrance Day performance. The winner of the competition will receive a $2,000 prize and a performance of their work.

 

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Juventas New Music Ensemble: Call for Scores
Deadline / July 11, 2021
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This call is open to composers who identify as emerging. The ensemble is interested in works that relate to a particular set of themes including: honouring personal or community loss and/or healing; the COVID-19 pandemic; September 11, 2001 attacks. It might be worth inquiring about the precise nature of their thematic framing. Works can be written for any combination of soprano singer, flute, clarinet, horns, violins (2), cello, piano, and percussion. There is a $10 USD submission fee. Selected works will be performed on September 11, 2021 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

 

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Toronto Arts Council: Open Door 2021
Deadline / July 15, 2021
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The TAC Open Door program supports ideas with the potential to create transformative change for arts organizations and collectives, and/or the arts sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This can include; large-scale collaborative initiatives; projects addressing pandemic-related impacts; and organizations considering succession, merger, restructuring or wind-down of their operations. There is no set grant amount or maximum request. This grant may cover up to 100% of project costs.

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Call for Scores: Violin and Piano in Latin American Folk Music Style
Deadline / July 16, 2021
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Luciano Casalino and Mariano Speranza are inviting composers to submit music for violin and piano written in a Latin American music style. Selected works will be recorded (audio) and streamed online. Works may be up to 10 minutes in length. The call is open to existing works. There is a 10 Euro application fee.

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Piazza Del Mondo Call for Scores
Deadline / July 31, 2021
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Selected pieces will be performed at a series of workshops and concerts titled “Resistance and Resiliance” taking place in late 2021 in Trentino, Italy. Pieces should not exceed 15 minutes, and should be written for up to three performers: David Baldo (flutes, piccolo); Emanuele Dalmaso (clarinets, saxophones); and Mattia Grott (saxophones and electronics).

Appel à candidatures ouvert pour le plus grand prix de composition musicale au Canada
Les prix de musique Azrieli (AMP) acceptent désormais les candidatures pour le concours de 2022. Les compositeurs sont invités à concourir pour l’un des trois prix d’une valeur de plus de 200 000 $ chacun.

Ouverts à la communauté musicale internationale, les AMP acceptent les candidatures de compositeurs de toutes nationalités, confessions, âges, sexes, origines, niveaux d’expérience et affiliations.

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La Commission Azrieli pour la musique juive met au défi les compositeurs du monde entier de répondre de manière créative et critique à la question « Qu’est-ce que la musique juive ? ». Ce prix est décerné au compositeur qui propose une réponse faisant preuve d’un maximum de créativité, de sens artistique, de maîtrise technique et d’expertise professionnelle.

Date limite de soumission : Dimanche 2 mai 2021

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La Commission Azrieli pour la musique canadienne est offerte à un compositeur canadien qui propose une œuvre musicale qui aborde de façon créative et critique les complexités de la composition de musique de concert au Canada aujourd’hui. La proposition gagnante fera preuve d’une créativité, d’un sens artistique, d’une maîtrise technique et d’une expertise professionnelle extrêmes pour relever ce défi.

Date limite de soumission : Dimanche 2 mai 2021

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Le prix Azrieli pour la musique juive est décerné à un compositeur qui a écrit la meilleure œuvre non découverte de musique juive. Les œuvres éligibles peuvent avoir été créées au cours des 75 dernières années, mais ne doivent pas avoir été interprétées de manière significative et ne doivent pas avoir été enregistrées commercialement.

Date limite de soumission : Dimanche 1er août 2021

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Prix Annelie de Man 2021: Composers Competition
Deadline / August 1, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit harpsichord works (solo, or chamber pieces). Works can include electronics, video, or theatrical elements. Works should not exceed 10 minutes. Selected works will be performed in Amsterdam in December 2021. Cash prizes will be offered to a first and second place composer.

Emerging composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, may enter.

Submissions must be completed no later than July 1, 2021.

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Independent Music Association: Call for Scores
Deadline / August 1, 2021
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This call will select works for performance at the Independent Music Association concert in Vienna on October 11, 2021. Works should be 6-12 minutes in duration, and written for a minimum of three instruments from the available ensemble (string quartet and clarinet). Electronics are not available.

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Reno Pops Orchestra: Call for scores
Deadline / August 1, 2021
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The Reno Pops Orchestra invites composers to submit original pieces written for full symphonic pops orchestra. Pieces should ba a maximum of 13 minutes. The winner will receive a small honorarium, and the selected piece will be performed in the 2021-22 season (pandemic conditions permitting). There is a $10 application fee.

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Call for Scores: Cello
Deadline / August 1, 2021
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Cellist Kyle Pearl invites composers to submit works for solo cello (pieces with fixed media are welcome). Works should be no longer than 10 minutes. Eight to twelve composers will be selected to receive a performance of their work at the University of Miami campus. The selected composers will receive a recording of their work.

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Toronto Arts Council: Music Projects
Deadline / August 3, 2021
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The Music Projects program provides funding to professional, non-profit music organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited music projects involving production, presentation, dissemination and/or other activities that contribute to the development of music in Toronto. The maximum grant available is $15,000, which can fund up to 50% of a project budget.

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Art Beyond Ink: New Works Competition
Deadline / August 15, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit works to be considered for inclusion in an interdisciplinary performance as part of a multi-media narrative film. Composers can submit one work that has been written in the past 10 years for 1-5 players, and is 4-10 minutes in duration. Organizers are particularly interested in electroacoustic works. Second and third place winners will receive a cash prize and have their work recorded. The grand prize winner will receive $1,500 to write a new work (5-7 minutes) to be included in a collaborative video project—this composer will also help to shape the story, and artistic disciplines for the project.

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Toronto Arts Foundation: Indigenous Artist Award
Deadline / August 16, 2021
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The Toronto Arts Foundation Indigenous Artist Award is a $20,000 cash prize, with professional artist mentor/Elder or mentee/protégée designated by the Award Recipient to receive $5,000. The award recognizes an Indigenous professional artist or artist collective working in traditional or contemporary practices and who have contributed significantly to arts and culture in Toronto and have demonstrated an ongoing association with Toronto.

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New Note: International Composer’s Competition
Deadline / August 20, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit unpublished works for saxophone quartet. Pieces must have been written since 2015, and should not have received an award or been released on a commercial recording. Works can be up to 15 minutes in duration. The winning composers will receive  2500€, and their work will be performed by the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet at the Samobor Music Festival in October. There is a 20€ application fee.

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Chicago Composers’ Consortium: Call for Scores/Proposals
Deadline / August 27, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit existing works or propose a new work, that would be featured in a performance by the Durward Ensemble in Chicago in May 2022. Pieces should be approximately 7-10 minutes, and be written for 7-12 players—instrumentation is listed on their site. Finalists will be considered for future projects by the Durward Ensemble. The winner will receive a $250 honorarium. There is a $15 USD application fee.

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Vibraphone Project: Call for Scores
Deadline / September 1, 2021
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Open to composers of any genre, submitted scores must include the vibraphone as the primary feature (whether in a solo or ensemble context). There is no duration limit. The call is open to works that have been, or will be completed since September 1, 2020. Various pieces will be selected for general promotion, while certain submissions will be included in a printed collection of works. A select number of submissions (4-6) will be featured in a performance at a Vibraphone Project festival event in 2022 (Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago).

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Sudbury Youth Orchestra: Composer Competition for Young Women
Deadline / September 3, 2021
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The Sudbury Youth Orchestra has launched a call for proposals for young women composers age 14-24. The selected composer will receive $1,000 and have the opportunity to write a new work (4-5 minutes in duration) for the ensemble. The work would be performed in spring 2022. A runner up prize of $500 will be offered as well.

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New Music Room Call for Scores, Solo Cello
Deadline / September 15, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit works for solo cello to be read and discussed during a New Music Room virtual event on December 19, 2021. Short works or excerpts (maximum of three minutes) for solo cello are eligible—electronics are not permitted. Up to six composers will be selected, and will be read by cellist Yiyang Zhao. There is a €20 participation fee, but there is no application fee.

 

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Indigenous Arts & Culture Partnership Fund
Deadline / September 30, 2021
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The City of Toronto Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. The fund aims to spark new relationships between Indigenous artists, arts and culture leaders and professionals, and potential partners at both the grassroots and institutional levels. There are two program streams: Incubation ($10,000 per project) which supports first-time initiatives, research or pilot phases; activation stream ($30,000 per project) directed to projects that spark lasting impact and opportunities.

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Ruth Inglefield Composition Contest (Harp)
Deadline / October 1, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit unpublished works for solo pedal harp (6-8 minutes) that have not been awarded or commercially recorded. The piece can include electronics, and other instruments, provided that a harpist can trigger/perform the piece without additional personnel. The winning composer will receive $2,000 USD, have their work published by Lyon & Healy, and the work will be performed as required repertoire for the 2022 USA International Harp Competition and performed on Gold Medalist’s recitals. The competition does require a live recording be submitted along with info on the featured harpist.

Artistes et diffuseurs – projets de collaboration
Date limite // 28 octobre 2021
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Call for works: Classical Ukulele
Deadline / November 30, 2021
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Composer and musician Donald Bousted has issued a call for works for classical ukulele. He welcomes solo pieces that feature the soprano, tenor and/or baritone ukuleles—chamber pieces are welcome but he only specifies percussion as a possibility.

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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.

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Array Music – Young Composers Workshop & Concert
Deadline / unspecified
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Each year Array offers four exceptional emerging composers the opportunity to work undistracted in The Array Space for a month with a distinguished composer/mentor – this year, Raven Chacon – and The Array Ensemble. Under the mentor’s guidance, the composers collaborate with Array’s musicians and Artistic Director to create a new work for performance by Array’s Ensemble.

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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Ruthless Jabiru: Call for Scores
Deadline / Ongoing
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Ruthless Jabiru has issued a rolling call for scores for consideration within their future programmes. Composers, sound artists and music creators from all genres and backgrounds are invited to send expressions of interest for inclusion in future curated performances. They are seeking existing works for 6-25 players (string orchestra+ or mixed instrumentation). They have a particular interest in non-Western and non-traditional instruments/voices, sung/spoken text, spatialisation, cross-disciplinary elements, and fixed and/or live electronics. Submissions can involve non-notated practices, graphic and text scores, and more. The ensemble is using an informal messaging process for submissions.

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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.