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Crossing Borders Music: Call for works, LGBT+ composers
Deadline / September 10, 2021
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Crossing Borders Music is inviting composers who identify as LGBT+ to submit works to be considered for performance. They will purchase the selected scores if they are published, or compensate artists a comparable amount for self-published works which are selected. Works should be written for any combination of the core ensemble: piano, violins (2), viola, cello.

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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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Follow My Score 2021
Deadline / September 15, 2021
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Follow My Score will promote and curate approximately 80 works by living composers, and produce score follower videos (animated scores to accompany a recording) that will be uploaded to their YouTube channel. The channel focuses on chamber and solo works. If selected the composer would need to have permission from any publishers, performer/ensemble, or other party to have the score and audio made available to stream.

 

 

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East Chamber Music: Emerging Composer Festival Call for Applications
Deadline / September 19, 2021
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Composers are invited to apply for an intensive mentorship and ensemble collaboration program. Participants will develop a new piece for classical guitar and marimba, working closely with artists Daniel Ramjattan and Naoko Tsujita. Participants will also work with composer mentor Daniel Mehdizadeh. The workshop runs online from October 18-21, culminating in a virtual performance. The workshop fee is $450, and financial support may be made available (with the priority of supporting LGBTQ+ and BIPOC identified composers).

 

 

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ONMC Fall 2021 Call for Scores: Flute and Guitar
Deadline / September 20, 2021
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Ottawa New Music Creators is seeking existing or newly-composed works for flute and guitar (maximum duration: 5 minutes) for inclusion in the 2021-22 season, led by artistic directors SHHH!! Ensemble. This new work will be performed by Lara Deustch and Adam Cicchillitti.

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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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Radiophrenia: Open Call for Sound & Radio Works
Deadline / September 30, 2021
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Radiophrenia is an artist-run FM radio station broadcasting in Glasgow and online. They are inviting artists to submit sound and transmission works for broadcast in February 2022. The call is intended primarily for existing works, and any duration is welcome. The main objective of the program is to welcome materials and approaches to radio which are not served by mainstream programming.

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KC VITAs Call for Scores
Deadline / September 30, 2021
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The KC VITAs ensemble is accepting the submission of works for solo voice with piano or other accompaniment (accompanied duets and trios are welcome). The maximum duration of a submitted work is 20 minutes. Composers may send up to 2 scores. Works will be considered for the upcoming season and beyond.

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Beth Ratay: Call for Scores for Flute
Deadline / September 30, 2021
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Semi-professional flutist Beth Ratay invites composers to submit works for flute/piccolo/alto flute to be considered for recording and release on Beth’s Youtube page. Her preference is for works under five minutes that do not rely heavily on extended techniques.

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Call for Scores: Music Research Collective
Deadline / September 30, 2021
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The Midwest Music Research Collective (University of Kansas) will be hosting a hybrid conference on March 19-20, 2022. The conference is held conjunctly with Musicians for an Anti-Racist College. Submitted works should be no longer than 10 minutes. Chamber and solo works are preferred. Instrumentation can include: flute, oboe (2), bassoon (2), clarinet (2), cello, violin, trombone, percussion (3), piano, voice, tape. Selected pieces will be performed and recorded.

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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.

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Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
Deadline / October 1, 2021
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The Guthman competition identifies and celebrates musical invention, awarding artists and technicians who develop new instruments. Finalists travel to Georgia Tech campus on March 10-12, 2022 to participate in a concert performance. There are $10,000 in prizes.

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The Arc Project: Call for sketches/ideas, Solo Harp
Deadline / October 1, 2021
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As part of an online festival, the Arc Project is inviting composers to apply for an opportunity to develop a new work for solo harp. Selected composers will work with Ruth Lee, with a focused workshop taking place on December 12. Composer can apply with a sketch or outline of the idea they have for a proposed piece. Pieces can be written for pedal, lever, or electric lever harp, and may include a loop device.

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TAC: Black Arts Annual Operating Grant
Deadline / October 7, 2021
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The Black Arts Annual Operating Program is a new funding initiative created to support non-profit Toronto Black arts organizations seeking support with operating expenses. Qualifying organizations will be: Black-led; Black-focused; and/or Black-serving (the TAC provides further clarification on these descriptors). Organizations may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Black Arts program and may not apply to other TAC operating programs. However, organizations who receive a Black Arts Operating grant below $20,000 may still apply to other discipline programs.

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TAC: Black Arts Projects

Deadline / October 7, 2021
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The Black Arts Projects Program supports arts projects by Black artists, Black artist collectives, and Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving organizations. There are two streams in this grant program: Creation & Development (supports full creation, partial creation, or completion of work-in-progress of an arts-based project at any stage and in any arts discipline, and has a maximum grant of $10,000, or $15,000 including a mentorship component); Presentation (supports exhibition, presentation, and dissemination of work by Black artists in any arts discipline, with a maximum grant of $15,000, or $20,000 with a mentorship component).

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2021 Seoul International Composition Festival, Call for Scores
Deadline / October 15, 2021
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The festival is open to submissions on the theme, “Re-Create”, wherein compositions re-interpret traditional musics and forms. New and existing works are eligible, works should be 8-12 minutes, and fit in one of the following categories: chamber orchestra; chamber music (no more than 8 instruments from the available list, solos are allowed). Selected works will be performed between December 17-19.

Programme de mentorat CNMN ConneXions : appel à candidatures
Date limite / 18 octobre 2021
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Le programme de mentorat du Canadian New Music Network, ConneXions, soutient et guide les artistes et les travailleurs des arts dans la réalisation de projets liés à la création musicale et au son. Selon la nature d’un projet proposé, le RCMN financera une à quatre sessions avec un mentor/coach ayant une expertise correspondante. Les candidatures seront examinées au fur et à mesure de leur arrivée et les mentorats accordés sur une base continue.

Artistes et diffuseurs – projets de collaboration
Date limite // 28 octobre 2021
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Les renseignements ci-dessous, notamment au sujet des dates limites et des critères d’admissibilité, sont donnés à titre indicatif et peuvent différer de ceux du programme lorsqu’il sera ajouté à Nova, le système de subventions en ligne du CAO. N’oubliez pas de consulter de nouveau cette page après l’ajout du programme à Nova et avant de faire une demande.

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Composers’ Association of Serbia: Call for Scores
Deadline / October 31, 2021
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Composers are invited to submit up to two compositions, which have been written in the past three years, in the following instrument categories: string orchestra (up to 12 minutes in duration); ensemble of 1-9 instruments (up to 10 minutes in duration); electric viola (up to 10 minutes); and baritone, kaval (folk clarinet) and harpsichord, with option of electronics (up to 10 minutes in duration). Selected works will be performed during the 31st International Review of Composers in Belgrade, 1-5 October, 2022.

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CAMPGround22: Call for Submissions
Deadline / October 31, 2021
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This inaugural festival will take place in Tampa and St. Petersburg Florida from 24-26 March 2022. Composers are invited to submit compositions written since 2014, lasting 5-20 minutes, and fitting one of the instrumentation categories: unaccompanied solo instrument/voice; duo or solo with accompaniment; mixed ensemble (3-8 performers); fixed electronics; 1-5 performers with fixed/live electronics; percussion ensemble (2-6 performers). There is a $10 USD application fee. Selected artists are required to attend the festival.

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NYC Contemporary Music Symposium: Solo timpani/percussion Call For Scores
Deadline / November 1, 2021
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The NYC Symposium is seeking submissions for their spring 2022 event with timpanist/percussionist Jeffrey Kautz. The program will feature 4-8 works. Pieces should not exceed 10 minutes, and the full percussion instrument list is posted here. There is a $15 application fee per submitted piece.

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Electronic Music Midwest Festival: Call for Submissions
Deadline / November 8, 2021
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Submissions are welcome for the 20th Anniversary Electronic Music Midwest Festival, April 21-23, 2022 at Lewis University near Chicago. Each concert will feature an 8 channel system. Artists may submit one work each. They accept all electroacoustic works, but will seek works in the following categories in particular: composition for clarinet and fixed/live electronics; works for fixed/live electronics; instrument/voice and fixed/live electronics (wherein the composer provides the musician); works that include video; sound installations and interactive media; and live laptop works. Selected artists will register for the festival ($60 USD).

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Kantos Chamber Choir: Christmas Carol Competition
Deadline / November 28, 2021
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The Manchester UK based Kanto Chamber Choir invites submissions of a cappella works, up to 6 minutes in duration, up to SSSAAATTTBBB. The inspiration for submitted works is “snow”, and the selected piece will be performed on their December 18 concert, “Snow on Snow”, and the winner will receive a £350 prise. There is a £10 application fee. Snow.

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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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Ithaca College: Wind Ensemble/Concert band composition prize
Deadline / January 1, 2022
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The Ithaca College School of Music invites composers to submit original works written for wind ensemble/concert band (minimum 7 minutes in duration). Works must have been written since January 1, 2020. The selected composer will receive a $6,000 cash prize, and funding towards travel ($1,000) for attending the performance in the spring/fall of 2022.

 

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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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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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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.