Composer Arik Shapira passed away
Arik Shapira, laureate of the Israel Prise, and a member of ICL, passed away on September 2015. Our condolences to the family.

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"Call of scores" that connects the musical composition with the contemporary figurative arts.
More details can be found here: www.dedaloensemble.it
Música Viva Electroacoustic Composition Competition 2015
Completing its 16th edition, the Música Viva Competition encourages the creation and promotion of new electroacoustic works. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

For more information visit the Miso Music Portugal website at: www.misomusic.com.
International Composition Course SYNTHETIS
The participants of this year’s edition of the Course will have an
opportunity to attend lectures and individual meetings with such renown
composers as Martijn Padding, Zhou Long, Simon Steen-Andersen and Philippe
Manoury. In addition Paweł Hendrich will conduct workshops on computer-aided
composition in relation to musical performance.

The Course’s events will be held in the Radziejowice Palace – beautiful
palace complex surrounded by picturesque landscape, situated 50 km from
Warsaw. The venue, originally dating back to the 17th century, thanks to its
unique atmosphere, has become to function as a creative work home for
artists, writers, musicians and painters.

International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS, created and directed by
Zygmunt Krauze, is a successful reactivation of the legendary composition
courses initiated in 1980 by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music.

More information and on-line application form available at: www.synthetis.pl
CoMA: Contemporary Music Calls for Pieces
CoMA enables musicians of all abilities to actively participate in contemporary music. Each year we issue calls for pieces for a range of performers. In 2015 we have five opportunities which are open to composers of all ages and nationality. Selected works from all calls will be workshopped at the CoMA Contemporary Music Summer School, performed by CoMA regional ensembles and included in the CoMA Library which makes them available for wider performance. Percussion Duo & Ensemble Open Score is CoMA's ongoing project to generate new repertoire for amateur ensembles of varying size and instrumentation. This year’s work is for a semi-professional and an amateur percussionist with flexible ensemble. Percussionist Chris Brannick (ensemblebash etc.) will be on the selection panel and play the first solo part at Summer School. Partsongs Following a successful pilot in 2014 we are looking for fresh exploratory, experimental works for addition to the CoMA Partsong Book under the artistic direction of James Weeks (Director of EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble). Voice and Cello Imaginative works for Voice and Cello will be performed at the Summer School by Sarah Leonard (soprano) and Sophie Harris (cello). Recorder Ensemble Works for three or more recorders that will be workshopped at the Summer School under the direction of Emily Bloom of Consortium5 ensemble. Cello Ensemble Works for mixed ability cello ensemble to be played at the Summer School under the direction of Sophie Harris. Closing dates are 31 May 2015 for Percussion Duo & Ensemble and 30 June 2015 for all other calls. See www.coma.org/calls or email library@coma.org for further details and application forms. CoMA Summer School There is a wide range of options for composers at this year’s Summer School in High Melton, near Doncaster, Yorkshire from 2 to 8 August 2015. As well as the calls for pieces there will be an intensive strand led by composer Tansy Davis and sessions dealing with time as a compositional parameter and writing for percussion. There are also be many instrumental and vocal options. Full details are available at www.coma.org/summermusic.
The 2015 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award
For more information and to submit scores click here 
Call for Scores -FLAME
FLAME (Florence Art Music Ensemble) promotes a Call For Scores - 2015. The selected works will be performed by FLAMEnsemble within the London Ear Festival, which will take place in London between 19th and 22nd of March 2015, at the Warehouse and the Cello Factory in Waterloo (SouthBank). The selected works will be published by the German publisher Verlag Neue Musik, Berlin

The instrumentation of the ensemble is flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Submitted compositions may be for any combination of these instruments, or for a solo instrument, and must be have a duration not exceeding 10 minutes.

There is no age limit.

Compositions submitted must not have been published.

Submissions must be accompanied by a registration fee of 35€; for composers aged 25 years or younger the fee is reduced to 25€. The registration fee covers the submission of an unlimited number of scores. (See the submission form for payment methods.)
The deadline for submission of scores is the 15th January 2015.

The application form, to be completed in all its parts, can be download from: http://www.flamensemble.com
The scores, application form and payment receipt must be sent as pdf files to: info@flamensemble.com
Printed scores and players' parts will be required those for pieces that are selected for performance. These should be sent to:
FLAMEnsemble, Via G. D'Annunzio 121, 50135 Firenze, ITALY.

Further information email: info@flamensemble.com. Tel: (+39) 055 611299
Competition of new compositions for Harpsicord
The Prix Annelie de Man will take place from 26 to May 30, 2015. You can register until January 15, 2015.
For more details follow this link:
Call for Compositions: Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition

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The Molinari Quartet's Sixth International Competition for Composition 2015
he Molinari Quartet contributes to the development of the string quartet literature by encouraging composers to send new original scores to its Competition.

The Molinari Quartet is pleased to announce its Sixth International Competition for Composition for string quartet.

Composers are invited to submit an original work for string quartet. The best compositions will be played in concert during the Molinari Quartet's Twentieth and Beyond series to be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) during the 2015-2016 season.

The jury will be comprised of the Molinari Quartet's artistic director and its musicians, in addition to well-known Canadian composers John Rea, Michel Gonneville and Ana Sokolovic who will determine four winners. The winning compositions will be performed by the Molinari Quartet during a special concert during the 2015-2016 season. After the concert performance the jury will deliberate and choose the order of the winners. The First Prize winner shall receive a $3000 grant as well as a silkscreen by renowned Canadian artist Guido Molinari. The second prize winner will receive a $2000 grant and the third prize winner a $1000 grant. The jury reserves the right not to grant all three prizes.

The winners will be invited to work with the Molinari Quartet prior to the concert and to participate in the Dialogues at the Chapelle, a public workshop of discussions and analysis produced by the Molinari Quartet.

Rules for Eligibility:

· Candidates must be 40 years old or less as of April 1st 2015, the due date for registration.

· The work must not exceed 20 minutes.

· Only works for string quartet that have neither been performed professionnally nor published as of April 1st 2015 shall be accepted.

· Works for quartet and electronics are accepted.

· Scores must be received by the Molinari Quartet at the latest April 1st 2015. (The post

office stamp shall be recognized as the receiving date)

· Registration fees of $25 CAN must accompany all scores. *

· A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be sent separately.

· Parts and scores shall remain the property of the Molinari Quartet.

· The candidate must send a score as well as separate playing parts to the Molinari Quartet.

· All scores must be sent anonymously; only a pseudonym can appear on the score pages.

· The candidate shall also send a sealed envelope bearing his or her pseudonym which will contain his or her name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, birth date, resumé as well as a statement as to the fact that the work is yet unpublished and that it has never been performed professionnally.

· The composer whose work has been chosen as one of the winning compositions, will not receive any extra payment for the execution or recording of the work.

· The winners of the competition commit themselves to find the necessary funding for a stay in Montreal to work with the Molinari Quartet and assist to the performance in the 2015-2016 season.

* The registration fees may be paid by cheque (to Molinari Quartet), Paypal or cash. We also accept US dollars but you must add 5$ to cover the bank’s conversion fees.

Competition Calendar:

Competition launch: September 2014

Due date for registration and receiving scores: April 1 st 2015

Jury: May 2015

Announcement of winners: May 2015

Winners Concert: 2015-2016 season

Please send the scores to :

Molinari Quartet

P.O. Box 56536

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H1W 3Z3

For more information write to : qm@quatuormolinari.qc.ca

or call 514-527-5515

Created on an initiative of the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ® the Pierrot Lunaire International Composition Competition 2015 will launch its edition during the 2015-2016 seasons.

This competition for chamber works will be open to composers of all nationalities, with no age restrictions. Its aim is to encourage and promote musical creation while developing lasting ties between the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ® and the composers of today and, in this way, actively contribute to a renewal of the chamber repertoire.

Prize for the winning Composition: 1. Prize: Euro 5.000, - and minimum three performances by the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ® during its 2015-2016 international concert tour season. Additionally, the Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien could create a list of pieces which it suggests for performance along with the prize-winning pieces during the 2015-2016 international concert tour season.

Deadline for entries: The scores, the registration application and the enclosed documents must be sent December 30th, 2014 (certified by the post office stamp).
Please find enclosed the competition rules.

You are also advised to visit our website http://www.pierrotlunaire.at
"Classilike" Project
Find full details of this project in this site
For all of you speedy composers, there is still time to enter MBZ's 5-MINUTE OPERA COMPETITION!
Only one month to go until the competition closes, so check out the competition regulations at http://www.mbz.hr/eng/vijesti/5_minute_opera, and become one of our flash composers!
10 finalist operas will be performed in Zagreb on 21st April 2015, at the 28th Music Biennale Zagreb, by our Festival Ensemble and two amazing young singers: Monika Cerovčec and Krešimir Stražanac.
So, have a go at the short opera genre, and apply!
58th International Festival of Contemporary Music
Limes will open the 20th and 21st September,
and continue from the 3rd to the 12th October.
A Festival between tradition and experimentation,
between styles, cultures and musics from different countries.

For details :
ACUM competition
You can view more details about the prize and the competition here: www.acum.org.il/sites/default/files/takanon2014%207.pdf
Registration Gaudeamus Prize 2015 is now open
The registration for the Gaudeamus Prize 2015 is now open! All composers born after October 1 1984 can send in their compositions for the 3 categories. Read all about the setup, terms and conditions and find the registration form on our website.

Festival Highlights
In just over five weeks the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2014 will start. During the next few weeks we will highlight some concerts and activities in our newsletters. The complete programme is available on our site.
Gaudeamus Muziekweek September 10 till 14, 2014


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