Competitions

Competition suggestion from the members

Every year, a system involving local juries from member sections of the ISCM selects the works to be performed at the WNMD Festival. There are of course also a wide variety of other competitions for composers and musicians, and some of the most relevant ones are listed here.

15th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2019

◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Organized by Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music ISCM-Chengdu section Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee Prof. Zhou Siyuan President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Chairman of the Jury Prof. Peter Swinnen Composer Past President of the International…

The 8th Rivers Awards Composition Competition 2019

—— Regulations—— I. General ProvisionsThe Rivers Awards Composition Competition aims to promote extensive exchange between Chinese and Western music, encouraging innovative and explorative composition for Chinese and Western musical instruments, and build a high-end platform to introduce outstanding original musical works to the public. II. OrganizationHost: Shanghai Conservatory of Music(SHCM)Organizer: The Composition Department of Shanghai…

2019 International Trombone Festival Composers Workshop – Call for Scores

2019, International Trombone Festival, Composers Workshop, Call for scores The International Trombone Festival is excited to sponsor the third annual COMPOSERS WORKSHOP, to be held at Ball State University, in conjunction with the ITF. July 10-13, 2019 Featuring coaching and master classes with composers including: LAUREN BERNOFSKY FRANK GULINO TOM ZUGGER And performances of accepted…

2019 1st Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Competition

1st Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Competition 2019 Rules I. Aims :Shanghai International Chamber Opera Composition Compitition aims to offer an internatonal platform which encourages young composers involved in the creative process of composing music and promotes outstanding original operas. II. InstitutionsHost: Shanghai Conservatory of MusicOrganizers: Shanghai New Music Week,Shanghai Music Art Development Center for Collaborative…

15th “PABLO SOROZABAL” INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPOSITION COMPETITION

15th “PABLO SOROZABAL” INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPOSITION COMPETITION The Gipuzkoa provincial authority together with the Basque-Navarrese composers’ association “Musikagileak” is organising the 15th “Pablo Sorozabal” International String Quartet Composition Competition. The aim of the competition is to foster composition for string quartets by encouraging younger composers to write original works. – The competition is open…

Final reminder: Call for Works for the Asian Composers Showcase 2019

Asian Composers Showcase 2019  Open Call for Scores  The Asian Composers Showcase was launched in 2013 by the Goethe-Institut together with the Tongyeong International Music Festival (TIMF), to promote the composition of New Music in North East Asia. For six years now, a total of twenty-five compositions by promising young composers have been premiered at…

Listen to This Year’s 50 International Rostrum of Composers Selections Now Until 14 October 2018

From now until 14 October 2018, the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) has made audio streams available for all the compositions that were featured during this important gathering of radio programmers from around the world. On the IRC’s web page, Listen, Vote, Win, site visitors will have an opportunity not only to listen to each…

Call for Works: Asian Composers Showcase 2019

Asian Composers Showcase 2019  Open Call for Scores  The Asian Composers Showcase was launched in 2013 by the Goethe-Institut together with the Tongyeong International Music Festival (TIMF), to promote the composition of New Music in North East Asia. For six years now, a total of twenty-five compositions by promising young composers have been premiered at…

TXISTU COMPOSITION CONTEST 2018

Euskal Herriko Txistulari Elkartea calls for the Txistu Composition Contest 2018. The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for txistu or its instrumental family. The works must be composed for a maximun of six musicians. At least one of those, must use  a txistu or one of its instrumental family….

XI INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION COMPOSITION COMPETITION FRANCISCO ESCUDERO

HAUSPOZ Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea, calls for the XI International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero” whose prize ceremony will be held on 15 of September 2018.   The objective of the contest is to promote the creation of pieces for solo accordion and for accordion in chamber music. The competition is open to composers of any…