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.

call for applications composition academy Musica 2018

The artistic committee will assign 10 composers born after January 1st, 1983 with works written for: 1. vocal sextet: coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, basssolo instrument and live electronics 2. solo instruments: flute (also piccolo, alto), B flat clarinet (also bass clarinet), tenor trombone (also alto, bass), piano, viola electronics: the software used…

USA International Harp Composition Contest

As part of its mission to promote harp and harp music, the USA International Harp Competition sponsors a Composition Contest that occurs every three years, prior to the performance Competition. Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp. A distinguished panel of harpists plus one composer select the winning composition. Instrumentation: Solo harp…

Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition

• The composition should be written for one piano (solo or for more than one pianist), and can include all facets of the instrument. • It is of great importance that the pieces be appropriate in their level of difficulty for children / young adults and be suitable for pedagogical use. Therefore the pianistic difficulties…

Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo

Musinfo is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the Composition Contest and Residency for Acoustic Instrument and Sampo. With this initiative Musinfo supports the work of contemporary composers in the field of live-electronic. The residency will take place during the 2018 Art & Science Days in Bourges. Read more…

call for Biennale College – Music

La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, announces the new edition of the Biennale College – Music with the launch of the del international call for teams consisting of a composer and a librettist, aged 35 and under. The project for the Biennale College – Music 2018 intends to promote and support the production…

Kalv call for applicants

DEADLINE for Application: 20th of February 2018 ANNOUNCEMENT of participants: 1st of March 2018 6-8 composers (of any age, nationality, occupation and aesthetics. However, precedence will be taken to emerging composers and not established composers) are invited to spend a week in Kalv working, lecturing and presenting their work under the supervision and assistance of…

The Look & Listen Festival Composers Competition

The Look & Listen Festival Composers Competition is an annual call-for-submissions to foster and support contemporary composers and music pioneers from all over the world. For this upcoming season, Look & Listen Festival is looking to expand the contemporary vocal repertoire by accepting works for soprano, accordion, cello and clarinet. The competition is free and…

International composition competition “Città di Udine”

The competition will accept compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Previously performed compositions will be accepted. Compositions must be sent anonymously as explained below. Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument Pieces should not exceed eight minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length…

2nd International Composition Competition “Appassionato Ensemble” 2018

The competition is open to composers of any nationality with no restriction on age. The scores must be composed for the following organic (whole organic or any combination from 1 to 5 performers): -Flute (Flute, Alto G Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo) -Clarinet (Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet) -Violin -Cello -Piano The…

‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers

IDEA International Divertimento Ensemble Academy and its artistic director, Sandro Gorli, are pleased to announce the fifth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers. Composers of any nationality, born after 1st January 1982, are eligible to participate in the selection by submitting one (or more) composition(s) for an instrumental ensemble of…