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.

The Washington International Competition for Composition

Composition must be a chamber work for three to five players for string trio, string quartet, piano trio, piano quartet, or piano quintet. No electronics. Composition must be a maximum of 8 minutes long. Winners’ Announcement: April 1, 2018. Performance of Winning Composition: June 24, 2018, at the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center for…

The nominations for the Gaudeamus Award 2018

Over 336 scores from 43 different countries have been thoroughly studied by an international jury. This year, six young music pioneers are selected for the prestigious composition award: William Kuo (1990, CAN), Sebastian Hilli (1990, FIN), Lawrence Dunn (1991, GBR), Raphaël Languillat (1989, FRA), Matthias Krüger (1987, DEU) and William Dougherty (1988, USA). The Gaudeamus…

Seventh International Competition for Composition for string quartet.

The Molinari Quartet is pleased to announce its Seventh International Competition for Composition for string quartet. The winning compositions will be performed by the Molinari Quartet during a special concert during the 2018-2019 season. The due date for registration and receiving scores: April 1st, 2018. Read more..

MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018!

ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018! The festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year since 2014. We look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year! In order to participate, all selected composers are required to attend the festival….

The 2018 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality is eligible. Previous winners, faculty, and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for 1-15 performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for electronics and/or mixed media (including video), with or without instruments…

IWYC, compositions for ENSEMBLE and for SOLO INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE

IWYC, compositions for ENSEMBLE Application deadline: November 30th 2017 Composition Workshop with Francesco Filidei, Mauro Lanza and Sandro Gorli 2 final concerts Bobbio (Piacenza), 6-15 July 2018 IWYC, compositions for SOLO INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE Application deadline: November 30th 2017 Composition Workshop with Stefano Gervasoni and Divertimento Ensemble soloist 4 final concerts Moncalvo (Asti), 3-8 September…

Mizzou International Composers Festival (MICF)

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is now accepting applications for eight resident composers to take part in the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival (MICF), which will be held July 23- 28, 2018 on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, USA. Application Deadline: 5 PM Central November 17, 2017 Read more..

Asian Composers Showcase 2018 – Open Call for Scores

Asian Composers Showcase 2018 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 five years now a total of twenty compositions by promising composers have been premiered at TIMF. …

composition competition Torre della Quarda

The composition competition “Torre della Quarda” is an international event; it will be a key element of Festival Internazionale di Musica di Savona and it will contribute to enrich an artistic proposal which has reached in 2018 its sixth edition. The principal objective of the competition is to give support to the composition of new…

AART STROOTMAN WINS GAUDEAMUS AWARD 2017

“Aart Strootman is completely original, he makes inventions in the field of sound that are particularly inspiring. He approaches composition with exceptional freshness and re-discover the sound of each instrument in an ensemble to the finest detail. A performer, an improviser, an inventor, a unique composer.” Read more…