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.

XIX edition of the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition

Nuova Consonanza announces the XIX edition of the Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition. Composers are invited to submit compositions for flute, saxophone, percussion, and piano. Compositions must be written for three or four of the above players. Pieces should not be longer than 12 minutes. Composers of any age and nationality are eligible. The deadline…

Kaleidoscope’s call for scores

Kaleidoscope is happy to announce a call for scores for unaccompanied, chamber music, and orchestral works to be premiered in our 4th season (2017-2018). Over half of the music we performed in our 3rd season was by living composers, which included 16 premieres (12 of which were chosen from last year’s call for scores). Applications…

13th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2017

13th SUN RIVER PRIZE Students’ New Music Composition Competition Chengdu, P.R. China, 2017 ◆Sponsored by Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Organized by Research Institute of Composition Technique of Sichuan Conservatory of Music Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Chairman of the Organizing Committee Prof. Lin Ge’er Composer, President of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music ◆Chairman…

27th International Review of Composers – CALL for Scores

All submissions should employ the following performing forces: 1) String orchestra (4, 4, 3, 3, 1) may including an ensemble 2) Duet – compositions for 2 instruments ad libitum, with or without electronics * 3) Ensemble of 1–9 instruments ad libitum, with or without electronics * * Eligible instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn,…

PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD at SoundTrack_Cologne 14 • August 23. – 27. 2017

In 2017 SoundTrack_Cologne is again awarding a prize for the best music in a short film – the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD. Entry deadline for the competition is 2nd July 2017 Read more…

2nd ACC composition Competition

Asia Culture Center Contemporary Music and Performing Arts Festival       The 2nd ACC International Composition Competition                                         Dates of Festival: September 22-24, 2017   Submissions and Guideline:   Works should be related to Asia (subject, material… etc.) Application Form Composer bio and program note (PDF) Score (PDF) Audio file (if…

The Giga-Hertz Award

The Giga-Hertz Award comprises a total of two special awards for electronic and acousmatic music. Their goal is to initiate and support new projects. Candidates are judged on the basis of a composition not more than five years old and a proposal for a projected work. The focus of the Special Prizes is to honor…

Aarauer International Composition Competition 2017

Within the scope of Mendelssohntage Aarau 2017 jury: Dieter Ammann, Isabel Mundry, Heinz Holliger premiered Sunday, 5 November 2017 | 17:00 clock – Reformed city church Aarau Composition for Romantic symphony orchestra (Mendelssohn’s “Reformation Symphony”) 2 flutes 2 oboes 2 clarinets 2 bassoons 2 horns 3 trombones 2 trumpets Timpani Strings Mezzosopran or baritone (when…

Tenth Competition of Electro-acoustic Composition

The Foundation Destellos, call for works for the Tenth Competition of Electro-acoustic Composition, this year with the new category Visual music. This year will be attributed three first prizes of an amount of 600 American dollars each, in the categories: A. Acousmatic music B. Mixed media C. Visual music electro-acoustic Deadline : May 20th. 2017…

the “Sounds of Silences” international competition of musical composition for the moving image.

The aim of the competition is to stimulate musical creativity in its interaction with the audiovisual media, particularly for the reinterpretation of historical silent films and the creation of new soundtracks for them, with a special concern for timbre in instrumental, electronic and electroacoustic music of today. In the preliminary stage of the competition entrants…