Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 1, 2023 · Posted: May 30, 2023

Seeks <10' orchestral works written since 2020 which have not received official premieres, from emerging composers who live, were born, or went to school in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut. One winner will receive $1000, a concert performance by Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and participation in the Winnipeg New Music Festival Composers Institute, January 24-29, 2024.


Princeton University Hodder Fellowship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 12, 2023 · Posted: May 29, 2023

Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University seeks project proposals from artists of any age or nationality, based anywhere in the world. Selected artists will each receive a $90,000 stipend to be used over a 10-month period. Applications open in early July.


Twisted Spruce Music Foundation Symposium

Fee: $35 · Deadline: July 8, 2023 · Posted: May 29, 2023

Seeks applications from composer of any age or nationality. Selected composers will each be paired with a guitarist to write a new work, which will be workshopped in an online symposium with two sessions (July 10-14 and August 7-11, 2023), and entered into a contest. The top prize is $1000, virtual performance set to animation, score publication, and performance at a subsequent in-person festival. Symposium tuition is $190 for composition participants. The $35 application fee can be waived if it presents a barrier to applying.


CreArtBox Call for Submissions

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 15, 2023 · Posted: May 29, 2023

Seeks chamber music of any instrumentation (core quintet listed within), 5-15′, from any composers. About three works will be selected for performance in New York on the 2023-24 season.


Society of Composers, Inc. Student Mixtape Call for Recordings

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 14, 2023 · Posted: May 26, 2023

Seeks live recordings up to 15 minutes in length, of any style or instrumentation, from student composers in regions I-IV of the Society of Composers, Inc. (the Northeastern and Southeastern USA). 60-90 minutes of music will be selected for mixtape and promoted on SCI website, social media, and other platforms. SCI’s membership fee is $15 and free for BIPOC composers.


Fromm Music Foundation Commission

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 9, 2023 · Posted: May 25, 2023

Seeks proposals for new works in any style, accompanied by letters of commitment from performing ensembles, from US citizens or legal residents. Selected composers will each receive $12,000 to support the creation of a new work, and selected ensembles may receive up to $4000 in performer subsidies.


The Cedar Commissions

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 29, 2023 · Posted: May 23, 2023

Seeks applications from early-career individual musical artists working in any style, living in Minnesota (full-time students are not eligible). Six selected artists will receive $5000 to create 30-45 minutes of new music between August 2023 and Feburary 2024, plus $500 for production expenses, debut of the new work at a live public concert at The Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis) in February, artistic mentorship, and marketing support.


BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 15, 2023 · Posted: May 19, 2023

Seeks applications from TV, film and/or video game composers ages 21+ who are authorized to work in the US. Two composers will each receive $3000 and intensive in-studio mentorship with established composers in New York City and Los Angeles.


Indiana State University Music Now Contest

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 15, 2023 · Posted: May 19, 2023

Seeks compositions for 1-6 performers written since 2008, from legal US residents of any age. Selected works will be performed October 27, 2023 at Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival. Composers are required to travel to attend the festival at their expense, and should secure their own performers if at all possible.


Efferent Verb: Voices, Vol. I Open Call

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 7, 2023 · Posted: May 18, 2023

Seeks <10' a capella mixed choir works from composers ages 18+. Around eight pieces will be selected for performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City in November 2023, and will also be recorded and broadcast.


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Call for New Sacred Choral Music

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 15, 2023 · Posted: May 8, 2023

Seeks sacred works for SAB choir, from composers of any faith background. Up to five works will be performed in Bethesda, Maryland during the 2023-24 season. Composers will interact with the rehearsal process in person or via Zoom, and will receive a performance recording. Submission of the first score is free and each additional score requires a $10 fee.


Westside Chamber Players Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 16, 2023 · Posted: May 8, 2023

Seeks 6-10′ chamber orchestra works from composers enrolled in any degree-granting programs. 2-4 winning submissions will be performed and recorded in New York City during the 2023-24 season.


edition49 International Composition Competition for Mandolin

Fee: $0 · Deadline: October 31, 2023 · Posted: May 4, 2023

Seeks unpublished compositions in any style that prominently feature the mandolin, from composers of any age or nationality. Selected composers will receive up to 8000 Euros in prize money, and/or publication.


Suncoast Composer Fellowship Program

Fee: $30 · Deadline: June 16, 2023 · Posted: May 4, 2023

Seeks applications from emerging composers ages 18+ of any nationality. Six composers will be selected for residency program in Sarasota, Florida, August 30-September 7, 2023, including high-quality performances and recordings of existing works, residency space to work on existing projects, lecturing opportunities and radio interview. Cost is $750, which includes lodging but not meals. Composers are responsible for their own travel to and from Florida. The $30 application fee can be waived if it presents a financial barrier to applying.


New Note International Composers Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 16, 2023 · Posted: May 4, 2023

Seeks <15' classical guitar works (with optional electronics/tape) written after Dec 2016, which have not been published, recorded or awarded, from composers of any age or nationality. One winner will receive 2500 Euros, a performance by Petrit Çeku in Samobor, Croatia, September 2023, and 300 Euros to support travel if they choose to attend the performance.


New York New Music Intensive

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 1, 2023 · Posted: May 3, 2023

Seeks applications to intensive program in New York City, July 13-17, 2023, from composers of any age or nationality. Participants receive a private lesson with Alyssa Weinberg, workshops with Gabriel Cabezas leading to the recording of a new cello piece, and discussions and workshops on music business. Tuition is $750, and participants are responsible for their own housing, meals and travel.


unknown sound collective Call for Works

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 22, 2023 · Posted: April 28, 2023

Seeks experimental art for concerts in Kingston, New York, May 29 and June 22, 2023, from artists of any age in any location. Submissions may be proposals for performances, scores for interpretation, sound installations, or other experimental media. Around 10 submissions will be selected for presentation on each concert, and publicized on the unknown sound collective’s website.


ACO EarShot Readings – ROCO

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 30, 2023 · Posted: April 28, 2023

American Composers Orchestra seeks 7′ orchestral works suitable as concert openers, from women composers residing or studying in the USA who have had two or fewer pieces performed by a professional orchestra. Selected composers will receive a $700 travel grant and local accommodations to attend rehearsals and performance by ROCO in Houston, Texas, June 5-6, 2024. One selected composer will also receive a performance on ROCO’s June 7 concert, as part of the 2024 League of American Orchestras conference.


ACO EarShot Readings – Illinois Philharmonic

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 30, 2023 · Posted: April 28, 2023

American Composers Orchestra seeks <15' orchestral works, especially those with a thematic connection to Chicago, from composers residing or studying in the USA who have had two or fewer pieces performed by a professional orchestra. Selected composers will receive a $700 travel grant and local accommodations to attend rehearsals and performance by the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in the Chicago metro area, April 15-16, 2024.


Teaching Composition: A Symposium on Music Composition Pedagogy

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 1, 2023 · Posted: April 24, 2023

Seeks proposals for presentations on aspects of music composition pedagogy, from applicants with any level of teaching experience. Selected applicants will present at the second meeting of the Teaching Composition symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept 28-30, 2023, in-person or virtually. There are no registration fees, and in-person presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses.