NYC Contemporary Music Symposium Call for Piano Works

Fee: $20 · Deadline: July 1, 2023 · Posted: February 7, 2023

New York City Contemporary Music Symposium seeks 10-15′ solo piano works, especially those intended for reverberant spaces. 4-8 selected works will be performed by Yifei Xu in St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University in New York City, and each composer will receive high-quality audio and video recording.


Hayes School of Music Composition Contest High School Division

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 1, 2023 · Posted: February 3, 2023

Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University seeks orchestral, jazz combo and jazz band scores from high school students anywhere in the USA. Preference will be given to students in North Carolina. Scores must be unpublished and unawarded, but can be previously performed. One winner will receive $200, a performance, and a virtual lesson or masterclass, and one runner-up will receive $100 and a virtual lesson or masterclass.


One Found Sound Emerging Composer Award

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 1, 2023 · Posted: February 3, 2023

One Found Sound seeks orchestral works from BIPOC composers ages 30 and younger, located anywhere. One winner will receive a $1000 cash prize, a performance in San Francisco, $500 in travel funding if they choose to attend the performance, and a live recording.


Cambridge Chamber Singers Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 31, 2023 · Posted: February 1, 2023

Cambridge Chamber Singers seek 3-6′ a capella choral pieces that have not been performed in Massachusetts previously, from composers of any age or location. One winning composer will receive $1000 and two performances in the Boston area. Composer attendance at the performances is encouraged but not required.


Aspen Composers Conference

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 30, 2023 · Posted: February 1, 2023

Aspen Composers Conference seeks proposals for presentations’ on composers’ own music or analyses of other musics, from composers of any age or nationality with at least one college or university degree in music. Selected presentations will be exhibited in Aspen, Colorado, August 7-8, 2023. Presenters are required to travel to Aspen and no funding for travel or room & board is available. There is no registration fee for the conference.


NEO Voice Festival

Fee: $25 · Deadline: March 31, 2023 · Posted: February 1, 2023

Resonance Collective seeks applications from composers ages 18+ of any nationality. Selected composers will be invited to attend festival in Los Angeles, June 24-July 1, 2023, featuring lessons and workshops on contemporary vocal writing, leading towards the performance of a collaborative new work. Tuition is $800 and does not include room & board or travel expenses. Four composer scholarships are available that reduce tuition to $400.


University of Michigan Organ Conference Call for Proposals

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 1, 2023 · Posted: February 1, 2023

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) seeks proposals for presentations or performances, including pieces for organ, carillon or harpsichord. Selected works will be presented at conference October 1-3, 2023. Travel to the conference is not required, and some grants are available to offset travel expenses. Conference registration is free for students and $150 for non-students, with a pay-what-you-can option for those who need it.


Eric Stokes Fund

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 14, 2023 · Posted: January 30, 2023

Seeks proposals for new musical projects about nature and ecological issues, or projects to perform Eric Stokes’ compositions, from individuals or non-profits based anywhere. Up to three or four projects will each receive a $5000 grant.


SongFest-Sorel Composer Mentorship Program

Fee: $40 · Deadline: February 27, 2023 · Posted: January 30, 2023

SongFest seeks applications from early-career composers of any age or nationality. Six selected composers will be invited to attend program June 7-15 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring lectures and workshops from celebrated faculty, and rehearsal and performance of 4-8′ of new art song. Three composers will receive full fellowships for tuition and room & board, while the other three will receive full-tuition scholarships and be required to pay $1035 for room & board. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Nashville. The $40 application fee can be waived if it poses a financial barrier for applicants.


coLAB Arts Resident Artist with Mission First Housing Group

Fee: $0 · Deadline: February 24, 2023 · Posted: January 30, 2023

coLAB Arts seeks artists of all backgrounds, including musicians and composers, with at least five years of professional experience in socially-engaged artistic work, who are able to work on-site in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The selected artist will conduct oral histories, facilitate workshops on their artistic practice for residents of transitional and supportive housing in Edison, New Jersey, and develop a creative project especially for the residency. The artist will receive a $40,000 salary for 40 weeks of full-time work, plus a production stipend. Applicants are responsible for their own travel to and from the program offices.


Juventas Ensemble Call for Scores

Fee: $11 · Deadline: March 1, 2023 · Posted: January 26, 2023

Juventas Ensemble seeks chamber music and art songs related to birds (available instrumentation within), from emerging composers of any age or nationality. Selected works will be performed in Fall 2023 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Composers will receive a CD quality recording of the live performance, which they will be free to use for networking.


HerVoice Emerging Women Composers Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 1, 2023 · Posted: January 26, 2023

Chicago a capella and Vancouver Youth Choir seek unpublished, unawarded and unbroadcast 3-5′ a capella choral works (can be previously performed) from female-identifying composers of any age or nationality. Up to six composers will receive virtual one-on-one mentorship and advice from acclaimed composers, attend a workshop rehearsal with Chicago a capella or the Vancouver Youth Choir (which can be virtual if the composer is unable to travel), have their work performed, receive a recording for non-commercial use, and receive a $500 stipend.


Boston New Music Initiative Call for Scores

Fee: $15 · Deadline: February 28, 2023 · Posted: January 26, 2023

Boston New Music Initiative seeks works of any duration for 3-8 performers (available instruments within), from composers of any age or nationality. Selected works will be performed in Boston in 2024. Composers must be members of BNMI to apply; free memberships are available and the application fee can be waived in cases of financial need.


Composer for Steal Away Movie

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2023 · Posted: January 25, 2023

Realm Pictures seeks applications to the position of Composer for Steal Away, an upcoming theatrical feature film on the Fisk Jubilee Singers, from experienced professional composers residing in any country. Work on the soundtrack will begin between fall 2022 and early 2023.


Alarm Will Sound Matt Marks Impact Fund

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 1, 2023 · Posted: January 23, 2023

Alarm Will Sound seeks work samples and proposals for new unconventional projects for the ensemble (instrumentation within) from composers of any age or nationality. Selected projects will receive $7500 in seed money for project expenses and workshops with Alarm Will Sound, which can include performance of early drafts of the material and inventing forms of collaboration specific to the work.


Transient Canvas Fellowship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2023 · Posted: January 18, 2023

Transient Canvas weeks work samples and proposals from any composers. 2-4 winners will each receive a $1000 stipend to compose a new work for Transient Canvas (bass clarinet & marimba), which will be workshopped throughout the process of creation, be performed in Boston in 2024, and form a part of future touring performances across the US. No travel is required for the fellowship.


Gregory Wiest Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 31, 2023 · Posted: January 13, 2023

Gregory Wiest seeks groups of English-language songs for tenor and piano or tenor a capella, up to 20′, written since 2015, ideally with text by living poets, from any composers. Selected pieces will be performed and recorded in Munich, Germany during the 2023-24 season.


Unheard-of//Ensemble Collaborative Composition Initiative

Fee: $20 · Deadline: February 15, 2023 · Posted: January 13, 2023

Unheard-of//Ensemble seeks applications from any composers. Twelve composers will receive private lessons, workshops, installations, and concerts of new works throughout San Antonio, Texas between July 1-7, 2023, and professional recordings released on Bandcamp. Tuition is $800, which includes select meals, and housing is $400-600. Need-based scholarships are available. The $20 application fee can be waived upon request.


ACF | create

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 14, 2023 · Posted: January 12, 2023

American Composers Forum seeks project proposals from early-career music creators based in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York, with collaborating partners (individuals or organizations) based anywhere in the world. Full-time students are not eligible. Five projects will each receive $8000 paid directly to the artist to create the proposed work, and $3000 to help with production or promotion of the new work.


McKnight Visiting Composer Residencies

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 14, 2023 · Posted: January 12, 2023

American Composers Forum seeks proposals for projects that require time spent in Minnesota, from mid-career music creators living outside Minnesota with a US social security number or tax ID. Full-time students are not eligible. Two artists will each receive $10,000 for their residencies in Minnesota, and consultation and resources from ACF.