Copland House CULTIVATE 2022

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 10, 2021 · Posted: November 17, 2021

Applications for Copland House’s CULTIVATE are now open to emerging professional composers who are American citizens or permanent residents and are writing in any genre. Six composers will be awarded fellowships to participate in a weeklong institute at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Participants will be commissioned to compose one 5- to 7-minute, small ensemble composition, will take part in individual and collective work sessions or rehearsals with composer and program director Derek Bermel and Music from Copland House; the week will culminate in two final public performances premiering all of the new compositions, which are filmed, recorded or both. Fellowships cover all costs for session participation and events, round-trip transportation to/from New York within the continental US, local ground transportation, accommodations, and food, as well as a small commissioning fee.


OPERA America Campbell Opera Librettist Prize

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 21, 2022 · Posted: November 17, 2021

Applications are now open for OPERA America’s Campbell Opera Librettist Prize. Eligible applicants must have experience as alibrettist in the field of opera and have written at least two complete opera librettos that have been set to music or are in the process of being set to music; applicants must have US citizenship, permanent residence, or DACA status. Participation in a librettist-training program is preferable but not required. The prizewinner will receive a one-time $7,000 direct cash prize in support of their artistry and development as an opera librettist to be used by the awardee at their own discretion, access to OPERA America’s professional development programs for artists, and introductions to leading opera producers through Opera America Magazine and at future annual conferences and New Works Forum meetings.


OPERA America New Works Featured Presentation Grants

Fee: $350 · Deadline: December 21, 2021 · Posted: November 17, 2021

OPERA America’s Opera Conference seeks applications for its New Works Featured Presentation Grants, which support the presentations of full productions, workshops, showcases, or readings alongside Opera Conference 2022 in Minneapolis. Awards of up to $10,000 will be given to OPERA America Professional Company Members based in the US. Please see call for more grant details.


Ise-Shima International Popular Music Composition Competition

Fee: $30 · Deadline: August 1, 2022 · Posted: November 17, 2021

Composers of any age, nationality, and writing in any genre are invited to submit scores to the Ise-Shima Popular Music Composition Competition. The piece may be previously performed or awarded. Up to 36 prize winners will be selected and will receive prize certificates; a Grand Prix winner will receive a prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. $1,000 USD).


Gonzaga Composition Competition

Fee: $15 · Deadline: February 1, 2022 · Posted: November 17, 2021

Gonzaga University seeks <10' composition for subsets of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (solo to quintet) from high school students ages 14-18. First, second, and third-prize winners will receive a recording of their works by professional musicians. It is strongly preferred that the prize winners be present at the recording session; winners must cover travel and accommodation expenses.


Sara Pennypacker Fellowship

Fee: $50 · Deadline: January 15, 2022 · Posted: November 17, 2021

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) seeks applications for its Sara Pennypacker Fellowship. Eligible composers must have a focus on creating substantive work for children. The fellowship includes a fully-funded, two-week VCCA residency at mt. San Angelo and a $500 stipend. The residency includes a private bedroom with private bath, a separate individual studio, and three meals a day in a community o cross-disciplinary artists.


ICEBERG Institute 2022

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 15, 2022 · Posted: November 15, 2021

Applications are now open for the 2022 ICEBERG Institute. 16 full participants and up to 10 auditors will visit Vienna, Austria from July 18-29, 2022 to attend workshops, masterclasses, concerts and presentations. Participants will receive daily input and feedback from composition faculty and guest faculty, and will have their music performed and recorded by Trio Immersio. 2950 EUR fee (participants) covers all classes and workshops, transportation within Vienna, accommodations, daily lunch, concert performance, and audio and video recording; 750 EUR fee (auditors) covers all classes and workshops, daily coffee break refreshments and lunch, and concert admission. Auditors will be responsible for securing their own lodging in Vienna.


Boston New Music Initiative Call for Scores

Fee: $20 · Deadline: December 15, 2021 · Posted: November 15, 2021

BNMI seeks scores for any instrument for performance and inclusion in its database of solo works (works submitted for BNMI’s instrumentation will be considered for performance; please see full call for details). Scores of works including fixed media are accepted. Composers wishing to submit scores must become Shout level members of BNMI for $20/year. Selected works will be programmed as part of BNMI’s thirteenth season in several 20-30 minute video collections.


Transient Canvas 2022 Composition Fellowship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 3, 2022 · Posted: November 8, 2021

Transient Canvas is now accepting proposals submissions of scores for its 2022 Composition Fellowship. Proposals should give a summary of the composer’s process, what kind of music the composer may write for Transient Canvas, and how the composer and Transient Canvas might work together. Winners of the Composition Fellowship will receive a stipend of $1,000, three performances of their works, audio/video recordings of the premiere performance, and workshops with Transient Canvas.


Celebris Ensemble Composition Competition

Fee: $15 · Deadline: December 18, 2021 · Posted: November 8, 2021

The Celebris Ensemble seeks submissions from emerging composers of all ages, backgrounds, and geographic locations for its inaugural composition competition. Composers may submit a 2-5′ SATB piece (either accompanied or unaccompanied; maximum divisi is SSAATTBB). Compositions on the themes of hope and/or resilience will be given the most consideration. Celebris will perform the winning song in May 2022 (premiere may take place virtually or on the 2022-2023 season, subject to Covid restrictions).


Impulse Workshops – Winter Sessions

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 23, 2021 · Posted: November 8, 2021

IMPULSE is now offering three exciting winter workshops expanding on its intensive summer program. Artists are invited to apply to three workshops: Introduction to Computer Music, a 10-week online course ($600); The Composer Bootcamp, a 5-week online course ($350); and three one-day composition masterclasses where participants will receive feedback on their compositions ($200). See call for full details and dates on each opportunity.


Vienna Summer Music Festival

Fee: $35 · Deadline: March 15, 2022 · Posted: October 6, 2021

VSMF seeks applications to its summer Composers Forum, taking place June 26 – July 10. Participants will take private lessons, attend lectures and masterclasses, and write a new piece for performance by one of three guest ensembles. Tuition of 3750 EUR (approx. $4,334.47) includes, housing, private lessons, facilities, and cultural excursions.


Anderson Center 2022 Jerome Emerging Artists Residency Program

Fee: $20 · Deadline: January 15, 2022 · Posted: October 4, 2021

The Anderson Center is accepting applications from emerging, mid-career, and established artists from across the globe for its month-long Residency Program. Composers should submit work samples or 3 to 5 recordings. Participants will live and work on the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN, and will be provided room, board, and work space, as well as access to the center’s walking trails. Dinners are prepared and presented Monday through Friday; residents are responsible for preparing their own breakfasts and lunches. Artists will participate in Covid-safe community engagement activities throughout the course of the residency.


ICEBERG New Music 2021-22 Call for Scores

Fee: $8 · Deadline: December 31, 2021 · Posted: October 4, 2021

Composers of any age and nationality are invited to submit scores for one or both of ICEBERG’s upcoming concerts. There are no restrictions on the works submitted, and composers are encouraged to submit music regardless of compositional style; the scores for Concert No. 1 should reflect, in some way, the general theme of “peace.” Composers may submit one score for $8, or two scores for $15. ICEBERG will waive the fee due to financial hardship. Selected works will be performed on April 1, 2022 (Concert No. 1) and May 13, 2022 (Concert No. 2).


International Clarinet Association 2022 Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 20, 2021 · Posted: October 4, 2021

The International Clarinet Association is now accepting 5-15′ works for B-flat or A clarinet and piano. Submissions are also welcome featuring clarinet, such as unaccompanied soprano clarinet, electronic media, or others. The winning composition will receive a world premiere performance during ClarinetFest 2022 in Reno/Lake Tahoe Nevada, June 29-July 3. The winner will receive $1,000. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of the winner; free registration at ClarinetFest 2022 will be provided.


Spectrum Chamber Music Composition Award

Fee: $15 · Deadline: January 9, 2022 · Posted: October 4, 2021

Spectrum Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth seeks new, 9-16′ works for string quartet from composers of any age and nationality. Works may have been previously performed, and must have been written in the last five years. The winning work will be performed by Spectrum musicians on April 25 in Fort Worth, TX; the composer will be awarded $800.


ACDA-PA 2021-22 Choral Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2022 · Posted: October 4, 2021

The American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania announces its 2021-22 Composition Contest for two categories of composers: Students (High School/Undergraduates) and All Others (Graduate students and non-students). Compositions in each category must be original, 3-5′ SATB choral works, which may be unaccompanied or accompanied with piano. The winner in the Student Category will receive $500, and the winner in the All Others category will receive $1,000. Both works will be premiered at the Summer Conference of ACDA-PA August, 2022 at Messiah University.


Ensemble 126 Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 31, 2022 · Posted: October 4, 2021

Ensemble 126 seeks submissions (3-4′ written works or proposed works) for flute ensemble for their inaugural composition competition. Composers of all ages are welcome to apply; artists that identify as part of ALAANA communities or the umbrella of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities are encouraged to apply. The winning prize includes a $2,500 award, a professional audio recording and live performance of work, and a professional video of the work in performance.


Siena College Choral Composition Competition 2021-2022: “For the living”

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 15, 2021 · Posted: October 4, 2021

The Siena College Creative Arts Department welcomes submissions of 2-5′ SATB choral works that are inspired in some way by The Saint John’s Bible from composers within the US. Submissions may be a cappella, accompanied by organ, and written with one additional instrument (see full call for full list of instrumentation); submissions must be accompanied by an explanation of the work’s relevance to the Saint John’s Bible and the theme, “For the living.” The winning work will be premiered by the Clare Ensemble Singers in April 2022. The composer of the winning work will receive $500.


Alba Music Festival 2022 Composition Program

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 15, 2021 · Posted: October 4, 2021

Alba Composition Festival is now accepting applications for its 2022 program, taking place May 21 – 30. Eight to twelve participants will attend the annual festival in Alba, Italy, participating in workshops and masterclasses, and taking private lessons, culminating in the performance of their works by the resident ensemble during the festival’s Wet Ink concert. Each participant will receive a professional recording of their work; one participant will receive a commission to compose a new work as part of a future concert season with the ensemble. Tuition for the program is 2,390 EUR and includes all elements of the program except travel, meals, and accommodation. An additional, optional housing and meal package is available for 795 EUR, and participants may add an electronic and electroacoustic music production intensive mini course for 295 EUR.