The Capital Hearings 2022 Young Composers’ Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 15, 2022 · Posted: May 20, 2022

The Capital Hearings seeks submissions of 2-5′ original compositions for mixed, unaccompanied choir from composers ages 18-40. Works must be focused on this year’s theme, ‘Light;’ any genre of music is welcome, and works must not have received a public premiere or publicly available recording. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner.


Call for Composers: MATA Jr. 2022

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 30, 2022 · Posted: May 20, 2022

MATA seeks submissions of all types of music–from fully notated to improvised, sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, performance art, and everything in between–from composers who have not yet graduated high school at the time of submission. Each selected composer will be paired with a MATA composer-mentor and asked to write a new work for the 2022 guest ensemble to be completed during the summer/fall of 2022. Works will be rehearsed remotely and performed in person in New York City (and livestreamed) in November 2022.


American Composers Forum: BandQuest and ChoralQuest Consultant

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 25, 2022 · Posted: May 19, 2022

American Composers Forum seeks a BandQuest and ChoralQuest Consultant to provide key support to music creators and contractors who are a part of ACF’s BandQuest and ChoralQuest programs. The Consultant will act as a liaison between music creators, copyists, printers, distributors and additional contractors; process and negotiate licenses and work with performing rights organizations; answer print inquiries; and read, proofread, and make edits to notated music for band and chorus. Candidates should either have experience as a creative artist or working closely with music creators, has knowledge of band and choral music, and has effective communication and organizational skills. The salary for this part-time, 10-20 hour/week position is $40/hour.


Now Hiring: Artistic Director, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 3, 2022 · Posted: May 19, 2022

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay seeks an exceptionally talented choral conductor to serve as Artistic Director beginning in July 2022. In this part-time role, the Artistic Director will work closely with the Managing Director to fulfill MCTB’s vision, mission, and programmatic and artistic goals; plan, develop, and conduct self-produced performances by the MCTB, as well as recording projects; oversees Education and Outreach programs; and manages artistic staff. Candidates must show demonstrated success in directing a chorus of similar size, have experience in planning and executing concert programs, and possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to meet schedules, timelines, and budgets. Doctorate preferred or an advanced decree from an accredited program with equivalent years of choral conducting experience. Compensation for this role is $40,000 – $45,000/year.


Phoenix Boys Choir – New Works Rising Choral Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 1, 2022 · Posted: May 16, 2022

Phoenix Boys Choir seeks submissions of works for boys’ choir with mixed voices (SSA, SA, and SATB) for its inaugural composition competition. Works may be accompanied or a cappella, may feature instrumental forces, and may include choreography and eurythmic elements. Entries should relate to the choir’s 2022-23 theme, “Your Passport to the World.” Cash prizes of $1,500 (1st Place), $1,000 (2nd Place), and $500 (3rd Place) will be awarded.


Ableton for Composers: Writing for Voice and Electronics Course

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 21, 2022 · Posted: May 13, 2022

Registration for composer Chris Cresswell and tenor Daniel Fields’ Ableton for Composers course is now open. This course is for anyone who creates music and uses some sort of method to communicate ideas to a performer (whether traditional notation, graphic notation, or something else entirely). Over the course of 6 classes, 1 private lesson, and a recording session, students will be guided through the basics of generating sound in Ableton, to develop creative working habits, through the completion of a new work for voice and electronics, which will be recorded at the end of the course. Full cost for the course is $375.


Reno Pops Orchestra Composer’s Showcase

Fee: $10 · Deadline: August 31, 2022 · Posted: May 13, 2022

Composers, students, and community members are invited to submit original, >13′ pieces for full symphonic Pops orchestra. Applicants are encouraged to consider one of the following themes: rain forest, Old World Christmas, bodies of water, explorers/exploration, arctic/ice. The winner will receive a small honorarium and an opportunity to have their work performed live in the 2022-23 season.


Composition Competition “Paco Llàcer” for Mixed Choirs

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 31, 2022 · Posted: May 13, 2022

The Federation of Choirs of the Valencian Community invites the submission of >5′ four-voice a cappella works written for amateur choirs (works must be without divisi). Works should be unpublished and previously unperformed, and text may be written in any of the official languages of the Valencian community or Latin. Winners of First and Second Place will be awarded 1,500 EUR (~$1,559 USD) and 500 EUR (~$520 USD), respectively.


New England Philharmonic Call for Scores Competition

Fee: $40 · Deadline: May 31, 2022 · Posted: May 13, 2022

New England Philharmonic seeks >15′ scores for full orchestra from all composers based in the US and internationally. Please see the call for available instrumentation; concertos, vocal works, and works for string orchestra, woodwind, or brass ensemble are not eligible for application. Winning scores will be performed on one of the season’s programs.


PUCCINI International Opera Composition Course

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 31, 2022 · Posted: May 12, 2022

Composers are invited to apply to the 2022 Puccini International Opera Composition Course, taking place in Lucca, Italy on August 17-30. Participants will take courses with guest artists, study with faculty, and learn about writing works for opera theatre. Each participant will submit a complete pre-project for a new, 25′ chamber work at the end of the course, and selected works will be performed as mise-en-scene at the PUCCINI Chamber Opera Festival 2023 in collaboration with Teatro del Giglio of Luca. Costs for participants (1,600 EUR for full participants and 300 EUR for auditors) do not cover travel, accommodation, and food. Three scholarships of 500 EUR (approx. $518 USD) will be available.


Copland House Residency Awards

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 1, 2022 · Posted: May 12, 2022

Applications for the Copland House Residency Awards are now open to professional composers who are American citizens or permanent residents of all backgrounds and identities, writing in any genre. 8-10 composers are invited each year to reside, one at a time, at Rock Hill, Aaron Copland’s longtime New York home. There, they focus on their creative work for 3-8 weeks; meals, housekeeping, local transportation and other needs will be provided for. Recipients of the Award will also become eligible for other opportunities, including the Sylvia Goldstein Awards, What’s the Score, the Hoff-Barthelson/Copland House Commissions, and others.


NODUS – Open Call 2022

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 27, 2022 · Posted: May 12, 2022

Composers of all ages and nationalities are invited to apply to Nodus, a weeklong artist residency taking place July 11-17 in Spain. Five participants will be selected for the residency, and will write a piece with the following instrumentation: vibraphone with fans, small percussion (snare drum, temple box, triangle, tambourine, etc.), and saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone); the work will be performed and recorded on July 16.


Boston New Music Initiative Call for Marimba Works for Reading Workshop

Fee: $25 · Deadline: May 29, 2022 · Posted: May 11, 2022

BNMI seeks submissions of works for solo marimba to be read by Matt Sharrock of Transient Canvas and Hinge Ensemble at a workshop on June 5 between 11am-1pm ET via Zoom. Up to three works will be chosen. Composers of selected works must be Shout It Out-level members at the time of the workshop, and must be able to virtually attend the workshop.


Liminal Space Ensemble Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 15, 2022 · Posted: May 11, 2022

Liminal Space Ensemble seeks >10′ works written within the last 3 years from composers ages 18+ who self-identify as emerging. Works must be written for 2-10 players from list of available instrumentation: flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin (2), viola, cello (2), double bass, harp (2), percussion (2); works may include multimedia elements including tape playback, sound processing, and/or visual elements. One winner will have their work performed and recorded by the ensemble in their 2022-23 season, and will receive an honorarium of $250 USD.


2023 GMTA Commissioned Composer Award

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 1, 2022 · Posted: May 11, 2022

GMNTA invites applications for its 2023 Commissioned Composer Award. Eligible composers must be living or working in the state of Georgia; have significant ties to the state of Georgia; or submit a proposal which focuses on a Georgia-based theme. One composer will receive a cash award/commission fee of $1,500. The commissioned composer must be present at GMTA Conference premiere to receive the award. A digital copy of the premiere performance will be presented to the commissioned composer. The commissioned composition, or any portions of the commissioned composition, cannot be premiered prior to the event. The commissioned composer will also be featured on the GMTA webpage.


Cantus Young & Emerging Composer Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 31, 2022 · Posted: May 11, 2022

Cantus seeks submissions of a cappella compositions for tenor and bass voices for its’ fourth annual Young & Emerging Composer Competition. Up to TTTTBBBB divisi is acceptable; special consideration will be given to pieces that relate to the following themes: finding the sacred in the secular, the many facets of work/labor, and pieces in Hebrew or Yiddish. Winner(s) will receive a $1,000 cash prize; honorable mentions may also be rewarded. Winning compositions will be performed and recorded by Cantus and will also be considered for publication as part of a Cantus series.


CCM Emerging Composers Workshop

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 6, 2022 · Posted: May 2, 2022

Composers in grades 9-12 are invited to apply for the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Emerging Composers Workshop. Participants are expected to complete a rough draft of a composition for solo piano before arriving at the workshop, which will take place June 6-10, 2022. The workshop will include individual lessons with CCM’s award-winning composition faculty, as well as daily courses on music theory and orchestration. Faculty will guide students as they refine their compositions in individual lessons throughout the week. Tuition for this course is $600.


Black Pencil in Schokland Prize 2022

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 1, 2022 · Posted: May 2, 2022

Museum Schokland and Ensemble Black Pencil invite submissions of 60-second solo works inspired by the former island of Schockland. Works must be written for instruments in Ensemble Black Pencil–recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion. The winning composition will receive a monetary prize of 1,500 EUR (approx. $1,578.80 USD). In addition, four honorary mentions will be awarded. Selected compositions will be recorded and performed live in Summer 2022 and 2023; composers of selected works will also participate in a podcast about the project.


innova Recordings Spring National Call

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 27, 2022 · Posted: April 27, 2022

innova Recordings, the in-house recording label of American Composers Forum, seeks submissions from U.S.-based artists from a full range of musical approaches for its Spring National Call. Submissions may include projects at any stage of the recording process, and applicants of all racial and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Artists whose projects are selected will receive distribution, licensing, promotion, and support for both the production and promotion of their music at no cost; artists will maintain ownership of their music plus 100% of sales profits. ACF/innova will also provide artists with introductions and referrals to its broad affiliate network interested in supporting diverse artists, including mixing/mastering, design, videographers, public relations, and marketing, recording studio time, and physical manufacturing.


Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 1, 2022 · Posted: April 27, 2022

Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble seeks submissions of 5-7′ works scored for modern dancers and small mixed chamber ensemble. The music will reflect and draw inspiration from the short story “Willow Tests Well” by Nick Mamatas, which will be narrated in three parts between each piece. 3 selected scores will be performed in Atlanta, GA in April 2023 as part of the SoundNOW music festival, performed by Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble, professionally choreographed, recorded, and video-taped.