Springboard for the Arts Rural Regenerator Fellowship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 11, 2021 · Posted: April 19, 2021

Springboard for the Arts invites artists with at least 2-3 years of demonstrated commitment to advancing the role of art, creativity, and culture in rural community development to apply for the Rural Regenerator Fellowship. Artists must be at least 18 years old and must live, work or have a strong connection to a rural community in MN, ND, SD, WI, MI, IA IL, and the Native Nations that share those geographies; people who are BIPOC, Native, LGBTQIA+, women and gender non-binary people, and/or people with disabilities will be prioritized in the selection process. 10 Fellows will be selected to receive $10,000 in flexible funds to support their existing work and/or to launch a new community project, while receiving mentorship, access to travel support, and residency time in Fergus Falls, MN over a 2-year time period.


District New Music Coalition – New Music DC 2021 Call for Participation

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 14, 2021 · Posted: April 19, 2021

DNMC is now accepting calls for participation from DC-metro area composers, performers, and musicians for its fourth annual conference, New Music DC 2021. This call includes anything to potentially be programmed as part of the conference, including compositions and/or performances, workshops, panels and presentations, installations, or any other idea that may be successfully produced in the space. Selected presenters will participate in New Music DC 2021 at George Washington University on October 2-3, 2021.


Copland House Residency Awards

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 1, 2021 · Posted: April 19, 2021

Copland House is now accepting applications from professional composers who are American citizens or permanent residents of all backgrounds and identities, writing in any genre, for its Residency Awards. Applications from small creative teams are also welcome. Eight to ten composers will be invited for a three to eight-week residency at Rock Hill, Aaron Copland’s longtime New York home; meals, housekeeping, local transportation, and other needs are provided for. Recipients also become eligible for other opportunities, recording projects, and awards.


Arts Letters and Numbers Pilot Light Residency

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 30, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

ALN announces the second round of its Pilot Light Residency program, open to artists located in the US; priority will be given to artists who can stay for a longer duration of time. Artists will have access to a studio that best fits their practice, and will be fully independent while coexisting in shared spaces with fellow participants. $250/week tuition covers a private bedroom in housing with a shared kitchen and common area; artists are responsible for their own groceries and supplies. Scholarships are available.


MATA JR. 2021

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 15, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

Composers who have not yet graduated high school are invited to submit two scores for the MATA JR. festival. All music, including sound art, video, found instruments, toys, installations, fully notated, improvised, and everything in between, is welcome. Six composers will be selected to be paired with an emerging composer-mentor and will be asked to write a new work for the Bergamot String Quartet, which will be performed in NYC in Fall 2021.


Chorus Austin Young Composers Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 30, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

Chorus Austin seeks <5' choral works (a cappella or accompanied) written for the Chamber Ensemble (approx. 24 voices). Composers under the age of 30 and of any nationality are eligible to apply. Winner will receive $1,250 cash prize, a live recording of the performance, and $250 travel reimbursement to attend the premiere performance (winner is not required to attend), in addition to rehearsal opportunities with Maestro Ryan Heller and Chorus Austin; a runner-up will receive a $500 cash prize, 2 complimentary tickets to each performance, and an optional live recording of the performance of the composition.


Mid America Freedom Band Call for Proposals 2022

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 30, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

The Mid America Freedom Band is accepting proposals for a new 6-7′ work for chamber winds and percussion from composers of any age, nationality, or writing style. MAFB seeks a new work that is inspired by or incorporates the mystery surrounding the tune found on Hugh Gordon Langton’s tombstone (see full call for details). The selected composer will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the new piece, which will be rehearsed and performed in Spring 2022; the composer is encouraged to attend rehearsals and performance but not required.


Xenakis 22: Centenary International Symposium Call for Submissions

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 15, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

Xenakis 22: Centenary International Symposium seeks proposals of academic papers and workshops for its conference taking place in 2022. Proposals must have not been previously presented, and may focus on topics including instrumental music, music theory, performance studies, historical contextualization, and more (see call for full list). Selected participants will present in May 24-29, 2022, in Athens & Nafplio, Greece.


Sori Percussion Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 25, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

Sori Percussion seeks percussion works for 2-4 players (ensemble must contain at least one Korean instrument; see full call for more details) from composers born after 1986. Selected composers will receive an honorarium of $3,000, participate in workshops, reading sessions, rehearsals, and a performance of their work by Sori Percussion in Fall 2021.


Tusen Takk Foundation

Fee: $25 · Deadline: July 15, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

Both emerging and established artists ages 21 or older are invited to apply for a 2022-23 Tusen Takk residency in Northern Michigan. Residents will receive housing with access to a fully equipped kitchen, a $625/week honorarium, 24/7 studio and library access, and opportunities to share thoughts on their work in Tusen Takk’s online and printed publications.


Workshop: Music Composing for Film with Gary Yershon

Fee: $356 · Deadline: May 2, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

Up to 25 participants (composers, music directors, arrangers, film directors, and producers) are invited to participate in FILM FEST LAB’s 4-day, virtual workshop with composer for theater and film Gary Yershon. Participants will attend sessions covering topics such as working with directors and producers; developing your voice; publishing and copyright; and more. Participants also have the opportunity to present film cues for feedback. Registration until April 13 is 299 EUR, and registration fee from April 14 – May 2 is 499 EUR.


Emerge Coalition, Inc. Virtual Workshop

Fee: $10 · Deadline: May 1, 2021 · Posted: April 12, 2021

Composers of any age, gender, and nationality are invited to submit a <10' duet, trio, or string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) work for EMERGE's 3-Day Virtual Workshop and Concert. Works may be new or previously written. Up to 10 composers will be selected to participate in a 3-day new music laboratory, which will culminate in a virtual concert of the selected works by The Julius Quartet; composers will receive a professional recording of the workshop of their piece, and of the performance.


Victor Salvo Music Composition Scholarship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 30, 2021 · Posted: April 9, 2021

High school composers from the Bay Area are invited to submit a 30″ – 15′ score in progress written for woodwind trio; piece may be written in any genre and must be unperformed and unpublished. One composer will be selected to receive five mentoring sessions with advising composer Edward Simon from July-August 2021, a private score reading by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in fall 2021, feedback from the musicians, and a video of the recording session.


Boston New Music Initiative Living Music Summit

Fee: $5 · Deadline: May 31, 2021 · Posted: April 9, 2021

Up to 3 composers will be selected to present in BNMI’s virtual Salon Series during its inaugural Living Music Summit. The summit is a series of concerts, workshops, industry roundtables, and networking events designed to promote BNMI’s central mission of supporting and advancing the careers of its members in the field of new music. Applications are $5 to all composers with a free associate BNMI membership.


Brooklyn Youth Chorus 2021-22 Men’s Ensemble Composer Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 15, 2021 · Posted: April 8, 2021

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is thrilled to announce its 2021-22 Composer Competition! Composers of any age and nationality are invited to submit original ensemble compositions (choral or instrumental) written within the last 10 years. The selected composer will receive a $500 commission to write a 5-8′ TBB or TTB choral work, which will be premiered by the Brooklynn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble, and a video or audio recording of the live performance.


2021 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest

Fee: $20 · Deadline: August 1, 2021 · Posted: April 8, 2021

PAS seeks vibraphone works of any duration, level, and instrument range written for percussion. Works can not have been premiered and must have been completed after 11/1/2020. PAS will award one $3,000 grand prize and up to two $250 honorable mentions, which will be listed on the PAS website; the winning composition will be performed in the US shortly after the winner is announced.


Chasing Rainbow Productions Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: June 30, 2021 · Posted: April 8, 2021

Tenor Gregory Wiest seeks <20 song cycles written after 2015 for any combination of tenor, piano, and or/double bass from composers of any age and nationality. Works must be written with texts in English (preferably from living poets). Selected works will be performed during the 2021-22 season; composers will receive a copy of the live recording.


Quadre, the Voice of Four Horns Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 16, 2021 · Posted: April 7, 2021

For their 2021 competition, Quadre seeks <5' works for horn quartet based on the 2021-22 season theme "Nature: Calling for Harmony." Works may have been previously performed, but no published or commissioned pieces are eligible. Writers of first and second prize works will be awarded $1,000 and $500, respectively, and will receive a public performance during the 2021-22 Quadre season; winning composers may also be approached for publication of their work by Solid Wood Publishing.


NYC Contemporary Music Symposium

Fee: $15 · Deadline: July 1, 2021 · Posted: April 2, 2021

NYC Contemporary Music Symposium seeks submissions of <15 minutes from all composers for the ensemble's concert series. Works do not need to be premieres and must be written for the Featured Artist. 4-8 winners will receive a performance and professional recording of their work during a concert in NYC; finalist and semi-finalist awards will be given.


The Walden School Young Musicians Program

Fee: $50 · Deadline: May 1, 2021 · Posted: April 2, 2021

Young musicians ages 9-18 are welcome to apply to the Walden School Young Musicians Program. Students will take part in composition, musicianship, and chorus lessons, attend weekly student Composers Forums and work with performers, peers, and students to create new pieces. Tuition for the 3-week program ($5,300) and 5-week program ($8,600) covers tuition, room and board, and all activities and instruction.