Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2023 & 2024

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 30, 2022 · Posted: August 16, 2022

Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation seeks submissions of 10-20′ orchestral works from composers ages 35 and younger for its 2023 and 2024 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award. Submissions for the 2023 award are due on 9/30/2023, and submissions for the 2024 award are due on 9/29/2024. One winner will be selected for each year to receive 3,000,000 Yen (approx ~$22,350 USD). Each selected composer will be invited to attend the premiere performance of the works at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in Japan.


California Symphony Young American Composer-in-Residence

Fee: $75 · Deadline: October 17, 2022 · Posted: August 16, 2022

The California Symphony seeks submissions from American composers ages 40 and under for its 2023-2026 Composer-in-Residence program. Applicants must have completed a degree program in composition or music performance, or have equivalent experience. The selected resident composer will receive an honorarium/commission fee for $10,000 for each work; 3 world premieres to be performed in the Spring of 2024, 2025, and 2026; recorded rehearsal readings of each work before the premiere; accommodations and airfare for 2 residency weeks each year in Walnut Creek CA; interaction with and constructive feedback from Music Director Donato Cabrera and the orchestra musicians; interaction with the Symphony’s Board of Directors and staff; and publicity, including reviews and/or interviews for each premiere. The composer will also participate in on-site local school visits, pre-concert lectures, receptions and dinners with symphony board members and donors, and will support concert promotions and assist with the search for the next Composer-in-Residence.


Bent Frequency Presents Underscore 2022: A Call for Scores

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

Bent Frequency seeks submissions of works written in the last 15 years from composers of all ages, nationalities, career stages, and backgrounds for its 2022 Underscore call. Works may be written for available instrumentation or subset of the following: flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion; scores for unspecified instrumentation and electroacoustic works are also welcome. Works may be previously performed, and published or unpublished works may be submitted. Bent Frequency will program music by up to 6 composers in Atlanta, GA in February 2023; BF will also commit to working towards a long-term collaboration with at least one of the winners.


The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps – Symphonic Wind Band Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: November 18, 2022 · Posted: August 16, 2022

The LGBAC seeks 8-10′ full symphonic wind band works written by BIPOC composers living in the United States and its territories. LGBTQIA+ composers, especially those living in the NYC area, are encouraged to apply. Works with electronics or chorus are not eligible; preference will be given to unperformed works written in 2022. The winning composition will be performed at LGBAC’s April 2023 concert at Symphony Space in New York.


Steven Gerber Project Call for Scores 2022-2023

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 31, 2023 · Posted: August 16, 2022

C4 invites composers to submit unperformed 4-10′ choral works with a conceptual connection to William Shakespeare. All are welcome to apply with the exception of composers who have performed with C4 in the last 5 years; BiPOC composers are especially encouraged to apply. A cappella works are preferred, and works may have up to 6-part divisi. 1-2 pieces will be selected for performance in May 2023 in New York City.


Mayflower Art Center Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 24, 2022 · Posted: August 16, 2022

Mayflower Art Center seeks submissions of 5-10′ works for student composers of any age and nationality. Works may be written for 1-5 players of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano; entries must be unpublished and written after 2019. 4 selected works will be premiered at the National Opera Center in November 2022, and the composers of the works will be promoted worldwide by Mayflower.


CAMPGround23 Call for Electroacoustic Works

Fee: $10 · Deadline: October 15, 2022 · Posted: August 16, 2022

Composers of any age, gender, and nationality are invited to submit up to 2 electroacoustic works composed after 2016 for CAMPGround23, taking place March 16-18, 2023. Previously performed compositions are eligible, and works integrating video are acceptable; categories include fixed media (acousmatic) works, fixed media or live electronics with 1-5 performers (written for CAMPGround performers), and electroacoustic works where composer provides own performers. Selected composers will be required to attend the festival; if selected, a registration fee of $75 USD is due by 12/31/2022.


University of Notre Dame – Liturgy Alive! Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 2, 2023 · Posted: August 16, 2022

Composers are invited to submit new choral works to the University of Notre Dame’s Liturgy Alive composition competition. Two categories are available: The Magnificat Choir Composition Commission Competition (seeking 3-5′ settings of the Offertory for the Fifth Sunday of Lent Confitebor text for SA choir); and the Basilica Schola Composition Competition (seeking a cappella SATB settings of Psalm 85, Part II). Monetary prizes will be available for the 1st prize winner of the Basilica Schola competition and the 1st and 2nd prize winners of the Magnificat Choir competition; the winning entries will be performed by the respective choirs during Notre Dame services, and works will be considered for other performances in concerts, tours, and recording projects.


Camargo Foundation Fellowship

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

Artists are invited to apply to Camargo Foundation’s Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Fellowships. Artists should have had a practice of a minimum of 5 years, and should be the primary creators of new work or a new project. 7 artists in a variety of disciplines will be selected for a 10-week residency, receiving a stipend of 350 EUR/week and spending time researching, networking, and creating in Cassis. A furnished apartment with a fully-equipped kitchen is provided.


What IF…Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 31, 2022 · Posted: August 16, 2022

Composers are invited to submit solo flute works and works for flute and piano to James Brinkmann’s WHAT IF Call for Scores. Applicants may submit works in the Beginner Flute Music, Intermediate Flute Music, or Professional Flute Music categories; all submissions must be based on the prompt, “What if the flute represented a character other than a bird? Winners in each of the 3 categories will receive a monetary prize, a premiere, and a recording of the work.


CCRMA Perception-Based Orchestration for Composers

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 21, 2022 · Posted: August 16, 2022

Composers and performers are invited to participate in CCRMA’s fully virtual online summer program from 8/29/22 – 9/2/22. Each day begins with a theoretical lecture covering topics ranging from psychoacoustics to musical repertoire examples, and will be followed by a group session where participants apply theoretical ideas through discussion, critique, and realization of each other’s works. Participation fee is $150; a limited amount of scholarships in the form of participation fee waivers are available.


CAMPGround23 Call for Acoustic Works

Fee: $10 · Deadline: October 15, 2022 · Posted: August 8, 2022

The Contemporary Art Music Project (CAMP) seeks solo, duo, mixed ensemble, or percussion ensemble works compositions in any style, performance, and aesthetic. Works must be written for participating CAMP ensembles and musicians; please see call for available instrumentation. Selected artists will attend the festival on March 16-18, 2023; artists must cover their own travel and lodging expenses.


Ellis-Beauregard Foundation 2022 Composers Award

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 30, 2022 · Posted: August 5, 2022

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation seeks applications from composers who currently live in the United States, ages 18 and over; composers may be in any stage of their careers but must not be enrolled in degree granting programs. The awardee will receive a $25,000 commission to compose a new orchestral work, 15-20′ in length, to be premiered by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during their 23-24 season. Travel and lodging will be provided for the selected composer to attend the new work’s premiere, preceded by a week-long residency in Rockland and Bangor, Maine leading educational activities, attending rehearsals, and participating in public appearances. The composer will receive a recording of the new work.


Piano Civic Chorus’s Emerging Choral Composer Composition Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 31, 2022 · Posted: July 22, 2022

Piano Civic Chorus invites composers aged 30 and under who are residents of the state of Texas (or enrolled at a college or university located in Texas) to enter its inaugural Emerging Choral Composer Competition. The piece must be an original, <5' SATB work (up to 8-part divisi), a cappella or with piano accompaniment with optional inclusion of 1-2 instruments. Text may be sacred or secular and must address the theme, "Elements of Love." The winner will receive a $1,500 cash award plus reimbursed travel expenses of up to $500 to attend the premiere of the work in March 2023.


Calliope’s Call Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 25, 2023 · Posted: July 22, 2022

Boston-based art song performance group Calliope’s Call seeks <10' works for solo voice, duet (SA, SB, or AB) or trio (SAB). Texts should focus on the upcoming program theme, "Faces of War," and should focus on themes of war such as the soldier's experience, the impact of war on civilians, and the hidden costs of global conflict. Composers whose works are selected will receive at least 2 performances of the winning works during the Calliope's Call concerts in Boston, MA in Spring 2023, an audio and video recording of one of the performances, and advertising in the Calliope's Call newsletter and website.


Vox Novus: Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring Kristen Mather de Andrade

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 16, 2022 · Posted: July 21, 2022

Vox Novus seeks original 1′ voice or clarinet solos written for Kristen Mather de Andrade. Works may incorporate both clarinet and voice; however, composers should be aware there is only a single performer. No works for duet will be considered. All pieces must be premieres; no works over 60 seconds will be reviewed. Selected pieces will be premiered by Kristen Mather de Andrade via live streaming online concert in April 2023.


National Band Association 2022 46th Annual NBA/William D. Revelli Memorial Composition Contest

Fee: $0 · Deadline: November 1, 2022 · Posted: July 21, 2022

The National Band Association seeks original, <20' concert band/wind ensemble works that have been composed since January 1, 2020. instrumentation should be aligned with typical, accessible instrumentation for strong high school and collegiate bands. Each composer may enter one piece per year. The winning composer will receive a $5,000 cash award; all performance, copyright, and royalty rights remain with the composer.


Rosetta Media & Art Collective: Call for Scores 2022 “Dividable”

Fee: $0 · Deadline: November 30, 2022 · Posted: July 21, 2022

Rosetta seeks duo or trio works which can be divided into solo pieces for its 2022 call. Only one instrument from the same instrument family can be used; please see call for full list of available instrumentation. Pre-recorded electronics with stereo/mono out put are accepted, and text in Japanese, English, German, Italian, or French may be submitted. The selected work will be performed by Rosetta in person with an accompanying virtual stream on March 25, 2023 in Kyoto, Japan.


Inversion Ensemble Sandy Fivecoat Memorial Emerging Composer Contest

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 5, 2022 · Posted: July 21, 2022

Inversion Ensemble seeks submissions of 3-5′ works scored for any combination of choral voicing, up to SSAATTBB. Works may have received previous performances, but may not be published prior to 10/22/2022. Composers must reside in the United States or US Territories, and must be aged 35 or younger as of 10/01/2022. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, inclusion on Inversion Ensemble’s 10/22/2022 concert, and a recording of the composition concert performances.


Kobayashi/Gray Duo Call for Repertoire

Fee: $0 · Deadline: October 1, 2022 · Posted: June 24, 2022

The Kobayashi/Gray Duo seeks one or more <20' works for violin/piano duo by self-identifying female composers. Preference will be for works by early-career composers up to age 40, and particularly those by women of color. Works composed within the last 10 years are eligible; works that have not been recorded for other commercial releases are preferred. One or more works will be included on Kobayashi/Gray Duo's next CD (recording planned for 2023) at no cost to the composer; the works will be promoted in concerts preceding and following the recording, and the duo is available to collaborate on opportunities for additional performances.