International Contemporary Ensemble Call for ____ Commission Program

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 17, 2024 · Posted: March 4, 2024

Seeks project proposals from individual or collective practitioners of performed sound, ages 18+, especially early-career creators in Minnesota and New York City. Two selected applicants will each receive a $4000 commissioning fee, workshops and close consultation with the musicians of International Contemporary Ensemble, and a premiere performance.


Juventas New Music Ensemble Call for Scores

Fee: $12 · Deadline: April 1, 2024 · Posted: March 1, 2024

Seeks submissions for solo flute, flute & piano and flute & harp, of any length, from any emerging composers. Selected works will be performed in January 2025 at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Selected applicants will also receive a recording to be used for non-commercial purposes. The $12 application fee can be waived if it presents financial hardship.


Commissioning Competition for New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2024 · Posted: February 28, 2024

Seeks proposals for new string quartets from New Jersey composers. One selected composer will receive $1000 to write their proposed piece, which will be performed and recorded by members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra in fall 2024.


Del Mar International Composers Symposium

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2024 · Posted: February 23, 2024

Seeks applications from student and emerging composers ages 18+. Selected participants will attend program July 31-August 11, 2024 in Del Mar, California, including lessons, classes, and professional reading and recording of two works, one for chamber ensemble and one for voice & piano. Tuition is $2950 and includes lodging in a double-occupancy hotel room, and breakfast, but not other meals.


Manhattan International Composers’ Conference

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2024 · Posted: February 21, 2024

Seeks proposals for presentations, workshops or discussions related to the theme of “composing as practice,” from anyone who has been a graduate student in the past five years in music or interdisciplinary arts. Selected participants will present their proposals in-person at conference Friday, May 10, 2024, at Graduate Center, City University of New York.


SOLI’s 30x30x30 Project

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 8, 2024 · Posted: February 21, 2024

Seeks pre-existing or new works approximately 5 minutes long, for any subset of a given list of instruments, from any early-career composers who are authorized to work in the US. 30 composers will each receive a $1000 honorarium, a performance by SOLI in San Antonio or a project partner in another city, a second performance at a to-be-determined location, and inclusion of their work on a live compilation CD release scheduled for 2025. Some selected composers will also receive a workshop with SOLI.


ACF | create

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 12, 2024 · Posted: February 21, 2024

Seeks project proposals from non-student early-career music creators with a US SSN or tax ID, based in Minnesota or New York City, and collaborating partners based anywhere in the world. Selected projects will receive $8,000 for the composer or primary artist’s time to create the proposed work, and up to $3,000 to help with production or promotion support.


Akropolis Chamber Music Institute

Fee: $35 · Deadline: April 1, 2024 · Posted: February 21, 2024

Seeks applications from composers ages 18+ of any nationality. Four composers will attend program August 3-11, 2024 in Petoskey, Michigan, including lessons, classes, and performance of new works by Akropolis Wind Quintet and an ensemble of participating student instrumentalists. Tuition is $1800 and includes housing and meals. Need-based scholarships are available. Application is free up until March 1. After March 1, the $35 application fee can be waived if it presents a financial barrier to applying.


Composers for Beauty International Music Composition Contest “Amor Artium”

Fee: $21.64 · Deadline: April 2, 2024 · Posted: February 21, 2024

Seeks minute-long excerpts from 3- to 7-minute new or existing works paired with videos of art by painters or sculptors. Ten winning composer-artist teams will have their work exhibited online, during a summit in Oslo, Norway, June 6-8, 2024, and again in Oslo at various times during the month afterwards.


Score Follower Call for Works

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 17, 2024 · Posted: February 19, 2024

Seeks scores and recordings of any instrumentation or duration from any composers. Approximately 80 works will be selected to be featured as score videos on ScoreFollower’s YouTube channel. Each entrant may submit up to three pieces. Preference will be given to smaller chamber works and to those that are already edited into synchronized score videos via scorefol.io.


Arts Letters & Numbers Creative Music Intensive

Fee: $0 · Deadline: May 15, 2024 · Posted: February 19, 2024

Seeks applications from any composers for hybrid in-person/online program August 3-18, 2024, at Arts Letters & Numbers Campus in Averill Park, New York, including lessons and classes, culminating in a collaborative public performance. Tuition is $950 for online version, and $1950-2250 for in-person, which includes accommodations but not food. A limited number of scholarships are available.


Creative Capital Awards

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 4, 2024 · Posted: February 16, 2024

Seeks letters of inquiry featuring project descriptions, resume, and short answer questions, from artists who are US citizens or permanent residents, are at least 25 years old, are not students, and have at least five years of artistic experience. Selected finalists will be advanced to round two of application, where they will submit detailed budgets, timelines, and work samples. 50 grantees will ultimately receive funding. Grants are offered in amounts of up to $50,000.


Chamber Music America New Jazz Works

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 4, 2024 · Posted: February 16, 2024

Seeks applications from composer-led professional improvising ensembles of 2-10 musicians, based in the US. The primary applicant must have CMA membership status, and must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Applications should include proposals for new compositions of substantial length, and four work samples (two from the composer and two from the ensemble). Selected projects will receive a $9000 payment to the composer, an ensemble honorarium of $1000 per individual, $15,000 for additional public performances of the work, and $3000 for administrative support.


Arts Letters & Numbers Artist Residency

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2024 · Posted: February 16, 2024

Seeks applications from any artists ages 18+, for 2-12 week residencies in rural upstate New York. Residency fee is $350-550/week, depending on room size, including three communal meals per week (but no other meals). A limited number of partial scholarships are available.


Brandenburg Biennial Call for Entries

Fee: $21.46 · Deadline: April 15, 2024 · Posted: February 14, 2024

Seeks samples of up to three orchestral scores composed since 2018, from any composers. One selected applicant will receive a 1000 Euro commission to compose a new orchestral piece of a length of their choosing (up to 20 minutes), while another will receive a repeat performance of one of their submitted work samples. Performances will be by the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra (Germany) during their 2025-26 subscription concerts. Travel funding is available for composers to attend rehearsals and performances.


Summer Composition Intensive at Saint Mary’s College

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 1, 2024 · Posted: February 14, 2024

Seeks applications from composers ages 18+ of any nationality. 16 participants will attend program July 15-27 at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, featuring six private lessons and four masterclasses. Tuition is $825. Lodging prices are $150 for a two-week homestay and ca. $35/night if staying in a dorm.


New York New Music Intensive

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2024 · Posted: February 13, 2024

Seeks applications from student and emerging composers of any age or nationality. Selected composers will attend program July 1-5 in New York City, featuring lesson, workshops, and recording session of newly written cello work. Tuition is $750 and does not include lodging, food or travel.


Sounds of Now Vienna

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 15, 2024 · Posted: February 13, 2024

Seeks applications from composers ages 18+ of any nationality, for program in Vienna, Austria, July 15-26, featuring lessons, masterclasses, rehearsals, and performances of a newly composed piece. Tuition is 3250 Euros and includes a hotel stay for the duration of the festival, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays (but not other meals). A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available.


Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 15, 2024 · Posted: February 13, 2024

Seeks applications, including work samples and written responses, from MN- or NYC-based early-career artists (not in degree-granting programs) who have a US SSN or tax ID number. 45 fellows across seven artistic fields will each receive $60,000 across three years to support creation of new work and career development.


Composition Festival “Guatemala Contemporánea”: Call for New Pieces for Sextet

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 7, 2024 · Posted: February 13, 2024

Seeks 4-7 minute pieces for chamber sextet or subset (instrumentation within), composed in the last 10 years, from any composers. About six pieces will be selected for performance at festival June 12-15, 2024, at National Conservatory/del Valle University, Guatemala. The festival also includes workshops/classes for participating composers. Composers are not required to attend the festival. The festival is free of charge, but composers are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and food.