ARTZenter Emerging Composer Completion Grants

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 20, 2023 · Posted: November 28, 2022

ARTZenter and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) seek applications, including the opening 3-5′ of a work-in-progress for chamber orchestra, from composers enrolled in degree-granting programs in the USA. Six composers will be chosen to receive $3000 and invited to a three-day open rehearsal workshop in San Francisco, June 21-23, 2023, where their work will be recorded by the SFCMP. Three of the six will be chosen to receive an additional $3000, as well as travel funding to attend a five-day residency September 18-22, 2023, where their completed chamber orchestra works will be premiered September 21.


Ensemble Ipse Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: February 1, 2023 · Posted: November 28, 2022

Ensemble Ipse seeks works for septet (instruments within) or subset, ideally under 20′, from composers of any age or nationality, with preference given to early-career composers. Up to two composers will receive a $200 and performance in New York City in spring 2023. Composers’ attendance at the performance is recommended but not required. Composers are responsible for their own travel expenses.


Silent Voices Festival Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 31, 2022 · Posted: November 28, 2022

Silent Voices Festival seeks 8-12′ woodwind works for up to six performers, ideally between two and five, written within the past five years, from women and non-binary composers located anywhere. Selected composers will receive a performance in spring 2023 in Bemidji, MN, housing in Bemidji, a monetary prize, the opportunity to coach performers in rehearsal, and a professional recording. Composers will be responsible for their own travel to and from Bemidji.


Vienna Summer Music Festival Composers Forum

Fee: $35 · Deadline: March 15, 2023 · Posted: November 23, 2022

Vienna Summer Music Festival seeks applications from composers ages 18+. Selected composers will be invited to attend festival in Vienna, Austria, June 26-July 10, where they will receive private lessons, masterclasses, local excursions, and the performance of a newly written work by one of the guest ensembles. Tuition is 3750 Euros, which includes housing, meals, and local transportation. Scholarships of up to 1500 Euros are available. If the $35 application fee poses a financial barrier, applicants can reach out to request a waiver.


Antigone Quartet Prize

Fee: $0 · Deadline: February 28, 2023 · Posted: November 22, 2022

Antigone Quartet seeks >5′ string quartet pieces on composers’ own LGBTQ experiences, from composers of any age or nationality. One winning composer will receive $500 and their quartet will be performed in Cincinnati on June 23 and 25, 2023. There is a $10 suggested donation but composers may apply without paying.


Good Hart Artist Residency

Fee: $25 · Deadline: January 11, 2023 · Posted: November 22, 2022

Good Hart Artist Residency seeks artists of any age or nationality who intend to pursue their art as a professional career. Selected artists will each receive a 10-21 day solitary residency in a home on Lake Michigan, food, access to a studio during the summer months, engagement partnerships with local organizations, and a $500 stipend. Selected residents are responsible for their travel to and from the residency in Michigan. The $25 application fee can be waived for applicants who demonstrate financial need.


Inversion Ensemble Sandy Fivecoat Emerging Composer Contest

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 1, 2023 · Posted: November 22, 2022

Inversion Ensemble seeks unpublished 3-5′ pieces for SATB choir from US residents of any age (pieces can be previously performed). One winner will receive $500 and a performance in Austin, TX, February 25-26, 2023.


Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition

Fee: $0 · Deadline: April 1, 2023 · Posted: November 21, 2022

Yale Glee Club seeks 3-5′ SATB choral pieces from emerging composers of any age or nationality. Preference will be given to unpublished works that have not received premieres outside of informal academic settings. One winner will receive $1500 plus travel expenses to New Haven, CT for a premiere performance in May 2023.


Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 9, 2023 · Posted: November 21, 2022

Young Concert Artists (YCA) seeks applications to the position of Composer-in-Residence from US citizens or permanent residents ages 20 to 28. The selected Composer-in-Residence will receive three commissions totaling $18,000 over the course of three years, and will join the YCA roster with a minimum three-year comprehensive management contract, which includes further opportunities for publicity and commissions.


Brown University Ph.D. in Music & Multimedia Composition

Fee: $75 · Deadline: December 15, 2022 · Posted: November 21, 2022

Brown University (Providence, RI) seeks applications to its Music & Multimedia Composition Ph.D. program, from students working from diverse influences and methods. Ph.D. students receive five years of guaranteed support including a full tuition scholarship, health benefits, a teaching stipend, and summer support. A typical TA workload is up to 20 hours a week. See within for application requirements and fees. The $75 application fee can be waived for applicants who demonstrate financial need.


Bang on a Can Summer Festival

Fee: $40 · Deadline: January 10, 2023 · Posted: November 16, 2022

Bang on a Can seeks applications from composers and performers ages 21+, located anywhere in the world. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a three-week program at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, July 10-30, 2023, featuring two-hour daily composition seminars, frequent performance opportunities for all participants, special workshops, and more. Composers will be asked to compose a new six-minute work to be rehearsed and premiered at the festival, and will each receive a commissioning fee (amount TBA). Total participation fees, including room and board, are $4450, plus travel to and from North Adams. A limited amount of financial support is available, and applicants will be able to request assistance after their acceptance into the program. There is no application fee prior to the early bird deadline of December 15. After December 15, if the $40 application fee poses a financial hardship, reach out to request a waiver.


International Clarinet Association Composition Competitions

Fee: $0 · Deadline: December 20, 2022 · Posted: November 16, 2022

International Clarinet Association seeks 5-15′ clarinet works written since 2020, from composers of any age or nationality, in two categories: solo soprano clarinet with optional piano or electronics, and chamber works for 2-3 players featuring at least one member of the clarinet family. One winning composer in each of the two categories will receive $1000 and a performance during ClarinetFest 2023 in Denver, Colorado, July 5-9. If composers choose to travel, they will receive free admission to the festival, but will be responsible for their own travel expenses.


Houston Pride Band Call for Proposals

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

Houston Pride Band, Houston’s LGBT concert band, seeks proposals for 4-7′ band pieces (ABCM grade level 3-4, instrumentation within), from composers of any age, nationality, or style. Proposed pieces should fit the theme of “Summer Love” (more information within). One selected composer will receive at least $500 to collaborate on a new work, which will be performed by the Houston Pride Band on June 10, 2023.


University of Illinois Salvatore Martirano Award

Fee: $20 · Deadline: April 10, 2023 · Posted: November 14, 2022

University of Illinois School of Music seeks <20' works in any style for 1-15 performers (any instruments or voices), from composers of any age or nationality. First and second place composers will receive cash prizes of $1000 and $500 and performances in fall 2023 by the Illinois Modern Ensemble. While inability to attend the award concert will not disqualify composers, winning composers are strongly encouraged to attend. Lodging and some meals will be provided, but winning composers are responsible for their own transportation to and from Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.


Sigma Alpha Iota Pittsburgh Margaret Blackburn Competition

Fee: $35 · Deadline: April 30, 2023 · Posted: November 11, 2022

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter seeks unpublished compositions for 2-12 instruments (voices and electronics are allowed) from women composers enrolled in college, university and graduate school programs anywhere in the world. One winner will receive a $1000 cash prize. If the $35 application fee poses a financial hardship, contact SAI to inquire about waiving it.


San Francisco Choral Artists New Voices Project

Fee: $0 · Deadline: March 1, 2023 · Posted: November 11, 2022

San Francisco Choral Artists seeks 2-4′ SATB choral settings of poetry in any language (poetry by the composer is discouraged), from composers under age 30 anywhere in the world. Preference will be given to works that have not been performed in public, outside of an informal or academic setting. Selected works will receive performances in the San Francisco Bay Area in June 2023, and one winner will receive $500.


National Flute Association Flute Choir Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: February 14, 2023 · Posted: November 11, 2022

National Flute Association (NFA) seeks <12' works for flute choir/flute orchestra (not yet performed at NFA conventions) from composers of any age or nationality. One winning work will be performed by the professional flute choir at the NFA convention in Phoenix, August 3-6, 2023.


Four Corners Ensemble Operation Opera Composition Program

Fee: $30 · Deadline: January 15, 2023 · Posted: November 9, 2022

Four Corners Ensemble seeks completed 15-20′ chamber operas (or excerpts) and proposals for 7′ song cycles, from any composers ages 18+. Selected composers will be invited to participate in workshops, rehearsals and performances at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, CA, June 1-11, 2023. Tuition is $975 for opera, $775 for art song, and $1275 for both. Composers will be responsible for their own travel, housing and meals, with available on-campus housing and meal plans for the festival starting from $230. Scholarships may be available (more information within). If the $30 application fee poses a financial hardship, contact the Ensemble to inquire about waiving it.


Urubrass Enrique Crespo Composition Contest

Fee: $20 · Deadline: December 10, 2022 · Posted: November 9, 2022

Urubrass seeks 3-10′ brass ensemble works (available instruments within) which contain South American elements and have been written since 2020. One winner will receive a diploma, performance and recording at the Jazz a la Calle Festival in Mercedes, Uruguay, January 12-14, 2023. The selected composer will have the option to attend the festival; the festival will provide housing, meals, and local transportation, but composers are responsible for travel costs from outside Uruguay.


Connecticut Summerfest 2023

Fee: $0 · Deadline: January 7, 2023 · Posted: November 8, 2022

Connecticut Summerfest seeks applications from any composers ages 18+. Selected composers will be invited to participate in festival in West Hartford, CT, June 8-14, 2023, where they will receive four hour-long private lessons, and rehearsals leading to professional performance and recording of a new 7′ work. Some composers will also have the opportunity for publication of their work, or to give 20-minute presentations on their music and/or artistic interests. Tuition is $1425 and some scholarships are available for composers of color and gender-diverse composers. The application fee is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $30.