Fivemind Reeds Call for Scores

Fee: $15 · Deadline: December 1, 2024 · Posted: July 22, 2024

Seeks works for full reed quintet, up to 12 minutes, from any composers. Three pieces will be selected to be featured in a winners’ recital in the Los Angeles area for Fivemind Reeds’ 2024/25 season, of which each composer will receive a complementary live recording. The $15 application fee can be reduced or waived if it presents a financial barrier to applying.


South Arts Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 3, 2024 · Posted: July 22, 2024

Seeks applications from non-student artists ages 18+ who are eligible to work in the US, with a state ID or driver’s license in the US southeast (states enclosed). Applications should provide evidence or an invitation for a key career opportunity such as residency, performance or travel. 10 to 15 applicants will each receive $500-2000 to support participation in their opportunities.


Young Composers Meeting

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 13, 2024 · Posted: July 22, 2024

Seeks applications from composers under age 30. 14 selected composers will attend program Feb 16-21, 2025 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, during which they will write three-minute new orchestral works which will be performed by Orkest De Ereprijs. Participation is 575 Euros, which includes hotel and meals. Four selected composers will also receive commissions for future works ranging from 1500 to 2500 Euros.


Memphis Composers Institute

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 12, 2024 · Posted: July 18, 2024

Seeks 8-12 minute works for orchestra, from any composers in the early stages of their career. Preference will be given to composers who have had their work performed by an orchestra fewer than three times. Three selected composers (one affiliated with the University of Memphis, one affiliated with the Walden School, and one unaffiliated) will attend three days of rehearsals and discussions in Memphis, Tennessee, culminating in a performance Feb 9, 2025 by the Memphis Symphony. Each composer will receive up to $500 of travel reimbursement.


Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music Tidriks Distance Learning Program

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 3, 2024 · Posted: July 15, 2024

Seeks participants for marimba practicum for composers on September 7 and horn practicum for composers on November 17. Registration is first come, first served. Tuition for each practicum is on a sliding scale from $25 to $100.


East Zodiac Call for Composers

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 31, 2024 · Posted: July 15, 2024

Seeks applications from any composers who identify as Asian. One selected composer will receive $1000 to compose a trio for clarinet and two other instruments, which will be premiered at the University of Michigan in Spring 2025.


Ensemble Ipse/HyperCube Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 15, 2024 · Posted: July 12, 2024

Seeks pieces up to 12 minutes for 7-11 performers (available instruments within), from any composers. Three selected works will be performed by Ensemble Ipse and HyperCube in New York City on December 19, and selected composers will each receive a $200 honorarium.


bespoken fellowship

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 26, 2024 · Posted: July 10, 2024

Seeks applications from female or non-binary musicians, composers and/or administrators, or ensembles that are at least 50% female or non-binary. Selected individuals and groups will participate in a virtual year-long professional development program including eight monthly mentoring sessions and three group workshops. The program fee is $750 for individuals and $950 for ensembles.


LamnthLab

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 24, 2024 · Posted: July 10, 2024

Seeks applications from any composers. Two selected composers will each receive $1000 to compose a new work for violin and cimbalom (approximately 8 minutes), plus an introductory workshop on composing for cimbalom, virtual workshops/rehearsals with performers throughout the 2024-25 season, and a premiere by Lamnth in Boston during the 2025-26 season.


Pamela Philips Oland Excellence in the Art of Writing Lyrics Award

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 16, 2024 · Posted: July 10, 2024

Seeks applications from emerging and mid-career artists who have focused careers on the writing of lyrics within a range of art forms. One winner will receive $5000 plus travel expenses to attend a residency at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Women Composers Festival of Hartford Scholarly Symposium

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 8, 2024 · Posted: July 8, 2024

Seeks proposals for in-person or virtual presentations, panels, and lecture-recitals on the subject of living or historical composers who identify as women, including transgender and gender-fluid individuals, from any scholars. Selected presentations will be featured at a symposium at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford (New Britain, Connecticut) on February 28 and March 1, 2025.


Women Composers Festival of Hartford Music Marathon

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 8, 2024 · Posted: July 8, 2024

Seeks proposals for performances or pre-recorded virtual contributions, from any women composers or composer-performers, including transgender and gender-fluid individuals, or performers presenting works by women composers. Selections will be included in a music marathon concert at Women Composers Festival of Hartford (New Britain, Connecticut) on February 28 and March 1, 2025.


Women Composers Festival of Hartford Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: September 8, 2024 · Posted: July 8, 2024

Seeks 3-10 minute percussion quartet works from any women composers, including transgender and gender-fluid individuals. The winning works will be performed at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford (New Britain, Connecticut) on February 28 and March 1, 2025.


Midwest Culture Bearers Award

Fee: $0 · Deadline: July 29, 2024 · Posted: July 8, 2024

Seeks applications from artists based in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, or the Native Nations that share this geography, who have an arts and cultural practice rooted in their own heritage and ancestry which they have engaged in for 10+ years. Selected individuals will each receive a $5,000 unrestricted, non-matching award, as well as professional development and networking opportunities.


Brockton Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores

Fee: $15 · Deadline: August 15, 2024 · Posted: July 5, 2024

Seeks 5-10 minute works for string orchestra from any composers. One winning work will be performed by the Brockton Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts) on its 2024-25 season.


Oriens Composition Competition

Fee: $25 · Deadline: September 1, 2024 · Posted: July 5, 2024

Seeks 6-10 minute works for piano trio or string quartet that arrange existing Asian melodies or incorporate Asian musical elements, from any composers. Winning works will receive $400-600 cash awards and a performance in Houston during the 2024-25 season. Trio Oriens will also publicize a purchasing link for the published score.


Hear Now Music Festival Call for Scores

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 15, 2024 · Posted: July 5, 2024

Seeks electroacoustic music or vocal or instrumental chamber music (available instrumentations within), from composers based in the Los Angeles area. Selected works will be performed at one of three concerts in March, April and May 2025.


Musiqa Catalyst Commission

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 9, 2024 · Posted: July 3, 2024

Seeks composers with at least a bachelor’s degree in music completed in the past five years, living within a two-hour drive of downtown Houston, who are eligible to receive income in the US. One winner will receive a $2000 commission to compose a 4-7 minute new work to be performed by Musiqa during the 2024-25 season, and will facilitate workshops on composition and their creative process.


Musiqa Emerging Composer Commission

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 9, 2024 · Posted: July 3, 2024

Seeks work samples from women composers who are eligible to receive income in the US and have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music in the past five years. One winner will receive a $2000 commission to compose a 4-7 minute new work to be performed by Musiqa during the 2024-25 season in Houston, as well as $500 in travel funds to attend the performance in Houston and facilitate workshops there.


National Sawdust Hildegard Commission

Fee: $0 · Deadline: August 1, 2024 · Posted: July 3, 2024

Seeks applications from women and other marginalized genders in the early stages of their careers, including proposals for 5-10 minute film music projects with collaborators. Five winners will each receive $5000 to compose a new work for Pierrot-plus ensemble, which will be performed and live-recorded in New York City on March 6, 2025. Winners will also receive one-on-one mentorship from composers in the field.