Nelson Composer Workshop 2008

Information on this year’s workshop can be found by clicking on the tab ‘Nelson Workshop’ on the upper right-hand side of the CANZ frontpage (
Application details will be available soon.

Willing and able performers are invited to contact the convenors asap.

Daniel International Young Composers Competition

The Daniel International Young Composers Competition welcomes original
orchestral compositions from young composers the world over. The goal of the
competition is to encourage the creation of orchestral works that seek to
communicate with today’s audience in a challenging manner. The competition
provides an opportunity for young composers to launch or further their musical
careers before a prestigious international audience.

The Daniel Competition is the first of its kind to take place in Israel, home to
world famous philharmonic orchestras and host to prominent international music
festivals and competitions. The prestigious Ra’anana Symphony Orchestra
under the general management of Orit Fogel and musical directing of Rafi
Kadishson will play the winning compositions on June 25th, 2008, with finalists in

1st Prize $2500 and a live performance
2nd Prize $1500 and a live performance
3rd Prize a live performance
Finalists will attend the gala concert in Israel on June 25th, 2008. Flight and
accommodation will be paid by the DIYCC organizers.
The inaugural theme for the first year competition is the Biblical Book of
Daniel, whose enduring themes and images have inspired paintings, stories,
poems and songs throughout history. Original compositions submitted to the
competition should capture the spirit of the Book of Daniel in a way that the
composer senses it.

• Applicants must be 17 to 30 year old
• Application fee is $30
• Submission deadline is April 15th, 2008

Please refer to for competition rules, online
registration and other important information regarding the DIYCC.

June in Buffalo – Call for Scores

June in Buffalo 2008
Music and Computers

David Felder, Artistic Director
Cort Lippe, Associate Artistic Director

Faculty Composers
Charles Dodge, Cort Lippe, Roberto Morales, Miller Puckette, Morton Subotnick, Ben Thigpen, Hans Tutschku

Resident Ensembles
Ensemble for Intuitive Music, Members of Ensemble SurPlus, Members of the New York New Music Ensemble, Slee Sinfonietta

Special Guests
Nicholas Isherwood, Magnus Andersson and others

June in Buffalo 2008 will offer an extraordinary opportunity to work with a distinguished, international faculty of composers and researchers, leading experts in algorithmic, interactive, multimedia,acousmatic, and electroacoustic computer music. Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers, will take place from June 2-7,2008 at the University at Buffalo. June in Buffalo offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures,
master classes with selected faculty composers, workshops, professional presentations,participant forums and open rehearsals as well as afternoon and evening concerts open to the general public and critics. Each of the invited composers will have one of his/her pieces performed during the festival. Evening performances feature faculty composers,resident ensembles and soloists renowned internationally as interpreters of contemporary music. For application procedures and more information visit the website:

contact: J.T. Rinker
Assistant Director, phone 716 645-2765 x.1254, fax: 716 645-3824, email:


Open inscription period

Magistralia Foundation organizes the second edition of this biannual competition, aimed at improving the presence of women in classical music.

The competition is open to women composers of all nationalities and ages, who will be able submit original compositions for symphonic orchestras of 10 to 15 minutes of length before Mach 31st 2008. Bases for appliance can be downloaded at
This initiative from Magistralia held in its first edition over a hundred works from Europe, Asia, America and Oceania. The winner was the Italian composer Alessandra Bellino, with the piece “Le gabbie di Danae”, world premiere performed by the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y Leon in April 2007.

Alessandra Bellino will be a member of the jury in this second edition, among other prestigious women from the worldwide cultural spectrum, such as the composer and conductress Odaline de la Martínez, the Composition Professor at the Conservatory of Paris Graciane Finzi, or the Spanish composers Anna Bofill and Zulema de la Cruz.

For further information and bases:

S.E.M. Ensemble

S.E.M. Ensemble, Petr Kotik, Director:

2008 SEM Readings of New Scores will be held February 11-14, 2008, culminating in a
Performance open to the public on Thursday, February 14, 2008, at Willow Place Auditorium in Brooklyn Heights with possible future performances by SEM as well.

Please submit scores
by January 15, 2008 to

S.E.M. Ensemble,
25 Columbia Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Submission must be a piece for chamber ensemble

Your Package should include:
1. Score
2. Bio or resume containing your vitals, optional inclusion of an artistic statement
3. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of scores (unless you will pick up the score(s) yourself).
4. Check for $25 processing fee made out to S.E.M. Ensemble.