CALL FOR SCORES: 29th ACL Conference and Festival

CANZ invites submissions for the

29th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival
Taiwan, November 26–December 3, 201

CANZ members may submit up to 2 compositions, and these will be forwarded to Taiwan. (Please note: there is no pre-selection process by CANZ – if you submit two entries to CANZ, we will submit them on your behalf to Taiwan.)

When a composition is selected to be performed in the festival, the applicant needs to provide a score and parts at no charge, and is responsible for clearing all the performance-related rights of the piece. If the composition includes traditional instruments that cannot be found in Taiwan, the applicant needs to provide the instruments for rehearsal and performing use, and to invite instrumentalists when needed.

Any compositions previously submitted to any ACL music festivals cannot be submitted to this festival. The Applicant must submit one score (copied and bound). For electroacoustic compositions, one score or guide and the system plan must be submitted.

Three categories are outlined below. For information about Category IV: The 18th ACL Young Composers Competition, please see the specific Call for Scores.

SEND SCORES/RECORDINGS (with a signed application form) TO:
ACL Festival 2011 Submission
PO Box 4065
Wellington 6140


DEADLINE (postmarked): 28 March

Category I – ACL Open Section

Orchestra: usual instrumentation with or without 1~2 traditional/western instrument soloist(s), 8~15 mins. The soloist(s) can be invited from abroad.
A: within 4444-4441-1Tp.+4Perc.-Hp.- Piano- Strings
B: within 3333-4331-1Tp.+3Perc.-Strings
Chamber Orchestra: 8~15 mins. Instrumentation should be limited within: 1111-1110-1Tp.+2Perc.-Strings
Chinese Orchestra: 8~15 mins. Instrumentation should be limited within:
2 Bangdi, 2 Qudi, 1 Sheng(S), 1 Sheng(A), 1 Sheng(B), 2 Suona(S), 1 Suona(A), 1 Suona(T), 2 Liuqin,
3 Pipa, 2 Yangqin, 3 Zhongruan, 2 Daruan, 1 Zheng, 5 Perc. Strings
Choral Music: 5~8 mins
A: a cappella composition B: with instruments accompaniment
Chamber Music: 5~13 mins
A: for 8~15 players B: for 3~7 players
Solo and Duet: 5~8 mins
Percussion Ensemble: for 3~8 percussionists, 8~13 mins
Chinese Instrumental Ensemble: for 3~8 players, 5~13 mins
Chamber Music for Chinese and Western Instruments: for 3~8 players, 8~13 mins.
Electroacoustics/Multimedia: 5~13 mins. Audio or audio-visual submissions, up to 8-channel sound system, with or without acoustic instruments (if with, no more than 3). Score, recording (CD, DVD) and guide of technical plan must be included.

Category II: Centennial Seconds
All the instrumentations under Category I, and the duration should be around 100 seconds.
ACL-Taiwan encourages composers to be innovative and think outside the box.

Category III: Music for Modern Dance
Must provide a good quality recording CD, 8~15 mins. No limitation on the instrumentations. The music could be performed before, but should not have been used in any kind of dance performances.


New Zealand has a proud history of success at the ACL Young Composers Competition. We have had numerous first placings, including five in the last ten festivals.

We are now seeking entries for the 2011 festival, from CANZ members born after 26 November 1980, to represent New Zealand at the Asian Composers League Young Composers Competition being held in Taipei, Taiwan during the ACL Festival (26 Nov – 3 Dec 2011).

The selected composer will be sent to Taiwan courtesy of CANZ and Creative New Zealand, and the cost of their accommodation and some meals will be covered by the Asian Composers League. The overall winner from all selected countries will receive US$1000 as well as an additional (non-paid) commission for a future festival. Second and third placings also receive smaller cash prizes.

Duration: 8-13 mins.
Instrumentation: 1-8 instrumentalists from 1111-1110-2Perc.-Hp.-Piano-2111
Submission format: A single copy of the full score, bound and double-sided are preferred. Programme notes and recordings are optional but may be provided.
If selected, parts will need to be provided by 1 June 2011.
CANZ Membership: Entrants should be members of CANZ, or include a CANZ membership form and fee with their submissions (see for details)

Postmarked no later than 16 May 2011.

Samuel Holloway
ACL Young Composers Competition
PO Box 68287

A jury of no fewer than 3 CANZ members will decide on the selected composer by the last week of May. Please email if you have any questions.

2011 New Zealand Classical Guitar Composition Competition

Announcing the 2011 New Zealand Classical Guitar Composition Competition
in association with SOUNZ and the School of Creative & Performing Arts,
Central Queensland University Australia

Composers are invited to submit works in any style for solo classical guitar

1st prize: NZ$1500
2nd prize: NZ$750
3rd prize: NZ$400

– Prize winning works performed in New Zealand, Australia, England –
– Finalist works performed in Wellington & recorded by Radio NZ Concert –
– Finalist works published in a volume by SOUNZ –

Open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only
Closing date: 19 August 2011

For further information and terms & conditions, please email: