1st International Alkema Composition Contest

The 1st International Alkema Composition Contest for saxophone and piano,
with cross-over elements, is now open for composers of all nationalities and all ages; deadline 27th April 2012.

This Contest is organised by MatchingArts and Utrechts Conservatorium, NL. We would really appreciate it if you could help us getting the contest known in your area, e.g. by posting it on your website or by distributing the file amongst your members.
For more details, please refer to www.matchingarts.com or get in touch with us at info@matchingarts.com

Call for Applications – Bang on a Can's 2012 summer residency program

The 2012 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts, USA, July 9-29, 2012) is a residency for composers and performers of contemporary music at one of the foremost US contemporary art museums. The Bang on a Can Summer Festival is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. We will write it. We will perform it. We will think about it and we will talk about it. Faculty includes Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, California EARUnit, eighth blackbird, and more. Information is available at: www.bangonacan.org/summer_festival

Contact: Bang on a Can, 80 Hanson Pl., #701 Brooklyn, NY 11217, + 718-852-7755, info@bangonacan.org
Application Deadline: January 13, 2012

2012 Martirano Award

The University Of Illinois School Of Music presents
The 2012 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award

Eligibility: Any composer, regardless of age or nationality.

Awards: First Prize cash award of $1000 and second prize cash award of $500 plus performances by the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble in November of 2012 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Additional awards and performances may be given at the discretion of the judges.
Judges: A panel of judges consisting of international composers and University of Illinois music composition faculty members will select the winning compositions. The winning composers are expected to attend the award concert/reception and will be responsible for their transportation costs (the competition will provide a stipend for lodging). The winning composers will assume full responsibility for providing adequate performance materials upon request.

1. Medium: Full scores of any style or aesthetic direction for one to fifteen performers (including vocalists) may be submitted. Works for tape, electronics and/or mixed media with or without instruments/voices are eligible.
2. Duration: 20 minutes maximum
3. Limit: One entry per composer
4. A non-refundable entry fee of fifteen U.S. dollars ($15.00) must be included with each submission. Payment may be in US Dollars in the form of a check, international money order or credit card (preferable). All checks and money orders must be payable to the University of Illinois, and must be drawn on a U.S. bank. Please make sure to print the credit card authorization form (at http://bit.ly/martiranoaward) and sign authorizing the use of the card for the amount specified, the type of card, card number, and expiration date (incomplete authorizations will be rejected).
5. Anonymous Submission: The composer’s name must not appear on the score itself or on any item (tape, CD, etc.) submitted in supplement to the application. A sealed envelope must accompany the score and contain the composer’s name, address, telephone number/e-mail (if applicable) and a brief biographical sketch. If a recording of the work is available, it should accompany the score and be identified only by the title of the composition.
6. Return of Materials: Scores will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the proper size is enclosed.
7. Previous winners and faculty and currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois are ineligible for the competition.
8. All submissions must be postmarked by MARCH 12, 2012

Send submissions to:
2012 Martirano Composition Award
Attn: Zack Browning, Director, Martirano Award
2136 Music Building
University of Illinois
1114 West Nevada
Urbana, IL 61801 USA

Zack Browning
Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois
Director, Martirano Award
School of Music
2136 Music Building
1114 West Nevada
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61820
phone: 217-244-2686
fax: 217-244-4585