highSCORE Artist Diploma in Composition

The brand new ‘highSCORE Artist Diploma in Composition’, an 8-month program of studies designed specifically for emerging composers, will go live Oct 2013. Among faculty and performers the Arditti String Quartet, Helmut Lachenmann, Judith Weir, and Christopher Theofanidis. Tuition fee Euros 12,999, full accommodation included. Application deadline July 15, 2013. For more info www.highscorediploma.com

The website of the next edition of the ‘highSCORE New Music Festival’ (15-27 July 2013) is now online. Guests of honor Louis Andriessen and Martin Bresnick, with Christopher Theofanidis, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Mario Garuti, among others. Tuition fee Euros 1,299, full accommodation included. Application deadline April 16, 2013. For more info, www.highscorediploma.com

2013 International Computer Music Conference

Tura New Music in association with The International Computer Music Association, Edith Cowan University and The Australasian Computer Music Association announces
The 2013 International Computer Music Conference2013 ICMC | IDEA
International Developments in ElectroAcoustics
12 – 19 AUGUST 2013
Perth, Western Australia
at the State Library of WA, PICA and the WA Museum.

Keynotes include Agostino Di Scipio (Italy), Alvin Curran (USA), Warren Burt (Australia) and Haco (Japan).

For 2013 ICMC also incorporates the regional Australasian Computer Music Conference and runs parallel to the 11th Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth, Western Australia

Call for papers and creative works


New Zealand has a proud history of success at the Asian Composers League Young Composers Competition.

Eligible CANZ members (those born after 20 September 1983) are invited to submit a work for consideration for this year’s Competition. CANZ will select one composer to represent New Zealand at the ACL Young Composers Competition to be held in Singapore.

CANZ will apply for funding for the selected composer to attend the festival. 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 may also receive smaller cash prizes.

A jury of no fewer than three CANZ members will decide on the selected composer by April 22.

A work for 1-3 percussionists. The full list of instruments is here.

8-10 minutes

Conditions for submissions
The selected composer must be under the age of 30 (born after 20 September, 1983).
Please note that 2012 CANZ memberships expire on 31/3/2013, and members will need to have paid their 2013 subscription fees to be eligible for this call for scores.

What and how to submit
Please send the following materials to the address below:
A signed application form (available here)
A full score
Sound recording of the work, if available
Programme notes (up to 150 words) and biography (up to 150 words) on a CD

Please do not send parts at this time.

Deadline: all material received by Monday 15 April 2013

For further information please email samuelholloway@gmail.com

Send application to:
Samuel Holloway
Department of Music
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin, 9054
New Zealand


The RIGA Professional Symphonic Band announces the International Composers’ Competition WINDSTREAM 2014 with the motto “Feel Bach, Continue Bach, Discuss with Bach”. The competition will take place in collaboration with the Riga 2014 Foundation – the organizer of the European Capital of Culture Year in Latvia.

The competition has no age, nationality or citizenship restrictions. According to the Competition Regulations the participants must submit their original compositions no later than on August 30th, 2013 (postmarked).

The competition consists of three rounds. The final round will take place on April 19th, 2014 at the Riga Great Guild Hall; the RIGA Professional Symphonic Band will give live performances of all compositions selected for the final round, judged by the competition jury. Altogether three prizes will be awarded.
Detailed information on the competition, the Competition Regulations and application forms are available at www.windstream.lv

The Lucerne Festival Academy, 2013

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY – Celebrating its first decade

17 August – 9 September 2013


Master Class in Conducting

Master Class for String Quartets

Composer Project / Roche Young Commissions

Pierre Boulez, David Robertson, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ensemble intercontemporain, Chaya Czernowin, Jack Quartet, Dieter Ammann, Carolin Widmann, and many more…

Through daily rehearsals and master classes, participants in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will work on contemporary orchestral, ensemble, and chamber music repertoire by an exciting range of composers, including Olivier Messiaen, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Pierre Boulez, Claude Vivier, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky, Luciano Berio, Béla Bartók, and others. Each participant’s work will be supervised by internationally acclaimed conductors, composers, and musicians. Academy participants will perform the works which they have prepared in several concerts that are part of the programming for LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Summer, which attracts a remarkably diverse international audience. Along with its official concert programs, the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY offers participants several other platforms through which they can experiment with innovative concert formats and performance concepts.

There is no fee for active participation in the LUCERNE FESTVAL ACADEMY Orchestra. Travel, accommodation, and meals, as well as scores and instrumental parts, are provided by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

For further information please contact: academy@lucernefestival.ch

2013 Martirano Composition Award

The deadline for online submissions for the 2013 Martirano Composition Award is April 1, 2013. Please publish this for the composers in your organization. For more information and to submit scores, please go to http://bit.ly/martiranoaward

Call for Scores – 31st ACL Conference & Festival 2013 in Singapore

Conference and Music Festival Dates: September 20-24, 2013

Singapore Conference Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS

Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company, Festival Chamber Ensemble, Philharmonic Winds, Singers, Festival Percussion Group, T’ang Quartet

All required materials should be received by CANZ by 1 April 2013.
Each ACL country shall select a Young Composer Representative under the age of 30 (born after 20 Sep, 1982). The deadline for the Young Composers’ Competition will be announced in a separate call for scores.

Conditions for submissions
The applicant whose composition has been selected to be performed in the festival needs to provide a score and parts at no charge, and is responsible for clearing all performance-related rights of the piece.

Although submissions from composers throughout the world will be accepted, priority will be given to composers who are current members of any of the ACL Member Country organizations (such as CANZ), or are Individual or Associate Members of the ACL (please see the Asian Composers League website for a full list of these members).

Composers who are current members of any of the ACL Full or Associate Member Organisations, or are themselves Individual or Associate Members of the ACL do not need to include an entry fee.

Non-members must include an entry fee of US$10 (max. of 2 works), made out to the Asian Composers League (please contact treasurer@asiancomposersleague.com for more information). Preference will be given to works that are in some ways engaged with Asian musical traditions and concepts.

Each composer from the ACL Member Country organization may submit up to 2 works of different categories for the festival. Submitted works should preferably be composed in or after year 2001. Any compositions previously performed at any ACL music festival cannot be submitted to this festival.

All submitted material is non-returnable.

What and how to submit
Applicants should send all the required materials and a signed Application Form to CANZ. No entry fee is required.

The following are required with each submission:
• A bound score.
• Sound recording of the notated work, if available.
• A recent photo of the composer, a biography (150 words), and programme notes (150 words) on a CD.
• For electroacoustic compositions, one score or guide and the system plan must be submitted.


31st ACL Festival Submission
PO Box 4065
Wellington 6140

International Antonín Dvo?ák Composition Competition Committee.

The 4th International Antonín Dvo?ák Composition Competition will be held at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic from July 21 ~ July 29, 2013. This competition was founded in order to extol the great accomplishments of the composer Antonín Dvo?ák, and to discover and raise-up young, talented composers who can carry on the historical musical legacy. The composition committee intends to support the selected composers’ continued development by providing composition commissions, as well as recording and performance opportunities. For more detailed information regarding the competition please refer to the competition homepage.

1st Round : Application Deadline. March 29, 2013
2nd Round : July 21 – July 29, 2013

International Antonín Dvo?ák Composition Competition Committee
Tel : +82-2-587-9272 / Fax: +82-2-587-9276
webpage : http://www.iadcc.eu

Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Composition Competition 2013

Hi everyone,

The Australian and New Zealand Viola Society is holding a composition competition to be judged at their viola convention in March. Details below and download entry form at the bottom.

1. The composer must be a resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand.

2. Categories:
a. Viola Solo (unaccompanied)
b. Two or more violas (violas only)
Composers may submit one entry in each category.

3. Pieces to be up to 5 minutes duration.

4. The composition must have metronome markings.

5. The composition must not have been previously performed in public or published.

6. The manuscript must be easily legible on unbound single-sided A4 sheets and suitable for scanning. The composer must be identified on the manuscript itself by a nom-de-plume to ensure anonymity.
The composer’s details are to be included on the attached entry form and sealed in a separate envelope to accompany the manuscript. The nom- de-plume must be written on the outside of this envelope.

7. The original manuscripts with three photocopies must reach:
Mrs. A Brooker
St Heliers
New Zealand 1071

Not later than 20 February 2013.
The inclusion of a sound file is encouraged in Sibelius or MP3 formats.

8. Judging: ANZVS has appointed a panel of three adjudicators with a range of experience in composition and performance on the viola. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. Prizes: $200 in prize money for each category. One additional prize of $100 will be awarded for best composition in either category written by a composer studying at secondary school or equivalent in 2012.
The adjudicators reserve the right not to award a prize in any of the three categories.

10. Winners will be announced and the winning and highly commended compositions will then be performed in a workshop setting at the Auckland Viola Convention 9-10 March 2013.

11. Results will be published in the ANZVS Journal June 2013.

12. Printing and Copyright
Though the copyright of their work remains with the composer, it is a condition of entry that the composers of the winning works (with the composer’s real name acknowledged) allow ANZVS to publish the works in the ANZVS Journal.

13. Manuscripts and photocopies will be retained to be used in workshops at the Auckland Viola Convention. At all times copyright remains with the composer.