New Music MN

Opportunities for commissions, contests, grants, etc. To submit an item for listing, please email newmusicmn@composersforum.org, including deadline, full details, pertinent links, and contact info.

 

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Composition Competition

Deadline 05.01.18

In partnership with the Music Department, the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Art Committee invites all composers, regardless of age or country of origin, to compose a musical piece and compete. The contest will take place annually. The competition guidelines call for entries that are of moderate difficulty, appropriate for fourth- or fifth-grade musicians, and the compositions should be three to five minutes long.The composer of an original piece of music will receive a $1,000 prize in Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s inaugural composition competition, now open to submissions.

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Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest

Deadline: 05.01.18

Composers age 15-22 are eligible to submit a 5-8 minute composition for wind ensemble for consideration. The winning composition will receive a $1,000 cash award with a public performance and recording by the Encore Wind Ensemble. Encore is a Twin Cities group dedicated to the performance of traditional and contemporary masterworks for band.

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Jerome Foundation Artist Fellowships

Deadline: 05.08.18

The Jerome Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of a new Artist Fellowship program that offers flexible, two-year grants to support the creative development of early-career generative artists in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. Artists may apply individually or together with other members of ongoing collectives or ensembles.Each fellow will receive $20,000 per year for two consecutive years, making the total cash award $40,000 over the two-year period. Artists applying as part of a collective or ensemble will share one $20,000 per year award. In addition to the cash award, each Fellow will receive $10,000 of production funds to award to a nonprofit(s) that contracts (or is already contracted) with the Fellow during the two-year period.

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VocalEssence ReMix

Deadline: 05.15.18

VocalEssence ReMix offers two talented, emerging composers/songwriters the opportunity to have a 9-month one-on-one composer mentorship as they each write two choral works, suitable for an intergenerational choir comprised of: an octet of professional singers, high school students, and senior adults. Completed works may be for voices with or without instruments, which may include acoustic, amplified, western, world, electronics, or even turntables! Singers from VocalEssence ensembles will premiere works during the 2018-19 season.

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CORO Composer’s Institute

Apply before 05.15.18

Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. July 23-26. The week-long Composer’s Institute is devoted to the emerging composer. Each composer selected to participate will receive individual composition lessons and attend seminars on the commissioning process and advanced choral writing. Compositions will be rehearsed and performed by the CORO Vocal Artists. During the week-long institute, composers will spend time fine tuning their existing composition and have the opportunity to create a new piece with the guidance of Jocelyn Hagen and Tim Takach. CORO Conducting Faculty, Drs. Moody and Oltman, also spend time with each composer to discuss their compositions and offer insight into the composer/conductor relationship. $30 application fee. $1025 Tuition and housing. Food is not included.

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113 Call for Scores

Deadline: 05.31.18

113 is accepting scores for the 2018-19 concert season. Selected scores may be programmed at any point during the season. Composers who are accepted are encouraged (but not required) to attend the concert(s) featuring their work. Composers of any age or nationality may apply. We are accepting scores in two categories: #1 Works for 1-4 instruments, including any combination of flute, clarinet, double bass, and percussion (1 performer) #2 Works for 1-5 members of TAK Ensemble, including any combination of flute, clarinet, soprano, violin, and percussion (1 performer). Submissions may include electronics and/or improvisation. Submission Fee: $5.00 per score (USD)

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MN Composers New Works Competition – Young Composer Division

Deadline: 06.10.18

MN Sinfonia is pleased to announce a call for new and unpublished (chamber) orchestral scores by Minnesota composers. Five new works will premiere during the 2018-19 season with winning composers to receive compensation ranging between $500 and $6,000.

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MN Composers New Works Competition – Adult Composer Division

Deadline: 09.01.18

MN Sinfonia is pleased to announce a call for new and unpublished (chamber) orchestral scores by Minnesota composers. Five new works will premiere during the 2018-19 season with winning composers to receive compensation ranging between $500 and $6,000.

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