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.

 

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MN Sinfonia is pleased to announce a call for new and unpublished (chamber) orchestral scores by Minnesota composers.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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Welcome Christmas Carol Contest

Deadline: 06.15.18

This year marks the 21st year of the Welcome Christmas Carol Contest, a partnership between VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum. Create a modern-day carol, which will be premiered by VocalEssence. Open to North American composers of all ages, this year’s contest requires writing a carol for SATB chorus and oboe.  Two winners will each receive a prize of $1,000, plus December 2018 world premiere by VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers. The performances will be recorded for national broadcast in 2019 via American Public Media.

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Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

Deadline: 06.29.18

Supported by the Jerome Foundation, the Lanesboro Artist Residency program is an opportunity for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work. Through 2-week and 4-week residencies, the program offers emerging artists lodging, studio space, project/community facilitation, a weekly stipend of $1,000, and the time and space to focus solely on their community-engaged artistic practice.

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Able Artist Music

Deadline: 06.30.18

Founded by MN composer Stephen Letnes, the Able Artist Foundation is launching a boutique record label, tailored to artists with disabilities. Three local artists will be chosen to record in a professional studio & participate in a 3-month, fully-funded artist development program. In addition to recording and distribution, selected artists will also receive professional headshots, live performance opportunities, legal advice, home recording gear & software, and career counselling.

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MRAC Arts Activities Support

Deadline 07.16.18

The Arts Activities Support program provides grants of up to $10,000 in project support for groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline to communities within the seven-county metropolitan area of Minnesota. Grant requests may include costs for artists and other personnel, facility and/or equipment rental, postage, supplies, printing and other expenses necessary to carry out the project.

Free workshops will be offered on:
Monday, June 11, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Thursday, June 28, 6 p.m – 8 p.m.
Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Thursday, July 5, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

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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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