Departmental Opportunities

New Music for Wind Ensemble – Scores AND parts due by OCTOBER 22, 2018


New Music for Orchestra (NMO) – Scores must be turned in to Gordon LaCross by JANUARY 7, 2019
 

 

External Opportunities

Note 1: this list is by no means comprehensive, so make sure to also check out online resources like: www.composersforum.org or http://www.composerssite.com/

Note 2: there are tons of dubious competitions (i.e., high entry fees, low rewards) that are not included here. Some things on this do have entry fees, but they are legitimate.

Music Festivals (mostly in the Summer)

Aspen
Atlantic Music Festival
Bang on a Can
Blackbird Creative Lab
Bowdoin
Brevard
Cabrillo Festival Conductor/Composer Workshop
Connecticut Summerfest
Copland House CULTIVATE
Darmstadt
Etchings
HighSCORE
International Young Composers Meeting (February)
Lake George
Lucerne
Mizzou
Mostly Modern
New Music on the Point
New Music Gathering
Norfolk
NYO-USA Composer Apprenticeship (ages 16-19)
Oregon Bach Festival
So Percussion Summer Institute
Soundscape
Sunset ChamberFest (in Los Angeles, composers 20 and under)
Tallis Festival
Tanglewood
UPBEAT
Yellow Barn

Residencies

Banff
Composing in the Wilderness
Copland House
Djerassi
I-Park
MacDowell Colony
Mise-En Place Bushwick Call for Artist-in-Residence and Concert Proposals
Yaddo

Reading Sessions

American Composers Orchestra Underwood Readings
Black House Collective Readings
Earshot Grand Rapids Symphony Readings
Wet Ink Large Ensemble Readings Project

Awards/Grants/Calls for Scores

American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards (get a member to nominate you)
American Prize
ASCAP Frederick Fennel Prize
ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award
ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize
Barlow General/LDS Commissions
Barlow Prize
Berlin Prize
BMI Student Composer Award
Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grants
Delirium Musicum Call for Scores (Los Angeles)
Ettelson Award (Composer's Inc.)
First Music Commissions (New York Youth Symphony)
Fromm Foundation Commissions
GAUDEAMUS Prize
HEAR NOW Festival of Los Angeles Composers
International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) Search for New Music Competition
Intimacy of Creativity
Khemia Ensemble call for scores
New Music USA grants
Renee B. Fisher Composer Award
Rome Prize
Symphony in C Young Composers' Competition
Third Coast Percussion Emerging Composers Partnership
Young Composers Competition (Community Music School)
Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music (piano grant)