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Composition Competitions

Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Deadline: 15 August 2015
"We are looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live."
Composers younger than 40 years can submit pieces for piano that are suitable for children and young adults.
Details:
Web: www.mauricio-kagel-composition-competition.com
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Posted: 10 February 2015

Choral composition competition - Rathdown Cantori Ladies Choir
Deadline: 21st of August 2015
To mark their first decade, composers are invited to set a piece for the choir, to be premiered at the Anniversary concert in November 2015 at Rathdown School. The text is original, comprising contributions from all choir members and should be set for upper voices in two, three or four parts, with a duration of up to 5 mins approx. As well as being performed at the concert by the choir, the successful piece will be awarded a cash prize of €200.
Details:
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Posted: 20 July 2015

Orchestre national d'Île-de-France - Composition Competition 2016 - 4th Editions
Deadline: 1st of Sept 2015
Orchestre national d'Île-de-France launches the fourth composition competition Île de créations in partnership with Radio France - France Musique, Musique Nouvelle en Liberté, Durand-Salabert-Eschig (Universal Music Publishing Group) and SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique). Bruno Letort, Director of Ars Musica Brussels contemporary music festival will be the patron of the 2016 competition.
The competition is opened to composers under 32 years old on January 1st, 2016, from any country and enrolled in composition and/or orchestration training program in the European Union within the five last years.
Details:
Web: www.orchestre-ile.com/site.php?type=P&id=814
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Posted: 10 June 2015

Britten Sinfonia launched OPUS2016
Deadline: 19th of October 2015
Britten Sinfonia launched OPUS2016, its annual open submission competition for unpublished composers with the Winner receiving a professional commission from Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.
OPUS2016 invites submissions from applicants of any age and background, with the chance to receive a professional commission as part of Britten Sinfonia's award winning At Lunch series. The scheme offers an invaluable opportunity to ten shortlisted as yet unpublished composers, to develop their chamber writing skills under guidance from composer Julian Phillips and Britten Sinfonia musicians, with the winner receiving the prize of a commission for performances in a UK tour.
Details:
Web: www.brittensinfonia.com/creative-learning/opus-2016/#sthash.p2r9QLRM.dpuf
Posted: 10 June 2015

USA International Harp Competition's 5th Solo Harp Composition Contest - 2015
Deadline: 30th of October 2015
The Composition Contest for the USA International Harp Competition takes place prior to the triennial performance competition. The Contest was established as a part of its mission "to encourage composers to write new works for the harp and to promote the harp and harp music." Composers are invited to submit new works for solo harp.
Details:
Web: usaihc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=394
Posted: 12 March 2015

2nd Karol Szymanowski International Composers Competition
Deadline: 30th November 2015
2nd Karol Szymanowski International Composers Competition Katowice 2015.
Competition is organized by the Karol Szymanowski Music Society in collaboration with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.
The subject of the competition is a piece for great symphony orchestra. Required duration of the composition was 10 - 20 min.
The members of jury are all members of the Karol Szymanowski Music Society: Eugeniusz Knapik - chairman, Krzysztof Meyer, Rafał Augustyn, Sławomir Czarnecki.
Details:
Web: www.szymanowski-competition.com
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Posted: 10 June 2015

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