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Composition Competitions

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

The Cambridge Chamber Singers announces its 16th ANNUAL CHORAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Deadline: 1st of Oct 2015
The winning composition is to be performed in June of 2016 at the Cambridge Chamber Singers concerts in the Boston area. CCS encourages the composer's attendance. The Cambridge Chamber Singers reserves the right to not award a prize.
The winning composer must provide a final performance score by January 10, 2016. CCS will make 40 copies for the chorus.
There are no restrictions according to age or residency. The text may be in any language. A composer may submit no more than two pieces.
Details:
Web: www.cambridgemadrigals.org/compcomp.html
Posted: 14 August 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Britten Sinfonia launched OPUS2016, its annual open submission competition for unpublished composers with the Winner receiving a professional commission from Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.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 The scheme offers an invaluable opportunity to ten shortlisted as yet unpublished composers, to develop their chamber writing skills under guidance from composer Julian Phillips and Britten Sinfonia musicians, with the winner receiving the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

EIGHT BRIDGES Composition Competition 2016
Deadline: 30th of November 2015
International LANXESS Competition for Young Composers In the framework of the festival ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (EIGHT BRIDGES | Music for Cologne) a composition competition will take place for the sixth time in 2016. Composers up to 30 years are invited to present a new work for vocal sextet. Basic data of the competition: The jury will select three compositions for completion within ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln (30th of April - 10 th of May 2016).
Details:
Web: www.achtbruecken.de/kompositionswettbewerb2016/
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Posted: 14 August 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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