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Composition Competitions

Intenacional Amadeus Choral Composition Contest
Deadline: 31st March 2014
The VIIIth Edition of Amadeus Choral composition contest (2014) is already under way, in Puebla de la Calzada, (Extremadura, SPAIN). Its rules are already available at the contest web:
in English: or in the attached archives (also in Portuguese and French)
It is open to composers of all ages and nationalities who may submit as much as four works each, two for mixed voices and two for equal voices. Two prices will be given to each modality,one for the best work in 2014 and another one for the best work of Extremaduran folklore in 2014.
Posted: 14 March 2014

"In modo di Lutoslawski" International Competition for Composers
Deadline: 31st March 2014
The competition is organized as part of the project "Polish-Norwegian Music Incubator", financed by the program "Promotion of cultural and artistic activities in the framework of the European cultural heritage"/EEA grant.
The competition is open to young artists up to 22 years of age in classical-contemporary and jazz music categories.
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Posted: 14 March 2014

International Composition Competition 'Città di Udine', Italy
Deadline: 31 Mar 2014
No age limit.
Composition competition divided into 2 sections:
- compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument (Pieces should not exceed eight minutes in length, however consideration will be given to compositions which exceed this length if, in the opinion of the Jury, they are of particular artistic merit);
- electroacoustic music (no longer than 10 minutes' duration).
Only unpublished compositions can be submitted.
For all the statements and info to send together with the composition it is possible to download an entry form. You can find it at For the rules and conditions:
Tel: +39 0432 649244
Contact: Vittorio Vella, artistic dir; Cristina Scuderi, organiser; Vincent Reis, organiser
Email: -
Posted: 14 January 2014

Musiques & Recherches eighth biennal competition for acousmatic competition
Deadline: 12 April, 2014

Categories of participants:

  • category A composers aged 28 or less in 2014 and electroacoustic composition students (proving such quality). There is no registration fee.
  • category B composers willing to register in this category and aged 50 or less in 2014. Registration fee for category B amounts to 20 € for each participant.

All details about the competition and the prizes are found on the website link below.

The deadline for applying, sending your work as well as all documents mentioned in the regulation (bio, notice of the work, copy of ID/Passport, catalog of the works) is 12 April 2014

Acousmatic: Pre-recorded work composed in studio, projected on loudspeakers in concert, without any intervention of other live sound sources.

Posted: 8 April 2014

Choral Composition Competition, London
Deadline: 21st April 2014
The Music Makers of London are delighted to announce their second composition competition. 1st Prize 500GBP, 2nd prize 200GBP.
Shortlisted works will be performed on July 4th 2014 as part of the Voices of London Festival 2014, and adjudicated by Stephen Jackson and Judith Weir.
Posted: 14 March 2014

Mornington Singers Composition Competition for original choral works
Deadline: 30th June 2014
The Mornington Singers are holding a competition for original choral works, with entry open to all Irish composers and composers living in Ireland.
As well as wishing to promote choral music in Ireland and encourage new compositions, the choir wants to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of our musical director since 2002, Dr. Orla Flanagan, both to the Mornington Singers and to the Irish choral community in general. Prize-winning entries will therefore be dedicated to Orla.
Prizes will be awarded to the three highest placed entries and these three winning compositions will also be performed at the Mornington Singers winter concert, on the 22nd of November, 2014 (St. Cecilia's Day).
A selection of pieces entered will also be read at a workshop for singers, conductors and comopsers on the 18th of October, 2014.
Posted: 14 March 2014

2nd International Alkema Composition Contest, Utrecht, NL
Deadline: 1 September 2014
Out of all participating works, the jury will select 6 works to be performed by the world famous Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and pianist Henry Kelder during the Final Concert on October 26 2014 in Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL.
Composers of all ages and nationalities are welcome to submit new compositions: for saxophone quartet and piano, with cross-over elements.
Posted: 27 January 2014

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