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Composition Competitions

International Composition Competition Citta di Udine - Eleventh Edition
Deadline: 31st March 2016
TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali and Delta Produzioni Associazione Culturale, with the awards of Senato della Repubblica Italiana, of Camera dei Deputati, of Italian Embassy in Oslo and Fidapa, the patronage of the Rappresentanza Italiana della Commissione Europea, the Italian National UNESCO Commission, the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, with Rai Radio3 as media partner and with the support of the Comune di Udine and the Fondazione CRUP, hereby open the Eleventh International Composition Competition "Città di Udine".
The competition is divided in two sections:
  • compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument.
  • electroacoustic music.
The competition will accept unpublished compositions by musicians of any nationality and of any age. Previously performed compositions will be accepted. Compositions must be sent anonymously as explained below.
"Compositions for chamber instrumental group or solo instrument" section.
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. The Jury's decision on this matter is final.
Posted: 22 December 2015

The Gesualdo Six's inaugural Composition Competition
Deadline: 15th of April 2016
Composers are invited to submit a new work for The Gesualdo Six's inaugural Composition Competition. The winning works will be premiered by the group at St John's Smith Square on Sunday 19 June 2016 and will be considered for publication by Novello & Co Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies. A prize fund of £1000 is available.
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and the 450th anniversary of Gesualdo's birth. Works by Shakespeare and words set by Gesualdo make up some of the chosen texts for composers to set, alongside poems by Christina Rossetti and Emily Brontë.
This competition is open to all composers, divided into two age categories: 18 years and under, and 19 years and above. The deadline for submissions is Friday 15 April 2016 at 5pm.
The competition is supported by St John's Smith Square and Novello & Co Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.
Posted: 19 January 2016

The 1st Peter Rosser Composition Award 2016
Deadline: 29 April 2016 at 4pm
The 1st Peter Rosser Composition Award, 2016 was jointly established by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and the Peter Rosser Foundation in memory of our esteemed colleague and friend. It is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, Cormac O'Kane of Red Box Recording Studio, Belfast as well as through generous donations made in Peter's memory by friends and colleagues.
Submission to the award is open to composers born or domicile in N. Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The competition is open to composers regardless of age. However, the award is aimed at emerging composers. The organisers, therefore, welcome submissions from composers at the start of their careers and composers without a substantial track record of performances or commissions.
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Posted: 20 January 2016

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