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Composition Competitions

SBALZ International Composition Competition
Deadline: 1st June 2015
The II SBALZ International Composition Competition, organized by the Spanish Brass Alzira Festival, seeks to promote the creation of Original Music for Brass Quintet, (2 trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba) with the goal of expanding the repertoire and giving music for Brass Quintet the recognition it deserves on the chamber music scene. This competition is open to composers from any country and to works in any style.
Posted: 10 April 2015

Boston Guitarfest X
Deadline: 15th of June 2015
A work for solo guitar (no more than 15 minutes). No published, or previously awarded compositions should be submitted. Works must be composed for the six-stringed classical guitar. The real name of the composer should only appear on the first page of the submitted score(s).
Special attention will be given to works reflecting this year's theme 'The Eternal Feminine'.
Posted: 12 March 2015

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.
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Posted: 10 February 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.
Posted: 12 March 2015

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