To all our subscribers
Welcome to our April Newsletter. In this issue, we have reminders about our Indaba and Annual Bulletin calls; news of the forthcoming ISCM World Music Days; information about Lyrics on-line magazine; opportunities for composers and performers; a Press Release as well as the usual reminder of opportunities.
As always, do let me know of any newsworthy items, for the next issue, that would help you to publicise your events in or after June 2018. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ or performers’ opportunities, just send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMSA Indaba 2018
I recently notified everyone of our announcement of the NMSA Indaba, to be held in Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth from 5 to 8 October. We need to fill these dates with exciting events, concerts, talks, discussions, etc. and we need more submissions from you.
Please revisit this Call here and I urge you to send in your submissions as soon as possible, but by 12 May latest.
Reminder, Submissions for Bulletin 2018, issue 17
The deadline for submitting concepts for this year’s bulletin has passed, but we have not received a single concept or idea from anyone! It is not too late to send me draft material. We would like to publish information about the New Music scene in South Africa over the past year, including a list of first performances, new music projects and the like. We need to hear from composers, performers and musicologists – anyone connected with the South African music scene – so we can include your events in the bulletin. We will even publish short music scores of recent pieces, so please send in any relevant information to email@example.com.
The Call can be downloaded here.
ISCM World Music Days
This year, we will be well represented at the World Music Days in Beijing, China. The Official Submissions were the ones we asked members to submit works to us and, out of the six works that were presented to Beijing, John Simon’s ‘Coquette’ for flute solo was chosen.
Additionally, as a piece by Maike Watson was included last year, she could not enter again this year under the banner of the ‘Official Submissions’ (ISCM rules), so she decided to enter as an individual. Her work ‘VI Aphorisms’ for piano solo was selected.
We offer our hearty congratulations to both these composers whose works will be performed in Beijing between 19 to 26 May.
LYRICS On-line Magazine
The first issue can be viewed here. Lyrics Magazine celebrates excellence in music, arts, culture, heritage and film.
Contributions for future issues, especially about music, may be made by contacting Matate Mahlare on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see her recent advertisement for Freelance Article Writers.
Valentino Bucchi Foundation Composition Competition
The Valentino Bucchi Foundation in collaboration with the Roman Philhamonic Academy announce the 39th edition of the International Composition Competition Contest, ‘Valentino Bucchi Prize’.
Please download for full details.
Note, deadline for submission is 30 June 2018.
São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival
The São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival, located in São Paulo, Brazil, will take place from September 21 - 30th, 2018. Opportunities include chamber music performances and two participants will be selected to have an orchestra piece premiered with the Brazilian National Theatre Claudio Santoro Symphony Orchestra in the capital of Brazil, Brasília.
Please visit festival webpage for further information and application form.
Note, deadline for submission is 1 August.
The Italian Percussion Arts Society is holding their 16th Percussion Competition from 18 to 23 September 2018. Click here for rules, repertoire list, prizes and more.
There are five categories from Marimba to Vibraphone, Timpani, Snare Drum to Composition. There will be one week full of music. Six juries each with three international percussion masters. Be part of that world-famous Italy PAS competition.
Note, deadline for application is 4 June 2018.
Music Law, Business & Contracts
Basadi Hatella Pele is hosting a forum titled Music Law, Business & Contracts with specific focus on the music industry. This workshop aims to look into the industry and see what can be done to educate our artists on business law and the industry. This high profile forum will take place at Southern Sun Table Bay Cape Town on the 5 & 6 July 2018.
Please see brochure for more information and registration.
Avanti Duo Press Release
The Avanti Duo have issued a Press Release for their Crowdfunding for a release of there debut flute and piano album. The duo members are Coila-Leah Enderstein (piano) and Sally Minter (flute) and their album will feature works by Amy Luyendijk.
Reminder of Opportunities
Deadline: 15 August 2018.
The prize money totals 10,000 Euros.
For further details, please download information sheet and visit their website.
2. 5th Antonio Smareglia International Composition Competition
The Accademia di Studi Pianistici "Antonio Ricci” of Udine, ITALY announce the 5th Antonio Smareglia International Composition Competition. Please download for detailed information.
Please note deadline: 31 May.