Welcome to our May Newsletter. In this issue, we have information about our new website; a reminder of both this year’s Indaba and issue of our annual Bulletin; a reminder of the call for articles; an opportunity for performers and composers as well as the usual reminders for 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 July. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ or performers’ opportunities, just send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMSA have launched the new website!
All subscribers are encouraged to visit the new site and make suggestions as to what you would like to add, or have changed. NMSA members are asked to consider whether they would like a page dedicated to them on the site, so please let us know your thoughts. Please respond to Douglas Scott at email@example.com.
A separate notice will shortly be sent to members regarding updating their entry in the Directory.
Please note: anyone who is not member of NMSA and would like to appear in our Directory, please send me an email (above) and I will send you membership information.
NMSA Indaba 2017
This year’s Indaba will be held in Grahamstown from 13 to 16 September, but not in Rhodes University as I mistakenly mentioned last month, for which I apologise.
Just to remind you of the Call for Submissions for which there is a deadline of 17 July. Note that, in addition to music compositions to be performed, submissions include collaborations; workshops; masterclasses; presentations, etc. Please note the theme of the call, although the team welcomes submissions outside the scope of this theme.
The team look forward to receiving your submissions.
Please note that the deadline for your submission is 16 June.
Reminder of Call for Articles on Music
Matete Mahlare is calling for articles to be published in an on-line magazine, called ‘Lyrics’, which she is planning to promote later this year. The magazine is planned to be launched as a website as well as in hard-copy. Articles from musicologists or about musicology are welcome, in addition to more general articles about anything musical and any genre reflecting issues in South Africa or any other part of the world.
If you have an idea for an article, please contact Matete on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone her on 072-224 3450.
2nd Manhattan International Music Competition
This is an online competition for Piano, Strings and Voice. There is over $25,000 in prizes plus CD recording. Visit application on-line for further details and how to apply. Note the deadline for application is 10 June.
25th International Music Competition – Vittoria Caffa Righetti Prize
This is an opportunity for both performers and composers. Please visit their website where full details may be downloaded. Further information can be requested by sending an email to email@example.com.
Reminder of Opportunities
Premio Valentino Bucchi – 37th Annual International Competition for Interpretation.This is a competition for performers of a solo instrument. Please visit their website for full details.
Note that it is for performers of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, accordion/bayan, harp, guitar, violin, viola, cello or double bass born after 1 January 1980.
To participate in the competition, candidates must send the registration form completed by July 21, 2017 to: Secretariat of the International Contests, Foundation Valentino Bucchi, Via Ubaldino Peruzzi 20 - 00139 Rome – Italy.
International Chamber Music Competition The next “Città di Pinerolo e Torino – Città Metropolitana” International Chamber Music Competition (for the Cities of Pinerolo, of Torino, and of its surrounding area), which is part of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva, will take place in Pinerolo and Turin from 5 to 11 March 2018. In 2016 the jury of renowned musicians awarded prizes amounting to 23,000 Euros to winners chosen from 100 musicians belonging to 42 chamber music ensembles (under 33 years of age) from all over the world.
Visit their webpage for more information. Note, deadline for entry is 8 January 2018.