To all our subscribers
Welcome to our October Newsletter. In this issue, we report on our recent Indaba; details of competitions as well as the usual reminder of opportunities.
We welcome Daniel Hutchinson who will be taking over from editing the newsletter. Therefore, as from the next issue, newsworthy items need to be addressed to him that would help you to publicise your events in or after December 2018. Likewise, if you hear of any composers’ or performers’ opportunities, just send an email to him at email@example.com.
NMSA Indaba 2018
This year’s Indaba took place at the Nelson Mandela University South Campus, Port Elizabeth between 5 to 7 October. In general, it was enjoyed by the participants, although the attendance was disappointing, especially for the daytime events. Please download a full report which also includes the outcome of the AGM, giving the makeup of the currently elected board with their assigned duties.
Call for Scores – MISE_EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019
ensemble mise-en is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019! Since 2014, the festival has featured more than 30 pieces each year. They look forward to your submissions and to presenting even more works this year.
Selected composers are required to attend the festival dates, June 26-30, 2019. Each will have the chance to collaborate with ensemble mise-en as well as other guest musicians. This is a unique opportunity to share your work not only with a New York City audience but with visiting musicians and composers from around the world.
This year, they are especially excited to offer FREE HOUSING to all participating composers for the duration of the festival (June 26-30, 2019)! They are proud to be able to support composers in this way.
Note, deadline for submission: December 15, 2018 (EST 11:59PM)
Submission Fee: $27 (USD, non-refundable)
The guidelines for the submissions are:
1. Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
2. Selected composers must be present at the festival (June 26-30, 2019) in New York City.
3. Multiple submissions are welcome, but each must be submitted as a separate entity.
4. Those composers chosen to write new works (Category #5) will be notified by January 1st, 2019. All other composers chosen to participate in the festival will be notified after February 1st, 2019.
1. Solo instrument with or without electronics.
2. Chamber Ensemble (2-8 musicians including a conductor) with or without electronics.
3. Large Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra (up to 24-piece ensemble) with or without electronics.
4. Tape/Live Electronics/Video Work
5. Proposal for a new piece (1-25 musicians including a conductor) with or without electronics*
*This category (#5) is for undeveloped works or works-in-progress. Selected proposals must be completed and submitted by April 15th, 2019 for inclusion in the festival program.
IMPORTANT -- we will NOT accept any hard copies or email submissions. All submissions should be made via their festival website.
More information can be found here.
1st Vienna International Music Competition
This competition is open to ALL instrumentalists - ALL ages:
Please visit their website for more information where an online application can be made. Online applications are by means of videos from which selection will be made. No travel is required.
General competition information
For details of competitions in any discipline, composition or performance, please visit the follow two websites: MusicaNeo and The Composer’s Site.
Reminder of Opportunities
1. 10th International Composition Contest “La Mancha Guitars”
This is a competition for the composition of a guitar ensemble work to encourage young guitarists to enjoy their playing.
Please read brochure for details.
Please note deadline for receipt of scores is 23 November 2018.
2. International Composition Competition 2019
Culture Meeting Point are organising this competition which is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. Works that have not won any competitions in the past may be submitted.
Participants may submit as many compositions as they want. Compositions may be for a solo instrument or a duo combination of two instruments among western classical symphonic orchestra instruments with or without electronics. In this case an instruction explaining the use of electronics must be included. The composition should not exceed two players. Compositions must be original, between 2 and 15 minutes duration.
Each entry must be accompanied by an MP3 audio file which may be live or computer generated.
There is an entry fee of 40 Euros for each composition submitted. Candidates take note of the fact that the jury will not make any queries in respect of applications.
Please visit their website for further information.
Please note deadline: 31 March 2019.