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31 Mar 2015

Music Composition Contest - First Place Prize $100.00

Discipline:
All genres accepted, but an emphasis on Classical with score
Place:
New York, United States of America
Qualifications:
Site registration. Submission of audio file and score. Ability to receive prize money through Paypal.
Dates:
from 17 Feb 2015 to 31 Mar 2015
Entry fee:
Free
Prize:
First Place : $100.00
Description:
An original composition in two movements sharing motivic material. Genre, duration, and instrumentation are open. Submission of an audio file and score are required.
For more information visit the official site
03 Apr 2015

Call For Scores

Discipline:
music compostition
Place:
Phoenix, United States of America
Qualifications:
Any person of any nationality/age/gender/race is encouraged to apply.
Entry fee:
None
Prize:
The winner will receive a performance of his or her work by Arizona Pro Arte with the possibility of professional recording. At this time, there is no planned monetary award, but in the event of a change in award policy, all applicants will be notified immediately and our online rules and regulations will be updated.
Description:
2015 Call For Scores Project Description One to five (1-5) compositions will be selected and be performed on Arizona Pro Arte’s September 19th, 2015 concert at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona with original choreography and dancers by ELEVATE DanceWorks. Instrumentation Submissions may consist of any combination of standard orchestral instruments up to eight (8) performers plus prerecorded tape/audio track. Of the performers, a maximum of two may be percussionists. A maximum of one piano may be utilized. Entries with harp will be considered. Exceptions on instrumentation may be granted on a case by case basis. Exceptions will be considered until one week before the submission deadline. Please use the contact form for exception inquiries here. Duration The submitted work may be any number of movements, not to exceed a total of twenty minutes in duration. Application Fee There is no application fee for our Call for Scores project. Submission Limit Each applicant is allowed to submit only one (1) work for this project. Previously submitted works may be resubmitted. Award The winner will receive a performance of his or her work by Arizona Pro Arte with the possibility of professional recording. At this time, there is no planned monetary award, but in the event of a change in award policy, all applicants will be notified immediately and our online rules and regulations will be updated. Eligibility Any person of any nationality/age/gender/race is encouraged to apply. Deadline The deadline for either method of submission (see methods below) is April 3rd, 2015. Any materials received after this date will not be considered regardless of postmark. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. Selection The winner will be announced via our website on April 17th, 2014. The winner will be required to supply performance materials (physical or electronic) by no later than July 17th, 2015. The winner will be required to provide performing rights for this concert. Arizona Pro Arte retains the right to select no winner for this competition, though we would rather that not happen. Submission Methods Submit materials online at www.azproarte.com/call-for-scores or mail submissions to: Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble – Call for Scores PO Box 17387 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 USA What to Submit Score (PDF for online submission) Audio file/CD – Instrumental performance or midi (online mp3 upload 20MB maximum size or link to hosted file)* Biography** (350 words maximum) *This is required due to involvement of dancers. Submissions without audio will not be considered. **Biography is optional. Less emphasis is put on composer biography and more on substance of music. APPLY AT http://www.azproarte.com/call-for-scores/
For more information visit the official site
10 Apr 2015

Mozart International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Frascati (Rome), Italy
Qualifications:
1s Absolute, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize and Merit Diploma
Dates:
from 09 May 2015 to 10 May 2015
Entry fee:
from 35 to 55 Euros
Prize:
from 100 to 500 Euros, Cups, Medals, Concerts
Description:
Thr XX Mozart Int. Piano Competition will be for Junior Section in 2015, with 5 categories up 20 years old. Regulations, application form and other informations in the web site www.collegiumartis.it
For more information visit the official site
15 Apr 2015

The International Knopf Competition

Discipline:
Violin
Place:
Düsseldorf, Germany
Dates:
from 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015
Entry fee:
50 €
For more information visit the official site
15 Apr 2015

International Compostion Competition and Festiaval "Tchaikovsky-Heritage"

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
Moscow, Podolsk, Russia
Dates:
from 01 Jan 2015 to 21 May 2015
Entry fee:
1 000 RUB
For more information visit the official site
25 Apr 2015

3rd All-Russian Piano Competition "Spring in Prikamie»

Discipline:
Piano solo and piano ensemble
Place:
Perm, Russia
Dates:
from 01 May 2015 to 03 May 2015
For more information visit the official site
26 Apr 2015

Vocalcompetition of 28th Sobinov Festival

Discipline:
Vocal
Place:
Saratov, Russia
Dates:
from 26 May 2015 to 31 May 2015
Entry fee:
none
For more information visit the official site
01 May 2015

The Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

Discipline:
Conducting
Place:
Tokio, Japan
Qualifications:
The competition is open to people of all nationalities. Applicants must be under 38 years old as of October 18, 2015. Former first-prize winners of this competition are not eligible to compete again.
Dates:
from 01 Oct 2015 to 01 Nov 2015
Prize:
The prizes and cash awards are as follows: 1st Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥2,000,000 (net) 2nd Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥1,000,000 (net) 3rd Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥500,000 (net) Special Award / Hideo Saito Award: This award will be presented to one of the finalists selected by the Panel of Judge. There is a possibility that nobody qualifies for the special award. Hideo Saito (1902-1974) was a great conductor, cellist and educator who raised so many internationally well known musicians such as Seiji Ozawa. He served as the first chairperson for the Panel of Judge in Min-On's Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting and had been contributing so much for developing this competition from the beginning. This special award was established to praise his achievement and for encouraging the development of capable successors. It is funded by the donation of Hideo Saito's family and the cash award is ¥500,000 (net).
For more information visit the official site
25 May 2015

Mirror Visions Ensemble Inaugural Young Composers Competition

Discipline:
Competition
Place:
New York, United States of America
Qualifications:
*open to composers 35 and younger at date of application *open to American composers, including non-US citizens living or studying in the United States
Dates:
from 20 Feb 2015 to 25 May 2015
Entry fee:
$15
Prize:
$1500 commission from the Mirror Visions Ensemble; performance by Mirror Visions in an upcoming season, Up to four winners will be chosen by panel
Description:
*One-page résumé *One-page cover letter, which includes a short statement about the works submitted *Two contrasting samples of composer’s vocal work; total time may not exceed 6 minutes in length. Submitted works must be for one, two or three voices and piano or other instrument(s) (opera, oratorio, cantata, art song, etc.). No choral writing will be considered. Submitted works can be excerpted from larger work. Scores must be submitted electronically as PDF. Audio samples (Midi or live) should be submitted in addition to scores; recordings should be cued to the same section of music as the accompanying scores *$15 application fee must be paid online through the ensemble’s PayPal donation page (see website) *All materials must be submitted by May 25; incomplete applications will not be considered *Materials should be submitted electronically to mvcomposerscompetition@gmail.com via attachment (large files may be sent via Google Drive)
For more information visit the official site
27 May 2015

The Nury Halmammedov international Festival and Competition

Discipline:
Piano, Voice
Place:
Moscow, Russia
Dates:
from 25 Jun 2015 to 28 Nov 2014
Entry fee:
no
For more information visit the official site
   
 

Among MusicaNeo community members there are a lot of talented musicians, excellent performers and gifted composers who have already won awards at various international music contests or are preparing to take part in them. To support this most brave, venturesome and determined part of our community, MusicaNeo curates a list of music competitions. We are inviting you to take part in enriching our list and post information about international Performing/Composing contests and competitions that will take place in years 2012 – 2013 in different parts of the world. Listed are competitions for pianists, composers, vocalists, violinists, cellists, performers on wind and percussion instruments, as well as contests for choirs and chamber ensembles. In order to find a competition in the list, use the search tool by nomination, country, application date and set the earliest date suitable for you.

For any musician entering a competition is a bold step that can completely change his/her creative career. To participate in a music competitions is very time-consuming – the process of preparation itself takes up plenty of time, efforts and resources, not talking about the numerous rehearsals that turn into real proof of stamina for musicians. Despite all that, for some well-known artists taking part in a music contest became a turning point in their professional careers. Among academic performers who gained popularity after winning in an international contest are: Van Cliburn, Itzhak Perlman, Luciano Pavarotti, Maxim Vengerov, Anna Netrebko. Music competitions played an important role in the development of many now famous artists and bands – Julio Iglesias, Andrea Bocelli, ABBA, Celine Dion, Toto Cutugno, Secret Garden – to name just a few.

Of course, many have different attitudes to competitions in general and to a jury’s competency in particular. But no one would argue that it takes great effort from contestants, training, practice and endurance to get through in a competition, especially those open to participants form all over the world. The most talented and technically advanced performers compete and there is no chance for a second try.

It goes without saying that regardless of the results, being accepted and participating in an international contest is always a victory in itself and a big step to the next professional level in music.

 
   
 
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