Composer Competitions

LocationComposer Competition DetailsDates heldClosing dateMore info
United KingdomOxford
VQ New Works Competition 2016
The Villiers Quartet announces the 3rd edition of the VQ New Works Competition 2016, open to composers of any nationality & age writing for string quartet. Entry deadline is January 15th, 2016. The field will be narrowed to 6 composers, whose works will be video recorded and posted on the VQ website for online vote from April 1st - 15th, 2016. The top 3 finalists will have their works performed live at Oxford University on May 27th, 2016. Winner chosen by audience vote. 1st prize of £1000 + recording of work, 2nd prize £250, and 3rd prize of £125 will be awarded. Visit website for more info.
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01 Oct 2015 - 27 May 2016 15 Jan 2016 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 05 Oct 2015
United StatesSeattle, WA
Seattle Composers Alliance 2nd Annual Internat'l Call for Scores
The Seattle Composers Alliance has announced its Second Annual Internat'l Call for Scores Competition. Compositions are for string quartet or any combo thereof, written within the past two years, never premiered. Full score and parts must be received by mail (printed) or email (in pdf format) by December 15. Submissions will be evaluated anonymously. Up to ten winners will be selected and notified by December 31, 2015. Entry fee is $10 USD for Assoc. SCA members, $40 for non-members and free for Full SCA members. More info and entry guidelines at
18 Sept 2015 - 15 Dec 2015 18 Dec 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 24 Sept 2015
Czech RepublicJihlava 13th International Composers Competition Jihlava 2016
The organizers set themselves the task of initiating and supporting creation of new works which would be distinctive in composition and accessible for interpretation and which would be of benefit for the repertoire of non-professional choirs.
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01 June 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 02 Sept 2015
United KingdomLondon OPUS2016 - open call for scores
Unpublished? Want to hear your music live? OPUS2016 invites submissions from applicants of any age and background who are resident in the UK, with the chance to receive a professional commission as part of Britten Sinfonia’s award winning At Lunch series. The scheme offers an invaluable opportunity to ten shortlisted as yet unpublished composers, to develop their chamber writing skills under guidance from composer Julian Phillips and Britten Sinfonia musicians, with the winner receiving the prize of a commission for performances in a UK tour. ENTER NOW: BIT.LY/OPUS2016 Deadline: 19 Oct 2015
01 June 2015 - 23 Jan 2016 19 Oct 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 08 Sept 2015
United KingdomDorking The Ray Bardsley Carol Composition Prize 2015
Dorking Choral Society is pleased to announce its inaugural composition competition, the Ray Bardsley Carol Composition Prize 2015. Open to composers of all ages and nationalities, and adjudicated by Master of the Queen's Music, Judith Weir, and Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, Stephen Jackson, composers are invited to submit a short seasonal work suitable for an amateur choral society, either a capella or with piano accompaniment. For further details please go to for a link to a pdf providing full details of the competition and terms of entry.
01 Aug 2015 - 18 Dec 2015 12 Oct 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 04 Aug 2015
ItalyBrescia International call for scores
Composers may send one or more scores. Every score must have a precise reference to the work(s) of one, and only one, of the contemporary figurative artists related to Brescia whose works are visible in the specific pages of the website. Scores must be sent by e-mail to, in pdf format, with a description of the relationship between the score and the related art work(s). Deadline: November 30th, 2015. Selected scores will be performed in a concert in Brescia, Sancarlino Theatre, on January 2016. for more info.
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01 July 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 30 Nov 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 13 July 2015
ItalyMilano Concorso OPERA OGGI
OperaLombardia, in coproduction with Theater Magdeburg (Germany) and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia (Spain), promotes a Competition for the commission of a new opera and directing project. An opera able to speak about the present, without forgetting the past, to tell a special, theatrical and representative story. Published by Casa Ricordi and staged in the 2017/18 season, the Competition is addressed to an artistic team, formed by composer, librettist, director, set and costume designer of European nationalities and under the age of 35.
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15 May 2015 - 15 Oct 2015 15 Oct 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 13 July 2015
FranceParis Île de créations, concours de composition
Orchestre national d'Île-de-France - Ce concours s’adresse aux compositeurs de moins de 32 ans au 1er janvier 2016, ayant été inscrits en cursus de composition et/ou d’orchestration en Europe entre 2011 et 2016.
01 Sept 2015 - 01 Dec 2015 N/A Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 11 June 2015
PortugalLisbon II International Composition Competition GMCL / Jorge Peixinho
Is organized by the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (Contemporary Music Group of Lisbon) and its main purposes are the encouragement of musical creation and dissemination of the work of young composers, thus contributing to the increase of the repertoire of chamber music.Composition of the jury: Ivan Fedele (President); Gerhard Stabler; João Madureira; Jorge Sá Machado The competition is open to composers from all countries, under the age of 40 years on December 31st 2015. The art work and application form must be sent by registered mail, until October 28th 2015.
23 May 2015 - 05 Dec 2015 28 Oct 2015 Visit SiteSend Email
Posted 27 May 2015

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