Call For Scores Roundup!

March proved to be an excellent month for hearing a wide range of works by women composers – contemporary and historic!  We are excited to keep the momentum going throughout the rest of the year, and with so many opportunities for calls for scores, we can look forward to more great concerts to come!  We encourage composers to apply, and for everyone to help spread the word on these great opportunities!

International Alliance for Women in Music 
Annual Concert 2017

Deadline: April 22, 2017

  • Open to Members of IAWM who identify as women.
  • Works submitted should have a maximum duration of 10 minutes, with no minimum length.
  • Works should be for one to three performers from the following list: flute (piccolo/alto), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, cello, piano, and percussion. Chamber works with electronics and/or video are welcome.

More information here.


Women in Music Columbus

Deadline: May 15, 2017

  • Composers must be based in the United States and at least 21 years of age by the deadline.
  • Solo or chamber works up to five players; strings, woodwinds, or mixed, with or without piano.
  • Shorter works (10 minutes or less) are preferred, although works up to 15 minutes will be considered.  Works with electronics will not be considered.

More information can be found here.


36th IAWM Search for New Music

Deadline: May 31, 2017

  • Open to Members of IAWM who identify as women.
  • Seven different categories with different prizes and requirements
    • Ruth Anderson Commission Prize ($1,000)
      • Commission for a new sound installation with electro-acoustic music
    • Christine Clarke/Theodore Front Prize ($500)
      • Minimum age – twenty two
      • Large chamber and orchestral works
    • Miriam Gideon Prize ($500)
      • Minimum age – fifty
      • Works for solo voice and one to five instruments
    • Libby Larsen Prize ($300)
      • Must be currently enrolled in school
      • Works for any medium
    • Pauline Oliveros New Genre Prize ($300)
      • Works for electro-acoustic media or incorporating innovative form or style, such as improvisation, multimedia, use of non-traditional notation.
    • PatsyLu Prize ($500)
      • For Black women and/or lesbians
      • Classical art music in any form or instrumentation
    • Judith Lang Zaimont Prize ($400)
      • Minimum age – thirty
      • Extended instrumental compositions—large solo or chamber works—by a composer whose music has not yet been commercially recorded or published.

More information about all of the categories and requirements found here.


Listening to Ladies and Ctrl-Z

Deadline: June 1, 2017

  • Composers of any age or nationality who identify as women, nonbinary, or gender fluid.
  • Scores for live performative electronics to be performed by Ctrl-Z and released on record.
  • Composers will retain all ownership, publishing, performance, and distribution rights to their work.

More information available here.



Know of a call for scores that we missed?  Let us know so we can feature it and help spread the word!