Monday Link Round Up: May 21, 2018

News to start your week! Amazing new call for new music from Donne in Musica.  Women composers of all music backgrounds, ages, and nationalities are invited to submit compositions inspired by the struggle for human rights.  The call was inspired by the 70th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Learn more here. Jennifer Higdon’s new Harp Concerto received its world premiere by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra last week.  Read a review of the concert here. Julia Wolfe also had a premiere last week: Spinning, an hour-long work for three vocalizing, amplified cellists.  Read a review of the…

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…

Call for Papers & Call for Scores

We are excited to share two opportunities for scholars and composers to present and promote their work! Listening to Ladies, which has an outstanding podcast that showcases the work of contemporary women composers, has partnered with the contemporary ensemble Vent Nouveau to announce a Call For Scores for all composers who identify as women.  The works can be new or previously performed – but must be submitted by January 15.  Winners will be featured in a concert held in March 2017.  More information, including submission and scoring guidelines, can be found here.   This year, 2017, marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Amy…

Women Composers Festival of Hartford 2017 Call for Scores and Papers

I am delighted to share the Women Composers Festival of Hartford’s announcement for the 2017 Festival, which will take place March 30-April 2. Each year the organizers masterfully balance a range of contemporary and historic music performances, works by the composer-in-residence, concerts featuring works written for the ensemble-in-residence, and scholarly papers and discussions. This year the Festival is featuring the music of Paula Matthusen and the string trio forty/sixty, and there are many opportunities for composers, performers, and scholars to be involved! The featured categories include works to be performed by featured ensemble forty/sixty, with a separate entry specifically for student composers, as…