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Cash or Performance Awards 6
Commissions and Recordings 1
Fellowships and Residencies 5



 
Contests - Songwriting, Music, Arts 36


 The American Academy in BerlinThe American Academy in Berlin
Candidates must be either American citizens or permanent residents. Stipend of $3,000 - $5,000 per month, round trip airfare, apartment and partial board at the Hans Arnhold Center. Proposed projects must demonstrate a need to be in Berlin. Website has guidelines, application forms, and list of current fellows.
 American Academy in Rome - The Rome PrizeAmerican Academy in Rome - The Rome Prize
Open to all U.S. composers. 11-month stipend to live at the American Academy in Rome. Guidelines, list of previous winners, list of jurors.
 Continental HarmonyContinental Harmony
A project of the American Composers Forum, sponsoring composer residencies of up to six weeks in various communities around the country. Criteria vary depending on the community. Calls for composers by community, list of composers, projects, premieres.
 Copland House: Aaron Copland AwardsCopland House: Aaron Copland Awards
Residencies of 1 to 2 months for "gifted, emerging or mid-career" American composers reside, one at a time, at Copland House in upstate New York. Application form and guidelines available on website.
 Fromm Music FoundationFromm Music Foundation
Funds the commissioning of works of all genres. Open to all composers, both emerging and established. Annual deadline. Guidelines, application form, history and mission.
 International Composing Competition "2 Agosto"International Composing Competition "2 Agosto"
Works for specified genre, changes each year. Open to composer of all nationalities who are under age 41. Anonymous entry. Work may not have been previously performed. Three winning works will receive cash award, performance in Italy.
 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationJohn Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists.
 League of Composers CompetitionLeague of Composers Competition
Annual competition open to all US composers. Cash prize and possible performance in New York City.
 MacDowell ColonyMacDowell Colony
A place for both emerging and well-established artists of all disciplines to create and work without interruption. Lists studio descriptions, residency program, fellowship opportunities, history, and financial information.
 Prix International de Composition Musicale "Reine Marie José"Prix International de Composition Musicale "Reine Marie José"
Works submitted must comply with a specific instrumentation which changes from year to year. Open to all composers. Cash award, possible performance and broadcast.
 Queen Elisabeth CompetitionQueen Elisabeth Competition
Works for piano and orchestra, approx. 10 minutes duration. Open to composers age 40 and under. Anonymous submission. Cash award, performance and possible radio/TV broadcast.
 The William Lincer FoundationThe William Lincer Foundation
Specific chamber settings that include viola, changes every year. 10-12 minute duration. Open to all composers. Work may not have been previously performed in public. Anonymous entry, cash award.
 Young Composer AwardYoung Composer Award
The DSO present a competition for GCSE and A Level music students, to give them a live performance opportunity, and one cash prize.






 

 
 

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