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Discover 5 amazing opportunities with deadlines in April 2023, brought to you by our database "for the lost creative." Don't miss out on a chance to showcase your talent and take your career to the next level!

  1. "Art and Violence" Composition Competition - 2Act Foundation | April 10, 2023 2Act Foundation hereby announces its second Composition Competition for composers from all over the world to create a new work. We would like to ask composers to present us with their own, individual interpretation of this year’s subject, ‘art and violence’. The challenge of the third edition of the competition is to compose an original work for harpsichord with electronics. We are looking for original works that not only focus on musical matter but also consider aspects related to the theme of the competition ‘art and violence’. AWARDS 1st prize: PLN 4,000, and performance and professional concert recording of the work by Gośka Isphording 2nd prize: performance and professional concert recording of the work by Gośka Isphording

  2. 2023 Sinta Quartet National Composition Competition - April 15, 2023 In furtherance of developing the repertoire for the modern saxophone quartet and showcasing the great work of today’s young composers, we are pleased to announce SQ’s 8th National Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition! Awards: 1st Prize - Two 1st-prize winners will receive $500 each, have their piece premiered by SQ, and receive recordings of the performance. Runner-Up - Up to three runners-up will have their pieces premiered by SQ, and receive recordings of the performance. The premiere for all winning pieces will be in August 2023.

  3. The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award - From The Top | April 15, 2023 The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award is a one-time, non-renewable, need-based grant of up to $10,000 given in conjunction with full participation in From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab Fellowship. Each year, From the Top chooses approximately 20 pre-collegiate musicians ages 8-18 to receive the Award. The Award is given to driven and committed pre-collegiate musicians with financial need to help offset the often prohibitively expensive costs of studying classical music at a high level.

  4. Silver Melted Into Sound Composition Contest | April 17th, 2023 In alignment with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant awarded to the School of Fine and Performing Arts in 2022, the music festival, Silver Melted into Sound again calls for compositions designed to increase repertoire written by underrepresented composers including people of color, women and other marginalized genders, or persons with a disability and/or draw attention to leading minority poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar. The composition must be written for one of the following ensembles and at the performance level of a high school, Grade 3 ensemble: Concert Band – standard instrumentation String Orchestra Chorus – SATB The composition must be inspired by the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Priority will be given to people who consider themselves to be part of an underrepresented population The winning composition will be announced at the Silver Melted into Sound Music Festival on Friday, May 5, 2023. The winning composition will receive a $250 cash prize sponsored by Theta Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and a world premiere performance by a Wright State University music ensemble during the 2023-2024 academic year.

  5. Iber Exchange Grants - Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation | April 24, 2023 Mid Atlantic Arts believes in the power of the arts to promote a greater understanding of other cultures. Iber Exchange is a grant program designed to increase availability of international music programming throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and to promote a greater understanding of other cultures through the performing arts. Iber (pronounced “EE-burr”) Exchange provides fee support grants to nonprofit presenters located in the mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands) that contract artists as part of the Iber Exchange program in collaboration with the Ibermúsicas organization. Presenter Grant Support: Ensembles on the artist roster will tour the mid-Atlantic region with the assistance of Ibermúsicas between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Nonprofit mid-Atlantic presenters who provided letters of invitation to these artists when they applied to Ibermúsicas will be eligible for grant support from Mid Atlantic Arts for up to 50% of the negotiated artist fee. Grants will generally range between $2,000 – $8,000 per presenter. Additional eligible mid-Atlantic nonprofit presenters interested in joining the tours may do so with grant support while funds remain.

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