Listenpony is looking for composers to work with in 2019.

The selected composers will receive a commission fee of £500 to write a 5-minute piece for one of the opportunities listed below (you can express preference in the application).

Please send us music you think best represents your work. It would also be great to see music that is in a similar format to our commissions - either in length, size of ensemble, or instrumental line-up - but this is not compulsory.

Please note that there is a £3 admin fee for this application, which can be paid via Paypal as the final step of the application. This is to make this open call more financially feasible – however, if you can not afford the fee we’d love to accept your submission anyway. Please do get in contact with us at [email protected] if you have trouble making this payment.

We look forward to hearing your work!

The details of the commission opportunity are as follows:

  • Joseph Havlat (pianist, playing multiple small keyboard instruments) or small chamber group TBC
    • Application deadline July 1, 2019
    • Winners announced by 14 July 2019
    • Commissioned piece deadline 25 August 2019
    • Premiere: 26 September 2019

You may begin an application using the form below. Here is some information about the application process:

  • We ask for 3 Soundcloud links of your work.
  • We also ask for 3 corresponding PDFs of the sheet music
    • Names must be removed from all submitted PDFs.
    • Judges will not be able to see your PDFs during the preliminary rounds of adjudication, they are checked at a late stage, for the top picks only.
  • We review the audio first, and check the PDFs of the top picks towards the end of the process.
  • You may start your application and resume it later. You will be emailed a secure link to your personal application during registration.
  • The judges will be the Listenpony artistic directors, external advisers and the performers of each concert.
  • Composers previously commissioned by Listenpony may not apply.
  • Full terms and conditions can be found here.

To start an application, enter your name and email here:

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