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Composition Opportunity

Cum Laude Music Awards : International Consonant Chamber Music Composition Contest - III Edition

  • Deadline date: 31 Jul 2021 [Delivery Deadline]
  • Date held: Awards will be announced in November 2021
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Total prizes: Recording and CD distribution
  • Entry fee: USD 50 or EUR 45
  • Work duration: The works in competition cannot be longer than 20 minutes, nor shorter than 3 minutes


Further Details


Any possible combination that includes up to 10 parts. It can be present works for a single instrument alone but not for voice a capella. As an example we could cite:

Piano Trio
String Quartet
String Quartet and Soprano
String Trio
Viola and Piano
Piano Quintet
String Quartet and Choir
String Quartet Amplified
Choir and Piano

Inscription Rules

01. Composers can participate without age limit but of any nationality and over 18 years old, regardless of their place of residence and any publisher who has the publishing rights of a composer.

02. The works in competition cannot be longer than 20 minutes, nor shorter than 3 minutes.

03. The works may have been premiered and/or recorded previously, but never premiered in Spain.

04. There is a registration fee for each work that a composer submits to the contest of USD 50 / EUR 45 that will be paid online through PayPal.

05. A single PDF file must be provided for each registered work, containing the complete score and parts, and an audio file in mp3 format containing either a recording of a performance or a simulation made in MIDI. Also attached must be all the composer's contact details, a biography including the composer's age and year of birth in no more than 250 words, a high-resolution color photograph, and an e-mail address. All this material will be sent through the web page that the Non Profit Music Foundation will enable the composer once the registration fee has been paid.

06. Each composer or publisher may submit without limit the works he considers suitable to the instrument templates shown above. The material submitted for registration will not be returned to the author and will be destroyed afterwards, except for the prize-winning works for dissemination. By submitting a work, the composer explicitly acknowledges that he or she owns the copyright and exploitation rights of the work and that he or she exonerates the Non Profit Music Foundation from any responsibility for the use of the work.

07. The composers or publishers of the awarded works will assign their rights free of charge for the recording, performance, premiere and television broadcast, as well as the image rights without prejudice to the copyright derived from the concepts of public performance and mechanical reproduction that will be controlled by the Sociedad General de Autores de España and that they will receive through the same in their corresponding copyright management entities in their respective countries.

08. The works registered must be intended to achieve a new audience for classical music in such a way as to stimulate the creation of new audiences for it. To this end, for each registration, digital access will be provided to a recording published by the Non Profit Music Foundation that meets this intention.

09. The languages for vocal music must be among the following: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.

10. The deadline for registration is July 31, 2021.

11. Under no circumstances will the registration fee be refunded. Once the payment has been made, it is understood that all the rules have been understood and accepted. In case of doubt, please use the contact form before registering. The accepted languages for communication are Spanish and English.

12. No one related to this institution or to the members of the jury may participate.


The award consists of a complete program of international diffusion of the awarded work through its recording on CD and, whenever possible, its performance in world-class concert halls by renowned performers. This recording will be accompanied by an international dissemination campaign among radio stations and the written press.

The premiere or performance of the work will be recorded on video, additionally, to be presented for broadcast by Radio Televisión Española. Each awarded author will also receive 50 copies of the recording. The distribution of the recording in the United States and Canada will be done through Naxos of America or The Orchard and in Europe through Sémele Proyectos Musicales. The recording will be distributed in both high-resolution and generic digital download stores.


  • José Luis Temes - Spanish National Music Prize 2008.
  • Juan Carlos Garvayo - Spanish National Music Price 2013 (with Trío Arbós).
  • Javier Monteverde - CEO of Cezanne Producciones Recording Studio.
  • Jorge Grundman - CEO of Non Profit Music Foundation.
  • Musicians and collaborators of Non Profit Music Foundation.

Prize Rules

01. The awarded works will be recorded and, whenever possible, will be performed by renowned artists such as those who usually collaborate with the Non Profit Music Foundation. Among the list of artists that have worked with us in more than ten years we can find the Arbós Trio, Brodsky Quartet, Ara Malikian, Daniel del Pino, Ludmil Angelov and many others of recognized prestige. The artists who will record and, whenever possible, perform both the concert and the recording will be selected according to the awarded works. The fact of mentioning some of the artists who have worked with us does not imply their availability for the realization of the award.

02. The awarded works will be performed, whenever possible, in a hall of recognized prestige in Madrid where the Non Profit Music Foundation performs concerts, such as the Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium, the Auditorium of the Cibeles Palace, the Conde Duque Auditorium, choosing the most appropriate for the moment.

03. The performance of the awarded works will be recorded to be presented for television broadcast by Radio Televisión Española, although it is reserved the right to select and broadcast it on the date it deems appropriate.

04. These works will be recorded in a studio and published in CD format and in high resolution that will be distributed internationally when appropriate.

05. The works that are recorded will have a similar diffusion and international presence as the publications of the Non Profit Music Foundation. Physical and digital distribution in the United States and Canada will be carried out through Naxos of America or The Orchard. Distribution in Europe will be through Sémele.

06. The award-winning works will be distributed to radio stations and the written press.

07. All the awarded works will receive the Best Classical Contemporary Work award with the distinction of the selected instrumentation. Thus, an award-winning work for Piano Trio will be called Best Classical Contemporary Work for Piano Trio.

08. From among all the awarded works, only one work will be selected to be awarded the Composer Cum Laude diploma.

09. If the works presented do not meet the adequate quality that the jury deems, or the number of participants does not allow the economic sustainability of the competition, the prize may be left unawarded or any of the above rules would be limited.

10. The Composer Cum Laude award cannot be left empty if there is a winning work.

11. The performances and recordings of the awarded works will be programmed between 2022 and 2023.

Finalists will be announced during the month of September 2021.

Awards will be announced in November 2021


The Non Profit Music Foundation will receive the registered works by composers with all rights necessary for take out the Cum Laude Music Award.

Non Profit Music Foundation will not pay financial compensation under any circumstances whatsoever for the use of works that the authors enrolled in the contest.

In any case the companies mentioned Naxos of America, Semele Music Projects, Phoenix Classical, Wildkat PR or Promosapiens are sponsors of the prize. They are cited here with the commitment that the Non Profit Music Foundation will hire them to ensure the dissemination of the winning works in the Cum Laude Music Award only with their hiring limited by section 9 of the prize rules.

In any case the Non Profit Music Foundation guarantees that Spanish Radio Television is obliged to videotaping and subsequent broadcasting of all and each of the winning works.

Website: http://clma.nonprofitmusic.org/english/rules.html

Contact: Non Profit Music Foundation

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