5th Toolbox Percussion International Composition Competition


Submission period

Fri Dec 16, 2022 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Jan 19 at 03:59PM UTC

Results date

Tue Jan 31 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee $10


For composers 30 years old or below as of 31 December 2022
Toolbox Percussion, as a creative incubator, works to make new music happen by commissioning, producing, collaborating, professional training, performing, recording, and touring contemporary performances. Toolbox Percussion is delighted to present the 5th Toolbox Percussion International Composition Competition (TPICC) as a part of the Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA), which will be held during April & July 2023 in Hong Kong and China. TPICC is an annual competition for emerging composers across the globe who share our vision to create percussive arts practices with creativity, originality, and potential. With the consideration of restricted access to University campus, music studio and other unforeseen situation that limits musicians to create and compose in regular practice during the midst of global recovery, the artistic advisory committee and funder have adjusted the competition to a gateway to a 6-months fellowship programmes - TICA Composer Fellowship, to encourage creativity and continuous cross-platform learning.


Eligible submissions must be sent electronically as a single email and should include:

• A PDF file of Three (3) selected scores which may include title, program and performance notes.
• Corresponding AUDIO or VIDEO recordings are recommended.
• Composer’s full resume required.
• Please send materials to tica@toolboxpercussion.org with “TPICC2022” and the applicant’s name in the subject line of the email.
• Entry Fee: 10 USD

** Deadline for Submission: 19 January 2023 at GMT+8 23:59 (no late submissions will be considered)


• Five fellows will be invited to join the Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA) and receive a festival pass to all TICA events, worth at $1000 USD.
• Finalists will receive private lessons with TICA Faculty as professional training.
• TICA will provide accommodation for the finalists during Tour and TICA festival weeks in April 2023 (up to 5 nights / double occupancy).
• All selected works will be performed and recorded live during TICA.
• Finalists are encouraged to attend all TICA events (subject to World-Wide Travel Restrictions and Health Regulations)
• Travel expenses to TICA and other arrangements are the responsibility of the finalists.

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