Welcome to the Submission page for Nordic Music Days!

On this website you can propose works to be performed at next years Nordic Music Days festival.

You can submit works for yourself (artist) or for others (publishers).
Only works by artists from or living in the nordic countries are accepted.

Please start by signing in to your account if you previously have submitted works for the festival, or create a new account.

The Database is closed for submissions for this festival

Nordic Music Days Iceland


Nordic Music Days 2021 in Iceland
21-23 October 2021

Nordic Music Days Iceland is organised by the Icelandic Composers Society, and takes place in Reykjavík from 21st - 23rd of October 2021.  

Global Transformation or a Mirage?
Nordic Music Days Iceland seek to explore the impact of arts on current social and political affairs. Should music be obliged to influence aspects of society? Double rainbow!
DEADLINE for submissions is JULY 17th 2020

Contact Artistic director, Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, tinna@nordicmusicdays.org 

Contact Valdís Þorkelsdóttir, Managing director, valdis@nordicmusicdays.org

About the festival

Nordic Music Days has been running annually since 1888, which makes it one of the world’s oldest ongoing music festivals. The festival is administered by the Nordic Composers Council with each of the Nordic countries taking turns to manage the festival’s practical arrangements. Nordic Music Days serves as a platform for ensembles, musicians and repertoires in order to spread the music of Nordic composers. 

Nordic Music Days 2021 takes place in Iceland on 21-23 October 2021 and is organized by the Icelandic Composers Society.


The theme is a guideline only, all other interpretations will be accepted. Only works by artists from or living in the Nordic region are accepted. Submissions are only allowed directly into the NMD database.

  1. If you are already registered in the submission database from last years’ NMD, please login with your username and password. Otherwise create a user account and submit composer information.
  2. Submit artist information 
  3. Submit idea proposal information 
  4. Add a 120-word description 
  5. Upload the score or detailed info as a PDF file as well as sound / video excerpts. 

Recordings (audio/video, from performances or midi) are required. Links and other documentation can be added. Works may not be older than 7 years. 

We would like to feature new works premiered at the festival, but please note that we can not pay a commission fee for that idea. If you propose a new idea not made or composed yet, please add a live recording or a released piece of your own former work assembling your idea. 

One proposal per artist is allowed. Please contact your national composers’ society or national MIC for further information or assistance with converting files or scanning scores. 

We are open to submissions for the ensembles listed here below as well as other media forms, composer/performer, electro-acoustic works.


Iceland Symphony Orchestra 3perc. timp. hp. pno/cel. (1 player), str. (14/12/10/8/6 max)

Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
fl./picc, ob./cor anglais, cl./bass cl., bsn., hn., trpt., trb., perc., pno., string quintet (max)

Caput Ensemble

fl., cl., perc., pno., vln., vla., cello + max 3 players

Schola Cantorum chamber choir

SIGGI string quartet

Other categories

Klais - MIDI organ in Hallgrímskirkja

New Instruments

Looking for innovative new instruments for showcase