About the project

The Karić Foundation launched the project with the intention of becoming a traditional music Festival.

Our plan is to have the shortlisted musical pieces selected by the Honorary Jury and Expert Panel  of the Competition printed in musical composition publications  if, of course, there are enough selected works.

All authors of  selected works will receive printed composition publications and the same will be premiered at the first Festival „New Days of Serbian Music”. Also, depending on the number of compositions submitted and selected,  in the hope of a great turnout and that our idea will live on, one or more concerts will be held within the Festival organized by the Karić Foundation during 2020 at the eminent performance venues in Belgrade. It is preferred for the selected compositions to be performed by the authors themselves (if they have chosen the piano or chamber orchestra category), for the sake of visibility and promotion of both the works and the authors themselves. On the other hand, if the authors do not want or are unable to perform their own compositions, our idea is to engage young, acclaimed and yet unrecognized artists; high schools, music academies, orchestras that can perform selected works of authorship. If an author has submitted a proposal for the Karić Foundation Anthem, in the form of a composition for the Philharmonic Orchestra (and the text of the Hymn), we have several suggestions that the Philharmonic Orchestras could perform, although we give priority to young artists such as the „Borislav Pašćan“ Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Regional Children’s Philharmonic and the like with soloists or choir, as needed.

And then, we continue our Contest and Festival, year after year!

We are waiting for you and your wonderful, new ideas!

Karić Foundation

The project is supported and co-financed by the The Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

Terms and conditions of the Competition:

1. Each participant of the Contest may apply for unlimited number of compositions in different categories. We do not limit the age of the participants. There are no artist restrictions!

2. The competition is open to applications form all over the world, the Republic of Serbia, the region, the former Yugoslav republics. We certainly expect all interested artists from other nations who are familiar with Serbian classical, traditional and contemporary music or who have the desire and the idea to create New Serbian music.

3. The competition does not limit participants of higher music education. Applications can be submitted by anyone who composes or wants to compose: full-time professors, associate professors at music academies, elementary and secondary music schools, students of music Colleges, Universities, graduates and those who have not yet completed their studies; musicians with college and university education; composers and musicians who have no formal music education but are involved in music art and composing.

4. Duration of compositions: 3 to 10 minutes; 12 minutes maximum.

5. The Organizer of the Contest is not obliged to return the material, sheet music and a soundtrack submitted with the application, so that it can be used in full or in part respecting the authorship , whether used for news, TV shows or similar publications produced by RTV BK Telecom.

6. Encouraged by one of the basic postulates of the Karić Foundation, that is the preservation of national music culture and Serbian culture in general, as well as the affirmation of new Serbian music and classical music, we launched the Contest „NEW DAYS OF SERBIAN MUSIC” which will be opened:
until Friday, March 20th, 2020, until 24:00 hours (midnight)
(*If the deadline for delivery of music works is extended, you will be informed in timely manner.)

How to submit your application and documentation

Please send the Application form and the required attachments by:

1. a) Filling in the Application form on the login page Application form, with a link to the mp3 or mp4 format audio recording (SendSpace, SoundCloud, YouTube)

b) Mail to (recorded audio on dvd, usb flash drive,…): „Karić Foundation”, Terazije 28, 2nd floor, 11000 Belgrade, with the following indication:
For the contest: „NEW DAYS OF SERBIAN MUSIC”.

2. The deadline for submission and supporting documentation is
Friday, March 20, 2020 by 24:00 hours
(*If the deadline for delivery of compositions is extended, you will be informed in timely manner.)

3. There is no obligation to return the material (music sheet and soundtracks) submitted with the application, so the organizer of the Contest may use it in full or in part, respecting the copyright, whether used for reportage, TV shows or similar publication produced by RTV BK Telecom.