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Attention, Frizelle Contestants! Repertoire list correction.

The printed repertoire requirements for the 2009 Frizelle Contest published in The Horn Call list the 1st horn part to R. Strauss, Don Quixote. They should call for the 2nd horn part as listed on the web page.
Also, the award for the Frizelle Contest for 2009 has changed. This year, because the Symposium will feature multiple Masterclasses concentrating on Orchestral music, the winners of the Frizelle will be given priority as participants in these Masterclasses. Winners will be expected to prepare selections for Masterclasses.
Students who have signed up for the Contest will be notified as to the selections which they will need to prepare for the Masterclasses.

David Johnson in "Ask the Pros"

David Johnson is the IHS Forum's "Ask the Pros" correspondent for May and June, 2009. Professor Johnson has held principal horn positions with European and American orchestras, founded and still peforms with the American Horn Quartet, and is currently Professor of Horn at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. To ask a question of David Johnson, email it to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

New Forum Category- post your recital programs

A new category has been added to the IHS Online Forum."Recital Programs" is the place to post the repertoire for your recitals, whether upcoming or past. We hope that in time this category might open up some possible statistical (though unscientific) information for various age groups, etc.

To view this forum category or post a program, select "Network-->IHS Forum" from the main menu and look for the "Recital Programs" link in the child categories under "The Horn!"


Call For Proposals — NACWPI 2009-10 Composition Project

The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors encourages composition of new wind and percussion works with recital and educational value through its biennial commissioning project. For its 2009-2010 competition, NACWPI invites composers to submit proposals for new works. The winning work will be premiered at the In-Service Conference of the Music Educators National Conference in Washington, DC in late June 2010 (likely June 26-30)

Project Proposal Guidelines

DEADLINE: Postmark no later than April 15, 2009


ENTRY FEE: $25.00 check made payable to NACWPI

INSTRUMENTATION: Mixed chamber ensemble of brass and woodwinds with optional limited* percussion for one player - flute, oboe, B-flat clarinet, bassoon, saxo phone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percus sion. Three (3) to eleven (11) performers.

*Note: The composer is responsible for transporting any large and/or non-standard percussion equipment to rehearsals and concert. Please contact a NACWPI officer (go to for more information.

DURATION: Ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes.

RESTRICTIONS: Works must be new, original, and unpublished, with no previous performances or awards. The work should be playable by an average college level student ensemble.

AWARD: Winner will receive a grant of $1,500 and a premiere of the new work at the 2010 in-service conference of MENC.

TO APPLY: Send three copies of the following:

  • One-page description of instrumentation, concept, duration, and difficulty level of proposed work to be composed after commission is awarded.
  • List of previous compositions for wind and/or percussion instruments, if any.
  • Score with CD recording of composer's most representative work.


  • Short biographical sketch, including address, email address, telephone number, and additional supporting materials at the composer's discretion.
  • Self-addressed stamped postcard to confirm receipt of materials,
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.
  • $25.00 check made out to NACWPI - Applications without fee will not be considered.

Composition project will be announced on or before June 1, 2009 after which the winner will receive a contract for the commission. The judgment of the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors is final, and the organization reserves the right not to name a winner. Applications must be mailed by postmark deadline to:

Dr. Michael Dean
Department of Music, MS 7800
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


NACWPI/MENC National Conference Call for Proposals


Application Deadline: April 15, 2009

  1. Applicants should send three copies of a detailed outline of the proposed presentation.
  2. This outline should state the categories of presentation(s) being proposed.
         A. Lecture (25 minutes)
         B. Clinic (25 minutes)
         C. Recital performance. (Include performance times of proposed works).
  3. Performing groups should submit (3) copies of a high quality audio CD recording of a performance commensurate with the one proposed. (The SAME works do NOT need to appear on the recording as those proposed; however, the recording should accurately represent the current performance of the group and the proposed work(s) to be performed)
  4. Recordings WILL NOT be returned UNTIL the OFFICIAL PROGRAM HAS BEEN FINALIZED by the offices of NACWPI and MENC.
  5. Recordings WILL NOT be returned unless labels and sufficient postage are included.
  6. All recordings and materials will be screened by a NACWPI audition committee.
  7. Conductors of performing groups and all faculty members performing in ensembles or making other presentations must be members of NACWPI and MENC.
  8. MENC and/or NACWPI are not responsible for any financial arrangements to support any group's or individual's expense.

Send CD’s and application materials to:

Dr. Michael Dean
Department of Music, MS 7800
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Applications must arrive on or before April 15, 2009 and should be labeled on wrapping: NACWPI Session Application.

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