Composition Contest For Brass Septet
First Prize - $2000; Second Prize - $1000; Third Prize - $500
All works will be PLAYED and judged by the BCMW coaching staff.
Winners' works will be performed during the July 2013 Brass Chamber Music Workshop in Arcata, California. Amateur musicians will perform the music in a workshop format. Qualifying submissions will be added to the Workshop Library.
COMPOSITION SPECIFICATIONS: Composition should be an original, previously unpublished, work for brass septet (2221)– 2 trumpets (cornets, flugelhorns), 2 horns (in F), 2 trombones (bass clef), & tuba. The composition should be a multi movement work, from 10-12 minutes in length. Composer's original material written for another complement and adapted for brass septet is acceptable. Difficulty level: should be playable by the average college ensemble. You may write for trumpets in other keys (C, E-flat, piccolo), but please include Bb parts; trombone & euphonium parts in bass clef. Please include a complete score, a completed set of parts, a CD with a pdf of score & parts, and a recording. Recording may be a synthesized midi recording. Please put pdfs and recording on one disk. All entries should be received no later than February 1, 2013. Winning submissions will be notified by May 15, 2013.
Send submissions to: BCMW Composition Contest,
c/o Tony Clements, 321 Dallas Drive, Campbell, CA 95008
DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMISSION: In order to ensure anonymity, do NOT put your name on the score or on any of the parts. Put all contact information (name, address, phone, email) in a SEALED envelope with the TITLE of your composition on the outside of the envelope.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS: Please print all scores & parts double sided, taking page turns into consideration. Scores should be reduced as they are used for coaching purposes and are not used for conducting. Bind &/or tape scores & parts. Please do not submit loose pages. Works not adhering to these guidelines will be disqualified.
One copy of each submission becomes the property of the BCMW, for use at the workshop and may be performed at a later date. Composer retains copyrights of all works submitted. One duplicated copy will be made for archival purposes.