South Texas Brass Symposium - Composition Contest

Expiration of Opportunity: 
Fri, 2018-11-16

Call for Scores: Trumpet, Trombone, and Piano

Description: The organizing committee of the South Texas Brass Symposium is seeking original, unpublished works for a trio (trumpet, trombone, and piano) to feature in a recital performance by Del Mar College faculty during the annual South Texas Brass Symposium on March 1-2, 2019. The winning composition will receive an opportunity for a premiere performance at the symposium and a live recording of the work.

Eligibility: Open to anyone

Submission Fee: None

Instrumentation: Must be specifically scored for B-flat Trumpet, Tenor Trombone and Piano.

Composition Guidelines: We are looking for a piece of music of medium length, between 5-10 minutes, of musical worth and substance that will be attractive to audiences and performers alike. The work should be listenable, appeal to general audiences and be written in traditional notation for the specified instruments listed above. The piece should be original and unpublished, although it may have been previously performed. All submissions will be judged anonymously with a third-party organizing the materials. Please make sure your name and contact information is included with your submission.

Submission Requirements: Applications will be submitted via email to Dr. Donald Pinson at dpinson@delmar.edu, no later than Friday, November 16th, 2018. Applications must include:

-Anonymous PDF score and parts. Please hide your name and any other identifying information (for example, in the dedication or program notes.)
-Recording in mp3 format (live recording or MIDI generated recording is acceptable). Please send as an attachment or direct download link. MIDI files will not be accepted; applicants must convert MIDI to mp3.
-Applicant contact information and title of composition in email body.
-Please label the subject line of your email as “STBS composition”

The winning submission will be notified by January 1st, 2019. Attendance at the Symposium is not required, but highly encouraged. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Pinson at the contact information above.

Published date: 
11 Sep 2018