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 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference Composition Competition
Summary:Women composers' opportunity
Deadline: 01 December 2018
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Submissions will be accepted starting September 1, 2018

Prize: $1,500

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018 Winner announced by March 15, 2019

The International Women’s Brass Conference commissions works from women composers for its biannual conference. For the 2019 conference, the committee has decided to make the solo category into a competition. Submitted works should be for solo tuba (unaccompanied or with piano and/or electronics) and be programmable for an undergraduate college-level recital.

Solo tuba - with or without piano and/or electronics

The competition is free and open to women composers of all ages and all nationalities.

The piece should be written for solo tuba, and be either unaccompanied or have piano accompaniment and/or electronics only.

The piece should have a minimum playing time of five minutes.

The piece should be accessible to the college student, reasonably programmable within an undergraduate-level recital, and understandable by the average recital goer. No more than one compositional entry per composer is allowed.

The piece should not have won a national or international competition. The piece should have been written after January 1, 2016.

The winner will be required to attend the International Women’s Brass Conference at Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona) held May 22-25, 2019 and to participate in a composers’ panel. Travel and conference expenses up to $1000 will be provided and the winner will be responsible for costs above this amount. Travel and hotel arrangements will be booked by the IWBC.

Application Rules
Applications will accepted beginning September 1.

Each applicant must send us her contact information and bio (full name, address, phone number, and email address), program notes, a PDF copy of the score, and a recording (either electronic or live recording) of the piece to None of the contact information or bio will be forwarded to the judges, but will be held so that we can contact the winner and publish her bio on the website if she wins.

Scores must be in PDF Format. Personal name must be removed from the score.

Personal information (such as embedded composer’s name) should be removed from the sound file. Files that are too large for email may be sent through a file sharing service for download.

Composer’s name and address and any copyright information revealing a publisher must not appear on the scores or recording file. All works are assigned a number to guarantee anonymity during judging.

The competition will be opened September 1st and entries must be received no later than December 1, 2018. Incomplete entries or entries submitted in an incorrect format will not be considered. Each composer is responsible for checking her own contact information to make sure it is correct. If there is any doubt, feel free to leave alternate phone numbers or email addresses for contact.

Files will not be returned and will become the property of the International Women’s Brass Conference. Intellectual rights remain the property of the composer.

The IWBC retains the right to broadcast the winning composition live on a local radio station, or as part of a national or internationally syndicated delayed broadcast program, subject to ASCAP or BMI blanket license; the right to use any audio/video excerpt of IWBC’s performance; the right to rehearse and/or perform the Composition as a part of future conferences and/or competitions, and the right to live stream the Conference Performance or any subsequent performance of the piece.

The panel of judges may withhold the awards if the works submitted are deemed unqualified to receive such distinction. Judges may assign Honorable Mention status to compositions not selected for a monetary award.

Contestants may expect to receive the results of the contest by March 15, 2019. Results of the contest, including a description of the winning composition and composer’s biography will appear on the International Women’s Brass Conference website.

Prize: $1,500

If you have any questions about any of the rules, write for clarification to:
Please submit materials to
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Winners announced: by March 15, 2019
Winners will be announced on

 Bassoon Composition Competition announcement
Summary:Solo instrument call
Deadline: 21 December 2018
Date Posted: 19 September 2018
Details: Everyone who interested in composition for Bassoon Solo or Bassoon with Piano Accompaniment is invited.

Before sending your submissions, please read the terms carefully.

1.No age or nationality limit exist for participants, all composers around the world in any ages can enter the competition.

2.there is No entry fee, you can send your submissions for free.

3.all the submissions must not deliver later than December 21st, 2018.

send your submissions to the following E-mail address:

5.send a completed and signed form+Score and Parts in PDF format +Audio in Midi or Wav or Mp3 Format+ a short biography in PDF or Doc format.

6.all the participants have to compose an original piece for the Bassoon solo or Bassoon with piano accompaniment, so any other combinations will be eliminated, also rearranged or transformed pieces will be not accepted.

7.any entries must not be under copyright by any person or publishers.

8.the pieces must not have performed or published before the competition.

9.all the usual techniques and the extended techniques related to the Bassoon is allowed.

10.any Composition style can be utilized for the announcement; it will depend on the composer interests.

11.if your piece selected, all the rights both financial or non-financial will be given to the producer, this will be non-negotiable.

12.after the introductory reviews, the selected pieces will be announced on the website ( and the selected composers will be informed.the selected pieces will be Record and a qualified copy will be sent to the composer.

if the producer finds that you are not qualified or broke the rules of the competition in any steps, the procedure will be suspended and the participant should be responsible for the proper damages.

14.for any question you can contact via following E-mail or

please DOWNLOAD and sign the form to enter the competition

 Minute of Music Project
Summary:Call for Scores – Female Composers
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 26 April 2018
Details: Entry Deadline: 12/31/2018 at 11:55 P.M. MST
Entry Fee: None (project is crowdfunded)
Eligibility: All adult (18 or older) composers who self-identify as female (any nationality)
Prize: None, but I will record your piece for posterity!

Submission Link Below (please read the rules first)!

One entry per person.
Entrant must be at least 18 when submission is completed.
Entrant must self-identify as a female.
Entry must be for solo B-flat trumpet (with no accompaniment or electronics).
Entry must be no longer than one minute in length. Moderate difficulty is preferred.
Entry must be engraved with the dedication “For the Minute of Music Project.”

Composition must have been written since January 1, 2018.
Entry must be the sole property of the composer and entirely original.
No arrangements or copyrighted material will be accepted.
The secret word for the submission form is “change.”
Composers reserve their copyright and recording rights.

Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to accept or reject submissions.
Mr. Taurins reserves the sole right to judge submissions.
All judgement decisions will be made by Mr. Taurins and are final, without the ability to appeal.
Mr. Taurins reserves the right to decline any and all submissions.
Mr. Taurins will pay no license or rental fees for the music.
Mr. Taurins will perform selected entries and record them on YouTube. By submitting your piece, you agree to allow Mr. Taurins to record your entry free of charge. You will receive a .WAV copy of the recording for your use.
Selected pieces will be announced here and composers will be notified via email.
Donations are optional, and will not effect score selection.
By submitting your piece, you agree to the terms listed here.