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 Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Summary:Wind Ensemble Competition
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Date Posted: 20 February 2019
Details: The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble(PSWE) is excited to announce the inaugural PSWE Composer Initiative. This is a unique opportunity for up to 3 students to experience the art of composing for wind ensembles with the ultimate prize of having their work performed by PSWE in June 2019 and adopted into PSWE Repertoire. The selected composers will have works included in the final cycle for the PSWE season including a performance and live-recording.

Composer Initiative

Eligibility and Requirements:

The Composition Competition is open to composers under the age of 35. Applications are open to Composers of any nationality, however PSWE is unable to compensate for travel. The selection committee will be looking for a creative personal voice, knowledge of instrumentation, and stylistic originality.

Chosen from the following list, works must be scored for at least ten performers to a maximum instrumentation of:

Woodwinds:

5 Flutes(1 Piccolo, 1 F Alto Flute)

2 Oboes

6 Bb Clarinets(1 Eb Clarinet)

1 Eb Alto Clarinet

1 Bb Bass Clarinet

2 Bassoons(1 Contrabassoon)

2 Eb Alto Saxophones(1 Bb Soprano Saxophone)

1 Bb Tenor Saxophones

1 Eb Baritone Saxophone

Brass:

4 F Horns

3 Bb Trumpets(1 Bb FlugelHorn)

1 Euphonium

2 Tenor Trombones

1 Bass Trombone

1 Tuba

1 String Bass

Percussion:

4 Players - No more than 3 mallet parts (Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Conga, Bongos, Anvil, Cymbals, Drum Kit, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Marimba, additional percussion may be accepted on depending on availability and logistics)

Preference will be given to works 6 minutes and under. Works with soloist, instruments in addition to those listed above, electronics, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Movements of larger works will be accepted. Submitted scores must not have received previous performance and/or commission by professional and/or institutional ensemble and/or society.

Eligibility and Requirements:

The Composition Competition is open to composers under the age of 35. Applications are open to Composers of any nationality, however PSWE is unable to compensate for travel. The selection committee will be looking for a creative personal voice, knowledge of instrumentation, and stylistic originality.

Chosen from the following list, works must be scored for at least ten performers to a maximum instrumentation of:

Woodwinds:

5 Flutes(1 Piccolo, 1 F Alto Flute)

2 Oboes

6 Bb Clarinets(1 Eb Clarinet)

1 Eb Alto Clarinet

1 Bb Bass Clarinet

2 Bassoons(1 Contrabassoon)

2 Eb Alto Saxophones(1 Bb Soprano Saxophone)

1 Bb Tenor Saxophones

1 Eb Baritone Saxophone

Brass:

4 F Horns

3 Bb Trumpets(1 Bb FlugelHorn)

1 Euphonium

2 Tenor Trombones

1 Bass Trombone

1 Tuba

1 String Bass

Percussion:

4 Players - No more than 3 mallet parts (Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Conga, Bongos, Anvil, Cymbals, Drum Kit, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Marimba, additional percussion may be accepted on depending on availability and logistics)

Preference will be given to works 6 minutes and under. Works with soloist, instruments in addition to those listed above, electronics, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Movements of larger works will be accepted. Submitted scores must not have received previous performance and/or commission by professional and/or institutional ensemble and/or society.

Entry Fee:$25 CAD
Web Site:www.pacificsymphonicwindensemb...

 Beta Omicron Call for Scores
Summary:Wind Call for Scores
Deadline: 12 April 2019
Date Posted: 30 January 2019
Details: Contest Rules:

1. Works submitted may be of any style or genre.
2. Submissions must be written for a large wind ensemble and/or smaller chamber ensembles consisting of standard wind band instruments. Orchestral compositions will not be accepted.
3. Works submitted must be grade two (2) to grade three (3). The American Band College Music Grading Chart is attached.
4. Length: Seven (7) minutes maximum. There is no minimum length requirement.
5. Only one (1) composition may be submitted per applicant.
6. Submitted works must not have been previously commissioned, published, performed in public, or recorded by a live ensemble.
7. All scores and parts must be submitted by the deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:59 PST. Applications not submitted by the deadline will only be considered if time allows.
8. All rights and privileges to scores submitted belong solely to the composer except for any recordings made, which may be used for educational purposes.

Submission Requirements:

1. Score and Parts: Scores produced with notation software are preferred. Neatly handwritten scores are also acceptable.
2. Recording: All scores must be submitted with a MIDI recording of the work, used as a reference to the performers.
3. Completed Contest Entry Form (pages 4-6 of this packet)

Sent to bomusicchair@gmail.com before 11:59pm PST on April 12, 2019.
Web Site:docs.google.com/document/d/1jm...

 2nd WASBE International Composition Contest
Summary:Wind Band Competition with Four Categories
Deadline: None
Date Posted: 15 November 2018
Details: Introduction
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensemble (WASBE) International Composition Contest is an initiative sponsored by WASBE that is open to composers from around the world. The concept is to encourage both young and experienced composers to write original compositions of high artistic merit for the school/educational band, as well as works for community bands. WASBE has a vast, world-wide network, and the organization has been promoting the participating and winning compositions and composers of the 1st WASBE International Compositions Contest, organizing performances world-wide with WASBE members, band directors, and ensembles. With the International Composition Contest, WASBE’s aim is to connect composers, band directors, and concert performances. Additionally, WASBE aims to promote the works and performances of the works on the internet and to connect the works with publishers interested in the new repertoire. In short, WASBE is dedicated to completing the musical cycle of the works: creation/composition, performance, and the promotion to all WASBE members of the works and composers, and the events involved.

Competition categories:

Category 1: Works for Band Grades 2 and 3; Duration: 6-10 min.
Category 2: Works for Band Grades 4 and 5; Duration: 8-14 min.
Category 3: Works for Symphonic Winds; Duration: 8 to 14 min.; Difficulty: Grade 5 and 6
Category 4: Works for Solo Instrument with Wind Band Accompaniment; Duration: 8-14 min. Solo Difficulty: Grade 5; Ensemble Difficulty: Grade 3-4

Deadlines:

For more information:
Web Site:wasbe.org/composition-contest-...