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The Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize

 The Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize
Summary:Prize for wind band
Deadline: 15 October 2012
Date Posted: 30 July 2012
Details: The Ithaca College School of Music announces the tenth biennial Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize. This prize succeeds the Walter Beeler Memorial Commission Series estbalished in 1975. Funded by the Ithaca College School of Music, its alumni, and friends, the highly successful original series produced 10 compositions for the wind band. The Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize has been created to further encourage the composition and performance of the highest quality wind band literature in honor and memory of Ithaca College's renowned director of bands.

Submission deadline: 15 October 2012


1.Entries must be original compositions for wind ensemble/concert band, utilizing standard wind band instrumentation. No transcriptions/arrangements (except those of the composer) will be eligible.
2.The composition may have already been performed, but shall have been written within three years of the contest deadline.
3.The composition should be conceived and constructed to ensure an effective performance by professional, university, and high school bands alike.
4.Entries shall be between 7 and 20 minutes in length.
5.Compositions must be submitted with a full score and compact disc recording. A "hard copy" paper version of the score is required. Compositions without recordings will not be considered. While synthesized versions are accepted, they are discouraged. Do not send parts with your scores.
6.All rights, including copyrighting, remain with the composer.
7.Open to all composers except:
•Past winners of the Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize.
•Any composer who received a commission from the Walter Beeler Memorial Commission.
•Ithaca College faculty.