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Humboldt State University • Arcata, Calif. USA
Original previously unpublished works for brass
Winners’ works will be performed during the July 2014 Brass Chamber Music Workshop (BCMW) in Arcata, California. Amateur musicians will perform the music in a workshop format. Qualifying submissions will be added to the workshop Library.
Composition should be an original, unpublished, multi-movement work for the following complement: brass sextet (2111.1) – 2 trumpets (cornets, flugelhorns), 1 horn (in F), 1 trombone (bass clef), 1 euphonium (bass clef) and 1 tuba. You may write for trumpets in any key, but please include B-flat trumpet parts. The composition should be 8-10 minutes in length. Composer's original material written for another complement and adapted for brass is acceptable.
Please include hard copies of a complete score, a completed set of parts, a CD with a PDF of score and parts, and a recording. Please include a score in either Sibelius or Finale format for ease of playback. Please put all files on one disk.
Submission deadline is February 1, 2014. Entries received after February 1 will not be considered. Winning submissions will be notified by May 15, 2014.
Send submissions to:
BCMW Composition Contest
c/o Tony Clements,
321 Dallas Drive,
Campbell, CA 95008
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.
Please print all scores and 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 (80-85% is good). Bind and/or tape scores and parts. Please do not submit loose pages. Plastic or metal spiral binding seems to work best. Works not adhering to these guidelines will be disqualified.
One copy of all submissions 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.
First Prize: $2000 | Second Prize: $1000 | Third Prize: $500
The BCMW staff will judge all works.
For further information, please .
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|Contest Year||Ensemble||1st Prize||2nd Prize||3rd Prize||Honorable Mention|
|2013||Septet||Three Shades of Blue
|Tales of Brynmor
|Theme & Variations on a Might Fortress
The Four Temperaments
|2012||Trio or quartet||French Quarter Snapshots
|Suite from Bonny/Read
|2011||Octet||Courtiers & Commoners
|Small Town Suite
Richard Frazier Lauranod Trilogy
|2010||Sextet||Palmer, John W.
The Invasion of America
|Kopf, James J.
Stages of Tragedy
|2009||Octet||Palmer, John W.
A Little Spanish, A Little Latin
Concertpiece for Brass Octet
Scenes From Sylvester Park
Suite for Brass Opus 9 #1
Octet in E-Flat
Eight Short Pieces for Brass Octet
|2008||Septet||Palmer, John W.
At The Movies
Sonatina for Brass Septet
The Escape Artist
|2007||Sextet||Palmer, John W.
Suite for Six
Three Gnomes From Sonoma
|2006||Octet||Palmer, John W.
Pieces for Eight
Prelude, Elegy, and Rondo Scherzino
Scenes from San Juan Island
3 Vignettes for 8 Brass
Bouquet de Brass
Three Movements for Brass Sextet
Three Dances for Six Brass
|2004||Septet||Burkhart, RaymondLove Letters||Knorr, GeoffFanfare||Downey, RayAnother Sweet|