October 11, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The University of Salford and it’s partners are encouraging composers of all ages to enter a new and exciting competition for 2014.

Compositions are to clearly show an influence from music written since 2000 from any style or genre. A short written commentary is to be submitted with the work, clearly stating the process of composition and the influences drawn upon during that process. The aim of this competition is to encourage a new generation of composers to become involved in the brass band genre, using musical sources and inspiration from their own current cultural background.

Time limit: Of any duration up to 10 minutes in length.

Scoring: Full Brass Band with no more than 3 percussion players.
1 Soprano Cornet, 4 Solo Cornets, 1 Repiano Cornet, 2 Second Cornets, 2 Third Cornets, 1 Flugel Horn 3 Tenor Horns, 2 Baritones, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, 2 Euphoniums, 2 Eb Bass, 2 Bb Bass, 3 Percussion

Section 1: Youth Band
Section 2: Advanced (Championship level)

Prizes: Six works will be chosen from the entries submitted and performed in a public forum with the Kings Division Band of the British Army. Non-commercial recording of finalists available to the composers.
Composers would be given opportunities to pursue publishing options. Works would also be considered for further performance opportunities within the Music & Performance Directorate programme. Formal feedback from the panel will be available for the finalists.

Panel:Dr Robin Dewhurst; Mr Dan Price, Dr Howard Evans and Mr Paul Lovatt-Cooper

As a result of the public forum and assessment, pieces that are determined to have sufficient quality and innovation, according to the above guidelines for submission, will be given the opportunity for performance at the University Sonic Fusion in February 2015 and further University projects including external partners.

Deadline for entries: 31st October 2014 (extension available at request)
Entries should be sent to: R.Rock@salford.ac.uk (PDF and Sound clip)
Posted entries to: (printed score and CD)

Richard Rock
University of Salford
Adelphi Building
Greater Manchester
M3 6EQ