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CALL FOR SCORES AND PROPOSAL:
Competition to commission a new, original wind quintet by the consortium of JWQP: the National Flute Association, the International Double Reed Society, the International Clarinet Association and the International Horn Society.

AWARD and PERFORMANCE:
The winning composer will receive $10,000. There will be four featured performances in the summer of 2012 at each of the instrument society’s conventions.

ENTRY FEE and DEADLINE:
There is no entry fee. All application materials must be received by March 1, 2011. Announcement of winner will be June 1, 2011.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  1. Must display technical and compositional variety, yet be ultimately playable by a reasonably large portion of our memberships.
  2. 10-14 minutes in length, multiple movements accepted.
  3. Balance of musical and technical activity in all parts.
  4. Use of auxiliary instruments such as piccolo and English Horn ok.
  5. The winner would be required to have the finished score and parts 3 months before the premiere.
  6. All materials will need to be submitted online via PDF and mp3 files.
  7. Arrangements of previous work will not be eligible for this commission.

COMPOSERS SHOULD SUBMIT:

  1. Bio – 1 page only with any recent commissions and performances listed.
  2. A clear description of proposed piece and interest in writing for wind quintet.
  3. Score samples: proposed work, other wind quintet or wind writing or other significant works.
    Recorded samples – of the submitted scores, in mp3 format only.
  4. Submit all application materials online on this form. Submissions will be judged anonymously; contestants should not put their names on any of the submitted materials besides the application.

JURY:
Mariam Adam – Clarinetist, Imani Winds (ICA)
Peter Bacchus – Flutist, Grup21, Composer (NFA)
Joseph Ognibene – Horn, Iceland Symphony (IHS)
John Steinmetz – Bassoonist, Composer (IDRS)

SEND ANY FURTHER INQUIRIES TO: jwqp@hornsociety.org

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