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Trombone Composition Contest... - kmlandre - 08-01-2016

I guess this would be an appropriate thread for this (it's also cross-posted in another tangential thread, FYI):

In case anyone is interested, there's a trombone composition contest being run by Christopher Bill, as somewhat renowned interwebbys trombone player:

While I generally don't think competitions are typically all that great, they do provide some clear cut limitations and guidelines.  In my experience, this actually enhances the creative spark rather than smothering it.  If nothing else, you might learn a lot about how trombones make noise, and - very occasionally (read: extremely rarely) - make actual music... ;-)

2016 Composition Competition

Original Compositions Only (no arrangements)
For 2 - 8 Trombones
3:00 - 7:00 Long

Deadline: September 1, 2016 at 12:00am EST

To Enter
Fill Out Entry Form
Send The Following To
Composition Title
PDF of Score & Parts
Recording or MIDI audio as .mp3 file
Composer Photo

1st Place - $200, October 1, 2016 YouTube Performance, Website Feature
2nd/3rd Place - YouTube Performance (eventually), Website Feature
Runners Up - Website Feature

Submissions will be ranked by a panel of judges on general quality and potential. The finalists (top 10) will be announced the third week of September, and the final results will be released October 1st. Judges' sheets will be made available to the finalists, but due to the quantity of submissions, no other feedback should be expected.

RE: Trombone Composition Contest... - Mattias Westlund - 08-01-2016

Thanks for the heads up Kurt!

Personally I can't tell a good trombone composition from a hole in the ground so this is not for me, but I'm hoping someone else here will find it interesting. As you say, working within limitations can be a lot of fun, even if music competitions per se is something that I heartily dislike.