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 2018 MACRO Composers Competition
Summary:Woodwind quintet
Deadline: 05 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Entry Guidelines and Submission Procedures
• Submit one or more original works for standard woodwind quintet composed within the past three years. Works must be unpublished, and must not have previously won any award. There are no duration restrictions. There is no entry fee.
• Submit your materials electronically to wgooch [at] Each entered composition should be sent separately. Each entry must include the following:

1. A PDF file of the score, with composer name and other identifying marks removed.
2. An audio file of a performance or MIDI realization of the composition. Only MP3 or WAV files will be accepted, with a maximum size of 15 MB. Contact the Competition Chair (e-mail address above) if you have questions.
3. A completed entry form, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted.
4. A biographical sketch, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted.
5. A statement, indicating how the principles of macro analysis are involved in the entered composition, submitted as an e-mail attachment. Only PDF and Word files will be accepted. See the ENTRY FORM for further information.
6. Entries with a total attachment size exceeding 15 MB may be sent in more than one e-mail.
7. All materials must be received by December 5, 2017. Late and/or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Responsibilities of Competition Winner
• The winner will be notified by January 5, 2018. The winner must be a MACRO member or must join in order to receive the award. To join MACRO, simply submit the online Membership Application and Registration Form. A valid U.S. Social Security number is required in order to receive the cash award.
• The winner agrees to speak about his/her winning composition at the 2018 MACRO Workshop, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15-16, 2018. MACRO will reimburse up to a maximum of $500 in travel expenses. Important: A valid U.S. Social Security number is required in order to be reimbursed.

For Further Information
If you have questions about the competition, please contact Dr. Warren Gooch, Competition Chair, at wgooch [at] (e-mail).
If you have questions about MACRO or macro analysis, please consult the MACRO Web site at or contact Dr. Jamie Henke, MACRO Chair, at 21 N Park St, Room 7334, Madison, WI 53715, or (608)263-6822 (telephone), or jamie.henke [at] (e-mail).

 2017-2018 South Texas Brass Symposium – March 2nd and 3rd
Summary:Call for Scores: Brass Quintet
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 02 August 2017
Details: Competition Guidelines

Description: The organizing committee of the South Texas Brass Symposium is seeking original, unpublished works for brass quintet to feature in a recital performance by the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet during the annual brass symposium on March 2-3, 2018. The winning composition will receive an opportunity for a premiere performance at the symposium by the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet and a live recording of the work.

Eligibility: Open to anyone

Submission Fee: None

Instrumentation: Must be specifically scored for two B-flat Trumpets, F Horn, Tenor Trombone and Tuba.

Composition Guidelines: We are looking for a piece of music of medium length, between 5-10 minutes, of musical worth and substance that will be attractive to audiences and performers alike. The work should be listenable, appeal to general audiences and be written in traditional notation for the specified instruments listed above. The piece should be original and unpublished, although it may have been previously performed. All submissions will be judged anonymously with a third-party organizing the materials. Please make sure your name and contact information is included with your submission.

Submission Requirements: Applications will be submitted via email to Dr. Donald Pinson at, no later than Monday, December 4, 2017. Applications must include:

Anonymous PDF score and parts. Please hide your name and any other identifying information (for example, in the dedication or program notes.)
Recording in mp3 format (live recording or MIDI generated recording is acceptable). Please send as an attachment or direct download link. MIDI files will not be accepted; applicants must convert MIDI to mp3.
Applicant contact information and title of composition in email body.
Please label the subject line of your email as “STBS quintet”
The winning submission will be notified by February 1st, 2018. Attendance at the Symposium is not required, but highly encouraged. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Pinson at the contact information above.