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2nd WBAS Wind Band Composition Contest 2019

 2nd WBAS Wind Band Composition Contest 2019
Summary:Wind band competition
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Date Posted: 17 July 2019
Details: Introduction
The main objective of this contest is to encourage composers to write original wind band compositions of high artistic and educational merits. The WBAS Composition Contest has four categories. Each category differs in music difficulty level, performance duration and instrumentation.

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The winning entries may be selected as one of the test pieces at the 7th Singapore International Band Festival 2020.

Discover more about the winning works for 2018!

-To promote wind band as a serious and distinctive medium of musical expression and cultural heritage in Singapore and the region;

-To encourage composers to write new compositions of high artistic value with consideration of education merits;

-To connect and enhance the communications and exchanges among composers, performers, band directors and audience;

-To increase the diversity and quality of compositions available for our learning and professional musicians.

Rules & Regulations
For grading references, please refer to the American Band College Music Grading Chart (Revised) by Dr. Cynthia Hutton.

Qualifying compositions should be unpublished and original.

Compositions may be written in multiple movements but it must not exceed the stipulated duration - refer to 'Categories'.

All submitted compositions must include a synopsis of his/her composition and description that explains his/her work and musical materials used. The word limit of the synopsis is 500 words.

Compositions for solo instruments will be not be accepted. (For example, concertos, concertinos, etc.)

The Organiser reserves the right to screen, reallocate the composition to a different category or reject any application. The Organiser reserves the rights not to disclose any reasons for such applications.

There will be no tie on the finals.

The Organiser is not responsible for any misprint or mistakes on the score and parts of the selected compositions.

Participation in this contest means that each participant agrees and accepts to all rules and regulations.

All decisions made by the Organiser are final. No appeals will be accepted.

1st Prize:$25