The IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition has evoked an immense response, for the Competition Office received a total of 283 entries posted by the deadline at the beginning of December 2018. Judging from the postmarks, they were sent from all across the target region, Europe. The fact that they came from no fewer than 37 different countries is proof of the extremely great international interest aroused by the competition. The high number of entries makes the Uuno Klami one of the world’s most popular composition competitions, and the fact that the number of participants has risen again and again is [...]
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The Los Angeles Conducting Institute at Caltech is pleased to offer one full tuition scholarship ($1090 USD) to a qualified overseas applicant who is a WASBE member. Registration begins January 15, and the deadline for scholarship applications is February 15, 2019. Featured faculty include conductors H. Robert Reynolds and Glenn D. Price, composers Frank Ticheli and Adam Schoenberg, plus performers Wayne Bergeron (Hollywood Studio soloist) and Andrew Bain (Principal Horn, LA Philharmonic). The program takes place June 24-28, 2019, and further information may be found at this link: http://pva.caltech.edu/documents/3443/FINAL_-__LACI_v121318.pdf
The Pro Loco Corcianese Tourist Association is pleased to inform that for the year 2019 the XXXI International Competition for the Original Composition for Bands was banned, expiring on 31 May 2019. The first prize, as in previous editions, will be € 4,000.00 and the second prize of € 1,000.00. The Competition is organized with the support and collaboration of the bank BCC Umbria Credito Cooperativo and DIBA (Association of Italian Directors' Bands). You can find the complete rules attached to the email and on the official website www.corcianoinbanda.it
Jacob de Haan, one of the most performed composers in the world of wind music, has won the Buma Wind Music Award this year. Buma, the Musical Rights Society in the Netherlands, has awarded this prestigious prize to the Dutch composer who has made an important contribution to the development of wind music in the Netherlands and abroad. The award for the foreign composer goes to Oscar Navarro. On Sunday, December 15, both prizes will be awarded during a repertoire festival in the city of Ede. On the occasion of this, his new work Hora Est is performed by the National [...]
OSCAR NAVARRO WINS THE “BEST INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER” AWARD AT THE “BUMA BRASS AWARDS 2018” (NETHERLANDS)Markus Mauderer 2018-12-11T12:06:09+00:00
The prestigious Dutch Musical Rights Society "BUMA" has decided to award Spanish composer Oscar Navarro (Novelda, Alicante) for his great career and popularity within the field of music for Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra and Music for Films. The composer will travel to the Netherlands next weekend to attend the Awards ceremony that will take place on Sunday December 16th and in which he will direct his most popular work "Libertadores" together with the "Fanfare St. Caecilia Schimmert " In addition, the BUMA rights society itself will extend the composer's stay by inviting him to hold a series of conferences in several [...]
Murphy Music Press features in a WASBE Series the publication of the winning selections from the 1st WASBE composition Contest.Markus Mauderer 2018-12-11T08:53:25+00:00
Murphy Music Press feature in their WASBE Series the publication of the winning selections from the 1st WASBE composition Contest. This initial run of 5 pieces is a great way to broaden the geographic diversity of your upcoming concert series through award winning compositions. If attending the Midwest Clinic you will be able to peruse these scores at the Murphy Music Press booth #1916. Please check on their website at http://murphymusicpress.com/catalog/WASBE-Series and join their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MurphyMusicPress/
We are very excited to announce the launch of the official website for the WASBE Conference in Buñol, Spain 2019! Please go to www.wasbeconference2019.com and register for this world class event now! You will be able to use bank transfer and PayPal to register for the conference and accommodation! The site will be updated regularly with the latest updates and information. Enjoy!
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music/University of Sydney in collaboration with Oxford University are hosting an International Conducting Studies Conference 2019 2-4 August in Sydney. WASBE members are invited to consider submitting an abstract for a presentation at the conference. This is the first time that there will be a focus on wind bands so it would be wonderful to have an international presence. Details are attached. August in Sydney is also a good time to escape the summer heat! The deadline to apply is December 3 at Midnight Sydney time. More information here
for woodwind quintet Title of the competition: EMOTION for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn The Friends of the Archive for Women in Music in Germany (Frau & Musik) announces in co-operation with the German armed forces, a competition for women composers of all nationalities. There is no age restriction. The competition requires a work for woodwind quintet lasting 10 minutes, and of intermediate difficulty. The competition requires a work based on the following idea: EMOTION for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn Length: c. 10 minutes. The works of the first three prize winners will be given their first festive [...]
The National Band Association will be hosting the 2019 Young Composers/Conductors Mentor Project on June 17-21, 2019, in Washington, D.C. at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Their hosts for the event, and ensemble-in-residence, will be the United States Air Force Band.Talented young composers and conductors can apply to be a part of this unique opportunity. Individuals selected to participate will work one-on-one with accomplished mentors throughout the week. Composer participants will have their music performed by the United States Air Force Band, while conducting participants will have the opportunity to conduct this outstanding ensemble.Conducting Mentors for the 2019 YCCMP will be Dr. Linda [...]