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 [...]
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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 [...]
Online registrations are now being accepted for the 2019 University of Central Florida Conductors Symposium, February 1 & 2 in Orlando, Florida (USA). The Conducting Clinician will be Sarah McKoin, Director of Bands at Texas Tech University, and Music Education Clinician will be Larry Clark of Exelcia Music Publications.Registration is available under Conductor ($150) or as a non-conducting Participant ($100) statuses. Conductor status is on a first-come, first-served basis. After all slots are filled, further conductor applicants will be given participant status and will be placed on a waiting list for conductor status. There is no limit to the number of [...]
- Compositions must be submitted to the Competition Office 3 December 2018 at the latest. - The Jury will be Finland’s Kalevi Aho and Magnus Lindberg and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür. The conductor member of the Jury will be Olari Elts (Estonia). - The following prizes will be awarded: I prize €11,000, II prize €9,000 and III prize €7,000. - There is no age limit or entry fee. - The works shortlisted for the finals will be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta at two finals concerts, to be held in the cities of Kouvola and Kotka (Finland) in autumn 2019. The Jury [...]
Clinicians: Craig Kirchhoff, Rob Taylor, Gerard Morris Friday, January 18–Monday, January 21, 2019 Click for more information