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Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble


The Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble (JCCWE) is an international event held annually by the Jeju International Wind Band Festival Organizing Committee to give recognition for wind ensemble. Deadline is October 29, 2021. Please download all information here: Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble.pdf.

Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble2021-05-01T22:33:02+02:00

Yoshihiro Kimura R.I.P.


One of Japan's preeminent conductors, Yoshihiro Kimura has earned worldwide respect for both his remarkable interpretive skills and his outstanding transcriptions for wind orchestra. His many recording credits are regarded as definitive reference sources, and he has a long association with his country's professional band scene. A product of the Osaka College of Music, Kimura studied clarinet with Shinjiro Nakao, Yukio Ohashi and Rudolf Jettel, and trained for conducting with Takashi Asahina. After joining the Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band in 1962, he served as Concert Master, Associate Conductor, and in 1985, permanent Conductor of one of the few professional wind ensembles [...]

Yoshihiro Kimura R.I.P.2021-03-04T15:00:52+02:00

6th International Conference of Hellenic Symphonic Bands in Thessaloniki (Greece), 25-27 June 2021


The Wind Ensemble Laboratory (PN.O.E.S.) of the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia, in collaboration with the “Hellenic Philharmonic Society” and the “Friends of Nikos Astrinidis Association” are organizing the 6th International Conference of Hellenic Symphonic Bands titled “Wind Ensembles: historical retrospect, journey and transition in times of pandemic” in the city of Thessaloniki, between 25 and 27 of June 2021. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PAPERS, SEMINARS & CONCERTS 2021 will be a turning point regarding the function of symphonic bands, various wind ensembles, and the instructional methods for wind and percussion instruments in general. The existing pandemic has [...]

6th International Conference of Hellenic Symphonic Bands in Thessaloniki (Greece), 25-27 June 20212021-02-23T22:38:54+02:00

Valley Winds International Composition Competition


The Valley Winds announces an International Composition Competition seeking new works for wind ensemble. This competition is open to composers of all ages. There is no entrance fee. Deadline is May 31, 2021. Please visit www.thevalleywinds.com/composition-competition for complete instructions. Direct all inquiries to Tony Brackett at ambclarinet@gmail.com

Valley Winds International Composition Competition2020-12-21T13:46:17+02:00

Peter Bucher (Sept 5, 1958 – Sept 25, 2020)


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our former WASBE Board Member Peter Bucher from Switzerland. Peter has been on the WASBE Board of Directors from 2001-2007 and from 2011-2017. His dedication and passion for our organization was unique. Peter was very much involved in the planning and logistical organisation of many WASBE Conferences and was always very engaged in the future of wind music and our organisation.

Peter Bucher (Sept 5, 1958 – Sept 25, 2020)2020-10-02T22:23:28+02:00

Cremona Musica presents the new platform “mfclassrooms” for online music lessons


At a time when in many countries of the world musical training activities are strongly reduced, mfClassrooms allows to overcome geographical barriers and the physical distance between teacher and student, offering the possibility to continue the lessons, with an audio quality comparable to that of a CD (stereo audio, frequency response from 0 to 20,000 Hz, and sampling at 48 KHz). The video recording function of the lessons allows the student to listen to the lesson again, to treasure all the details of the teaching received. The mfClassrooms platform has been developed to allow Conservatories, Academies and Music Schools to conduct individual music [...]

Cremona Musica presents the new platform “mfclassrooms” for online music lessons2020-06-01T11:16:20+02:00

New book on the American Wind Symphony Orchestra


While the stories of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, led by Robert Austin Boudreau, have been told in cinema pieces, newspapers, and other written collections before, (see also Point Counterpoint II) The Messengers and the Music devotes every inch of its pages to the largest commissioning program for Wind Orchestra. Written together by Robert and Kathleen Boudreau, the text outlines some historical context to the organization as a whole, all the while taking the reader through the culture and continents of each composer. If you are looking for exciting works, or for titles and scores previously unheard in the repertoire of [...]

New book on the American Wind Symphony Orchestra2020-05-28T11:43:16+02:00

Warsaw Wind Ensembles Composition Contest 2020


Warsaw Wind Music Association and PWM Edition invite to take part in the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra - Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020. This is the first edition of the international competition for composers, the subject of which is to write a premiere composition for a concert wind orchestra. The Contest is open to composers of all nationalities. Competition works will be evaluated in two categories: international and Polish. The final gala of the Contest will be held on 28 November 2020 in Warsaw. The winners will receive attractive prizes, including publication of the work in the The Wind [...]

Warsaw Wind Ensembles Composition Contest 20202020-05-24T10:02:35+02:00

7th International Composition Competition Coups de Vents 2021


Message from Philippe Langlet, Director of Coups de Vents Dear composers, The international context linked to the Coronavirus, which we all undergo, is hardly reassuring or encouraging to date. Transportation and courier services, both public and private, are either idling, or not working at all. It is to be feared that we all encounter problems with the dispatch and / or reception of the scores for the 2021 Coups de Vents International Composition Competition. So I invite you to send us your score in PDF format, by Wetransfer (www.wetransfer.com) at cic721@coupsdevents.com, or by post: see the details of the sending methods [...]

7th International Composition Competition Coups de Vents 20212020-05-24T09:44:59+02:00

Frank B. Wickes, Louisiana State University’s longtime director of bands dies at 82.


Wickes served as director of bands at the University of Florida from 1973 to 1980, then came to LSU. Wickes' tenure at LSU entailed conducting the LSU Wind Ensemble and teaching courses in graduate wind conducting and wind literature. He was honored by LSU in 1999 with an endowed alumni professorship and again in 2000 with a special recognition from the chancellor. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2009 Wickes' former University of Florida student, Linda Moorhouse, was associate director of bands at LSU before leaving for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, [...]

Frank B. Wickes, Louisiana State University’s longtime director of bands dies at 82.2020-04-28T12:41:23+02:00