Call for Scores (horn and percussion)

Attention Female Composers

Maria Serkin and John R. Beck are soliciting female composers to create new music for horn and percussion for a performance at the International Women’s Brass Conference at Arizona State University May 21 -25, 2019.* All compositions submitted will be included in a survey of literature during our session at the IWBC, with the winning composition receiving a cash prize, the premier performance at the conference, and a recording.

The online submissions will close March 1 and the winner will be announced March 15, 2019.

• Length of composition ca. 5 - 7 minutes.

• Percussion instrumentation is not limited, however time is limited for set up at the conference performance.

Composition contest entry fee is $15 for the first submission and $5 for each additional submission. Scores, parts, and audio files may be sent to beckj@uncsa or mailed to John Beck, UNCSA - Music, 1533 S. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27127.

Payment link at the bottom of this page.

Published compositions for horn and percussion include:

Solo Suite for Horn and Improvisatory Percussion - Alec Wilder 1954

HornVibes - Verne Reynolds (Belwin Mills) 1986

Variations for Horn and Percussion - Stuart Jones 1988

Dragons in the Sky - horn, percussion, tape/horn, percussion, wind ensemble – Mark Schultz (JOMAR Press) 1989

Thoughtful Wanderings - natural horn and percussion (or tape) - Douglas Hill 1990

Sonata for Horn and Marimba - Charles Taylor (C. Alan Publications) c. 1991

Night Tide - horn and vibraphone - Howard J. Buss (Brixton Publications) 1995

Call of the Boromir - horn and marimba – Daniel McCarthy (C. Alan Publications) c. 1997

A Command Performance for the King of Tonga – J. Mark Scearce 1998

Ancient Methods - horn and chimes - Nick Rissman 1999

Shared Spaces - 2 horns/2percussion – Lynn Glassock (C. Alan Publications) c. 2005

New Wine in Old Bottles - 2 natural horns, percussion - Jeffrey Agrell (JOMAR Press) 2011

Brave Wind - horn and field drum - Mark Goodenberger 2014

Reflective Journey - horn and percussion quartet - Howard J. Buss (Brixton Publications) 2014

Dreams from the Shadows - horn and vibraphone - Howard J. Buss (Brixton Publications) 2015

Call for Scores