Fall 2021 Chamber Music Composition Competition
The Bantam Winds strive to promote the composition and performance of new chamber music, specifically for the unique combination of oboe, clarinet, and horn. This fall's competition will encourage collegiate students to begin fulfilling this mission around the world. Composers may only submit one entry. One winner will be featured in an upcoming Bantam Winds concert.
The Fall 2021 competition is open to any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
Pieces must be an original composition (no arrangement of a piece written for another ensemble) and may not exceed 8 minutes of duration. It may be written for any combination of the following Bantam Winds instrumentation of: b-flat/bass clarinet, oboe/English horn, horn. Note that entries may only feature one member of each cohort (eg. only bass clarinet or b-flat clarinet) and that there is no doubling allowed within the individual parts. Composers are asked to be mindful of extreme registers and of providing ample rests for the performers. Extended techniques and mutes are allowed so long as they do not endanger the instrument. Please consult the performers with any questions regarding any desired specific techniques or effects.