Your cart

Total
NZD
Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.
May 7, 2018 9:00AM •

SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize 2018

Opportunity

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, together with the Brass Band Association of New Zealand (BBANZ) and Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ), presents a composition prize for works for solo brass instrument, with optional accompaniment.

RULES

The piece

  • For brass instrument soloist - unaccompanied OR accompanied by piano. The solo instrument must be commonly found in New Zealand brass bands: soprano cornet, cornet, flugelhorn, tenor horn, baritone, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, Eb bass, BBb bass.
  • 3-7 minutes in length.
  • Works must be suitable for the Invitation Slow Melody event at the National Brass Band Championships. In general terms ‘slow melody’ can be defined as works of a primarily expressive, singing nature intended to display the performer’s cantabile playing and lyrical imagination.
  • Pieces may have been performed before, but may not have been commissioned, professionally recorded, commercially published or won prizes.

Eligibility

  • Composers must be New Zealand citizens or be permanently resident in New Zealand.
  • There is no age restriction.

PRIZES

Winner:

  • $400 cash.
  • Performance of the winning work at the National Brass Band Championships in Blenheim, 11-15 July 2018 (exact date TBA).
  • The performance at the Championships will be recorded and made available online.
  • One year’s membership of CANZ.

Finalist(s):

  • Performance of the winning work at the National Brass Band Championships in Blenheim, 11-15 July 2018 (exact date TBA).
  • The performance at the Championships will be recorded and made available online.

The scores and parts of the winning and finalist works will be made available for sale worldwide through SOUNZ Online via hardcopy and download.

SUBMISSION

Your completed submission must reach info@sounz.org.nz by 9am Monday 7 May 2018.

Submissions are accepted via email only and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. There is no entry fee.

What to send:

  • PDF of the score (and solo part, if applicable).
  • A second anonymous PDF of the score, with your name and any identifying marks removed.
  • Contact details: full name, address, phone number(s), preferred email.
  • Scores and parts may be computer generated or very neatly handwritten. Scores assessed as illegible by SOUNZ staff will not be accepted.
  • The winner and finalists must supply materials for publicity purposes (biography of up to 250 words and jpg photo) within 7 days of being informed of the result.

ADJUDICATION

  • The competition will be adjudicated by a senior New Zealand composer who is experienced in writing for brass. The identity of the judge will be revealed after the results are finalised.
  • Scores will be assessed anonymously.
  • At the Adjudicator’s discretion up to two finalists may be named in addition to the winner.
  • The Adjudicator’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

MISCELLANEOUS

By entering the competition the composer:

  • grants SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and the Brass Band Association of New Zealand the right to reproduce the work for the purposes of adjudication and performance within the context of this competition,
  • grants SOUNZ the right to stream a recording of the work online indefinitely withoutany additional compensation paid to the composer,
  • if required, agrees to be available for written, audio or video interviews to be used as resources on the partnering organisations’ branded media outlets including broadcast and online and
  • understands photographs and film footage featuring themselves or their work can be made and used by the partnering organisations for documentary, archival, promotional and publicity purposes.

Any questions about the Prize or application process should be directed to info@sounz.org.nz.

Start time

May 7, 2018 9:00AM


Brass assoc