Week 1: July 17-23, 2016
Week 2: July 24-30, 2016
at Humboldt State University • Arcata, Calif. USA
Annual Composition Contest
2015 Contest: Brass Octet
The 2015 contest is closed and winners have been chosen.
All works were PLAYED and judged by the BCMW coaching staff.
Winners’ works will be performed during the July 2015 Brass Chamber Music Workshop (BCMW) in Arcata, California. Amateur musicians will perform the music in a workshop format. Qualifying submissions will be added to the workshop Library.
The contest focused on original 8-10 minute previously unpublished works for brass octet (3131) - 3 trumpets (cornets, flugelhorns), horn (in F), 3 trombones (bass clef), and tuba.
The BCMW staff judged all works.
All compositions have been added to the Brass Chamber Music Workshop Library.
Contest Winners: 2004-present
|Contest Year||Ensemble||1st Prize||2nd Prize||3rd Prize||Honorable Mention|
Dr. Jan Bach
Lord of the Sauna
|Two second prizes were given this year.||Octet
|As You Wish
|Dinner for Six
|2013||Septet||Three Shades of Blue
|Tales of Brynmor
|Theme & Variations on a Might Fortress
The Four Temperaments
|2012||Trio or quartet||French Quarter Snapshots
|Suite from Bonny/Read
|2011||Octet||Courtiers & Commoners
|Small Town Suite
Richard Frazier Lauranod Trilogy
|2010||Sextet||Palmer, John W.
The Invasion of America
|Kopf, James J.
Stages of Tragedy
|2009||Octet||Palmer, John W.
A Little Spanish, A Little Latin
Concertpiece for Brass Octet
Scenes From Sylvester Park
Suite for Brass Opus 9 #1
Octet in E-Flat
Eight Short Pieces for Brass Octet
|2008||Septet||Palmer, John W.
At The Movies
Sonatina for Brass Septet
The Escape Artist
|2007||Sextet||Palmer, John W.
Suite for Six
Three Gnomes From Sonoma
|2006||Octet||Palmer, John W.
Pieces for Eight
Prelude, Elegy, and Rondo Scherzino
Scenes from San Juan Island
3 Vignettes for 8 Brass
Bouquet de Brass
Three Movements for Brass Sextet
Three Dances for Six Brass
|2004||Septet||Burkhart, RaymondLove Letters||Knorr, GeoffFanfare||Downey, RayAnother Sweet|