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Naval Academy Band

ANNOUNCING: Call for Scores 2022!!

Woodwind Chamber Music

Attention Composers: The U.S. Naval Academy Band is currently accepting woodwind scores to expand the repertoire of new works for our unique instrumentation.  Deadline for submission is December 31st, 2022.  Up to three selected works will be professionally recorded in 2023 for release on social media and for composers’ personal use.

Musical Requirements:
Instrumentation may be for standard woodwind chamber ensembles such as Clarinet Quartet, Wind Trio (Fl/Cl/Bsn), Wind Quartet (Fl/Cl/FH/Bsn), or full mixed chamber winds utilizing no more than the following:

1 Flute (substituting and/or doubling on piccolo, if desired)
4 B-flat Clarinets (substituting E-flat, A, Alto, and Bass, if desired)
2 Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophone are all options)
1 Bassoon
1 Trumpet
1 French Horn
1 Trombone
1 Tuba
1 Percussion
no electronics

- 10 minutes or less duration preferred, but up to 20 minutes will be considered
- All styles are welcome to include patriotic selections for use on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Navy Birthday, etc.
- Previously published works will not be considered

Submission Requirements:
Email all materials to Music Librarian, Musician 1st Class Stephen Farrell, at by 11:59 PM on December 31st, 2022.  

Include the following with each submission:
- Full name, email address, and phone number
- PDF files of score and parts 
- An mp3 recording of the work (MIDI generation acceptable) 

All materials will be anonymized to ensure a fair judging process. By submitting scores, the composer grants the USNA Band permission for recording and performance purposes. Composers of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be notified via email of decisions in March 2023.  

Please contact Senior Chief Davy DeArmond with any questions.

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