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Call for Scores 2021

Call for Scores 2021Attention Composers :

The U.S. Naval Academy Band is currently accepting brass scores now until December 1st, 2021 to expand the repertoire of new works for our instrumentation.  Up to three selected works will be professionally recorded in 2022 for release on social media and for composers’ personal use.

Musical Requirements
  • Instrumentation may be for brass chamber ensembles such as brass quintet, double brass quintet, or full brass ensemble utilizing no more than the following:
    • 4 Trumpets (substituting piccolo trumpets, Eb trumpets, flügelhorns, etc., if desired)
    • 2 Horns
    • 4 Trombones (substituting one euphonium and/or one bass trombone, if desired) 
    • 2 Tubas
    • 2 Percussion
  • no electronics
  • 10 minutes or less duration preferred, but up to 20 minutes will be considered
  • All styles are welcome, including works celebrating patriotic occasions such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Navy Birthday, etc.
  • Arrangements of public domain pieces are acceptable if the submission is not already published
Submission Requirements : 

Email all materials to our Music Librarian
MU1 Micahla Hendrix by 11:59 PM on December 1st, 2021. 

Include the following with each submission:

  • Full name, email address, and phone number
  • PDF files of score and parts 
  • MP3 recording of the work (MIDI generation acceptable) 

By submitting scores, the composer grants the USNA Band permission for recording and performance purposes.

Composers of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 
All materials will be anonymized to ensure a fair judging process.
All applicants will be notified via email of decisions in February 2022.  
Please contact MUCS Sheila Cullen with any questions.
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