ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017 HS COMPOSITION & ARRANGEMENT COMPETITION

In our efforts to expand the the repertoire for Bassoon Ensemble, last year, BACOUSTICS hosted the inaugural MGSA Undergraduate Composition & Arrangement Competition.  If you've clicked around on the webpage (www.cwreeds.com/bacoustics), you're undoubtedly aware that our first winning piece was Christopher Kaminski's Arzan Legacy.

This year, we're continuing the MGSA Competition and adding a second competition open to high school students throughout the United States (yes, even Hawaii)!   

If you're not a composer, we encourage you to dabble with arranging!  (+10 to anyone willing to tackle a Hamilton Medley!)

We're extremely excited to see what this year's competitions have in store for us!  


CALL FOR ENTRIES:

INSTRUMENTATION: 5 bassoons and contrabassoon
LENGTH: approximately 5 minutes
OPEN TO HS STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES
ENTRY FEE: $50

Winners will be selected by members of BACOUSTICS and Dr. Christopher Wickham (me!) based on creativity, compositional integrity, and knowledge and treatment of the bassoon.

Entries must be submitted as PDFs and MP3 by JANUARY 1, 2017.  Send files to christopherwickham@gmail.com.

Winners of the HS competition will receive a live performance of their piece by BACOUSTICS!  All entrants will receive a video recording of a read-through of their piece.