Call for Proposals

The Brass Project seeks submissions for our 2020/2021 call for proposals.  We are looking for composers who represent a wide range of styles and backgrounds who are interested in writing for brass sextet. Proposals may include (but are not required to include) multimedia elements such as video, audio processing/electronics, images, text, or other interactive elements. 

Prizes

The Brass Project will select up to three composers whose works will be premiered and recorded (during the live performance) on our 2020/ 2021 season. Furthermore, one of the selected works will be professionally recorded and featured on the next Brass Project album, and the composer will receive a $500 honorarium. The Brass Project is prepared to offer administrative support for grant applications, residencies, and other opportunities to the selected composers. 

Eligibility

Open to anyone. Applicants may be of any age or nationality.

Submission fee

$10 

Deadline

January 15th

Selected proposals announced by February 15th

Interested applicants should use the following form to submit:

-An artistic statement that also details your vision for the work.

-Recordings of two works: one that represents your best work to date, and another that showcases your writing for brass in some way*. Accompanying scores are not required but are recommended. 

-Any additional information that you feel would be relevant to your submission

Composers' works must be written for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones (Tenor/Tenor or Tenor/Bass), French Horn, and Tuba. Proposals that include this instrumentation in addition to other instruments will also be considered, although it would limit performance possibilities. 

Please submit two work samples, including score and/or recording. Please use a streaming service like SoundCloud or YouTube, or links to file sharing sites like Dropbox.

*If you do not have a work that includes brass, please include a brief statement about why you would like to write for brass in the optional comments section.

Payments should be to thebrassprojectny@gmail.com via PayPal for $10. 

From the Ensemble:

As an ensemble that is active in commissioning and performing new works, we want to make sure that the works we perform and advocate for reflect a distinctly 21st century musical perspective. It is not only our mission to broaden the repertoire for chamber brass, but also to ensure that the works we perform contribute to more diverse and equitable future for classical music as a whole. We encourage composers of all ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexualities, religious affiliation, ability, etc, to apply. 

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