The International Society of Bassists biennial composition competition is dedicated to the memory of double bassist David Walter, a longtime ISB member, performing artist, composer and renowned educator.

DEADLINE: Postmarked or emailed by June 1, 2016

There are three divisions of the competition, open to all composers. Entries should be new, unpublished works in any style, 6-15 minutes long, that have not been given a formal world premiere. Previous workshop performances are permitted. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR SHORTLY AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.

  • UNACCOMPANIED SOLO DOUBLE BASS.
  • CHAMBER. A new work for one double bass in an ensemble from two to five players. Entries may consist of a prominent bass part plus additional players drawn from the following: piccolo, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/tuba, percussion (1 player), harp, guitar, piano/other keyboard instrument, violin, viola, cello and/or voice. Normal woodwind doubles are acceptable: flute/piccolo/alto flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet.
  • BASS ENSEMBLE. A new work for two to eight double basses.

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 U.S. for each division and world premieres at the 2017 ISB Convention.

ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION ONLINE:
Go to http://www.isbworldoffice.com/composition.asp for the link to submit recordings and scores and enter online. MIDI recordings are acceptable.

FORMAT: Composers must submit highly legible scores suitable for performance. The ISB reserves the right to reject illegible scores.

ENTRY FEE: $50, non-refundable, for each composition submitted.

QUESTIONS?
Call 972/233-9107 ext. 204, fax 972/490-4219, or email info@ISBworldoffice.com.