International Composition Competition

SHSU-BMF International Composition Competition Winners Announcement

Dear composers:

Thank you all for your submissions to our contest. The compositions submitted were diverse and of high artistic merit, giving the judges the difficult task of determining winners. Nonetheless, on behalf of the SHSU-BMF ICC organizers and adjudicators, I am pleased to announce the following results:

First Place: Jordan Grigg, Concerto Semplice

Second Place: Ignacio Freijo, Lechiguanas

Third Place: Justin Rubin, “Who poured the phantom…And chased huge heavens within ash of thought…”

Honorable Mention: Benedikt Brydern, Spring Fling

We will be in contact with the winners shortly regarding the performances of the winning work, monetary rewards, and certificates. It is our hope to make this competition a biennial endeavor, finding more opportunities to support the creation of new repertoire. We hope you will all consider applying again when the time comes. Thank you again for the honor of reviewing your compositions.

SHSU-BMF ICC organizers:
Kyle Kindred
Gabriel Revollo

SHSU-BMF ICC Adjudicators:
Kevin Beavers
Oldrich Halas
Carter Pann
Javier Pinell
Alberto Villalpando

The 2015 SHSU-BMF International Composition Competition

Presented by Sam Houston State University and the Bolivian Music Festival

Over the past four years in July, nearly 200 Bolivian musicians have gathered in the city of La Paz to create the Bolivian Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus (Encuentro de Jóvenes Músicos Bolivianos) to have master classes with distinguished guest professors and participate in performance, conducting and composition competitions. In anticipation of 2015, representatives of the Bolivian Music Festival and Sam Houston State University have made plans for new and dynamic musical collaborations, part of which involve the creation of the 2015 SHSU/BMF International Composition Competition.

Calling for Original Works for Two Violins and Orchestra

The goal of this call for scores is to promote the creation of original works for this under-exploited genre that might serve as companion pieces to the Bach Double Violin Concerto BWV 1043. Winners will be selected by an international panel of judges: Javier Pinell, Oldrich Halas, Carter Pann, Alberto Villalpando Buitrago and Kevin Beavers.

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