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Composition for High School Wind Band - $3000.  Maximum duration: 6 minutes.

The goal of this contest is to encourage and support young composers in  crafting works playable by high school bands by providing a national venue for performance and recognition.


  • Composers should submit a composition appropriate for high school wind band.
  • Composers must have been born on or after January 1, 1988 in order to be eligible.
  • Compositions must be completed by one composer.  Group compositions will not be accepted.
  • A composer may only submit one composition.
  • No compositions exceeding the maximum duration cited above will be considered.  
  • Women & minority composers are encouraged to enter.
  • International applicants are also welcome to submit a composition.
  • Composers must submit scores electronically.
  • Synthesized recordings are permissible if no live recording is available.
  • Winning compositions will be announced March 15, 2023.
  • Premiere will be awarded to an ensemble selected to perform at the 77th Midwest Clinic. December, 2023.
  • Compositions must not have been published or publicly performed

Deadline for submission to the Midwest Office: January 15, 2023.


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