National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors

The Richard Weerts Composition Contest

 Entry Directions:
  • The composition contest is open to all composers residing in the United States and Canada
  • Membership in NACWPI is not required
  • The composition should not exceed 15 minutes in length

  • The composition should be written for the specified instrumentation (TBD for 20__), determined by vote of the NACWPI Executive Board at the previous annual conference

  • The composition should be wholly original for NACWPI, having not been previously performed, published, recorded, posted online, made available to the public, or submitted for or awarded other recognition and/or prizes

  • The composition must be uploaded to the NACWPI Composition Contest submission webpage on or before May 1, 11:59PM (CST), using the online form below (currently closed until the 20__ competition begins)
  • Complete composition contest entry submissions include:
  1. Composer contact information
  2. Full score in PDF, absent composer name or other identifying information
  3. $25.00 (US) entry fee
  4. Optional - A live or digital recording of the composition
  • Compositions will be peer-reviewed by a committee of NACWPI members                                     
  • The winning composition will be premiered at the annual NACWPI National Conference, typically held in early October, at a conference site within the United States
  • The winning composer is not obligated to attend the premier performance and no NACWPI National Conference travel accommodations are provided by NACWPI
  • The winning composer will receive a cash prize of $500.00 (US)
  • The winning composer will be notified via email on or before August 1
  • Questions should be directed to the NACWPI President
               NACWPI   Station 6670   Montevallo, AL 35115

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