IWBC Composition Competition

The IWBC commissions works from women composers for its biannual conference. Please note that the 2024 Composition Competition has different rules and prizes than past competitions. All inquiries can be directed to: iwbcjapan@gmail.com

The IWBC commissions works from women composers for its biannual conference. Please note that the 2024 Composition Competition has different rules and prizes than past competitions. All inquiries can be directed to: iwbcjapan@gmail.com

OVERVIEW
The IWBC holds this competition to provide a forum for exchange between composers and performers.

There is no entry fee; all female composers, regardless of age, experience, or nationality, are welcome to participate.

PRIZE MONEY
First prize: 150,000 yen
2nd prize: 50,000 yen
Third prize: 30,000 yen

The first prize winner will receive travel support up to 100,000 yen.

All finalists will be exempted from paying conference registration fees and IWBC membership fees for 2024.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2024
INQUIRIES: iwbcjapan@gmail.com

REQUIREMENTS

Works for trumpet solo or trumpet in Bb or C with piano accompaniment.

No internal piano technique shall be used.

The level at which music college students can perform.

8 minutes or less

Apply through the website by submitting the form below

Scores must be submitted in pdf format (clear handwritten scores or scores created with music notation software must be converted to pdf format).

There is no fee to submit entries

Entries must be unpublished works.

Only one entry per person is allowed.

Only the name of the work must be clearly written on the score. Do not include the applicant’s name or any other information that could identify the applicant.

The name of the work must be written in the original title (in any language) and its English translation.

Winners will be selected by a committee of judges based on the musical score and announced on the website and social media in May 2024.

Winning works will be performed at the following concerts during the conference. The winning entry will be premiered at the conference, with the right to attend one rehearsal during the conference period.

PRIZE MONEY
First prize: 150,000 yen
2nd prize: 50,000 yen
Third prize: 30,000 yen

The first prize winner will receive travel support up to 100,000 yen.

All finalists will be exempted from paying conference registration fees and IWBC membership fees for 2024.

IWBC Composition Competition Prize Winners’ Concert

Date: During the conference (August 15-18, 2024)

Venue: Mito City Civic Hall

Performers: Professional Trumpet Player and IWBC Member & the Official IWBC Conference Staff Pianist

Open only to female composers

Any age or nationality is eligible; past winners of the IWBC Composition Competition are not eligible to apply.

2024 COMPOSITION COMPETITION APPLICATION