Frequently asked questions

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July 15, 2024 is the deadline to register for the 2024 conference.

To exhibit or advertise at the upcoming conference, contracts can be submitted online by clicking HERE

The final deadline to apply to compete is May 15, 2024.

Competition spots are extremely limited and will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis so there is no guarantee that you will be able to compete. When registering, you will be able to see if there are any spots available. The application may be closed early if the maximum number of participants is reached.

Adult ¥30,000
Student -College ¥25,000
Student -High School and under ¥20,000
Senior -65 and over ¥25,000

There’s a early bird discount if you register before April 30, 2024, and also special price for participating in multiple events.

Participation Fee

Adult ¥30,000
Student -College ¥30,000
Student -High School and under ¥20,000
Senior -65 and over ¥30,000

You can participate in competition with a discounted price if you register for the conference. Please consider that!

Participation Fee

Yes, IWBC will have staff pianists available for a small fee to perform with presenters at the conference. You are also welcome to bring your own accompanist (registration for a non-brass accompanist is free) 

Presenters will be assigned a 45 minute time slot to present and/or perform at the conference. 

Only those registered to compete at the conference in the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, Ginger Turner Ensemble Competition, Mock Orchestra Audition Competition, and Mock Wind Ensemble Audition Competition are eligible to participate in masterclasses. During registration, all competitors can enter the lottery to have the chance to play if they would like.

The deadline to apply to present at the 2024 conference is March 25, 2024 Applications to present can be submitted HERE.

The deadline to apply to volunteer is July 15, 2024. If you are chosen as a full or half volunteer, you will receive a coupon code for your registration shortly after the deadline. Please refrain from registering until you receive your coupon code if you would like the discount on registration.

Japanese and English. There will be a translator/interpreter available as needed.

The closest airports are Ibaraki, Narita and Haneda.