Texas Tech Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest

Duration 6 – 8 minutes in length

Instrumentation:   Bass Trombone Soloist and Trombone Ensemble.  The ensemble may consist of 4 – 8 parts, at the discretion of the composer.

Type of Work:  Stand Alone Concert Piece, to be performed at the Fifteenth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference, January 12 – 14, 2018 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.  Charles Vernon, Bass Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony, is the scheduled feature artist for the conference.

A $1,000.00 Cash Prize will be awarded to the winning composition.

Additional awards may be granted at the discretion of the contest adjudication panel.



MIDI RECORDINGS ONLY (mp3’s/CD’s)!   Live group recordings will not be considered.

We reserve the right to publish the winning compositions.

Composition submissions deadline is November 1, 2017.  Entries may be submitted by postal mail or via email (mailed submissions must be post marked by this date).

Please submit a full score, parts, a midi recording and a payment of $25.00 (checks made payable to “Iota Tau Alpha” or ITA)

Mailing Address:

Professor James T. Decker

C/o Texas Tech University School of Music

Box 42033

Lubbock, TX  79409-2033

Email:  james.decker@ttu.edu

Credit/Debit card payments for entry fees www.big12tromboneconference.com

This Composition Contest is sponsored by Iota Tau Alpha, the Trombone Service Fraternity of Texas Tech University.