TTU Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest

The TTU Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest Committee is requesting original works for trombone ensemble with the following characteristics:

Duration: 4-6 minutes in length

Instrumentation: Jazz Trombone Quintet/4 tenors, 1 bass with a rhythm section of piano, bass and drums

Type of Work: Original composition, not an arrangement of a previously written tune, with some improvisation built into the work

MIDI RECORDINGS ONLY (mp3s/CDs)! Live group recordings will not be considered.

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.


The Top Selections may be performed at the Thirteenth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference, scheduled for January 15-17, 2016 at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Notification will be sent out to those composers.

Composition submissions deadline is November 1, 2015. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or via email (postal mail submissions must be post marked by this date).

Please submit a full score, parts, a midi recording and a payment of $30.00 (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


Credit/Debit card payments for entry fees can be made here.

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