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2022 New in SA Composition Contest

Presented by CASA (Composers Alliance of San Antonio) and USAF Band of the West at University of the Incarnate Word - Diane Bennack Concert Hall, San Antonio TX

Feb 01 2022
2022 New in SA Composition Contest

A music composition contest for San Antonio students, with awardees receiving mentoring from members of the Composers Alliance of San Antonio and a reading of their work by the Woodwind Quintet or Brass Quintet of the USAF Band of the West.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

The Composers Alliance of San Antonio (CASA), a non-profit organization committed to promoting music composition in South Texas, is pleased to announce its first annual New in SA Composition Competition. Students of any age who are residents of San Antonio/Bexar County and/or are in a music program (taking courses or lessons) in San Antonio are encouraged to apply. There is no entry fee. All applications must be completed and received by February 1, 2022.

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Individuals may submit 2-3 representative works which demonstrate familiarity with composing for small chamber groups. Works composed for woodwind or brass quintet, or any combination of those instruments is preferred but not required. The goal of the review is to understand the applicant’s technical and musical ability as well as potential in writing for the available ensembles. Submitted works should be between 2-10 minutes in duration. Examples of works in mixed media are welcome also. Works should be by one composer, not joint efforts. Works of any style, aesthetic, genre, and notation will be accepted. A panel consisting of members of the CASA organization will evaluate the pieces and choose the winning entries.

The finalists will be assigned to write for a woodwind quintet of traditional instrumentation (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon) or brass quintet (two trumpets, trombone, horn and tuba) which consists of members of the USAF Band of the West. Works should not require a conductor or mixed media.

The submission process is entirely online. Please follow the directions to ensure that your application is successfully received.

1) Prepare PDF scores (Last name-First name-Title.pdf) and MP3 recordings (Last name-First name-Title.mp3) of your works. MIDI/computer realizations are welcome.
2) Upload the scores and recordings through the Google Form.
3) Prepare a 200-word statement about your musical experiences and goals as a composer.

4. Answer additional questions on the entry form.
4) For questions and information, please write to:
5) Submit your information and materials here:


Additional time info:

Submissions must be in by 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2022

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


University of the Incarnate Word - Diane Bennack Concert Hall

4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

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