Toolbox Percussion International Composition Competition 2018

Toolbox Percussion is delighted to present the Toolbox Percussion International Composition Competition 2018 (TPICC 2018) as a part of the Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA), which will be held during 7-12 January, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

There are two categories in this competition:

1) Herbert Composition Prize
Work scoring for 1 percussionist and 1 cellist ONLY. (See appendix for the list of percussions)
The timpani MUST be used for this category.
You DO NOT need to use all the listed percussion instruments.
The submitted work should be between 5-7 minutes in length.
Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for the submission.
The submitted work must be written for the full ensemble, no subset is allowed.
Selected works of the finalists will be performed by David Herbert, principal timpani of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Oliver Herbert, top prize and special prize in the XI Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2018, during TICA.

2) Toolbox Composition Prize
Work scoring for 2 percussionists and string quartet (2 vln/vla/vc) ONLY. (See appendix for the list of percussions)
You DO NOT need to use all listed percussion instruments.
The submitted work should be between 5-7 minutes in length.
Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
The submitted work must be written for the full ensemble, no subset is allowed (i.e. not string quartet).
Selected works of the finalists will be performed by faculty members of TICA, during TICA.

Eligibility
Applicants may be composers at any stages of their careers.
Composers, regardless of nationality and age, are encouraged to apply.
Scores that have been awarded, or commercially recorded are not eligible.
However, works that are previously performed are eligible.
Only compositions written within the last five years are eligible for submission.
One entry per applicant per category will be accepted.
Entry fee: USD 20
The entry fee should be paid through paypal to toolboxpercussion@gmail.com
Deadline: 18 November 2018 at GMT+8 23:59, no late submission will be considered.

Submission
Eligible submissions must be sent electronically as a single email and should include:
A PDF file of the score (with pseudonym), which may include program and performance notes
An mp3 file (audio recording, if available, Midi realisation)
A separate word document linking the pseudonym and title to the composer's identity, which includes e‐mail address, current bio (200 words), program note (200 words) & performance history of the submitted work.
The composer’s name should NOT appear on the submitted score and recording.
Links to recordings (due to large file size, or other factors) are fine.
Please send materials to: toolboxpercussion@gmail.com with “TPICC 2018” and the applicant’s name in the subject line of the email.
Further inquiry please contact: toolboxpercussion@gmail.com

Award
The winner of the Herbert Composition Prize will receive USD 500.
The winner of the Toolbox Composition Prize will receive USD 500.
Three finalists of each category will be invited to participate in the Toolbox Percussion International Creative Academy (TICA).
The TICA will provide accommodation for all finalists (double occupancy).
All selected works will be performed and recorded live during TICA.
All finalists will receive a festival pass to all TICA events.
Participants who are not able to attend the TICA will forfeit their positions at the competition.
Travel expenses to TICA and other arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.
Selection of the finalists will be announced no later than 30 November 2018.
The Winner will be announced during the TICA in January 2019.

Appendix

I. List of Percussions for Herbert Composition Prize

Timpani (4), snare drum, triangle, suspended cymbal

II. List of Percussions for Toolbox Composition Prize

Percussion 1 - Timpani (4), snare drum, triangle, suspended cymbal
Percussion 2 - 4.3 octave marimba, tomtom (3), tambourine, woodblock

18 Nov 2018
20.00
U.S. Dollar (USD)