The Encore Wind Ensemble proudly presents the Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest. This contest has been created to encourage the developing young composer 15-22 years of age, and promote the performance of high quality wind band literature in honor of the Encore Wind Ensemble’s founding conductor, Charles B. Olson. Entries must be original unpublished compositions for wind ensemble, 5-8 minutes in length, utilizing standard wind band instrumentation. Composers must be 22 years of age or younger at the time of application.
**First Prize** $1,000 cash award A public performance and recording by the Encore Wind Ensemble.
Contest Rules and Procedures: http://encorewinds.com/contestapplication