2018 Grand Valley Wind Band Commission

Grand Valley State University announces the Grand Valley Wind Band Commission. One composer will be commissioned to compose a work for the Grand Valley State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The world premier will be given by the ensemble during the 2018-2019 concert season, during a residency of the winning composer. The world premiere will be broadcast live on the web, will be included on promotional videos by GVSU ensembles, and may be included in a future album.

The current wind band repertoire reflects a discrepancy between the diversity of the contemporary composer community and the catalog of regularly performed and newly commissioned works. We believe that diverse experiences are an intellectual asset and that a range of thoughtful perspectives and a commitment to open inquiry strengthens our liberal education tradition. Therefore, all composers are invited to apply, but we would like to especially encourage women and/or composers who are from underrepresented populations at GVSU.

We are interested in commissioning the strongest composer, regardless of having written for wind band previously. You may submit works of any instrumentation that demonstrate your highest level of accomplishment.

Complete information is available at the commission website.

1 Feb 2018
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