2018 Third Coast Trombone Retreat Call for Scores

The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an annual summer festival welcoming talented trombonists from across the world to the shores of Lake Michigan. Exposing participants to the music of our time is central to the Retreat’s mission. Trombone ensembles have a powerful and moving aesthetic with vast capabilities of dynamic contrast and vocal-like expressiveness. Winning pieces will be performed by:

James Nova, Second Trombone, Pittsburgh Symphony
John Sebastian Vera, Principal Trombone, Pittsburgh Opera and River City Brass
Nicholas Schwartz, Principal Bass Trombone, New York City Ballet and current acting bass trombone of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

The performance will be live-streamed during the festival ocurring June 1-8, 2018, recorded and video taped in high quality and shared via all social media platforms.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Please email the following to tromboneretreat@gmail.com with “2018 Scores” as the subject line.
· PDF of the score and parts

· Audio recording of the work (file or link) or midi recording

· Please include name and phone number in email.

CRITERIA:
Works accepted for trombone trio. Traditionally in tenor-tenor-bass configuration but also would consider alto-tenor-bass. Tenor-bass-contra bass could also be a fun possibility.

Single or multi-movement works no longer than 9 minutes.

Preference given to unperformed works though all submissions welcome.

Multiple submissions accepted.

All styles encouraged.

There are no application fees, nationality restrictions or age limits for score submission. Deadline is May 1, 2018.

1 May 2018