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2019 McMURRY NEW MUSIC PROJECT

FEBRUARY 5, 2019

7:30 PM


2019 Categories

Solo Trumpet with Piano Accompaniment

  • Maximum length of 10 minutes
  • May be continuous or multi-movement
  • May use any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
  • May use any combination of mutes
  • Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6)

Solo Mallet Keyboard with Piano Accompaniment

  • Maximum length of 10 minutes
  • May be continuous or multi-movement
  • May be written for Xylophone, up to 5.0 Octave Marimba, or 3-Octave Vibraphone
  • May be written for 2 or 4-mallet technique
  • Additional instruments may be used, but work must mainly feature one mallet keyboard instrument

    

Solo Flute with Piano Accompaniment

  • Maximum length of 10 minutes
  • May be continuous or multi-movement
  • May use any combination of flute, piccolo, and alto flute
  • Full range of each instrument allowed
  • May utilize contemporary techniques with detailed descriptions of each provided in score notes

Solo Oboe with Piano Accompaniment

  • Maximum length of 10 minutes
  • May be continuous or multi-movement
  • May use any combination of Oboe and English horn
  • Minimal use of extended techniques accepted
  • Please stay within standard range of chosen instruments (B3-G6)

Solo Voice (soprano) with Piano Accompaniment

  • Maximum length of 10 minutes
  • May be continuous or multi-movement
  • Text may be English, Spanish, Italian, German, or French
  • Should be tonal and written in a classical style
  • Text must be suitable for a family audience, i.e., no suggestive subject matter or profane language
  • Must promote healthy singing, i.e., no yelling, growling, or other unhealthy vocal techniques
  • Please stay within standard range of soprano voice (C4 - C6)
     
    

Chamber Work for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Percussion, and Piano with optional Voice (soprano)

  • Maximum length of 10 minutes
  • May be continuous or multi-movement
  • Voice is optional and can be sung or narrated
  • Text may be English, Spanish, Italian, German, or French
  • Text must be suitable for a family audience, i.e., no suggestive subject matter or profane language


Instrument Specific Guidelines: 

  • Flute: any combination of flute, piccolo, and alto flute; full range of each instrument allowed; minimal use of extended techniques accepted
  • Oboe: any combination of Oboe and English horn; stay within standard range of chosen instruments (B3-G6); minimal use of extended techniques accepted
  • Trumpet: any combination of B-flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, and Flugelhorn; stay within standard range of chosen instruments (F#3 to C6); any combination of mutes; minimal use of extended techniques accepted
  • Percussion: standard orchestral percussion instruments may be used; found items such as flower pots, pipes, etc... may be used, but no specific pitches must be needed; multiple mallet keyboard instruments may be used, standard sizes only
  • Piano: no limiting guidelines
  • Voice (optional): may be sung or narrated; standard range of soprano voice (C4 - C6); must promote healthy singing, i.e., no yelling, growling, or other unhealthy vocal techniques

2018 Winners

Category 1 – Unaccompanied Trumpet
Echo
for solo trumpet
Robert Coe

Category 2 – Mallet Keyboard Solo
Abstracción
José Alejandro García

Category 3 – Multi Percussion Solo
Composition for Nine Sounds 
Gilberto dos Santos Agostinho Filho

Category 4 – Trumpet/Percussion Duo
Transformations
Sy Brandon

2018 McMurry New Music Project Information

Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on December 1, 2018. Entries are to include the following:

  • Full Score (PDF format)
  • Individual Parts (PDF format)
  • Sound File (MIDI preferred)
  • Composer Bio
  • Description of Composition

Please submit all materials to newmusic@mcm.edu. Confirmation of materials received will be sent within 72 hours of composer submission. Only complete submissions will be evaluated.

Description

The Music Department at McMurry University is dedicated to being on the forefront of musical innovation and supporting the development of new repertoire by established and emerging composers. The McMurry New Music Project seeks to engage the worldwide musical community in premiering new works and promoting projects to be added to the active repertoire. The McMurry New Music Project will actively promote the winning composers via the competition website and will include a link to the composer’s personal website. Utilization of social media resources will include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with details about the winning submissions and professional quality recordings of winning works. 

Contact

Please direct all communications to newmusic@mcm.edu. Correspondence will be made in a timely manner.