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2022 McMURRY NEW MUSIC PROJECT

May 6, 2022

7:30 PM

 

2022 Categories

Category I - 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)

Category II - 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

Category III - Trumpet/Mallet Keyboard Duo

  • 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)
  • 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

Category IV - Trumpet/Multi-Percussion Duo

  • 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)
  • May be written for conventional concert percussion instruments, with the exclusion of timpani or chimes
  • May be written for non-traditional percussion instruments such as pipes, flower pots, etc.

 Deadline

All materials must be received via email by 12:00 AM on April 1, 2022. 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. All selected winning compositions will be professionally recorded in separate studio sessions with mastered recordings being released on Spotify and YouTube.

Contact

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

 

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2019 Winners 

Category I - Solo Trumpet with Piano Accompaniment
Something Unsettled
Allen Molineux

Category II – Solo Mallet Keyboard with Piano Accompaniment
3' 44"
Nik Bizzell-Browning

Category III – Solo Flute with Piano Accompaniment 
Carnival
Kari Medina

Category IV – Solo Oboe with Piano Accompaniment
Pobres flores mortas
Ivan Lyran

Category V – Solo Voice (soprano) with Piano Accompaniment
Cabaret Songs
Giorgio Spagnoli

Category VI –Chamber Work for Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Percussion, and Piano with optional Voice (soprano)
Legong Variations
Randall Snyder

2018 Winners

Category I – Unaccompanied Trumpet
Echo
for solo trumpet
Robert Coe

Category II – Mallet Keyboard Solo
Abstracción
José Alejandro García

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

Category IV – Trumpet/Percussion Duo
Transformations
Sy Brandon