Department of Music
Theory and Composition Studies
William J. Penn Instrumental Music Composition Competition 2011 Works for Solo Trumpet and Piano
Theory and Composition Studies of the Department of Music at Howard University in conjunction with the are Instrumental Music presents the William J. Penn Composition Competition. The 2011 competition will be for works for Solo Trumpet and Piano. Eligibility is open to all undergraduate music majors currently enrolled in an accredited music program in the United States.
Selection of Winners
First, second, and third place winners will have their works performed on recital at the Lulu Vere Childers Hall Recital Hall on the campus of Howard University. Additionally cash prizes in the amount of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners respectively.
The distinguished judges for this competition are:
Dr. Langston Fitzgerald III, Professor of Trumpet, Penn State University
Chris Gekker, Professor of Trumpet, University of Maryland
Dr. Frederick Tillis, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Works submitted must be written for trumpet and piano. Scores must be engraved employing Finale or Sibelius software. Compositions may be single or multi-movement works not exceeding 10 minutes duration. Works must be unpublished and not premiered.
Scores are to be submitted anonymously, without composer’s name or current institution printed on score or recording. One may submit a CD recording of composition in addition to score if available. Additionally, all entrants must create a pseudonym for identification purposes. One submission per composer will be accepted. This pseudonym must be printed on all materials submitted (score and recording). On a 3x5 index card, please provide the following information:
∑ Full name
∑ Mailing Address
∑ Email Address
∑ College or University Currently Attending
∑ Pseudonym Used for Identification
Scores and supporting materials are to be submitted to:
Dr. Anthony Randolph
Coordinator of Theory and Composition Studies Howard University
Department of Music
Lulu Vere Childers Hall, Studio 3039
2455 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Deadline for Submissions: January 15, 2011
If you desire to have your scores returned, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
For further information, please contact Dr. Anthony W. Randolph at
202-806-7082 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Department of Music
Telephone #: 202-806-7082