Composition: Intermediate Solo for Tuba or Euphonium With Piano Accompaniment

One of the main missions of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association ITEA is to encourage the creation of new material for Tuba and Euphonium.

This is why, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary Celebration, the International Tuba and Euphonium Association ITEA is calling for the Composition Competition for the 2023 ITEC in the modalities of Intermediate solo for Tuba or Euphonium with Piano accompaniment.

The aim of this Competition is to encourage the creation of new material for Tuba and Euphonium with a focus on young players, students and amateurs.

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to all composers who wish to participate. ITEA competitions are open to contestants of any age, race, gender and nationality. In this case it is not necessary to be a member of ITEA to participate, but they need to register at the ITEA website as a free Online Guest.

There will be two different categories: 1) Euphonium with Piano and 2) Tuba with Piano, both at an intermediate level. The works submitted must be original and unpublished, and have a duration of less than 8 minutes. The winners will receive a cash prize, and the winning works will be published by ITEA. In addition, the works will be performed at the 2023 ITEC in Arizona.

All the pieces submitted must have a medium level of interpretation and a duration of less than 8 minutes.

The works submitted must be original (the author is the owner of the rights to them), unpublished (they have not been previously published or distributed on the Internet) and must comply with the categories of the Competition.

SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS

Please upload the following:

  • MP3 audio file of the piece. This can be a live recording or a computer rendering.
  • PDF score with the author's name and the title of the piece visible on the score.

The adjudicators for each category will be made up of renowned professionals in the fields of composition, tuba, and euphonium. Evaluation of the works will be based on the creativity and originality of the piece, the quality of the compositional elements, the presentation of the score, and the appropriateness to the category/level of difficulty required.

Competitors are allowed to enter the competition with more than one work. A new submission and a new entry fee payment must be made for each submitted work.

CHAIR PERSON & CONTACT: Eduardo Nogueroles, chair (enogueroles@gmail.com)