2023 EDITION

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.

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Category: Competition, Composition
Related instrument(s): Tuba, Euphonium
Registration fee:

$50 USD

Discounted fee before December 17, 2022:

$40 USD

Application open from:

November 14, 2022

Application deadline:

December 31, 2022

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 The works submitted must be original and unpublished, and have a duration of less than 8 minutes.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The works submitted must be original (the author is the owner of the rights to them), unpublished (they have not been previously published or distributed on the Internet) and must comply with the categories of the Competition.

Criteria

The jury in each category will be made up of renowned professionals in the fields of Composition, Tuba and Euphonium, to whom the organization will provide the scoring system agreed for the Competition. In the evaluation phase, the following parameters will be assessed:

  • Appropriateness to the category and level to which the work is submitted. Works that do not meet the level of each of the categories, will be excluded from the Competition.
  • Presentation and edition of the score.
  • Creativity and originality of the piece.
  • Quality of the compositional elements of the work; form, melody, rhythm, textures, timbre, tempos, dynamics, registers, possibilities of interpretation, etc.

Therefore, the pieces presented must be based on Intermediate Level performance criteria:

  • Use a recognizable form and aesthetic through the interpretation of the piece.
  • Avoid tonalities with many accidentals.
  • Do not use excessively complex rhythms.
  • Use registers appropriate to the level, avoiding extreme registers continuously.
    • Euphonium: no lower than E on the first additional line below the staff and no
      higher than Bb on the fourth additional line above the staff (in the bass clef).
    • Tuba: no lower than the F# of the fourth additional line below the staff and no higher than the C of the first additional line above the staff.

Each member of the Jury will independently score with 10, 7, 5, 3 and 1 points the 5 pieces they consider appropriate. This score, together with any comments on the works deemed appropriate, will be submitted to the organizers within the agreed period.

The sum of the points awarded by the members of the Jury will be the final score for each piece presented. The pieces with the most votes in each category will be the winners.

A minimum score will be established to award the prizes, which may be declared void if the minimum score is not reached.

Information

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.

Rules

RESOLUTION OF THE CONTEST
From 1 January 2023, the evaluation of the works by the members of the Jury will be carried out.
The results of the Competition will be made public before the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference ITEC to be held in May 2023, and the Jury's decision will be published on the ITEA website www.iteaonline.org and on the Association's social networks.

Participants accept the Jury's decision when registering for the competition, and any claim after the resolution of the Competition will be invalidated. In the event of any doubt or conflict, this will be resolved by the competition organisers.

Participants accept these rules at the time of registration.

To resolve any doubts or queries related to the competition, please visit the ITEA website www.iteaonline.org or send an email to Eduardo Nogueroles, Coordinator of the Composition Competition for the 2023 ITEC eduardonogueroles@gmail.com

Prizes

- 1st Prize: $500.00 (USD) - 2nd Prize: $300.00 (USD) - 3rd Prize: $100.00 (USD) Intermediate solo for Tuba with Piano accompaniment Works written for Tuba and Piano with a medium level of difficulty. - 1st Prize: $500.00 (USD) - 2nd Prize: $300.00 (USD) - 3rd Prize: $100.00 (USD) The winners will receive a cash prize and the winning works will be published by ITEA. In addition, the works will be premiered at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference 2023 in Arizona.

Announcement of Winners

AWARD WORKS The winning works in the Competition will be made available to the International Tuba and Euphonium Association ITEA for dissemination to partners. The composer will provide the organisation with the final material of the work, including the parts necessary for its publication. The publication will be carried out by means of the system agreed by ITEA, this being a requirement for receiving the prize. The composers will retain all copyrights. The winning works will be programmed, as far as possible, at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference ITEC 2023 in Arizona State University (May 29th to June 3rd) at the Composition Winners Performance, where the prizes will also be awarded to the winners.

Coordinators:

Eduardo Nogueroles, chair
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