ITEA Mary Ann Craig Focus on Women Award 2023

Submit your nomination in:

Category: Award
Related instrument(s): Tuba, Euphonium
Application is open from:

April 1, 2022

Application deadline:

February 1, 2023

Project must have been completed between:

April 1, 2019


February 1, 2023


  • The majority of work for the submitted project must be completed within the project period announced in the Award edition.
  • The nominator must be a current ITEA member
  • ITEA Board & Staff are not eligible to apply for or receive this award.


These awards may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • research on women in the euphonium-tuba world
  • recording of euphonium and/or tuba works. At least 51% of recording time
  • must include works by female composers including at least one work not known to have been previously recorded
  • other project focusing on women in the euphonium-tuba world
  • composition (women composers only) of a euphonium and/or tuba work


Suggested Categories of Submissions


  • Published or unpublished (minimum 4000 words in length)
  • Monograph, chapter, book, dissertation, or thesis
  • Excerpt of the research will appear in an ITEA Journal

English translations of articles originally written in other languages must be provided for the consideration of this award.


  • Submit one electronic nomination form (link below) for each submitted recording. Albums can also be submitted electronically through Dropbox, Google Drive, or similar formats (in the application form), or CDs can be mailed to the competition chair: ITEA, c/o Deanna Swoboda, P.O. Box 1296, Gilbert AZ 85299.
  • Submitted CDs and other hard copy materials will not be returned.
  • Recordings must have a release date within the indicated project period.

Other Project (applicant does not need to be an ITEA member)

  • For projects that do not fit into other categories
  • Complete description of project
  • Timeline of completed project
  • Because of the nature of the "Other Project" category, eligible projects may substantially differ from one another. Entrants are encouraged to contact the Award Committee to determine appropriate submission materials.

Composition (women only apply - composer does not need to be an ITEA member)

  • Tuba in a Solo Role - With piano/electronic/ensemble accompaniment or unaccompanied
  • Euphonium in a Solo Role - With piano/electronic/ ensemble accompaniment or unaccompanied
  • Tuba and/or Euphonium featured in Chamber Music - One or more tubas or euphoniums with mixed instrumentation

The adjudication panelreserves the right to not name an overall winner.


The recipient will receive a USD $1,000 stipend.

Announcement of Winners

The winner will be announced at the 2023 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference


No coordinators registered

Committee members:

Deanna Swoboda -
Eduardo Nogueroles -
Committee member
Gail Robertson -
Committee member
Richard White -
Committee member
Chanell Crichlow -
Committee member
Registrations are now open. You can submit entries until February 1, 2023 11:59 PM
mimimum plan:7
earliest payment due: August 19, 2024
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