The Eastern Iowa Brass Band is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Young Artists Competition. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band and receive a $350 music scholarship.
The competition is open to all collegiate level brass and percussion musicians enrolled during the 2012-2013 academic year. Performers must be actively enrolled in college and under the age of 25 by January, 25th 2013.
Applicants must be under the age of 25 at the close of the registration deadline. Applicants must select a work which has a brass band accompaniment available. A partial list of compositions is available on our website. Any solo feature which has a published brass band accompaniment available is appropriate for the audition. Solo may not exceed fifteen minutes in length. Applicants must submit a video recording of their performance in its entirety without cuts and accompanied by piano, band, or ‘smart’ accompaniment. Video performances may be submitted by DVD, digital video file, video disc, internet website, video tape, flash drive, or uploaded to our website. Applicants must complete the online application form on our website or print the application and mail it to the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
Applications and video auditions must be completed online or postmarked by January 25, 2013. Mailed applications can be sent to the following address:
PO Box 3
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314
Contestants may petition the board of directors of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band for any deviation to the rules.
Based on the video submissions, finalists will be selected and invited to Mt. Vernon, IA to compete in a final round that will be open to the public. All finalists will be notified by February 4, 2013. The finals will be held at 3pm on Sunday, February 17th, in the Mt. Vernon District Auditorium. Finalists will perform the same selection submitted with their application materials. Students must provide their own accompanists for the final round.
The winner will be invited to perform their solo selection on a concert with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band in Mt. Vernon, IA on April 27, 2013.
2013 Competition Timeline:
- Audition materials must be completed online or postmarked by January 25, 2013
- Finalists will be notified on or before February 4, 2013
- Finalist round in Mount Vernon, IA, Sunday February 17, 2013
- Winner announced on February 20, 2013
- Rehearsal with EIBB on April 25, 2013
- Concert performance with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band on April 27, 2013
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band board of directors reserves the right to cancel and/or not select a winner for the competition.