The Eastern Iowa Brass Band is pleased to announce its 7th annual Young Artists Competition. The high school winner will appear as a guest soloist with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band and receive a $500 cash prize.
The competition is open to all high school brass and percussion musicians enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year.
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. Any submissions that contain cuts/edits in the performance will be immediately disqualified from the competition. 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 appropriate online application form on our website or print the application and mail it to the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
If you have any questions regarding the rules, please write or call before submitting your audition.
Applications and video auditions must be completed online or postmarked by January 25, 2018. 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, winners will be selected and notified by February 18, 2018.
The winner will be invited to perform their solo selection on a concert with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, likely during our spring concert (normally in April).
2018 Competition Timeline:
- Audition materials must be completed online or postmarked by January 25, 2018
- Finalists will be notified on or before February 18, 2018
- Winner announced on website February 23, 2018
- First rehearsal with EIBB (likely during April)
- Second rehearsal with EIBB (also likely during April)
- Concert performance with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, likely during a spring concert in April
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band board of directors reserves the right to cancel and/or not select a winner for the competition.