The Eastern Iowa Brass Band is pleased to announce its 9th annual Young Artists Competition. The two winners of the competition will appear as guest soloists with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band and receive $500 cash prizes.
The competition is open to all brass and percussion musicians enrolled in school during the 2019-2020 academic year. The competition is divided into a high school division and a collegiate division. Collegiate performers must be actively enrolled in college and under the age of 25 by February 15, 2020.
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 (YouTube), or flash drive. 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 February 15, 2020. Mailed applications can be sent to the following address:
PO Box 487
Solon, IA 52333
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 and runners-up will be notified by February 28, 2020.
The winner in each division will be invited to perform their solo selection on a concert with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band during a spring 2020 concert.
2020 Competition Timeline:
- Audition materials must be completed online or postmarked by February 15, 2020
- Winners and runners-up will be notified on or before February 28, 2020
- Winner announced on website February 28, 2020
- High school winner rehearse with EIBB on a date to be announced
- High school and collegiate winner rehearse with EIBB on a date to be announced
- Concert performance with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band on a date to be announced (normally our one of our spring concerts)
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band board of directors reserves the right to cancel and/or not select a winner for the competition.