Composition Competition Update


We are proud to announce the ten finalists of our international composition competition!!!!!


The preliminary jury has listened to all 386 entries and selected ten compositions to advance to our international jury. We expect to announce the winner on August 16.

In order to maintain the anonymity of the authors throughout the adjudication process the title of each piece is followed by the initials of the composer.
The Poor Poet – C.H.
Fantasy Suite – J.M.
Tha-raakk! – D.H.
Pillars of Creation – J.R.
Sinfonia Breve – J.H.
Millennial Sketches Part I – N.E.
Clackermonkey – K.D.
Brancaleone – J.V.
Mazurkas of Water and Fire – R.C.
Recóndito – I.R.A.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and thank you to the other 376 composers. It was a pleasure to review your talented work.

The Valley Winds

The Valley Winds is a Wind Ensemble comprised of musicians and music educators dedicated to bringing both traditional and new compositions for wind band to the Pioneer Valley

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