Trombone duo composition project

For years, Clint Woltering and I have enjoyed getting together in a variety of chamber music settings.  Last summer, what started as another hang-out to read music turned into ReUnion, a CD composed entirely of trombone duets.  Once that recording was completed, we planned to do another one the following year, and quickly came to the realization that while there are many duets written for trombone, there are relatively few previously unrecorded duets that work as cohesive and entertaining recital material.  With that in mind, we are now putting out a call for new trombone duo compositions to enhance this genre.

We are looking for programmatic diversity and need new compositions in any style. The biggest criteria we will listen for in these submissions are melodic and commercial appeal. Please keep in mind that one of our primary goals is listener entertainment. There are some additional criteria:

  1. Work must be a stand alone piece approximately 2-7 minutes in length or a multiple movement work approximately 5-10 minutes long.
  2. The work must be written for Tenor Trombone and Bass Trombone (pieces use piano accompaniment will also be considered).
  3. Works must be submitted no later than April 1st, 2017.
  4. All works must be submitted digitally.  Please submit all works to bradley.kerns@uky.edu.
  5. Submissions must include, in PDF form, a score, individual parts, and a midi or audio recording of the work (less than 10MB in size).
  6. In the email body of the submission include the following:
    1. Composer Name:
    2. Email Address:
    3. Phone Number:
    4. Mailing Address:
    5. Composition Name:
    6. Number of Movements:
    7. Composition Length:
    8. Copyright Information:
    9. Instrumentation:
    10. A short description that can be used as a program note:
  7. Works must not be previously published or you, the composer, must be the sole copyright holder of the work.
  8. The work cannot be previously released as a commercial recording.

Works selected for the project will be recorded in summer 2017 and released as a digital album no later than the Spring of 2018.

Composers may submit multiple works.