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Composition Contest

The deadline has passed for submissions for the 2019 OU Percussion Press Composition Contest. Check back next fall for information on the 2020 competition.

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Grand Prize

$2000 award

Premiere performance by the OU Percussion Orchestra (Spring 2020)

Publication through OU Percussion Press

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Runner-Up

$500 award

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Entry Fee

$10

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Guidelines

For large percussion ensemble (10-14 players)

Acoustic percussion instruments only

9-14 minutes in length

Must have been written within 24 months of delivery date

Must NOT have received public performance

Current OU students are not eligible

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Timeline

Submissions are due by November 1, 2019

Winners will be announced by December 15, 2019

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Submit Your Piece

Submit your piece using the form linked below. You will need to provide a PDF score and an MP3 recording of your piece.

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Judging

A panel of five judges will evaluate all eligible submissions received by due date

  • Dr. Roland Barrett: Henry Zarrow Presidential Professor of Music Theory, Director of OU School of Music
  • Dr. Lance Drege: Professor of Percussion - OU (retired)
  • Dr. Marvin Lamb: Henry Zarrow Presidential Professor of Music Composition, Chair of OU Composition
  • Dr. Lisa Rogers: Professor of Percussion, Texas Tech University
  • Dr. Shanti Simon: Director of Bands - OU

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