Composition Contest, NBA-Revelli 2011
About the NBA/Revelli Composition Contest
The NBA Composition Contest has awarded prizes since 1977. It is the desire of the National Band Association that winning compositions reflect its mission in helping further the cause of quality literature for bands in America. Additionally, works chosen as winners should be those not only of significant structural, analytical, and technical quality, but also of such nature that will allow bands to program them as part of their standard repertoire. As a result, a glance through our list of past winners will reveal some very familiar names.
Each year the contest receives approximately 50-70 entries from all over the world. Entries range in scope and quality from middle school level marches to lengthy and sophisticated symphonies. The full list is evaluated by a committee of graduate students and band directors and narrowed down to a list of 6-10 finalists that are brought to Chicago each December during the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. There, a panel of leading public school, university, and military band directors (see list below) meets to determine a winner. It is the policy of this committee to announce the winner only. No runners up are announced
Sponsors have played an important role throughout the years in this event. The NBA Composition Contest is extremely fortunate to have a generous supporter in our current sponsor, CONN-SELMER, Inc.