IHS is going a little greener! We are no longer automatically sending out physical membership cards, because you can now print your own if you would like. Log into your account and click on MY PROFILE in the gray menu bar at the top of the screen, then scroll down and click on the IHS INFORMATION tab. You should see a blue button, "Click this button to receive an email with a link to a downloadable pdf membership card." Or, if you would like us to send you a physical card, contact Membership Coordinator Elaine Braun
Join CSO trumpet John Hagstrom to explore the history of the CSO Brass. You’ll hear the sound of a few historical CSO instruments and hear stories from some of the most famous CSO brass musicians, including Adolph Herseth, Dale Clevenger, Jay Friedman and Arnold Jacobs, as they explain their part in creating the transformational energy that only the CSO can deliver. Premiering December 7 on CSOtv and YouTube.
We had a record number of eighty-eight, (88!) compositions submitted from sixteen (16) different countries. Among this fine group of Horn compositions submitted, the judges have made the following selections:
The prize-winning composition for The Featured Division:
The judges also made two Honorable Mention Citations in the Featured Division:
The prize-winning composition for The Virtuoso Division:
The judges also made four Honorable Mention Citations in the Virtuoso Division:
pdf This list (567 KB) provides you with contact information about all of the participating composers. I urge everyone to take a good look at the list of composers and compositions that were a part of the contest. If you see a work or a composer that might be of interest to you, please contact that composer. That composer will, no doubt, be happy for your interest in their music. You might be interested in the particular piece that they submitted for the contest, or you might want to commission that composer to write a specific piece for you.
Randall Faust, Composition Contest Coordinator
2020 Composition Contest Report, pdf Part 3 of 3 (68 KB)
IHS Scholarship competition deadlines will be spread out over the entire year:
Repertoire requirements have been updated to include unaccompanied solos, and optional piano
First competition of the year: Barry Tuckwell award
The Barry Tuckwell Award was established in 1997 to honor the IHS Founding President and is designed to encourage and support worthy horn students as they pursue education and performance opportunities by attending and participating in masterclasses and workshops throughout the world.
More info to come regarding the other competitions, check the website for changes!