BTS Composers' Competition 2022

The BTS is pleased to announce the 2022 Competition for Composers of Music for the Trombone.

The competition is to be judged by Callum Au (Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Trombonist), Dani Howard (Composer and orchestrator) and Mark Nightingale (Trombonist, composer and arranger).

The Prize

A recording of the winning composition and publication by Bones Apart.

Two runners-up receive a one-hour composition lesson each with a judge.

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Entry Details

The competition is open to anyone.

Compositions must be for a quartet of trombones and must be no more than 15 minutes in duration.

Submissions must be original works. Works submitted to previous BTS Composers’ Competitions will not be accepted.

Completed works are to be submitted in the form of a PDF Score attached to the application form. In addition, audio files, midi or live, may also be attached (the quality of playing or recording will not influence the judges’ decision).

The deadline for the submission of works is midnight on Sunday, 31 July 2022.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, 31 August 2022.

The winning composition may be performed at a future BTS Event.

General Conditions

Entry Fees: BTS Members – free of charge, non-members – £30.00

Payment may be made via PayPal to our account "" or by card including the reference BTSCC2022.