BTS Trombone Composers' Competition 2020

The British Trombone Society is pleased to announce the 2020 Competition for Composers of Music for the Trombone.

The competition is to be judged by Callum Au (Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Trombonist), Martyn Brabbins (Conductor and Music Director of English National Opera) and Dan Jenkins (Composer, Writer, Sub-Principal of the BBC Symphony Orchestra & 1st Trombone of the City of London Sinfonia).

The Prize

A Focusrite 2i2 Home Recording Studio package.

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  • Set comprises Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen audio interface, condenser microphone CM25 MkIII, studio headphone HP60 MkIII and a 3 meter XLR cable
  • 2-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection
  • 2 Scarlett microphone preamps
  • Phantom power +48 V
  • Switchable air function
  • 2 Mic / instrument / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo balanced
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB-C connection
  • For PC / Mac
  • USB bus-powered
  • Includes USB cable (Type C to A) and Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First, Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time & Tone Bundle and a software tool of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys of your choice
  • Microphone Stand and Boom

The winning composition will be published by Bones Apart.

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The judges may award additional prizes at their discretion.

Entry Details

The competition is open to anyone.

Compositions may be for any combination of instruments up to a total of eight players, featuring 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 to the Secretary (

In addition, audio files, midi or live, may also be included (the quality of playing or recording will not influence the judges' decision).

The deadline for the submission of works is Sunday, 30 August 2020.

The winner will be announced on Thursday,1 October 2020.

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 "" including the reference BTSCC2020 or by card (contact the administrator with your card details, +44 (0)1924 437359.

Click here to download an interactive pdf application form.

Click here to download a promotional flyer.