The International Society of Bassists biennial composition competition is dedicated to the memory of double bassist David Walter, longtime ISB member, performing artist, composer and renowned educator.
DEADLINE: Online entries due by June 1, 2018.
The goal of the Competition is to encourage the creation of new repertoire and/or the discovery of unknown repertoire for the double bass. New for the 2018 competition, there are four divisions, open to all composers. There are no restrictions regarding past performances, publications or recordings of a work. However, widely known works that are deemed to have entered the standard double bass repertoire, based on the judgement of a panel of judges, will not be considered. Entries can be in any style, between 6 to 15 minutes long.