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Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition

Appleton, WI      

The Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) was founded in 2009 by Dr Paula Brusky, and was recently appointed a new Director, Susan Nelson. The intent of this competition is to expand the chamber repertoire available to bassoonists by encouraging composers to write new music that includes this instrument. The inaugural competition was held in 2010, and due to all of the positive feedback, it was decided that another competition was needed.  A Board of Directors was formed, the BCMCC was incorporated, and as of 2013 the BCMCC is a 501(c)(3) national arts organization. 

The mission of the BCMCC is to encourage new music for the bassoon and to offer opportunities to composers.  By holding a competition every other year for new compositions featuring the bassoon in a chamber setting, the organization increases repertoire available for bassoonists. The competition judges provide feedback to each composer that enters, and the BCMCC works with the winning composers to have the pieces published.  The BCMCC also premieres the winning works and creates a CD.  The winning works for the 2012 competition are being published through Imagine Music with the CD distributed by MSR Classics.

2010 BCMCC Recording Mashup

This audio clip contains segments of the 2010 winning works CD: Bassoon and Friends (MSR Classics)

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