IWBC Commissions

Part of the mission of the IWBC is to encourage and promote the creation of new music by women composers. To further this goal, the organization regularly funds commissions projects and also strives to create performance opportunities for these new works. 

2019 IWBC | Tempe, AZ

PREMIERED BY

Amy Cherry, Lauren Eberhart, David Hickman, Stacy Simpson, Nancy Taylor, Ginger Turner

Monarch Brass

2017 IWBC | Glassboro, NJ

TITLE

Ouroboros (Brass sextet)

PREMIERED BY

Monarch Brass

Seraph Brass

2014 IWBC | Cincinnati, KY

COMPOSER

Barbara York

TITLE

The Face of Water (Brass and Percussion)

PREMIERED BY

Monarch Brass

Symbiosis Duo

Ava Ordman

2012 IWBC | Kalamazoo, MI

TITLE

Languor/Anger/Clanger (brass quintet)

Ridge Runner (trumpet and percussion duo)

Origenes (brass and percussion ensemble)

PREMIERED BY

Western Michigan Brass Quintet

Karin Bliznik, trumpet; Coalescence Percussion Duo 

Monarch Brass

2010 IWBC | Toronto, Canada

TITLE

Reincarnation and Dance (Brass Ensemble)

PREMIERED BY

Monarch Brass

Monarch Brass

Lin Foulk, horn; Deanna Swoboda, tuba’ Alex Thio, piano

2006 IWBC | Normal, IL

TITLE

Towards Light (Brass Ensemble)

A Eupher’s Dream (Euphonium Ensemble)

PREMIERED BY

Monarch Brass

Gail Robertson, euphonium; Alex Thio, piano

Laurel Ohlson, horn; Caryl Conger, piano

IWBC All-Star Euphonium Ensemble

2003 IWBC | Normal, IL

TITLE

JB Montage (Brass Ensemble)

Meetings (Tuba/Euphonium Quartet)

Motivations (Brass Band)

Impromptu and Toccata (Brass Quintet)

PREMIERED BY

Monarch Brass

Junction

Athena Brass Band

ISU Faculty Brass Quintet

2000 IWBC | Cincinnati, OH

COMPOSER

Carolyn Bremer

TITLE

The Four Winds (Brass Ensemble)

PREMIERED BY

Monarch Brass

2000 National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, DC

COMPOSER

Carolyn Bremer

Libby Larsen

Faye-Ellen Silverman

TITLE

Opposable Thumbs (Brass Quintet)

Brazen Overture (Brass Quintet)

Dialogue Continued: 5 Short Movements for Horn, Trombone, and Tuba

Impromptu and Toccata (Brass Quintet)

PREMIERED BY

Monarch Brass Quintet

Monarch Brass Quintet

Laurel Ohlson (horn), JoDee Davis (trombone), Velvet Brown (tuba)

ISU Faculty Brass Quintet

1997 IWBC | St. Louis, MO

TITLE

Scherzo di Fantasia (Euphonium, Piano)

Four for Three (4-4-3), “A Little Light Music” (Trumpet, Horn, Trombone)

PREMIERED BY

Gail Robertson, Patti Wolf

Susan Slaughter, Nancy Cochran Block, Abbie Conant

IWBC Composition Competition Winners

The IWBC, which ran a competition for composers for its inaugural conference in 1993, reinstated its Composer’s Competition with the 2017 IWBC Conference. The Competition recognizes high quality, recently composed works by women, and brings these works to the attention of our members and our followers both by performances at the Conference and by website listings. The Competition was set up to rotate among brass instruments. The 2017 competition was for horn, the 2019 competition was for tuba, and the 2022 competition will be for trombone ensemble. Future competitions will be for trumpet and for euphonium. 

2019 IWBC | Tempe, AZ

COMPOSER

Amparo Edo Biol

TITLE

Foundations for Tuba and Piano

PREMIERED BY

2017 IWBC | Glassboro, NJ

COMPOSER

Alyssa Weinberg

TITLE

Night Music for Horn and Piano

PREMIERED BY

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