Commissioned Compositions

IWBC Composition Commission Projects

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. Here is a list of these works:

 

2nd International Women’s Brass Conference: St. Louis, Missouri May 1997

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Marta Ptaszynska Scherzo di Fantasia (Euphonium, Piano) Gail Robertson, Patti Wolf
  Emma Lou Diemer Four for Three (4 – 4 – 3), “A Little Light Music” (Trumpet, Horn, Trombone) Susan Slaughter, Nancy Cochran Block, Abbie Conant
     
 

3rd International Women’s Brass Conference:
Cincinnati, Ohio June 2000

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Carolyn Bremer The Four Winds (Brass Ensemble) Monarch Brass
     
 

4th International Women’s Brass Conference:
Normal, Illinois June 2003

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Amy Williams JB Montage (Brass Ensemble) Monarch Brass
  Faye-Ellen Silverman Meetings (Tuba/Euphonium Quartet) Junction
  Anne McGinty Motivations(Brass Band) Athena Brass Band
  Larysa Kuzmenko Impromptu and Toccata (Brass Quintet) ISU Faculty Brass Quintet
     
 

5th International Women’s Brass Conference:
Normal, Illinois June 2006

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Stella Sung Towards Light (Brass Ensemble) Monarch Brass
  Kim Archer Fiddlydee (Euphonium and Piano) Gail Robertson, euphonium and Alex Thio, piano
  Joelle Wallach In a Dark Time (Horn and Piano) Laurel Ohlson, horn and Caryl Conger, piano
  Gail Robertson A Eupher’s Dream (Euphonium Ensemble) IWBC All-Star Euphonium Ensemble
     
 

6th International Women’s Brass Conference:
Toronto, Canada June 2010

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Augusta Read Thomas Fête (Brass Ensemble) Monarch Brass
  Alice Gomez Reincarnation and Dance (Brass Ensemble) Monarch Brass
  Elizabeth Raum Color Code (Horn and Tuba) Lin Foulk, horn & Deanna Swoboda, tuba; Alex Thio, piano
     
 

7th International Women’s Brass Conference:
Kalamazoo, Michigan June 2012

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Victoria Bond Languor/Anger/Clanger (brass quintet) Western Michigan Brass Quintet
  Libby Larson Ridge Runner (trumpet and percussion duo) Karin Bliznik, trumpet; Coalescence Percussion Duo (Judy Moonert and Greg Secor)
  Tania Leon Origenes (brass and percussion ensemble) Monarch Brass
     
 

8th International Women’s Brass Conference: Cincinnati, Kentucky June 2014

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Marilyn Shrude The Face of Water (Brass and Percussion) Monarch Brass
  Fay Ellen Silverman Combined Efforts Symbiosis Duo
  Barbara York A Caged Bird Ava Ordman
 

9th International Women’s Brass Conference: Glassboro, New Jersey June 2017

  COMPOSER TITLE PREMIERED BY
  Dorothy Gates State of Mind (Brass ensemble) Monarch Brass
  Lucy Pankhurst Ouroboros (Brass sextet) Seraph Brass