Young Composers Competition

Open to composers 28yrs. and under.

We were all set to perform the works by our three finalists at our April 2020 concert, however the sudden COVID-19 lockdown prevented this from taking place. When we are able to perform concerts again these works will be played and the winner announced. 

Excited to hear:

  • The Guardian by Umberto Quattrociocchi

  • Echos of Loss by Kevin Hayward Jr.

  • The Clover of Seasons by Michael Nunes

The Young Composers Competition will take place for the 2020/2021 season! Works by finalists will be performed when in person concerts permit.


Deadline for submissions – Feb. 1st 2021. 

  • write a Concert Work, 5 min. (Maximum) in length 

  • to be written for standard British Brass Band instrumentation (3-4 percussion max)

  • submit electronic files (score/parts) and mp3 – preferably in Finale or Sibelius

  • 3 finalists will be chosen by adjudicator J. Scott Irvine– these works will be performed by the Hannaford Youth Band

  • winner will receive $500 and their work will be published in the Youth Series by Hannaford Brass Music Publishing

  • 2nd prize $300, 3rd prize $200.

  • for more info please email Hannaford Youth