Columbia Summer Winds


Columbia Summer Winds seeks new (written within the past 10 years), unpublished compositions of 5-10 minutes in length that fit the ensemble and its unique outdoor concert format. CSW repertoire includes music spanning the entire band repertoire: orchestral transcriptions, original wind band staples, marches, traditional and contemporary works, etc. CSW performs music at advanced high school and comfortable college levels. More details can be found by clicking this link.


  • One First Prize Winner: receives $1,000, and selected work will be performed and recorded during the 2015 Summer Season
  • Two Second Prize Winners: $100, composition entered into repertoire

How to Apply
To enter, please submit the following:

Your signed application form
3 copies of a score
1 copy of a first clarinet part
$10 entry fee, cash or check made to Columbia Summer Winds
1 recording (if available, MIDI accepted)