Calling All Composers

The National Band Council of Australia (NBCA) seeks expressions of interest from composers.

The Australia Council has made available a financial grant which the NBCA has allocated for commissioning a new work suitable for Brass and Concert Band.

Substantial Work

Expressions of interest are sought for a substantial composition which can be transcribed for both concert and brass band and arranged for varying grades if required.


While expressions of interest can be submitted by any person who believes they can undertake the task competently, the National Music Consultative Committee would undertake to consult with applicants to determine their suitability to the task and the type and style of work that the applicant has in mind.

The NBCA would like to receive initial expressions of interest from anyone who cares to declare themselves capable of undertaking the task and at this stage, if the person has no profile in this area, requires a short summary of the applicant’s background involving music composition and or arranging skills.

The opportunity is open to anyone to apply and we invite people to do so, initially by 31st August 2009, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Us

The National Band Council of Australia is a representative body formed by agreement of the Australian State Governing Bodies which represent the six Australian States. It is incorporated under the relevant New South Wales legislation.

The NBCA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Megan Stapleton
NBCA Executive Officer

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