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Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
International Composition Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 HWE Composition Contest!
1st place ($500) - Jared Richardson - Strawberry Moon Salute
2nd place ($250) - Lukas Borek - Fanfare and Joy

Congratulations! These works will be played at our spring concerts on March 19 & 25, 2023.

Prospectus-Call For Scores

Prospectus

Thank you for your interest in the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble International Composition Contest. This annual contest will be discontinued after the performance of the 2022 winning compositions on March 19 & 25, 2023. We would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful submissions and winning entries over the years.
 
For information on other c
omposition contests, you may visit these websites:
American Composers Forum
Composer's Site

 

Past Winners

Past Winners

2021 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our 2022 cabaret concert on June 18, 2022.
1st Place - $500 prize

Chandler Comer - Fanfare to our Future

Fanfare To Our Future by Chandler Comer - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place - $250 prize

Christopher Lowry - Magnolia Fantasy

A Magnolia Fantasy by Christopher Lowry - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2020 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our 2022 spring concerts on April 3, 2022 and April 9, 2022.
1st Place - $500 prize

Winds To Come by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place - $250 prize

Tellings by Mirko Caruso - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2019 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our 2022 spring concerts on April 3, 2022 and April 9, 2022.
1st Place - $500 prize

Carpe Diem by Armin Kofler - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place - $250 prize

Community Band Suite - 1. The Crossing Roads by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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Community Band Suite - 2. Call It A Night by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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Community Band Suite - 3. The Morning After Blues by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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Community Band Suite - 4. Moving In by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2018 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Spring Concerts on March 23, 2019 and March 31, 2019.

1st Place - $500 prize

Tears of Ramah by Allen Molineux - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place - $250 prize

Midwinter Poem by Nicholas Ryan Kelly - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2017 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Spring Concerts on March 31, 2018 and April 15, 2018.

1st Place - $500 prize

The Hero's Journey - 1. Overture by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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The Hero's Journey - 2. Interlude by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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The Hero's Journey - 3. Departure by Jukka Viitasaari - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place - $250 prize

Mystic Mountain by Mark Dal Porto - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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Honorable Mention

Exothermic by Jia Jie Chen - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2016 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Fall Concert on October 8, 2016.

1st Place

Portrait of Don Quixote by Dr. Sy Brandon - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place

Stratagem by Erin N. Duke - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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Honorable Mention

Autumn's Fire by Nicholas Kelley - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2013 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Spring Concert on April 12, 2014.

1st Place

Solace by Kenyon Wilson - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place

Vignettes for Band by David Avshalomov - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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Honorable Mention

Apex by Steven Scott - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2012 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Spring Concert on April 13, 2013.

1st Place

Pulse for Pulse by Costas Dafnis - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place

Gems of Discovery by Richard Williams - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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Honorable Mention

Purposeful Play by Harry T. Bulow - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2011Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Spring Concert on April 14, 2012.

1st Place

Ediface by William V. Malpede - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place

Piper's March by Kincaid Rabb - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2010 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Fall Classics Wind Ensemble Concert on November 6, 2010.

1st Place

Acclivity by Andrew John Kim - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place

Dança Latina by Mike Titlebaum - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2009 Contest

These winning entries were performed at our Fall Classic Wind Ensemble Concert on October 18, 2009.

1st Place

Microcosms by Eric Daino - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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2nd Place: Invocation and Alleluia by Ralph Raymond Hays

Honorable Mention

October Snow by Matt Larocca - Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
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