We had a record number of eighty-eight, (88!) compositions submitted from sixteen (16) different countries. Among this fine group of Horn compositions submitted, the judges have made the following selections:
The prize-winning composition for The Featured Division:
- Invocation for Eight Horns by Keaton Marek of Bruceville, Texas
The judges also made two Honorable Mention Citations in the Featured Division:
- Guiding Light for Horn Quartet or four-part Horn Choir by Chase Hampton of Hazel Green, Alabama and
- Pianto for Horn Quartet by Håkon Guttormsen of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The prize-winning composition for The Virtuoso Division:
- I Threw a Shoe at a Cat - Variations for Solo Horn by Kateryna (Catherine) Likhuta of St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia.
The judges also made four Honorable Mention Citations in the Virtuoso Division:
- Three Pieces for a Newborn for Horn and Vocal Ensemble by Álvaro Artuñedo of Giessen, Germany
- Legacy Concerto for Horn, Percussion, Timpani, Harp, and Strings by Aaron Jay Kernis of New York, New York
- Jam and Toast for Solo Horn by Aaron Houston of Tallahassee, Florida
- Meccanicorno for Horn and Prepared Piano by Theo Chandler of Houston, Texas
Detailed articles about the 2020 Composition Contest, and a listing of the works submitted-with composer’s names and addresses will be published in upcoming editions of The Horn Call.