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Horn Quartet

Competitions Divisions: Professional

Repertoire: Prepare between 10 minutes (minimum) to 20 minutes (maximum) of music. When picking your group’s repertoire, please include each of the following:

  • One work originally written for a quartet or ensemble (not an arrangement).
  • One work that associate “Horn and Dance” (arrangement is fine).
  • Any other selections that show off the group and fit within the above time guidelines.

Dates To Know:

  • Registration is Open!
  • Registration Closes: February 3, 2017
  • Competition Date: To be announced


  • To be announced – from list of Artists

Prizes Include:

  • Slot to perform in a featured pre-concert event
  • Coaching by an IHS 2017 Artist
  • Prizes from Vendors

Horn Quartet Competition Rules & Regulations:

  • Quartets entering the competition must be registered for IHS 2017 by May 12, 2017.
  • Quartets do not have to perform a work in its entirety. They may choose a movement or two of the work instead.
  • All competitors are responsible for his/her own travel, room and board, IHS 2017 registration, etc.
  • Anyone submitting a proposal as a group should designate one person to be the main contact for the group. The main contact is the person that should complete this form and include his/her contact information.
  • The IHS 2017 Horn Quartet Competition Committee has the right to cancel a winner at no cost to the IHS 2017 Symposium if the winner fails to abide by all Horn Quartet and Ensemble Competition Rules and Regulations.
  • Competitors will be given time in the hall on the morning of the performance where the competition will be held.
  • For those wishing to apply both as a quartet and an ensemble, please submit separate forms.
  • A ceremony (date to be announced) will be held during IHS 2017 where all winners will be honored.
  • The term “professional” is defined here as anyone that is/was paid regularly to play their horn. Students still in school who are transitioning into the professional scene may apply to either area. Non professional ensembles may compete in the professional division; however, professionals may not compete in the non-professional division.
  • Participants may compete in a maximum of one quartet.
  • Quartets should perform without a conductor.
  • Each ensemble will receive written adjudicator’s comments on their performance.
  • If there are any questions, please email: