Composition Department

Wind Ensemble Reading/Recording Sessions

Indiana University Composers:

Professor Stephen Pratt and the band department offer the opportunity to have works or excerpts of works-in-progress read by the band department.  In addition to considering completed pieces, a session may be used to read partial works.  If you have interest in composing for wind ensemble (highly recommended), consider writing a short passage and orchestrating it multiple ways, or submit portions of a work, using this opportunity to better prepare for completing a work for band.

Instrumentation:  standard wind ensemble (speak to your teacher).  five percussionists, max.  harp and piano are possible.  contrabass is not provided (unless composer recruits someone).

Recording:  Composers should bring in their own recording devices.

Submission:  PDF files sent to and AND your composition teacher, who must then send Prof. Pratt a note verifying that the submission is ready to be included on a reading session.

Eligibility:  all composition majors, minors and Outside Area students.