2014 BCMCC Winner!

We are happy to announce the winner of the 2014 BCMCC!

Jenni Brandon- Colored Stones for solo bassoon

  • World Premiere at the New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, Ohio.  October 15-18, 2014
  • Music will be published by Imagine Music and available for purchase by January 1st, 2015 through both Imagine Music and TrevCo-Varner Music.
  • Colored Stones is a required work for the 2016 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition
  • A recording will be available on the BCMCC’s newest CD, due to release in January, 2015 through MSR Classics!


There were so many wonderful entries that honorable mention goes to:

Anna Garman- Flayed for bassoon and piano


The BCMCC would not be possible without the support of the bassoon and composing communities. Thank you to our outstanding panel of judges: Keith Sweger, Kathleen Reynolds, Nicolasa Kuster, Eric Varner, Laura Koepke, and Gina Cuffari.


Our Kickstarter was successfully funded!

THANK YOU to the following supporters:

Liz Unvert Menard, Eric Fletcher, Marita Abner, Albie Micklich, Bob & Jona McNamee, Nicolasa Kuster, Mir Ali, Aries Chau, Kathleen Roney, Lee Wilkirson, Alastair Furnival, Staci Spring, Dave Wells, Shawn Seguin, Kyle Hovatter, Maya Stone, Margaret Eighan, Judith Farmer & Gernot Wolfgang, Megan Rancier, Carl Rath, Alex Hayashi, Nitai Pons, Rachel Van Amburgh, Christina Guenther & Alan Scott, Aileen McLeod, Jerry McNamee, Nermis Mieses, Xavier Suarez, Devin Farney, Arthur Gottschalk, Aaron Gilbert, Leah Forsyth, Christin Phelps Webb, Kelly Nelson, Erika Chiu, Susannah Cleveland, Susan & Stephen McCardell, and Connie & Lloyd Green.


Recording winning works from the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition

As many of you know, recording an album is pretty expensive, and we want to do it right. The musicians, recording technician, producers, editors, equipment, and recording space are all top notch with the production of an amazing recording in the works of the 2012 and 2014 winning pieces. Recording sessions for the chamber pieces have just wrapped up at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and we are now on to editing!

We have many sponsors from the double reed community and other businesses/individuals of which we are truly grateful (listed below), but with all of the fantastic things we are working to accomplish, we need some extra help!

The musicians have donated their time and expertise, and the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University is covering a small portion of the recording cost, so your contribution will help to cover fees for the remaining recording time, editing, mastering, and CD production.

Please think about donating to help us fund our album. Every little bit helps!  We have a limited time, it ends June 23rd, 2014!

Check out our Kickstarter!

Sponsor Announcements

The BCMCC is pleased to announce the following sponsors of the CD recording of the 2012 winning works, as well as the World Premiere performance of these works at the January 2014 Meg Quigley Symposium:


Corporate Diamond sponsor: TrevCo-Varner Music

Corporate Gold sponsors: Hodge Products, Inc. and Midwest Musical Imports

Corporate Silver sponsors: Stephan Leitzinger Bassoons & Bocals and Miller Marketing Company

Corporate Sponsors: Barton Cane, Bocal Majority, Charles Double Reed Company, RDG Woodwinds, Inc. and Rettig Music

We strongly encourage everyone to patronize our Corporate sponsors. These companies make it possible for new chamber music to be composed, performed, and recorded!


We also express gratitude for the generous support from our Individual Donors:
Individual Donor: Bert Nelson


For more information about sponsoring the BCMCC, please contact us.

New Director Announced

The BCMCC is excited to announce that a new director has been appointed. Susan Nelson is now serving as director of the BCMCC and Founder Paula Brusky is serving on the board.


It is with great excitement that the BCMCC announces winners (in no particular order) for the 2012 BCMCC:

David Ciancaglini – “Seikilos Quartet” for Oboe, Bassoon, Marimba and Piano
Devin Farney – “Fire and Ice” for Soprano, Bassoon and Piano
Greg Steinke – “Suspended” for Bassoon, Violins I and II, Viola, and Cello

Thank you to all the composers who shared their talents with the BCMCC.

There were many exciting new works submitted.  As a result, honorable mention has been extended to:

Clint Dawson – “Burgundy in Blue” for Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Double Bass and Piano
Stephen Yip – “Beauty of the Dark Shadows” for Oboe, Bass clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano

The BCMCC would not be possible without the support of the bassoon and composing communities.  Thank you to our outstanding panel of judges: Carolyn Beck, Michael Burns, Jefferson Campbell, Cynthia Cioffari, Monica Ellis, Judith Farmer, Lynn Hileman, Jeffrey McCray, Kathleen McLean, and Maya Stone.

Stay tuned for information about the upcoming CD on MSR Classics and World Premiere Concert at the Meg Quigley Symposium in January 2014.

Imagine Music to publish 2012 works

The BCMCC has partnered with Imagine Music to publish the winning works for the 2012 BCMCC.  Imagine Music has a wonderful catalog of bassoon music and we are honored to contribute with our 2012 winning works.  Winning composers will work with Imagine Music to establish a publishing deal; the BCMCC serves as an introduction but doesn’t take royalties from winning composers, that’s all yours!

We want to thank Imagine Music for being part of the 2012 BCMCC!

A 501(c)(3) National Arts Organization

It is with great excitement that we announce the BCMCC is now a 501(c)(3) public charity in the eyes of the IRS.  This status will allow us greater fundraising avenues, grant possibilities, and individual support.  We are happy to establish the BCMCC as a National Arts Organization and hope to provide opportunities for composers and musicians for many years to come.

2010 World Premiere CD SALES

Order your copy today!  All CD proceeds support the 2012 BCMCC.

Listen to previews of the new works.  Order online through paypal!