Inclusive Repertoire Initiative


The LSU Department of Bands is issuing a call for scores by underrepresented composers to be performed and recorded by the instrumental ensembles during the 2024-25 academic year.

We believe it is our responsibility to support, encourage, and promote music and composers from historically marginalized communities and to program repertoire that reflects the diverse makeup of our student body. Submitted scores will be reviewed by members of the LSU faculty/staff and selected pieces will be programmed throughout the year.

Submitted pieces are not limited to new compositions. All original compositions in the catalog of an underrepresented composer with a minimum of 10 players will be reviewed.

This year, we are excited to offer cash prizes for the compositions selected:

  • 1st Prize - $1,000
  • 2nd Prize - $500

Please submit materials by May 24, 2024 using the form linked below. Composers of selected pieces will be notified via email by June 28, 2024. Details specifying the underrepresented criteria are available on entry form. For questions, please contact us via email at



Past Selections

  • Ty Bloomfield - yellow!

  • Henry Dorn - Shadows

  • Jeremi Edwards - Down the Road Less Traveled

  • Keaton Garrett - Power Dynamics

  • Ben Horne - Deep River

  • Darryl Johnson II - X

  • Shuying Li - The Last Hivemind

  • Jose Martinez - Danzas Torridas

  • Andrea Reinkemeyer - Smoulder and Dos Danzas

  • Joshua Shank - How About Here

  • Ingrid Stölzel - Musica Ignota

  • Chandler Wilson - FANFARE for Winds and Percussion

  • Roger Zare - We Choose to go to the Moon