2022 Commission Project

Carol Brittin Chambers

Composer, owner of Aspenwood Music

The Executive Board of Phi Beta Mu is dedicated to promoting quality music for the wind band by commissioning new literature that contributes to the existing band repertoire for all grade levels as we work to build better bands.  We are pleased to announce that we have commissioned Carol Brittin Chambers as the composer of a new work for wind band. This new composition will be a Grade 3-3.5, and the projected completion date is end of summer 2022.

Mrs. Chambers is the composer and owner of Aspenwood Music. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, and in addition to composing, she is on the music faculty at Texas Lutheran College.

Carol compositions include works for concert band, marching band, orchestra and chamber groups alike. Her concert works have been performed at state educators conferences across the country, including The Midwest Clinic. Her compositions are currently on several state prescribed music lists, and that number is growing. Her concert works have been selected to the JW Pepper Editor’s Choice List and Bandworld Top 100, and she was recently named the winner of the WBDI Composition Competition.

Carol’s marching band arrangements and orchestrations are frequently performed at BOA competitions throughout the country, including BOA Grand Nationals Finals Championships.

Carol is a graduate of Texas Tech University (Music Education) and Northwestern University (Trumpet performance) and is a former band director and private teacher in the San Antonio area.

To learn more about Carol and her music, visit her website.

The International Chapter will contribute $1,000, and state chapters may contribute $200 and will be listed in the dedication. Individual contributions and commemorations of $100 may also be made.  These will also be listed in the dedication. Chapters and individuals should contact International Executive Secretary David Lambert regarding contributions.