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Competitions

 

The Competitions page lists events geared towards the young trumpet player. If you have an event you'd like placed on this page, please contact the editor, Trevor Duell at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



APSU Young Artist Competition
Ages: Grades 9-12
Location: Clarksville, TN
Website: https://www.apsu.edu/music/young-artist

GVSU INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET SEMINAR HIGH SCHOOL SOLO COMPETITION
Ages: high school (18 and under)
Prizes: 1st prize Xeno Model Yamaha trumpet 2nd prize $500 3rd prize $300
Website: http://www.gvsu.edu/trumpetseminar

GVSU INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET SEMINAR COLLEGIATE DIVISION
Ages: College freshman to age 24 (must be enrolled in a university or college)
Prizes: 1st prize: Custom Artist Model Yamaha Trumpet 2nd prize: $1000 3rd prize: $500
Website: http://www.gvsu.edu/trumpetseminar

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA 2014 NATIONAL SOLOIST COMPETITION
Age: High School Seniors in 2014-2015 school year
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Selected winners will be given the opportunity to perform their selection with a major university or military band. First prize winner will receive a $1000 scholarship
Website: http://www.sousafoundation.net/mediafiles/PDF/32.pdf

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR BRASS QUARTET
(2 trumpets, horn, trombone or 2 trumpets and 2 trombones) 
Ages: any
1st Prize: 1500 euros
2nd Prize: 1000 euros
Website: http://ensembledecuivres.asso-web.com/

ITG ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS COMPETITION
Monetary prizes awarded. Held at the annual ITG Conference
Age: under 25 years by Feb. 15
Website: www.trumpetguild.org/resources/competitions.htm

ITG JAZZ IMPROVISATION COMPETITION
Monetary prizes awarded. Held at the annual ITG Conference
Age: under 25 years by Feb. 15
Website: www.trumpetguild.org/resources/competitions.htm

ITG SOLO PERFORMANCE COMPETITION
Monetary prizes awarded. Held at the annual ITG Conference
Age: under 25 years by Feb. 15
Website: www.trumpetguild.org/resources/competitions.htm

ITG CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS AUDITIONS
The International Trumpet Guild announces scholarships provided by members of the music industry and by the Renold Schilke, Clifton G. Plog, Donald P. Bullock, and "Sandy" Sandberg Memorial Scholarship Funds.
Ages: Students
Prizes: $250, certificate, and free registration to the annual ITG Conference that year
Website: http://www.trumpetguild.org/resources/competitions.htm#scholarship

ITG YOUTH COMPETITION
The ITG, in its efforts to encourage young performers, presents two competitions for players of all soprano brass instruments (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, E-flat cornet). Students are invited to participate in the competitions which will take place at the annual ITG Conference each summer. Conference location changes from year to year. Depending on the number of entrants, there may be a preliminary round prior to the finals which would also will be held during the course of the confernece. Candidates will be provided with written comments from a distinguished panel of judges.
Ages: under 18 years old as of February 15 of the competition year
Prizes: TBA
Location: Annual ITG Competition (different location each year)
Competition Information: http://www.trumpetguild.org/resources/competitions.htm
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LAGRANGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION
Ages: under 26 years old as of February 5 of the competition year
1st Prize: $1500 and a solo performance with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
2nd Prize: $1000
3rd Prize: $500
Website: http://www.lagrangesymphony.org/20.html

MID-ATLANTIC BRASS BAND FESTIVAL YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION
Ages: youth brass and percussionist in grades 6-12 (ages 10-18)
Categories: Middle School and High School
Location: University of Delaware
Website: www.midatlanticbrassbandfestival.com

MTNA HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS
Ages: high school
National Winners Receive $1000 and a plaque
National Winners Teachers Receive $100
National Finalists Receive $100 merit award and certificate
Website: www.mtna.org/competitions.htm

NATIONAL TRUMPET COMPETITION
(The Stephen and Bonnie Simon High School Division)
Ages: high school students age 14-18
1st Prize: $1000 - The Bach Award for Excellence or a Bach B-flat or C Trumpet.
2nd Prize: $200 - The Artists Fund Award
Location: George Mason University (Arlington, VA)
Website: www.nationaltrumpetcomp.org/

"OHRID PEARLS" INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF YOUNG MUSICIANS
Ages: 10–25
1st Prize: 800 Euros
2nd Prize: 500 Euros
3rd Prize: 300 Euros
Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Website: http://www.ohridskibiseri.org.mk/

UNCSA High School Chamber Brass Competition
Ages: high school
Registration Deadline: 3-20-15
Event: 4-12-15
$2500 in prize money
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Website: http://faculty.uncsa.edu/music/saxtonj/Events.html

UNITED STATES NAVY BAND HIGH SCHOOL CONCERTO COMPETITION
Ages: high school
1st Prize: $250 and an opportunity to perform the solo with the U.S. Navy Band
2nd Prize: $150 and an opportunity to perform as a section player with the U.S. Navy Band
3rd Prize: $100 and an opportunity to perform as a section player with the U.S. Navy Band
Location: Virginia (location changes yearly)
Website: http://www.navyband.navy.mil/Concerto_Competition.shtml

 


 

About the Editor:

 

A native of Salina, KS Trevor is currently in his second year of doctoral studies in trumpet performance at the University of North Texas and is a member of both the UNT Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. Prior to moving to Denton, he completed his Master of Music in trumpet performance at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. While there he performed as a member of the Lamar University Faculty Brass Quintet, the Lamar Civic Orchestra and principal trumpet of the Lamar Wind Ensemble. As an undergraduate, Trevor earned degrees in both Music Education and Trumpet Performance at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS.

In addition to his studies, Trevor is active as performer. He has shared the stage with such luminaries such as Allen Vizzutti, The Summit Brass,  Patrick Sheridan, and Chris Vadala. Additionally, he has had the distinct pleasure of playing under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, Eugene Corporon, David Holesinger, and Paula Crider As a soloist he has performed with the Hays Symphony Orchestra (Arutunian - Concerto), the Salina Symphony Orchestra (Hovhaness - Prayer of St. Gregory), Hutchinson Community College Band (Staigers - Carnival of Venice), and the Lamar Civic Orchestra (Copland - Quiet City).

Trevor is an active educator as well. He currently serves on the faculty of the High Plains Music Camp (formerly High Plains Band Camp) in Hays, KS. There he teaches music theory, directs high school and middle school trumpet ensembles, and performs in the faculty orchestra, faculty band, and faculty jazz band. He has students across Texas working as a private teacher for Buna, Nederland, and Northwest ISDs. During that time, he has coached over 50 high school and middle school students.

His primary teachers include: Keith Johnson (UNT), Brian Shook (Lamar), Brad Dawson (FHSU), and Roger Thorstenburg (Bethany College).

 

 

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