Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition

For ensembles of 8 or more trombonists (no euphoniums, tubas or percussion allowed)

First Prize - Featured performance at the 2015 International Trombone Festival in Valencia, Spain

General Rules and Requirements

Additional Rules

  • The competition repertoire should be uploaded as two separate audio files. (Jacob and Premru)
  • Each movement of the Jacob may be recorded separately before combining into a single track, but there may be no editing within a movement.
  • Each work must be performed with a minimum of 8 trombonists.
  • No guest soloists are allowed.
  • No age requirement or school affiliation required.
  • The winning ensemble must utilize only the players who made the sound file recording in their ITF performance - no additional players or substitutions are allowed without the written approval of the Competitions Committee.
  • Winning conductor has total control over the content of their ITF program (within time constraints.)
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, or 2014 Remington Competition winners are not eligible for the 2015 Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition.

Repertoire Requirements

  • Gordon Jacob
    Octet
    Boosey & Hawkes
  • Raymond Premru
    In Memoriam
    Ensemble Publications
    Please note: This work is a trombone quartet, to be performed by a choir of 8 or more trombonists.

Past Winners

Year Winner School
1971 Ball State University Trombone Choir* Bernard Pressler, conductor
1972 Catholic University Trombone Choir* John Marcellus, conductor
1973 University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir* Irvin Wagner, conductor
1974 Bob Jones University Trombone Choir* Stan George, conductor
1975 Crane School of Music Trombone Ensemble* John Upchurch, conductor
1976 Marcellus-Melick Trombone Ensemble* John Marcellus & John Melick, conductors
1977 Bay Bones* Billy Robinson, conductor
1978 Texas Tech University Trombone Ensemble* Robert Deahl, conductor
1979 East Texas State University Trombone Choir* Neill Humfeld, conductor
1980 Eastman School of Music Trombone Choir* John Marcellus, conductor
1981 University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir* Irvin Wagner, conductor
1982 Florida State University Trombone Choir* William Cramer, conductor
1983 Ball State University Trombone Choir* Wesley Hanson, conductor
1984 no competition
1985 North Texas State University Trombone Choir* Vern Kagarice & Royce Lumpkin, conductors
1986 Manhattan School of Music Trombone Ensemble* Harold Janks, conductor
1987 Eastman School of Music Trombone Choir John Marcellus & Raymond Premru, conductors
1988 University of Northern Colorado Trombone Choir Buddy Baker, conductor
1989 no competition
1990 Chicago Trombone Choir Jay Friedman, conductor
1991 Eastman School of Music Trombone Choir John Marcellus, conductor
1992 no competition
1993 University of Illinois Trombone Choir Elliot Chasanov, conductor
1994 University of North Texas Trombone Choir Vern Kagarice, conductor
1995 University of Texas at Arlington Trombone Choir Andy Russell, conductor
1996 Blech Forest Trombone Ensemble Abbie Conant, conductor
1997 Texas Tech University Trombone Choir Don Lucas, conductor
1998 Juilliard School of Music Trombone Ensemble Joseph Alessi, conductor
1999 University of North Texas Trombone Choir Vern Kagarice, conductor
2000 Trombonly Heinz Fadle, conductor
2001 Eastman School of Music Trombone Choir John Marcellus, conductor
2002 University of Texas Trombone Choir Nathaniel Brickens, conductor
2003 Texas Trombone Octet Jimmy Clark, conductor
2004 Texas Tech University Trombone Choir Don Lucas, conductor
2005 Rotterdam Conservatory Trombone Choir Pierre Volders, conductor
2006 Trombone Class Musikhochschule Hannover Jonas Bylund, conductor
2007 University of Texas Trombone Choir Nathaniel Brickens, conductor
2008 Oklahoma State University Trombone Octet Paul Compton, conductor
2009 Codarts Trombone Ensemble, the Netherlands Pierre Volders, Jörgen van Rijen, and Ben van Dijk, conductors
2010 UdK Trombone Choir, Berlin, Germany Stefan Schulz, Andreas Klein and Rainer Vogt, conductors
2011 Eastman Trombone Choir John Marcellus, conductor
2012 Hannover Trombone Class Jonas Bylund, conductor
2013 Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Trombone Class Pierre Volders, coach
2014 Rostock Trombone Class, Germany Jamie Williams, coach