George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition

For trombonists ages 20 and under (birth date of January 1, 1995 or later)

First Prize - TBA

General Rules and Requirements

Additional Rules

  • Live piano accompaniment is required. No pre-recorded accompaniments are acceptable.
  • The required repertoire should be submitted as a single audio file, with no editing within the submitted audio file.
  • Past winners of the George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition are not eligible in the 2016 Roberts competition.

Preliminary Round Repertoire

  • Concerto No.1, by Alexey Lebedev (Hofmeister)

Final Round Repertoire

  • Konzert in F, by Ernst Sachse, ed. Göss (Bass Trombone edition) (Zimmermann)

Past Winners

Year Winner School
2007 Thomas Knapp Texas Christian University
2008 Steve Warren Oklahoma State University
2009 Zachary James University of Southern Mississippi
2010 Caleb Ketcham Oklahoma State University
2011 Derek Lyp Western Michigan University
2012 Freddy Oulette University of North Texas
2013 Riley Giampaolo Oak Ridge High School
2014 Joshua Cirtina Royal Northern College of Music, United Kingdom
2015 Daniel Vaitkus Boston University