2019 Competition Results


Preliminary Round

ITA Trombone Quartet Competition
Finalists (in alphabetical order):
  • The Regent Trombones (Huw Evans, Benny Vernon, Jamie Tweed, and Josh Cirtina); Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Chicago Thunder Chops (Charles Dieterle, Jonathan Kraft, Ben Smelser, and Sean Yeung); Northwestern University; Michael Mulcahy, teacher
  • Marylebone Trombone Quartet (William Foster, Christian Traute, Emily Saville, Angus Butt); Royal Academy of Music, London; Bob Hughes, teacher
First alternate:
  • Canes Quartet (Ian Striedter, David Kidd, Michael Shayte, and Cameron Owen); No school affiliation
Second alternate:
  • Windy City Slides (Nate Doucette, Alexander Kruzel, Zane Boothby, and Andrew Deibel); DePaul University; Mark Fisher, teacher
Honorable Mention:
  • Lynn University Trombone Quartet (Mario Rivieccio, Omar Lawand, Tyler Coffman, and Halgrimur Hauksson); Lynn University; Dan Satterwhite, teacher
Judges:
  • Györgi Gyivicsán, University of Szeged/Slokar Quartet
  • David Jackson, University of Michigan
  • Nathaniel Lee, University of Virginia/American Trombone Quartet
Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Adrian Gryciuk; Conservatorium van Amsterdam; Ben van Dijk, teacher
  • Evan Silloway; University of Utah; Donn Schaefer, teacher
  • Dávid Sztranyák; Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest; Gustáv Hona, teacher

First alternate:

  • Simao Ribeiro; Codarts Rotterdam; Brandt Attema, teacher

Second alternate:

  • Wim Matheeuwese; Conservatoire Royal de Liège; Alain Pire, Gerald Evrard, and Nicolas Villers, teachers

Honorable Mention:

  • Jacob Hardy; University of Florida; Jemmie Robertson, teacher

Judges:

  • Dennis Bubert, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra/University of Texas at Arlington
  • Ilan Morgenstern, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • John Rojak, The American Brass Quintet
Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize Orchestral Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Timothy Maines; University of Texas at Austin; Nathaniel Brickens, teacher
  • Caleb Shemwell; DePaul University; Mark Fisher and Charlie Vernon, teachers
  • Evan Williams; University of Texas at Austin; Nathaniel Brickens, teacher

First Alternate:

  • Travis Good; Sam Houston State University; Ben Osborne and John McCroskey, teachers

Second Alternate:

  • Marie Nøkleby Hanssen; Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover; Jonas Bylund, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • João Canelas; Conservatorium van Amsterdam; Pierre Volders, Remko de Jager, and Jorgen van Rijen, teachers

Judges:

  • Valtteri Malmivirta, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Natalie Mannix, University of North Texas
  • Jim Nova, Pittsburgh Symphony
Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order);

  • Adrian Gryciuk; Conservatorium van Amsterdam; Ben van Dijk, teacher
  • Felix Padilla; New England Conservatory; James Markey, teacher
  • Noah Roper; Indiana University; Denson Paul Pollard, teacher

First alternate:

  • Jeanette Velasco; No school affiliation

Second alternate:

  • Dávid Sztranyák; Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest; Gustáv Hona, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • Zachary Haas; Yale School of Music; Scott Hartman, teacher

Judges:

  • John Engelkes, San Francisco Symphony
  • Csaba Wagner, Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Douglas Yeo, Boston Symphony Orchestra (retired)
Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition

Winner:

  • HMT Rostock Trombone Class
    Jamie Williams and Tomer Maschkowski, directors

First Runner-up:

  • University of Texas at Austin Trombone Choir
    Nathaniel Brickens, director

Second Runner-up:

  • New England Conservatory Trombone Ensemble
    Stephen Lange, director

Honorable Mention:

  • Hannover Trombone Class
    Jonas Bylund, director

Judges:

  • Jeroen Mentens, Oper Frankfurt/The Bone Society
  • Ava Ordman, Michigan State University
  • James Roberts, Jacksonville State University (retired)
JJ Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Ethan Cypress; Eastman School of Music; Mark Kellogg, teacher
  • Joseph Giordano; Manhattan School of Music; Marshall Gilkes, teacher
  • Chris Glassman; Michigan State University; Michael Dease, teacher

First Alternate:

  • David Mosko; Rutgers University; Conrad Herwig, teacher

Second Alternate:

  • Altin Sencalar; Michigan State University; Michael Dease, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • Cyril Galamini; CNSMD (Paris)

Judges:

  • Alex Iles, trombonist (Los Angeles)
  • Javier Nero, trombonist (New York City)
  • Steve Wiest, University of Denver
Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition (ages 22 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Jack Kotze; Manhattan School of Music; Marshall Gilkes, teacher
  • David Mosko; Rutgers University; Conrad Herwig, teacher
  • Joseph Yang; Valley Christian Conservatory; Paul Radke, teacher

First Alternate:

  • Mick Pepper; University of North Florida; David Steinmeyer, teacher

Second Alternate:

  • Caleb McMahon; Michigan State University; Michael Dease, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • Cyril Galamini; CNSMDP (Paris)

Judges:

  • Tim Coffman, DePaul University
  • Jennifer Krupa, United States Navy Band
  • Harry Watters, Jupiter Trombone Artist
ITA Alto Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Huw Evans; Royal Academy of Music; Mark Templeton and Matthew Gee, teachers
  • Martin Simon; Mozarteum University Salzburg; Dany Bonvin, teacher
  • Evan Williams; University of Texas at Austin; Nathaniel Brickens, teacher

First alternate:

  • Zoltán Czirok; Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest; Guztav Hona, teacher

Second alternate:

  • Tolga Akman; Hannover Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Medien; Jonas Bylund, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • José Ferreira Dias; Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag; Sebastiaan Kemner and Timothy Dowling, teachers

Judges:

  • Håkan Björkman, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • John Drew, Florida State University
  • Ronald Barron, Boston Symphony Orchestra (retired)
Robert Marsteller Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 22 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Marie Nøkleby Hanssen; Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover; Jonas Bylund, teacher
  • Christopher Terrazas; University of Texas at El Paso; Steve Wilson, teacher
  • Pavlo Titiaiev; Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover; Jonas Bylund, teacher

First Alternate:

  • Liam Glendening; Vanderbilt University; Jeremy Wilson, teacher

Second Alternate:

  • Jacob Prokop; New England Conservatory of Music; Stephen Lange, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • Léonard Pineault Deault; Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal; Patrice Richer, teacher

Judges:

  • Niels-Ole Bo Johansen, Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark
  • Brittany Lasch, Bowling Green State University
  • José Milton Vieira, Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre
Larry Wiehe Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 23 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Leonardo Fernandes; Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo; Severo Martinez, teacher
  • Pavlo Titiaiev; Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover; Jonas Bylund, teacher
  • Jirajet Thawornsiri; Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music; Allen Meek, teacher

First alternate:

  • Miguel Cedeño; National University of Cuyo; Juan Romero, teacher

Second alternate:

  • Benjamin Hahn; Western Michigan University; Steve Wolfinbarger, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • Nathaniel Chiu; Western Michigan University; Steve Wolfinbarger, teacher

Judges:

  • Brett Baker, University of Salford/Black Dyke Band
  • William Haugeberg, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • James Layfield, The United States Air Force Band
Frank Smith Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Branimir Leon; Academia Latinoamericana de Trombones de Venezuela; Jose Leon and Miguel Sanchez, teachers
  • Pavlo Titiaiev; Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover; Jonas Bylund, teacher
  • Evan Williams; University of Texas at Austin; Nathaniel Brickens, teacher

First alternate:

  • Travis Good; Sam Houston State University; Ben Osbourne and John McCroskey

Second alternate:

  • Jenny Young; University of Southern Mississippi; Ben McIlwain, teacher

Judges:

  • Andrew Glendening, University of Redlands
  • Don Lucas, Boston University
  • Bradley Palmer, Columbus State University
Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition

Winner:

  • MSU Jazz Trombone Ensemble; Michael Dease, director

Runner-up:

  • Eastman Jazz Trombone Ensemble; Mark Kellogg, director

Honorable Mention:

  • Hill Country Jazz Bones; Martin McCain, director

Judges:

  • Nick Finzer, University of North Texas
  • Jason Hausback, Missouri State University
  • Ludwig Nuss, WDR Big Band
Gilberto Gagliardi Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 18 and under):

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • João Lamela; Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian Braga Portugal; Zeferino Pinto, teacher
  • Tim Ouwejan; Conservatory of Amsterdam; Jörgen van Rijen, Pierre Volders and Remko de Jager, teachers
  • Polina Tarasenko; Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover; Jonas Bylund, teacher

First alternate:

  • Carlos Jiménez Fernández; The Juilliard School; Joseph Alessi, teacher

Second alternate:

  • Dawson Ward; Baylor University; Brent Phillips, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • Keyson Perez; Conservatorio de Musica de la Universidad Mayor; Isaac Sanabria, teacher

Judges:

  • Lucas Borges, Ohio University
  • Timothy Conner, University of Miami
  • Barry Hearn, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition (ages 20 and under):

Finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • Erlend Sun Dragland; Conservatorium van Amsterdam; Ben von Dijk, teacher
  • Riley McGinn; University of California, Los Angeles; James Miller, teacher
  • Shane Stewart; Rice University; Allen Barnhill, teacher

First alternate:

  • Angus Butt; Royal Academy of Music; Bob Hughes, teacher

Second alternate:

  • Luke Sieve; New England Conservatory; James Markey, teacher

Honorable Mention:

  • Joseph Smales; Oxford University; Sebastiaan Kemner, teacher

Judges:

  • Brandt Attema, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Blair Bollinger, The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Mark Lusk, Penn State University