2021 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions Repertoire


Application Deadline: December 10, 2020

Gilberto Gagliardi Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 18 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – Sinfonia, arr. Sauer (Cherry Classics)

Final Round:

  • Elizabeth Raum – Fantasy for Trombone (Warwick)
Robert Marsteller Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 22 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Anthony Barfield – Red Sky, trombone and piano reduction (Paarup Music Editions)

Final Round:

  • Amy Mills – Red Dragonfly, movements 2 and 3 (Amy Mills Music)
Frank Smith Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Bert Appermont – Colors, I. Yellow and II. Red (first 233 measures) (Beriato Music)

Final Round:

  • Daniel Schnyder – Sonata for Tenor Trombone and Piano (EMR)
ITA Alto Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Joseph Boismortier – Sonata in C, arr. Slokar/Fucik (EMR)

Final Round:

  • Eric Ewazen – Palmetto Suite, movements 2 and 3 (Theodore Presser)
Larry Wiehe Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 23 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Arthur Pryor – Air Varie, ed. Kagarice (KBE)

Final Round:

  • Arthur Pryor – Blue Bells of Scotland (Carl Fischer)
George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition (ages 20 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Eduard Lassen – Zwei Fantasiestuck, arr. Bollinger (Ensemble Pub.)

Final Round:

  • Steven Verhelst – Danzone I, II, and III (Available at stevenverhelst.com)
Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Alec Wilder – Sonata, movements 1, 2, and 3 (Shawnee Press)

Final Round:

  • Robert Spillman – Concerto for Bass Trombone and Piano, movements 1 and 2 (Edition Musicus)
ITA Trombone Quartet Competition

Preliminary Round:

  • Derek Bourgeois – Trombone Quartet, op.117; movements 1 and 2 (EMR)

Final Round:

  • Polina Nazaykinskaya – Pavana for Trombone Quartet (will be made available for quartet finalists)
  • Free Choice piece – 5 minutes or less in duration
Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Hector Berlioz – Hungarian March from La damnation de Faust. Trombone 2. 6 measures before Rehearsal #4 through 2nd measure of Rehearsal #5
  • Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique, Trombone 1. Fourth movement (March to the Scaffold). Rehearsal 56 through downbeat six measures after rehearsal 57.
  • Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring (Orchestral Suite). Trombone 1. Rehearsal No.59 through the downbeat of Rehearsal No.64
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Overture, Trombone 2. Solo at rehearsal letter M through letter N.
  • Richard Wagner – Ride of the Walküre from Die Walküre, Act III, Scene 1. Trombone 1. Pickup to rehearsal No.6 through the downbeat three measures after rehearsal No.7 (B major section.)

Final Round

Excerpts to be chosen from Preliminary Round repertoire, and the following:

  • Gordon Jacob – Trombone Concerto, movement 1. Beginning through 1st measure of Rehearsal D
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No.4, movement 4. Trombone 1.
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.5, Movement 3 (Scherzo.) Trombone 1.
Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

  • Aaron Copland – Symphony No.3, second movement. Trombone basso. 1 measure before Rehearsal No.33 through 1 measure before Rehearsal No.35
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.7, First Movement. Trombone 3. 6 measures after rehearsal No.42 to Rehearsal No.44
  • Ottorino Respighi – Pines of Rome (Catacombs). Bass Trombone. 7 measures before rehearsal 11 through 1st measure of rehearsal 12
  • Richard Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel. Trombone 3. Rehearsal No.36 to four measures before Rehearsal No.38
  • Richard Wagner – Ride of the Walküre from Die Walküre, Act III, Scene 1. Trombone 3. B-major section: pickup to rehearsal #11 through the downbeat of 5 measures after rehearsal #12

Final Round

Excerpts to be chosen from Preliminary Round repertoire, and the following:

  • J.S. Bach – Boureé I from Suite for Violoncello No.3
  • Gioachino Rossini – La Gazza Ladra
  • Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No.5, Fourth Movement. Trombone 3. Rehearsal No. 97 through the downbeat of Rehearsal No. 98. Four measures before Rehearsal No. 111 to eleven measures after Rehearsal No.111
Emory Remington (trombone choir, 12 or more trombonists)
  • Frigyes Hidas – Bagatelles (EMB)
  • David Wilborn – Reflection and Celebration (Cherry Classics)

Note: Bagatelles require 12 or more trombonists, and the Reflection and Celebration requires 8 or more trombonists. All performers of the Reflection and Celebration must also play on the Bagatelles.

Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition (3 or more trombonists)

Free choice of program, not to exceed 20 minutes

Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition (ages 22 and under)

Preliminary Round Repertoire:

  • Six to eight (6-8) choruses of a Blues (including the melody.)
  • Three to four (3-4) choruses of one of the following tunes: Beautiful Friendship, Emily, If I only had a Brain, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, It Might as Well be Spring, or I Thought About You.

*It is the performer’s choice to play one or two choruses of the melody on each selection. The maximum number of choruses, including the melody, must not be exceeded.

Final Round Repertoire:

  • Blues
  • Medium- or Up-tempo tune from the list above
  • Ballad of the applicant’s choice

*Finalists will be asked to complete their set in a limited amount of time rather than strict number of choruses.

JJ Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary and Final Round Repertoire:

  • Six to eight (6-8) choruses of a Blues (including the melody) OR Four to Five (4-5) choruses of a “rhythm changes” tune (examples: “I’ve Got Rhythm”, “Oleo”, “Anthropology”)
  • Four to six (4–6) choruses of any composition (except a blues) composed by J.J. Johnson (including the melody).
  • Original Composition by the performer

*It is the performer’s choice to play one or two choruses of the melody on each selection. The maximum number of choruses, including the melody, must not be exceeded in the preliminary round.

** Finalists will be asked to complete their set in a limited amount of time rather than strict number of choruses.