2022 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions Repertoire


Application Deadline: December 9, 2021

Gilberto Gagliardi Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 18 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Eugène Bozza – Hommage à Bach (Leduc)

Final Round:

Lauren Bernofsky – Two Latin Dances (Presser)

Robert Marsteller Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 22 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Darius Milhaud – Concertino d’hiver, Beginning through measure 188 (Associated Music Publishers)

Final Round:

Dorothy Gates – Servant of Peace, movements 1 and 2 (available at https://dorothygates.com)

Frank Smith Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Frank Martin – Ballade (Universal)

Final Round:

James Pugh – Concerto for Trombone and Piano, movements 2 and 3 (Williams Music)

ITA Alto Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Anonymous/Christian Lindberg – Three Medieval Dances (Edition Tarrodi)

Final Round:

Phillip Wharton – Sonata for Alto Trombone, movements 1, 3, and 4 (available at https://www.ilanmorgenstern.com/newmusic)

Larry Wiehe Tenor Trombone Competition (ages 23 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Arthur Pryor – The Little Chief (available in the collection Solos for Trombone, published by Carl Fischer)

Final Round:

Arthur Pryor – Fantastic Polka (Carl Fischer)

George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition (ages 20 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Jan Koetsier – Allegro Maestoso (EMR)

Final Round:

Eugène Bozza – Prelude et Allegro (Alphonse Leduc)

Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round:

Pierre Lantier – Introduction, Romance et Allegro (Lemoine)

Final Round:

Jacques Casterede – Fantasie Concertante (Alphonse Leduc)

Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round

  • W.A. Mozart – Tuba Mirum from Requiem in D minor, K.626. Trombone 2. Measures 1-18
  • Gioachino Rossini – Overture to William Tell. Trombone 1. Rehearsal C through downbeat of the 9th measure after letter D
  • Maurice Ravel – L’enfant et les sortilèges. Trombone 1 solo, Rehearsal 33 through the 1st measure of Rehearsal 35
  • Giuseppe Verdi – Overture to La Forza del Destino. Trombone 1. 8th measure after Rehearsal C through the 4th measure after Rehearsal E
  • Anton Bruckner – Symphony No.8, Movement 4. Trombone 1. Beginning through the 9th measure of Rehearsal B

Final Round

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

  • Ferdinand David (ed. Mueller) – Concertino. Rehearsal A through the first measure of Rehearsal D (Record without accompaniment)
  • Igor Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite, VII. “Duetto.” (Rehearsal 85)
Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition (ages 25 and under)

Preliminary Round

  • Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel – Tableaux d’une Exposition, “Promenade.” Trombone 3. Beginning until Rehearsal 2 AND 1 measure before Rehearsal 5 to the end
  • Gioachino Rossini – Overture to William Tell. Bass Trombone, Rehearsal C through downbeat of the 9th measure after letter D
  • Richard Strauss – Tod und Verklärung. Trombone 3. Double bar after Rehearsal W (Allegro molto agitato) through the sixth measure of Rehearsal X.
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No.4, movement 4. Trombone 3. Rehearsal E through the 9th measure before Rehearsal F
  • Anton Bruckner – Symphony No.7, fourth movement. Trombone 3. Rehearsal P through Rehearsal S
  • Richard Wagner – Overture to Tannhäuser. Trombone 3. Rehearsal A through the 17th measure of Rehearsal A.

Final Round

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

  • Berlioz – “Hungarian March” from The Damnation of Faust. Trombone 3. 6 measures before Rehearsal 4 through 2 measures after Rehearsal 5
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.5, Second Movement. Trombone 3. Rehearsal I through Tempo I after Allegro non troppo
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: “A Beautiful Friendship,” “Emily,” “If I only had a Brain,” “Polka Dots and Moonbeams,” “It Might as Well be Spring,” or “I Thought About You.”

Final Round Repertoire:

  • Blues
  • Medium- or Up-tempo tune from the list above
  • Ballad of the applicant’s choice
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,”or “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
ITA Trombone Quartet Competition

Preliminary Round:

Saskia Apon – First Trombone Quartet (Warwick)

Final Round:

James Kazik – 2002: Three Movements for 4 Trombones (KBE)

Free Choice piece – 4 minutes or less in duration

Emory Remington (trombone choir, 10 or more trombonists)

Steven Verhelst – Giant’s Tale (available from https://stevenverhelst.com)

AND

Daniela Candillari – Sonnet IX (available from http://www.danielacandillari.com/)

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

Free choice of program, not to exceed 20 minutes