2018 Smith Finalists


Finalists (in alphabetical order):

 

Tolga Akman

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

 

Connor Rowe

The Colburn School; Mark Lawrence, teacher

 

Austin Westjohn

Baylor University; Brent Phillips, teacher

 

First alternate:

Nicole Hillis

San Francisco Conservatory; Timothy Higgins, teacher

 

Second alternate:

Jeremiah Umholtz

University of North Texas; Tony Baker, teacher

 

Honorable Mention:

Giorgio Bornacina

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste; David Bruchez, teacher

 

Judges:

Tom Brantley; University of South Florida

Bill Mann; Georgia State University

Miguel Tantos Sevilliano, trombone soloist and chamber musician (UK)