George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition


sponsored by M&W Custom Trombones mw-logo-tag-4web-black 

For trombonists ages 20 and under (birth date of January 1, 1996 or later)

First Prize – M&W Custom Bass Trombone

General Requirements

Recording Guidelines

Competition 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 recording. Accepted file formats include: MP3, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, AIF. Video entries are not accepted for this competition.
  • Each movement may be recorded separately and assembled into a single track, but there may be no editing within each movement. All movements should be recorded at the same location with the same recording setup
  • The submitted file must not contain any identifying information. The audio file should be named: “RobertsEntry.mp3” (.wav, etc.)
  • Past winners of the George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition are not eligible in the 2017 Roberts competition.

Preliminary Round Repertoire

  • Gordon Jacob – Cameos, movements 1, 2, 5 (Emerson Edition)

Final Round Repertoire

  • Frank Gulino – Worlds Apart (Cimarron Music Press)

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
2016 Joaquim Rocha Escola Superior de Musica e Artes de Espectáculo