ITA Alto Trombone Competition

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For trombonists ages 25 and under (birth date of January 1, 1993 or later)

First Prize – 2000-€ gift card toward the purchase of a Jürgen Voigt trombone

General Requirements

Recording Guidelines

  • Applicants must strictly follow the Recording Guidelines for the 2019 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions to avoid disqualification.

Competition Rules

  • Live piano accompaniment is required. (Do not record with organ.) No pre-recorded accompaniments are acceptable.
  • The required repertoire should be submitted as a single video file, recorded from a single, uninterrupted camera angle. Accepted file formats include: MP4, MPEG, MPG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, FLV, WEBM, M2V
  • No editing of either video or audio is allowed. The three movements should be recorded as a single take.
  • No written signs, nametags or other written material is to be visible in the video.
  • Both performers should be clearly visible in the video throughout the performance, with the trombonist as the focal point.
  • The submitted file must not contain any identifying information. The video file should be named: “” (.mp4, etc.)
  • Past winners of the ITA Alto Trombone Competition are not eligible to enter the 2019 ITA Alto competition.

 Repertoire Requirements

Preliminary Round:

Hannes Meyer– Sonata in C minor, movements 2, 3, and 4 (Editions Marc Reift)

Note: applicants are encouraged to add ornamentation on the repeated sections in movement 4.

Final Round:

Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Althorn and Piano (Schott)

Note: This is the original edition for alto horn in Eb; finalists will transpose from the alto horn part or write out their own transposition in the original sounding key and octave.


Past Winners

Year Winner School
2009 Márton Kuna Music School of Kecskemét, Hungary
2010 Joshua Bledsoe Arizona State University
2011 Brian Santero Curtis Institute of Music
2012 Charlotte van Passen Conservatorium van Amsterdam
2013 Kurt Neubauer Janacek Academy of Music and Performance Arts Brno
2014 Jonathan Houghtling DePaul University
2015 Tobias Lang Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
2016 Therese Iversen Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus
2017 Pavlo Titiaiev Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music (Poland)
2018 Marie Nøkleby Hanssen Hochschule für Musik, Theater, und Medien, Hannover