ITA Alto Trombone Competition

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For trombonists ages 25 and under (birth date of January 1, 1991 or later)

First Prize – Jürgen Voigt alto trombone

General Requirements

Recording Guidelines

  • Applicants must strictly follow the Recording Guidelines for the 2017 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions to avoid disqualification.

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: “AltoEntry.mp3” (.wav, etc.)
  • Past winners of the ITA Alto Trombone Competition are not eligible in the 2017 ITA Alto competition.

Preliminary Round Repertoire

  • Gottfried Finger, ed. Hejda/Mastalir – Sonata in Eb (Editions Bim)

Final Round Repertoire

  • Leopold Mozart, ed. Weinmann – Concerto, Adagio and Allegro movements (Edition Kunzelmann)*Finalists are encouraged to play a cadenza of their choice at the fermata in measure 123 of the Allegro movement.

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