Larry Wiehe Tenor Trombone Competition

sponsored by Dillon Music Dillonlogo

For trombonists ages 23 and under (birth date of January 1, 1996 or later)

First Prize – $1000 gift card to Dillon Music

General Requirements

Recording Guidelines

  • Applicants must strictly follow the Recording Guidelines for the 2020 ITA Solo and Ensemble Competitions.

Competition Rules

  • Live piano accompaniment is required. No pre-recorded accompaniments are acceptable.
  • Any repeats should be performed as printed.
  • 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.
  • 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 Larry Wiehe Tenor Trombone Competition are not eligible to enter the 2020 Wiehe competition. 

Repertoire Requirements

Preliminary Round:

Arthur Pryor – Fantastic Polka (Carl Fischer)

Final Round:

Arthur Pryor- Blue Bells of Scotland (Carl Fischer)


Past Winners

Year Winner School
1996 Rebecca Howenstine  Eastman School of Music
1997 Mark Templeton  Guildhall School of Music, London, England
1998 Peter Swann  University of Southern Mississippi
1999 David Sisk  Youngstown State University
2000 Andrew Poirier  University of British Columbia
2001 Jonathan Lombardo  Juilliard School of Music
2002 Ellen Marple  University of North Texas
2003 Achilleas Liarmakopoulous Rio Mesa High School, Camarillo, CA
2004 Jordan Witt Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
2005 Jason Robins Yale University
2006 Andrew Connington Royal Academy of Music
2007 Andrew Shelton Mars Hill College (NC)
2008 Adam Hanna Southeast Oklahoma State University
2009 Jason Cash Oklahoma State University
2010 Hana Beloglavec Western Michigan University
2011 Brian Santero Curtis Institute of Music
2012 John Romero Baylor University
2013 Jonathan Houghtling DePaul University
2014 Nick Dewyer Western Michigan University
2015 Lyman McBride Brigham Young University
2016 Marco Rodrigues ARTAVE (Portugal)
2017 Nicholas Halbig Baylor University
2018 Marie Nøkleby Hanssen Hochschule für Musik, Theater, und Medien, Hannover
2019 Jirajet Thawornsiri Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music