Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize Tenor Trombone Competition


sponsored by Yamahalogo_yamaha

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

First Prize – Yamaha 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

  • The required repertoire should be submitted as a single audio file. All excerpts must be performed in the order listed. Accepted file formats include: MP3, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, AIF. Video entries are not accepted for this competition.
  • Preliminary round excerpts may be recorded separately, but there may be no editing within an individual excerpt. All excerpts 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: “VanHaneyEntry.mp3” (.wav, etc.)
  • Past winners of the Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize Tenor Trombone Competition are not eligible in the 2017 Van Haney competition.

Preliminary Round Repertoire
All items must be recorded in the order listed below

  • Ferdinand David (ed. Mueller) – Concertino. Beginning to beat one of letter D (Record without accompaniment)
  • Mozart – Requiem. Tuba Mirum, Tenor Trombone. Measures 1 through downbeat of measure 18.
  • Rossini – William Tell Overture, Trombone 1. Rehearsal C through downbeat of the 9th bar after letter D.
  • Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries. Trombone 1. B-major section: pickup to rehearsal 6 through the downbeat three measures after rehearsal 7.
  • Ravel – Bolero. Trombone 1 solo, Rehearsal #10 through downbeat of Rehearsal #11.

Final Round Repertoire
Excerpts to be selected from the Preliminary Round, in addition to the following:

  • Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries, Trombone 1. B-minor section: pickup to rehearsal 3 to rehearsal 5.
  • Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 (Organ).  Trombone 1. Rehearsal Q through the downbeat two measures after S.
  • Mahler – Symphony No. 5., Trombone 1, Movement 3 (Scherzo). *Note: prepare the entire movement. Judges may select sections at the time of the competition.
  • Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique, Trombone 1, Movement 4 (March to the Scaffold). Rehearsal 56 through downbeat six measures after rehearsal 57.

Past Winners

Year Winner School
1993 Jon Etterbeek  Juilliard School of Music
1994 Darren McHenry  Juilliard School of Music
1995 Stephen Lange  Indiana University
1996 Norbert Lakzsko  Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary
1997 Mark Templeton  Guildhall School of Music, London, England
1998 Garnett Livingston  Juilliard School of Music
1999 Scott Parkinson  Juilliard School of Music
2000 Jeffrey A. Gray  Juilliard School of Music
2001 Darcio Gianelli  Juilliard School of Music
2002 Wes Citron  Manhattan School of Music
2003 Tenor – James Williams Juilliard School of Music
Bass – no winner
2004 Tenor – Robert Kastner
Bass – Dan West University of North Texas
2005 Tenor – Kyle Covington Juilliard School of Music
Bass – Matyas Veer Liszt Academy of Music-Budapest
2006 Tenor – Marques Young   Juilliard School of Music
Bass – Zachary Bond Curtis Institute of Music graduate
2007 Tenor – Mark Davidson   Juilliard School of Music
Bass – Ilan Morgenstern University of Michigan
2008 Tenor- Shachar Israel Juilliard School of Music
2009 Tenor- Kyle Mullins University of North Texas
2010 Tenor- Johanna Rubsam Vienna, Austria
2011 Tenor- David Binder Northwestern University
2012 Tenor- José Milton Vieira Leite Filho Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2013 Tenor- Brian Santero Curtis Institute of Music
2014 Tenor- Joseph Peterson Northwestern University
2015 Tenor- Daniel Tellez Gutierrez Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock
2016 Tenor- Paul Radke Shepherd School of Music, Rice University