Materials Deadline: March 15
32 students, under the age of 26, all of whom are eligible to enter both competitions.
Work closely with the STS faculty - Colin Williams, George Curran, Bradley Palmer, and Nathan Zgonc - in master classes and ensemble settings culminating in performances at the end of the Symposium.
Selected participants will also be invited to perform with the faculty in an orchestral section excerpts class.
- Participant: $675
- Participant S.E. Shires Solo Trombone Competition Entry: $40
- Application Fee: $35
- Housing available: $150 for 5 nights
Audition Recordings must include EITHER:
- A movement from a standard solo from the trombone repertoire or a complete solo (12 minute maximum). Solo competition repertoire is acceptable, but not required. OR
- Two contrasting etudes and one standard orchestral excerpt
Participants who wish to enter the Orchestral Excerpts Competition Audition:
Record the entire list of first round excerpts. No additional solo or etude material is required. The recorded excerpts will serve as your audition for the STS and your entry into the orchestral excerpts competition.
Note: The solo competition first round happens live at the STS. There is no recorded round for the solo competition, so there is no need to submit a recording of the competition solo at any point.
For more information about audition recording guidelines and acceptable formats, click here.