Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition

For trombonists ages 25 and under (birth date of January 1, 1990 or later)

First Prize - TBA

General Rules and Requirements

Additional Rules

  • Past winners of the Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition are not eligible in the 2016 Kleinhammer competition.
  • The preliminary round list should be submitted as a single audio file, with all excerpts performed in the order listed.
  • Preliminary round excerpts may be recorded separately, but there may be no editing within an individual excerpt.

Preliminary Round Repertoire

All items must be recorded in the order listed below

  • Eugene Bozza - New Orleans. Beginning through downbeat of Rehearsal 4 (Alphonse Leduc). Record without accompaniment.
  • Haydn - Creation, Bass Trombone. Movement 26. Beginning to Rehearsal C. (First 37 measures)
  • Delibes - Coppelia, Bass Trombone. Nr. 3 - Mazurka. (Excerpt provided here.)
  • Schumann-Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish", Bass Trombone. Beginning through measure 18.)
  • Respighi-Fountains of Rome, 3rd Trombone. Pickup to Rehearsal #11 through five measures before Rehearsal #16.)

Final Round Repertoire

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

  • Bartok-Miraculous Mandarin, Trombone III. Rehearsal 1 to downbeat of Rehearsal 5.

Past Winners

Van Haney

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.


Year Winner School
2008 Daniel Brady Southern Methodist University
2009 Christian Poitinger Universität für Musik, Vienna, Austria
2010 Jeremy Stones University of North Texas
2011 Raymond Flores Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico
2012 Nuno Henriques Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2013 Scott P. Hartman DePaul University
2014 Gabriel Roberson Northwestern University
2015 Scott Nguyen Northwestern University