Grand Valley State University

International Trumpet Seminar Solo Competition

2015 Competition Information To Be Announced

The 2014 Trumpet Seminar featured the International Solo Competition


Students interested in competing in the solo competition must select that on their entrance application. This year's competition will be in two rounds. The first round will be on Saturday, July 26th and will be held in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall. The final round will be held during the Final Concert on Sunday, July 27th.

Students will also have to choose from the following approved repertoire list.  If a piece you would like to perform is not on this list, please email Paul Andrews at to okay the piece by Saturday, June 28th 2014.  If you don't confirm a piece not on the list by that date, you will not be allowed to perform it in the competition.  The list is as follows:


College Division:

  1. Custom Artist Model Yamaha Trumpet (MSRP $6,191)
  2. $1,000
  3. $500

High School Division:

  1. Xeno Model Yamaha Trumpet (MSRP $3,510)
  2. $500
  3. $300


College or High School Division:

Arutunian - Concerto

Bitsch - Variations on Scarlatti
Bozza - Rustiques 
Bozza - Caprice
Brandt - Concert Piece No. 1 
Brandt - Concert Piece No. 2 

Enesco - Legend
Francaix - Sonatine
Haydn - Concerto
Hindemith - Sonata
Hohne - Slavonic Fantasy
Hummel - Concerto
Jolivet - Concertino
Kennan - Sonata
Morales - Concerto
L. Mozart - Concerto
Stephenson - Concerto
Stephenson - Sonata
Stevens - Sonata
Tartini - Concerto
Telemann - Concerto
Tomasi - Concerto



High School Division ONLY:

Anderson - A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Balay - Petite Piece Concertante
Barat - Orientale
Broughton - Oliver's Birthday
Burke - The Magic Trumpet
Clarke - Carnival of Venice
Goedicke - Concert Etude
Handel - Aria con Variazioni
Lewellyn - My Regards
Thomas - El Torero
Vandercook - Rigel


Judges for the competition:


Stephen Burns - Chair

Jose Chafer Mompo

Slawek Cichor

Hunter Eberly

Rex Richardson


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