Getzen Announces First Annual Ian Bousfield International Tenor Trombone Solo Competition

Getzen has decided to collaborate with Ian Bousfield to bring you the first annual Ian Bousfield International Tenor Trombone Solo Competition. Ian Bousfield is a supreme musical talent. He’s equally at home performing in the symphony or as a soloist. His teaching is exceptional, as well. Working with Ian these past 9+ years has been a treat for everyone in Elkhorn, so we’re thrilled to be collaborating with him to bring you this event.

Who is eligible?

The Bousfield Competition is for trombonists under the age of 25 who are not engaged by a professional full-time orchestra at the time of the competition. Freelance musicians under the age of 25 are welcome to enter.

Aimed at emulating the model of the top-level orchestral player who is also heavily involved in solo playing, candidates will be asked to show their skill in both orchestral and solo environments.

What is the repertoire?

  • Concertino (first movement only) by Ferdinand David
  • Tuba Mirum¬†from Mozart’s Requiem
  • Solo of your choice from any era or style. Feel free to show what it is that you really do well! No time limit but choose something that will make your biggest impact!

Who are the judges?

We have assembled a truly world-class set of judges to listen to you and assess where you are right now. This is your chance to impress your heroes. We’ll be announcing the judging panels in January 2021.

What else do I need to know?

  • Participants will need to submit a $20 fee.
  • Participants will need to submit videos of their unedited performances.
  • Materials and fee must be received by March 15, 2021 @ 12 pm US CDT.
  • Winners will be notified on April 15, 2021.

What are the prizes?

In addition, the most deserving candidates will receive three online lessons with Ian. He will also be offering one free online lesson to the best candidate under 18 years of age.

Prizes will be delivered to your closest distributor, free of charge. Any and all shipping from the distributor to the winner will be his or her responsibility.

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How do I enter?

Go here! And good luck!

2 replies on “Getzen Announces First Annual Ian Bousfield International Tenor Trombone Solo Competition”

Thank you for offering this competition. For the repertoire that is required, is piano accompaniment mandatory or optional? Can we use submit multiple videos or do you want one video?

Thank you!

No Piano, the David and Tuba mirum are to be done in one video take (audition style). You can submit two video’s one with David first movement and tuba mirum, second with solo of choice.

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