ITEC 2016 Competition Prize Money
Euphonium and Tuba Solo Artist: 1st- $2000; 2nd- $750; 3rd- $250
ITEC 2016 Competition Schedule
May 28 (Saturday)
Solo Competitor rehearsals with accompanists (schedule TBA)
May 29 (Sunday)
Mock Band Euph 9:00 am - Noon
May 30 (Monday)
Mock Band Euph Finals 9:00-11:00 am
May 31 (Tuesday)
Artist Euph Finals 4:30-6:30 pm
June 1 (Wednesday)
Artist Tuba Finals 4:30-6:30 pm
ITEC 2016 Competitions: Semi-finalists:
Rich Matteson Jazz Competition
Solo Euphonium – Young Artist
Solo Tuba – Artist
OU Tuba Euphonium Quartet
William E. Sutton Quartet
University of Alabama Tuba Quartet
Jacob Ryan Fewx Quartet
USC Bass Tuba Quartet
Carillon Tuba Quartet
American Ultra Quartet
ISU Four Person Sit Down Band
The Brass Compass Euphoniun QuartetVincent Tan, Adam Bokaris, Marija Novicane, Seth Livingstone
Mock Band Euphonium
Brian Michael Logan
Abraham Martin Zimmerman
James Arthur Long
Mock Band Tuba
Jesse L Chavez
Jimmy Franklin Hendricks
Arnold Jacobs Competition
James Aidan Zimmermann
Benjamin Holt Vasko
David Santiago Lopez
(Alternate) Nolan Derrick
(Alternate) Derek Manteufel
RULES AND REGULATIONS
ELIGIBILITY : The International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Competitions are open to contestants of every race, gender and nationality. Each contestant must be a member of ITEA at the time of the live rounds (semi-final and Final Rounds) of the competition. Finalists and semi-finalists must be registered and present at the ITEC 2016 to be held May 30 - June 4, 2016 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. The Semifinal competitions will begin before the official start of the conference on Sunday, May 29. Semifinalists should prepare to arrive in time for rehearsals with pianists beginning in the morning of Saturday, May 28.
Winners of each category will be expected to perform in a winner's concert during the conference.
Previous ITEC competition winners may not enter the same category again. However, they may enter a different category. Second and third place winners are eligible to enter the same category again.
AGE REQUIREMENTS : Contestants for the Young Artist solo competitions must not have reached their 19th birthday as of May 30, 2016. A copy of a birth certificate, passport, or other definitive identification must be submitted with every entry application for the Young Artist competitions. There is no age limit for the Artist division solo competitions or for any of the other competitions.
APPLICATION AND FEES : Each contestant must submit an online application and an entrance fee of $60.00 (USD) for the individual competitions. The entrance fee for each of the ensemble categories is $85.00 (USD) for the group. Contestants who wish to enter more than one competition must submit a separate application, fee, and recording for each competition. If any competition does not receive enough entries to be a viable competition, the competition will be cancelled and all fees will be refunded.
PRELIMINARY AUDITION RECORDINGS: All of the competitions require a recorded preliminary audition. These recordings must be electronically submitted as one (1) MP3 file not to exceed 10MB, along with an electronic application, via http://www.iteaonline.org/ITEC2016. Instructions for submission and application will be posted on the website. All preliminary round recordings must include piano accompaniment if applicable. Recordings should be unedited and include only required music with no speaking. Multiple work/movement and multiple excerpt submissions should be contained on one (1) MP3 format file only in the order specified for submission. All identifying information must be removed from the file (i.e. no names of individuals, schools or teachers in the file title or in the metadata). Specific details concerning repertoire are provided under each competition category. All recordings will be presented to judges anonymously. Any failure to follow these guidelines may result in immediate disqualification.
PRIZES: Prize amounts are to be announced. Amounts are dependent upon the number of entrants in each category as well as contributions from manufacturers, merchants, and individuals.
JURIES: Juries for each competition category will feature prominent performers, scholars, and professors in the relevant field. Wherever possible, juries of an international scope will be assembled.
Applications and preliminary recordings for all competitions must be received no later than December 31, 2015 with the exception of the
RICH MATTESON COMPETITION which will be February 1, 2016. Contestants chosen to perform as Semifinalists or finalists in live rounds will
be notified approximately February 1, 2016. All contestants who appear at live rounds (Semifinal and Final Round:
Any questions concerning rules and repertoire should be directed to Chris Combest, Competitions Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications and recordings must be received by December 31, 2015.
SOLO EUPHONIUM - YOUNG ARTIST DIVISION
Characteristic Study No. 11 - Jean-Baptiste Arban (Carl Fischer)
SOLO EUPHONIUM - ARTIST DIVISION
Cascades (treble or bass clef version in Bb) - Alan Vizzutti (Editions BIM)
Blue Lake Fantasies, mvmts. 1, 2, 3 - David Gillingham (C. Alan)
Concerto for Euphonium No. 1 - John Golland (Chester Music)
SOLO TUBA - YOUNG ARTIST DIVISION
No. 30 from 70 Studies for BBb Tuba - Vladislav Blazhevich (Robert King)
Tuba Concerto, mvmt. 1 - Edward Gregson (Novello)
SOLO TUBA - ARTIST DIVISIONRecorded Round:
Sonata for Tuba and Piano, mvmts. 1 and 2 - Bruce Broughton (Ludwig Masters)
Encounters II - William Kraft (Editions BIM)
Sweet Dances: Blew Tango, Dot Polka - Elizabeth Raum (Tuba Euphonium Press)
Concertino for Tuba, Op. 77 - Jan Koetsier (Editions BIM)
RICH MATTESON JAZZ COMPETITION
**Recordings due FEBRUARY 1, 2016**
The Rich Matteson Jazz Competition is open to all individual tuba and euphonium players. First round recordings must be accompanied by a rhythm section (either live or "play-along") consisting of piano/guitar, bass, and drums. For the Final Round, a live rhythm section will be provided. In both rounds, the performance of each tune must include an improvised solo.
All the Things You Are (Kern/Hammerstein)2. A contrasting tune of your choice (i.e., ballad, bossa nova, etc.)
Final Round: (Live)
Confirmation (Parker)2. An up-tempo rhythm changes or blues tune of your choice.
3. A ballad of your choice. (Please provide lead sheets for rhythm section.)
4. A tune of your choice from a contrasting style (i.e., bossa nova, funk, latin jazz, modal, fusion, traditional jazz, etc.). (Please provide lead sheets for rhythm section.)
TUBA-EUPHONIUM SMALL ENSEMBLE COMPETITION
(4-6 members, any combination of tubas and/or euphoniums)
Each member of the ensemble must perform on all pieces during the competition. Repertoire is to be chosen by the competitors within the guidelines listed below. There are no age restrictions for this category. It is desirable to show contrasting styles and tempi during each round. Ensembles will be judged on the quality of ensemble performance; it is to the benefit of each group to choose repertoire that will best display group musicianship.
-One arrangement of a renaissance, baroque, classical, or romantic work, partial or complete.
-Three contrasting works - complete or partial - one of which must be an original work composed for the instrumentation of the group.
EUPHONIUM MOCK BAND AUDITION
Barber: Commando March, Solo from letter B to 2 after C
Sousa/Schissel: Hands Across the Sea, 1st and 2nd strains, take 2nd endings
TUBA MOCK BAND AUDITION
Holst: First Suite in E-flat, mvmt. I, beginning through m 8 and Nine measures before “C" through downbeat of “C". Play upper octave three measure before “C" to end of selection.
Prepare recorded round excerpts plus the following:
Liszt/Hindsley: Les Preludes, Pickup to "2" to 7 after "4"
ARNOLD JACOBS MOCK ORCHESTRAL COMPETITION
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (opening to downbeat of A [skip the five bars of rest]; J through beat 2 of L)
Prepare recorded round excerpts plus the following:
SOLO - Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba (complete)
ITEC 2016 ALL-STAR ENSEMBLES
Semifinalists from the four solo competitions will be invited to perform in the All-Star Ensembles based upon the initial ranking from the preliminary recorded round. In the event that competitors do not wish to participate in the ensemble, the next-ranked competitor will be invited. Please note that All-Star Ensemble participants will be expected to attend daily rehearsals during the week of ITEC and to perform in concert with the ensemble.
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