Competition

Mock Audition Competition

Each year the institute holds a Mock Audition Competition. It is designed to give participants the experience of an actual orchestral position audition.

Participants who are interested in competing can sign up upon check-in on Sunday. Auditions will be monitored by an audition proctor. Proctors will assign numbers those competing, in order to determine the audition order and to keep the participant anonymous to the judging panel.

The competition is comprised of two rounds “behind the screen.” The participant will not see the judging panel, and the judging panel will not see the participant.

The audition excerpts are selected by the faculty. 2018 Selections will be finalized soon.

Excerpts by instrument:
Trumpet
Horn
Trombones
Euphonium
Tuba

Judges will award a first place winner and an honorable mention for each section. Some sections may not have a clear first place winner, in which event two honorable mentions are named. Winners and honorable mentions will receive a cash prize. Prize amounts for 2017 were $200 for first place and $100 for runner-up.

2017 Mock Audition Winners

Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!

Trumpet:
Josh Coffey, Winner
William Berue, Runner-up
Spencer Brand, Runner-up

Horn:
Danielle Wood, Co-Winner
Maria Nyikos, Co-Winner

Trombone:
Jordan Crimminger (bass trombone), Winner

Euphonium:
Matt Austin, Co-Winner
Riley Bahin, Co-Winner

Tuba:
Preston Light, Winner
Riley Lindsey, Runner-up

Past Winners

 

2016 Mock Audition Winners

Trumpet:
Clare Hogan & Samuel Oatts, co-winners

Horn:
Nick Fife, winner
Scott Holben, runner-up

Trombone:
Gabriel Roberson, winner

Euphonium:
Sean Eberlin, winner
Catriona Barr, runner-up

Tuba:
Mason Soria, winner
Eric Goode, runner-up

2015 Mock Audition Winners

Trumpet:
Ryan Spencer, winner
Stephen Spink, runner-up

Horn:
Jennifer Kempe, winner
Jon Holloway, runner-up

Trombone:
Robin Schulze, winner
Zach Gingerich, runner-up

Euphonium:
Erik Lundquist & Ada Brooks, co-winners

Tuba:
Andrew Doub, winner
Bryan Patterson, runner-up