January 2007 Winner: Simon Bosch
The January 2007 Young Artist Award is Simon Bosch from Loveland, Colorado. Simon began his study of the trumpet at age 8 under the guidance of Alan Taylor. As a high school student he was privileged to study with William Pfund, Prof. Emeritus, Northern Colorado University.
As a four-year member of the Loveland High School Band program conducted by Gary Hall, Simon performed with the school's wind symphony, jazz band, marching band, brass choir, and advanced brass quintet. During his high school career he was also selected to be a two-year member of the Colorado All State Band, The Colorado University Honor Band, and a one-year member of the Colorado All State Jazz Band.
Among his numerous high school awards Simon received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and two consecutive ITG Conference Scholarships for the under-18 division. While attending the 2005 and 2006 ITG conferences Simon participated in the Youth Solo Competitions. Mr. Bosch distinguished himself further as the Loveland Associated Veterans Honor Guard Bugler, serving in this position for three years.
In addition to his music accomplishments Simon worked year round at a grocery store and at two part-time jobs (summers) landscaping and installing sprinkler systems. Capping off his summer experiences he participated in a church youth group mission trip on an Indian reservation in Cortez, Colorado.
Simon is currently in his freshman year as a music education major at Baylor University where he studies trumpet with Wiff Rudd.
In recognition of his outstanding talent, ITG will provide Simon Bosch with a complimentary one-year membership.