Competitions Main Page

The International Trumpet Guild (ITG) sponsors several on-going competitions and contests that offer cash prizes and scholarships. Official rules supersede the brief descriptions on this page and are made available for download below early in the fall semester.


ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BETWEEN

JANUARY 1ST AND FEBRUARY 1ST 2022

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Click here for 2022 Competition and Scholarship Rules

General Release Form (PDF) for Minors


The following competitions take place at the annual international conferences of the International Trumpet Guild. PDF of the current competition rules are linked above. For information not found on these pages or in the .pdf files, please contact the Chair of Conference Competitions.

ITG Orchestral Excerpts Competition. Monetary prizes awarded. Held at the annual ITG Conference. Entrants must be under 25 years of age on February 1 of the competition year. Deadline to apply: February 1. Rules to this competition are available above in PDF format. Email: [email protected]

ITG Solo Performance Competition. Monetary prizes awarded. Held at the annual ITG Conference. Entrants must be under 25 years of age on February 1 of the competition year. Deadline to apply: February 1. Rules to this competition are available above in PDF format. Email: [email protected]

ITG Jazz Improvisation Competition. Monetary prizes awarded. Held at the annual ITG Conference. Entrants must be under 25 years of age on February 1 of the competition year. Deadline to apply: February 1. Rules to this competition are available above in PDF format. Email: [email protected]

ITG Wind Band Excerpts Competition. Monetary prizes awarded. Held at the annual ITG Conference. Entrants must be under 25 years of age on February 1 of the competition year. Deadline to apply: February 1. Rules to this competition are available above in PDF format. Email: [email protected]

ITG Conference Scholarships for Students.(Supported by the ITG Memorial Fund and the Music Industry). Scholarships for annual ITG Conference. For students in following age groups: under 15, 15-19, 19-22, and 22-25. Also for jazz students up to 25.Ages as of February 1 of the competition year. Deadline to apply: February 1. Rules to this competition are available above in PDF format. Email: [email protected]

ITG Youth Competition. The ITG, in its efforts to encourage young performers, presents two competition divisions (Under 15 and 15-19) for players of all soprano brass instruments (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, E-flat cornet) Held at the annual ITG Conference. Deadline to apply: February 1. Rules to this competition are available above in PDF format. Email: [email protected]


2021 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition

October 1 - 2, 2021

University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, Denver, CO - USA

Information, Rules and Guidelines


The 2021 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition

  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is currently impacting our global community the 2020 competition dates have been changed to

September 22 - 25, 2021

Brigham Young University School of Music, Provo, UT - USA

Information, Rules and Repertoire


Professional Competitions

Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition

Sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild and the Herb Alpert Foundation.

$15,000 total prizes. Held once every two years.

2021 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition

October 1 - 2, 2021

University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, Denver, CO.  USA

Click Here for more information


 

Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition

Sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild and The Columbus Foundation of Columbus, Ohio.

$15,000 total prizes. Held once every four years. 


The 2020 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition

  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is currently impacting our global community the 2020 competition dates have been changed to

******  September 22 - 25, 2021  ******
Updated information will be available in February 2021

2021 Ellsworth Smith Website - Information, Rules and Repertoire - Brigham Young University


 The article The Roads They've Taken: A Look at ITG's Student Contest Winners by Anne Hardin (May96 ITGJ) [500k] describes the annual conference competitions and follows up on the careers of winners from 1977-1995.

 

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