The Tuba and Euphonium Studio of

Aaron Tindall

Assistant Professor, Performance Studies
Faculty, School of Music

Competitions

 

 

NERTEC 2013 Competitions

 

RESULTS

TUBA MOCK AUDITION 1st Place - Haim Mazar

2nd Place - John Leipbensberger

3rd Place - Francesco Porta  

 

EUPHONIUM MOCK AUDITION 1st Place - Matt Solis

2nd Place - Danny Chapa  

 

TUBA ARTIST 1st Place - Peter Blaga

2nd Place - Matthew Gatti

3rd Place - Brian McBride  

 

EUPHONIUM ARTIST 1st Place - Daniel Chapa

2nd Place - Jason Casanova

3rd Place - Matt Solis  

 

EUPHONIUM HIGH SCHOOL 1st Place - Felix Geroldinger

2nd Place - Matthew Della Camera  

 

 

Phil Giampietro Competitions Coordinator
phil.giampietro@gmail.com  

NERTEC 2013 COMPETITION FINALISTS

 

EUPHONIUM ARTIST

Henry Attaway - Carnegie Mellon University

Jason Casanova, teacher Adam Frey - Avondale Estates, GA

Daniel Chapa, teacher Dr. Brian Bowman - University of North Texas

Thomas Mahovsky, teacher Dr. Brian Bowman - University of North Texas

Matt Solis, teacher Dr. Brian Bowman - University of North Texas

Brianna Williams, teacher Michael Stroeher - Marshall University

First Alternate: Ray Henricksen, teachers Stephen Allen, Aaron VanderWeele - Rutgers University

Second Alternate - Daniel Kerstetter, Harrisburg, PA  

 

TUBA ARTIST (7 finalists due to a three way tie)

Peter Blaga, teacher Derek Fenstermacher - Bard College Conservatory of Music

Bill Connors, teacher Aaron Tindall - Ithaca College

Tyler Davis, teacher George Palton - Marshall University 

Corbin Henderson, teacher Aaron Tindall - Ithaca College

Lee Jarzembak, teacher(s) Carol Jantsch/Al Baer - Curtis/Juilliard

John Leibensperger, teacher Carol Jantsch - Temple University

Brian McBride, teacher Alan Baer - Rutgers University

*** (will compete) First Alternate: Matthew Gatti, teacher Jay Krush - Temple University

Second Alternate: Seth Rawleigh, teacher Craig Sutherland - Roberts Wesleyan College  

 

EUPHONIUM MOCK MILITARY BAND AUDITION

Henry Attaway - Carnegie Mellon University

Daniel Chapa, teacher Dr. Brian Bowman - University of North Texas

Ben Hackett, teacher Will Hess - Montclair State University

Matt Solis, teacher Dr. Brian Bowman - University of North Texas

Zachary Travis, teacher Jonathan Fowler - West Chester University 

Chris Troiano, teacher Dr. Brian Bowman - University of North Texas

Steve Vaughn, teacher Aaron Tindall - Ithaca College

William Wortley, teacher Mark Kellogg - Eastman School of Music  

 

TUBA MOCK ORCHESTRAL AUDITION

Bill Connors, teacher Aaron Tindall - Ithaca College

John Leibensperger, teacher Carol Jantsch - Temple University

Haim Mazar, teacher Alan Baer - The Juilliard School 

Colin Murray, Rockaway, NJ

Colby Parker , teacher Mike Roylance- New England Conservatory

Jens Peterson, teacher Carol Jantsch - Yale University

Francesco Porta, teacher Anne Jelle Visser - Zurich Hoschule der Kunste, Switzerland

Seth Rawleigh, teacher Craig Sutherland - Roberts Wesleyan College  

 

 

 

EUPHONIUM HIGH SCHOOL 

Mitchell Baller - Webster Thomas High School (NY)

Matthew Della Camera - Tolland High School (CT)

Felix Geroldinger - Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (Austria)

Eddie Griffin - Monroe Township High School (NJ)

Nathan Meyers - Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 (PA)  

 

TUBA HIGH SCHOOL was cancelled due to the low number of entries

 

 

 

 

COMPETITOR SCHEDULE - TUBA MOCK ORCHESTRAL AUDITION

FRIDAY, APRIL 19th

Practice rooms are available on the first floor of the Whalen Center for Music

3:00 - Competitor meeting outside of Beeler Rehearsal room. All competitors must be present in order to draw numbers for competitor order.

3:30 - Final round of competition begins in Beeler rehearsal hall. Competitors will play based on their assigned contestant number:

3:30 - Contestant 1

3:40 - Contestant 2

3:50 - Contestant 3

4:00 - Contestant 4

4:10 - Contestant 5

4:20 - Contestant 6

4:30 - Contestant 7

 

7:15 - winners announced at evening concert, Ford Hall

 

COMPETITOR SCHEDULE - EUPHONIUM MOCK MILITARY AUDITION

FRIDAY, APRIL 19th

Practice rooms are available on the first floor of the Whalen Center for Music

4:00 - Competitor meeting outside of Beeler Rehearsal room. All competitors must be present in order to draw numbers for competitor order.

4:30 - Final round of competition begins in Ford Hall. Competitors will play based on their assigned contestant number:

4:30 - Contestant 1

4:40 -  Contestant 2

4:50 - Contestant 3

5:00 - Contestant 4

5:10 - Contestant 5

5:20 - Contestant 6

5:30 - Contestant 7

5:40 - Contestant 8

 

7:15 - winners announced at evening concert, Ford Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPETITOR SCHEDULE - EUPHONIUM ARTIST COMPETITION

FRIDAY, APRIL 19th

Practice rooms are available on the first floor of the Whalen Center for Music

Rehearsals begin at 7:30 PM in Room 2322

7:30 - Casanova

7:45 - Mahovsky

8:00 - Williams

8:15 - BREAK

8:30 - Attaway

8:45 - Chapa

9:00 - Solis

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

8:30 AM - Competitor meeting outside of Beeler Rehearsal room. All competitors must be present in order to draw numbers for competitor order.

9:00 - Final round of competition begins in Beeler rehearsal hall. Competitors will play based on their assigned contestant number:

9:00 - Contestant 1

9:20 -  Contestant 2

9:40 - Contestant 3

10:00 - Contestant 4

10:20 - Contestant 5

10:40 - Contestant 6

 

7:00 PM - winners announced at evening concert, Ford Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPETITOR SCHEDULE - TUBA ARTIST COMPETITION

FRIDAY, APRIL 19th

Practice rooms are available on the first floor of the Whalen Center for Music

Rehearsals begin at 7:15 PM and will take place in Room 2318

7:15 - Blaga

7:30 - Davis

7:45 - Gatti

8:00 - Jarzembak

8:15 - BREAK

8:30 - McBride

8:45 - Henderson

9:00 - Connors

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

2:30 PM - Competitor meeting outside of Beeler Rehearsal room. All competitors must be present in order to draw numbers for competitor order.

3:00 - Final round of competition begins in Beeler. Competitors will play based on their assigned contestant number:

3:00 - Contestant 1

3:20 -  Contestant 2

3:40 - Contestant 3

4:00 - Contestant 4

4:20 - Contestant 5

4:40 - Contestant 6

5:00 - Contestant 7

 

7:00 - winners announced at evening concert, Ford Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPETITOR SCHEDULE - EUPHONIUM STUDENT COMPETITION

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

Practice rooms are available on the first floor of the Whalen Center for Music

Rehearsal schedule (all rehearsals take place in Room 2318):

6:30 PM - Baller

6:45 PM - Della Camera

7:00 PM - Griffin

SUNDAY, APRIL 21st

9:00 AM - Meyers

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21st

11:00 - contestants will meet outside Beeler Rehearsal Room to draw for their performance order. Contestants should be ready to play right at 11:15 if they are determined to go first. Contestants waiting to play can continue to warm up/practice in Beeler Rehearsal room, or wait in the Hockett Recital Hall green room.

 

11:15 - Contestant 1

11:35 - Contestant 2

11:55 - Contestant 3

12:15 - Contestant 4

12:35 - Contestant 5

 

1:00 - contestants will meet in Hockett recital hall and the results will be announced

 

 

 

Preliminary Recorded Round Judges:

Student Euphonium: Dr. Robert Benton, Hiram Diaz, Dr. Pat Stuckemeyer.

Artist Euphonium: Dr. Mark Carlson, Dr. Jamie Lipton, Dr. Brian Meixner

Mock Euphonium Audition:  Chris Buckley, Bonnie Denton, Don Palmire

Student Tuba: Dr. Justin Benavidez, Dr. Brian Kiser, Matt Lyon

Artist Tuba: Dr. Kelly Thomas, Jarrod Williams, Aubrey Foard

Mock Tuba Audition:  Derek Fenstermacher, Tom McCaslin, Steven Perry

 

FINAL ROUND JUDGES

 

TUBA MOCK ORCHESTRAL AUDITION

Justin Benavidez, Asst. Professor of Tuba/Euphonium, Texas A&M Kingsville – Round Top Festival Tuba Instructor

Yutaka Kono – Director of Orchestras, University of Vermont

Tom McCaslin – Associate Professor, East Carolina University

 

EUPHONIUM MOCK MILITARY BAND AUDITION

Chris Buckley – US Army Ceremonial Band

Bonnie Denton – US Coast Guard Band

Hiram Diaz – US Marine Band “President’s Own”

Don Palmire – US Army Band  “Pershing’s Own”

 

TUBA ARTIST COMPETITION

Derek Fenstermacher – New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Principal Tubist

Aubrey Foard – Charlotte Symphony, Principal Tubist

Matt Lyon – Asst. Professor of Tuba/Euphonium, Ball State University

 

EUPHONIUM ARTIST COMPETITION

Chris Buckley – US Army Ceremonial Band

Mark Carlson –  Asst. Professor Mount Saint Mary’s University

Brian Meixner – High Point University, NC.

 

EUPHONIUM STUDENT COMPETITION

Robert Benton – Euphonium Soloist, University of Windsor

Danny Helseth – Former US Air Force Band Solo Euphoniumist

Pat Stuckemeyer – Euphonium Soloist, & Owner/CEO of Just For Brass Inc.

 

 

PRIZES

EUPHONIUM ARTIST:
1st- $400, $250 IEI Festival Scholarship, $100 Gift Certificate to Just For Brass, $50 Gift Certificate to www.lowbrassmusic.com

 

2nd-$300, $125 IEI Festival Scholarship. 3rd-$150



EUPHONIUM MOCK AUDITION:
1st-$300, $250 IEI Festival Scholarship,  $50 Gift Certificate to www.lowbrassmusic.com

 

2nd-$150, $125 IEI Festival Scholarship.



EUPHONIUM HIGH SCHOOL:
1st-$200, $250 IEI Festival Scholarship, $50 Gift Certificate to www.lowbrassmusic.com

 

2nd-$75, $125 IEI Festival Scholarship, $50 Gift Certificate to www.lowbrassmusic.com



TUBA ARTIST:
1st- $400, $250 IEI Festival Scholarship,  $100 Gift Certificate to Just For Brass, $50 Gift Certificate to www.lowbrassmusic.com

 

 

2nd-$300, $125 IEI Festival Scholarship

 

3rd-$150



TUBA MOCK ORCHESTRAL:
1st- Performance in Alan Baer's Orchestral Masterclass, $380, $250 IEI Festival Scholarship, $50 Gift Certificate to www.lowbrassmusic.com

 

2nd-$200, $125 IEI Festival Scholarship.

 

3rd-$100

 

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:

JUST FOR BRASS INC.

ADAM FREY AND THE INTERNATIONAL EUPHONIUM INSTITUTE

WWW.LOWBRASSMUSIC.COM

HICKEY’S MUSIC

 

FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THIS YEAR’S NERTEC COMPETITIONS!!

 

 

SOLO COMPETITION REPERTOIRE  

High School Level*

*High School Eligibility - participants must be in high school at the time of the competition.

Euphonium:

Preliminary (recorded) round

  • James Curnow: Rhapsody for Euphonium, Complete with piano (Rosehill Music)


Final Round

  • James Curnow: Rhapsody for Euphonium, Complete with piano (Rosehill Music)
  • Steven Mead: Performance Studies (De Haske)
         #1 Piet Swerts: Badinerie
         #13 Allen Vizzutti: Fast and Rhythmic

Tuba

Preliminary (recorded) round

  • Donald Haddad: Suite for Tuba, Complete with piano  (Shawnee Press)
         Movements 1 & 3 (Play repeats in 3rd movement)


Final Round

  • Donald Haddad: Suite for Tuba, Complete with piano  (Shawnee Press)
  • Majorie A. Van Hoy: Seven Etudes for Tuba  (TE Press)
         Etudes 1,& 2.

 

  • Artist Level*

    *Artist Eligibility - Participants must not be a full-time paid professional (trombone, euphonium, or tuba) in either a performance position or a college teaching position.

    Euphonium:

    Preliminary (recorded) round

  • Helen Johnston: Carissima Mia, Complete with piano (Level Music Publishing)


Final Round

  • Helen Johnston: Carissima Mia, Complete with piano (Level Music Publishing)
  • J.S. Bach- Cello Suite No. 2 - Prelude (any edition)

 

Tuba:

Preliminary (recorded) round

  • Robert Spillman: Two Songs, Complete with piano (Edition Musicus)


Final Round

  • Robert Spillman: Two Songs, Complete with piano (Edition Musicus)
  • Benjamin Miles: Contraptions for Solo Tuba (Cimarron Music Press)
         Movements 1, 2, & 3. 

 

MOCK ORCHESTRAL TUBA COMPETITION

  • Prelims - Tape Round (6 excerpts)

    Berlioz Hungarian March - Rehearsal 4 to 2 bars after Rehearsal 5
    Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses - Mvmt II (Turandot, Scherzo), Rehearsal L to 2 bars after Rehearsal P
    Mahler Symphony No. 1 - Mvmt III, 4 bars before Rehearsal 3 to Rehearsal 4
    Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 - Mvmt I, Rehearsal 3 to Rehearsal 6
    Respighi Fountains of Rome - pickup to Rehearsal 11 to Rehearsal 14
    Wagner Meistersinger  - Rehearsal J to Rehearsal L


    Finals - Live Round (10 pieces, 16 excerpts) (plus prelim round may be asked)

    Berlioz Corsair Overture - Rehearsal 5 to Rehearsal 6 & Rehearsal 12 to Rehearsal 13
    Berlioz Symphony Fantastique - Mvmt V - 8 bars before Rehearsal 85 to Rehearsal 85 & 4 bars before Rehearsal 86 to the end
    Brahms Symphony No. 2 - Mvmt IV, Rehearsal O to 14 bars before Rehearsal P & Rehearsal P to 20 bars after Rehearsal P
    Bruckner Symphony No. 7 - Mvmt IV, Rehearsal P to Rehearsal S
    Mahler Symphony No. 2 - Mvmt V Rehearsal 10 to Rehearsal 11 & pickups to Rehearsal 25 to 9 bars after Rehearsal 26
    Mahler Symphony No. 5 - Mvmt II, 8 bars before Rehearsal 25 to Rehearsal 25, & Mvmt III, 16 bars after Rehearsal 15 to Rehearsal 17
    Revueltas Sensemaya - Rehearsal 2 to Rehearsal 11
    Strauss Heldenleben - 1 bar after Rehearsal 62 to 2 bars after Rehearsal 65
    Wagner Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin - Rehearsal 2 to 1 bar after Rehearsal 3 & 8 bars after Rehearsal 5 to 5 bars after Rehearsal 6
    Wagner Ride of the Valkyries- B major section

 

MOCK MILITARY BAND EUPHONIUM

Taped round:

Samuel Barber - Commando March:  B-D
Percy Grainger - Colonial Song:  mm. 21-45
Gustav Holst - Second Suite in F: First movement, Solo beginning at E
Arnold Schoenberg - Theme and Variations, Op. 43a:  Variation V, mm. 149-167 (BARITONE part)                            

Claude T. Smith - Festival Variations:  mm. 47-63

John Phillip Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever:  Beginning up to the trio (NO repeats)  

 

Live round:

All taped round excerpts &

Percy Grainger, arr. Brion/Schissel - Handel in the Strand:  mm. 33-49, mm. 57-62

Percy Grainger, ed. Rogers - Molly on the Shore:  mm. 71-99

Paul Hindemith, trans. Wilson - March from Symphonic Metamorphosis:  pick ups to four measures before J to the end

John Phillip Sousa - The Stars and the Stripes Forever:  entire march

Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Safranek - Fingal's Cave:  B-C, E-F, H to end

Ron Nelson - Rocky Point Holiday:  Square 27 until 5 measures after square 30

Claude T. Smith - Festival Variations:  mm. 79-109

John Phillip Sousa - Hands Across the Sea - entire march  

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