National Collegiate Solo Competition

National Collegiate Solo Competition

Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2022


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The 12th Annual 2022 National Collegiate Solo Competition winner will come to Washington, DC to perform their piece alongside the nation’s most talented musicians on Active Duty today! The NCSC Winner will perform the solo with The U.S. Army Concert Band on July 14th and 15th, 2022.*

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Competition participants must be available to perform their solo with The U.S. Army Concert Band in Washington, DC, on July 14th and 15th, 2022.*

*This may be modified due to local policy or public health concerns. In that event, the winner will perform in concert with the U.S. Army Concert Band for a future live or video performance.

Competition Eligibility

The 2022 U.S. Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition is open to woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists currently enrolled in a college, university, or conservatory in the United States. Applicants must be age 27 or younger as of January 1, 2022.

Your online application and uploaded entries must be received before Midnight on Wednesday, April 30th, 2022

Repertoire selected by applicant must exist as a published band arrangement and should not exceed 10 minutes in length.

Contact Sergeant First Class Eric Seay at: NCSC.usarmyband@army.mil with any questions.

Submission Instructions

Complete the online application form (click the red button at top of page) and don’t forget to submit a URL link (YouTube or Vimeo) of a live video recording of the applicant performing the audition piece

UPDATE: Due to current restrictions and public health concerns, we will accept unaccompanied recordings.

Repertoire selected by applicant must exist as a published band arrangement and should not exceed 10 minutes in length.


2020 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner


2019 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner

Past Winners

Year Winner School
2021 Landon Chang, saxophone University of North Texas
2020 Salvador Flores, saxophone Northwestern University
2019 Charles "Chappy" Gibb, flute University of North Texas
2018 Trevor Borroero, marimba
2017 Dorien Tate, bass trombone
2016 Sandra Bailey, bassoon
2015 Brittany Lasch, trombone
2014 Christopher Leslie, euphonium
2013 Benjamin Andrews, marimba
2012 Francesco Camuglia, flute
2011 Rachel Perry, saxophone


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