National Collegiate Solo Competition
Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 U.S. Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition, Matthew Meadows!
Raised in Jasper, Alabama, Matthew Meadows remains in-demand as a soloist, chamber musician and clinician. In recent years, he has earned top prizes in numerous solo competitions. In 2019, he was awarded second-prize in the International Horn Competition of America University Division. Most recently, he was named the “National Winner” in the MTNA Young Artist Competition, winner of the International Phoenix Music Competition for Horn Duos, winner of the 2021 Southeast Horn Workshop Graduate Solo Competition, winner of the 2021 Kappa Kappa Psi Biennial Solo Competition, and winner of the 2022 FOOSA Festival Concerto Competition.
In addition to his passion for solo performance, Matthew is an active chamber musician. He is the principal horn of the Capstone Horn Quartet, also known as “Tater and the Tots.” Since the groups inception in 2017, the Capstone Horn Quartet has been awarded first-prize in both the Southeast Horn Workshop Quartet Competition and the International Horn Society Summer Symposium Amateur Quartet Competition.
Matthew is currently a graduate teaching assistant with the University Bands at The University of Alabama, where he is earning his Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance under the instruction of Charles “Skip” Snead as well as a Secondary Concentration in Wind Conducting under the instruction of Dr. Kenneth Ozzello. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama. Matthew is a member of the International Horn Society, National Band Association, and the National Association for Music Education.
2022 NCSC Winner - Performance with The U.S. Army Concert Band
Matthew Meadows, our 2022 winner, will perform on September 25 with The U.S. Army Concert Band at Schlesinger Hall in Alexandria, Virginia.
2021 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner
2020 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner
2019 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner
|2022||Matthew Meadows, horn||University of Alabama|
|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|