National Collegiate Solo Competition

National Collegiate Solo Competition

Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2023


Competition Eligibility

The 2023 U.S. Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition is open to woodwind, brass, harp, 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, 2023.

The Winner of the National Collegiate Solo Competition will be invited to Washington D.C. to perform with The U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” Concert Band on June 8 & 9, 2023

Only published arrangements for band and soloist are eligible for submission. Your submission should not exceed 10 minutes in length. If your piece is longer than 10 minutes, use one single movement or make cuts to keep it under 10 minutes.

Your online application and uploaded entries must be received before Midnight on Saturday March 11, 2023.

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

Submission Instructions


2022 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner


2021 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner


2020 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner


2019 National Collegiate Solo Competition Winner

Past Winners

Year Winner School
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


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