National Collegiate Solo Competition

National Collegiate Solo Competition

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2021


The 2021 National Collegiate Solo Competition winner will be invited to spend a week in Washington, DC, working side-by-side with the nation’s most talented musicians on Active Duty today! Winner will be the featured soloist with The U.S. Army Concert Band on two performances to include one at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, June 5, 2020.

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Competition participants must be available to perform his/her solo with The U.S. Army Concert Band in Washington, DC, on June 3 and 4, 2021*.

*This may be modified due to public policy and 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 2021 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, 2021.

Your online application and uploaded entries must be received before Midnight on March 12, 2021.

Contact Sergeant First Class Eric Seay at: NCSC.usarmyband@gmail.com if you have questions or problems with the form.

Submission Instructions

Complete the online application form (click the red button at top or bottom of page) and don’t forget to upload an audio or video file (.mp3, .mp4 or .wav) of you performing your chosen piece of repertoire with piano accompaniment.

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
2020 Salvador Flores, saxophone
2019 Charles "Chappy" Gibb, flute
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

Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2021




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