National Solo Competition

National Solo Competition

Each year the American Trombone Workshop (ATW) hosts its National Solo Competition. This event gives students and young professional trombonists the opportunity to compete against their peers. It has drawn competitors from around the world.

The experience gained through making a quality audition recording and learning how to perform in a competitive environment is invaluable for musicians of any age or performance level. The ever-growing number of entries received is evidence that the National Solo Competition continues to be one of the workshop’s most exciting and anticipated events.


Submissions for the ATW National Solo Competition 2022 are required to be uploaded to YouTube. The YouTube submission deadline will be November 15th, 2021. Recording instructions and guidelines are TBD and subject to change. The date and form of ATW 2022 are still TBD.


2022 ATW Tenor Trombone Repertoire

Division Title Composer Publisher
1 Cavatine Camille Saint-Saens
2 Concertino for Trombone Lars-Erik Larsson Gehrmans
3 Arrows of Time Richard Peaslee Margun

2022 ATW Bass Trombone Repertoire

Division Title Composer Publisher
1 Three Easy Pieces Paul Hindemith Schott
2 Allegro Maestoso Op. 58 No 2 Jan Koetsier EMR: Reift edition
3 Fantaisie Concertante Jacques Casterede Leduc

Competition Eligibility


  • Division 1 - Ages 18 and under by Nov 1
  • Division 2 - Ages 23 and under by Nov 1
  • Division 3 - Open to all ages

To Qualify for Entry, You Must:

  • Observe the submission deadline
  • Adhere to the age requirements
  • Send a submission in the correct format
  • Avoid all spoken dialogue on a recording unless it is explicitly called for in the piece
  • Observe instructions regarding YouTube submissions

2022 ATW National Solo Competition Guidelines and Recording Instructions---TBA

If you have any questions or comments, please email SSG Hank Currey.

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