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National Collegiate Solo Competition

2019 National Collegiate Solo Competition

Enter to win a chance to perform as the featured soloist with The U.S. Army Concert Band! The 2018 National Collegiate Solo Competition winner will perform with the Concert Band on June 6 and 7, 2019.

How to Apply

Download the Application Form.

Please open this file with Adobe Reader

Fill-in the form, save it to your computer and then e-mail the PDF form to: NCSC.usarmyband@gmail.com

Your application and links to your digital entries must be received by March 15, 2019.

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

General Rules and Requirements:

  • Open to woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists currently enrolled in a college, university, or conservatory in the United States.
  • Submit a recording (digital audio file or CD) of applicant performing a musical selection with piano accompaniment.
  • Repertoire selected may not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Repertoire selected by applicant must exist as a published band arrangement.

Age Requirements:

Must be age 27 years or under by January 1, 2019.

Save the Date:

Competition participants must be available to perform his/her solo with The U.S. Army Concert Band in Washington, DC, on June 6 and 7, 2019.

Application Procedures:

  • Materials must be received by Friday, March 15, 2019 (not a postmark date).
  • Please complete this application form. Remember to save it to a local drive so you can attach it/print it to be included with ALL submitted materials.
  • Participants can choose to submit a recording via email or by regular mail.
  • Hard copies will be in CD format only; digital entries must be MP3 or WAVE file format.
  • For digital entries, make your last name part of the file name (i.e. smith.mp3).
  • Label CD with applicant’s name, repertoire, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Recordings will not be returned.

Questions:

Please contact Staff Sergeant Tim Sutfin

2016 National Collegiate Solo Concert Video

Previous Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition Winners:

  • 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