North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference
Sponsored by the Historic Brass Society
additional sponsorship by Maller Brass, The Baroque Trumpet Shop, Brass for Beginners, and Pickett Brass/Blackburn Trumpets
The 2022 North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference is a two-day event to be held in Lexington, KY. The event consists of concerts, master classes, paper presentations, and a competition.
All clinics and concerts for this event are free and open to the public. Participants who wish to compete in the competition must follow the paid registration procedure detailed below. Those who wish to present papers must follow the submission procedure below.
The competition is open to all trumpeters age 30 and under as of April 11, 2022. All competitors must play two pieces: (1) The required piece is Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani's Sonata No. 1, to be played at A=415 in the crook of C, and (2) A second self-chosen work. If the second work is an accompanied work, it must be performed with accompaniment, and at A = 415, and a PDF of the accompaniment should be uploaded with the competitor's application.
First Prize shall be $1000 from the Historic Brass Society and a new Maller Brass Natural Trumpet, Second Prize shall be $500 from the Historic Brass Society and a new BfB Baroque trumpet, and Third Prize shall be $200 from the Baroque Trumpet Shop. The adjudicators may also award Honorable Mentions to non-winners.
The application fee is $35 and all competitors must be members of the Historic Brass Society. Students may join HBS at HistoricBrass.org.
Competitors will have the option playing with or without vent holes. The adjudicators will be experienced practitioners who recognize the challenge of playing with and without vent holes, as well as the added difficult imposed by certain repertoire.
A pre-screen recording of both the required piece and self-chosen work must be provided with the competitors application. These should be linked as two separate MP3 files in the following format: CompetitorName_PieceTitle.MP3. If using platforms like Youtube or SoundCloud, please title your posts similarly: Competitor Name - Piece Title.
Applications for the competition are due January 15, 2022. Competitors invited the live round of competition will be notified by February 1, 2022.
For more information, contact Competition Chair Stanley Curtis at email@example.com
Five paper presentations will be accepted for a morning session on Tuesday, April 12. Presenters will present a 20-minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions. There are no restrictions on the topics that may be covered, although the Historic Brass Society mission statement notes that "the history, music, literature and performance practice of early brass instruments such as natural trumpet, natural horn, early trombone, cornetto, serpent, keyed bugle, keyed trumpet, early valve horn, 19th century brass instruments are some of the main issues of concern to the HBS." Paper presenters shall receive no remuneration and will be responsible for their own expenses.
To apply, email an abstract/proposal to Dr. Sarah Herbert at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2022. The screening committee will notify winning presentations by February 1, 2022.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Monday, April 11
- 8am-11am Registration
- 9:30 am Welcome & Introductions
- 10 am Stanley Curtis Masterclass
- 11 am Barry Bauguess & Paige Whitley Bauguess "Dance and Rhetoric" Presentation
- 2pm Jason Dovel Master Class
- 3:30 Presentation: Windows into the Past: Trumpet Iconography (Elisa Koehler)
- 3pm-6pm Rehearsals for the North American Baroque Trumpet Competition
- 7:30 pm Opening Concert: A Baroque Extravaganza featuring International Baroque Consort and Guest Artists (Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall)
Tuesday, April 12
- 9am-noon Paper presentations
- 11am "How to Form a New Ensemble" with the International Baroque Consort
- 1pm Master Class with Chris Hasselbring
- 2pm-5pm North American Baroque Trumpet Competition
- 7:30pm Closing Concert featuring the UK Early Music Collective and Guest Artists (Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall)