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Lynn University Conservatory of Music is proud to announce the fourth Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition.
The Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition was established by celebrated trumpeter, Marc Reese in honor of his teacher and mentor. This competition is made possible through generous donation by Douglass and Susan Kay.
January 11-13, 2024 | Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Opens September 1, 2023
Deadline: November 1, 2023
App Fee: $85
Chris Martin (USA)
Amy McCabe (USA)
Clément Saunier (France)
The jury will be presided over by competition director, Marc Reese. Jury deliberation will occur at the end of each round. All decisions are final and may not be appealed.
The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate trumpet students from around the world, age 27 and under at the time of the competition.
All applicants must complete and submit Stage 1 of the Acceptd application, including a high-quality video recording, no later than November 1, 2023.
Semifinalists will be chosen and notified by November 15, 2023. Upon notification, semifinalists are required to complete Stage 2 of the Acceptd application.
A random drawing will set the order of both the semifinal and final rounds.
Preliminary Round (Acceptd video recording): 10-15 minutes of music from at least two different time periods. All selections must have piano accompaniment. Single movements from larger works may presented but no cuts are allowed. Please note that the Haydn Concerto and/or the Tomasi Concerto (mvt. 1) may not be included in the preliminary video. Editing of the recordings is not allowed but separate takes of individual works or movements is permitted.
Semifinal Round: A trumpet and piano recital consisting of exactly the same repertoire performed in the preliminary round plus one of the following unaccompanied pieces:
Hans Werner Henze: Sonatina for solo trumpet
Giacinto Scelsi: Quattro Pezzi
Vincent Persichetti: Parable XIV
Matthias Pintscher: Shining Forth
Folke Rabe: Shazam
In this round, competitors will perform with the Lynn Philharmonia. Each finalist will play two pieces:
1) Haydn Concerto in Eb, first movement with cadenza
2) Tomasi Concerto, first movement with cadenza
Finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the judges’ recital.
General Schedule of Events
January 11 Piano Rehearsals
January 12 Semi-finals and Judges’ recital
January 13 Rehearsal with Lynn Philharmonia
Master class with members of the jury
Final Round and Award Ceremony
The final round will be open to the public and may be live streamed.
For all performances, business formal concert attire is required.
1st place: $7500
2nd place: $4000
3rd place: $2000
Competitors are responsible for their own airfare, lodging and expenses while in Boca Raton.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), 22 miles
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), 21 miles
Miami International (MIA), 42 miles
Candidates that are required to obtain a visa for travel to the United States are responsible to do so themselves. An official letter of invitation may be requested if needed.