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Lynn University Conservatory of Music is proud to announce the third 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 13-15, 2022 | Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL 

Application Deadline: November 1 

App Fee: $85

The Jury

Craig Morris (USA) 
Judith Saxton (USA)
Jose Sibaja (Costa Rica) 

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
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, 2021. 

Semifinalists will be chosen and notified by November 15, 2021. 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. 

Repertoire

Preliminary Round (Acceptd video recording): 10-15 minutes of music from at least two different time periods. All selections must have piano accompaniment. The Haydn Concerto (mvt.1) 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
or
Giacinto Scelsi: Quattro Pezzi
or
Vincent Persichetti: Parable XIV
or
Matthias Pintscher: Shining Forth
or
Folke Rabe: Shazam

Final Round
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 
and 
2) Tomasi Concerto, first movement with cadenza 

Finalists will be announced at the end of the judges’ recital. 

General Schedule of Events 

January 13     Piano Rehearsals 

January 14     Semi-finals
                        Judges’ recital (finalists announced) 

January 15     Morning rehearsal with Lynn Philharmonia
                        Master class with Marc Reese and members of the jury
                        Final round 
                        Award ceremony and reception immediately following performances 

All live rounds may be open to the public and/or live streamed. 

For all performances, business formal concert attire (long tie or equivalent for women) is required. 

Prizes 

1st place: $5000
2
nd place: $2500
3
rd place: $1500 

Accommodations 

Competitors are responsible for their own airfare, lodging and expenses while in Boca Raton. 

Closest airports:
Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), 22 miles
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), 21 miles
Miami International (MIA), 42 miles 

Candidates 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.

For more information, contact Marc Reese at MReese@lynn.edu or 561-237-9006.

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