COMPETITION INFORMATION

SERTEC 2020 will feature 9 categories of competition and over $5000 in prizes and awards. Register and submit your preliminary tapes via the ITEA Registration Portal by January 10, 2020.

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COMPETITION OVERVIEW

Each SERTEC 2020 Competition Category requires submission of a taped preliminary round. Tapes are to be submitted via the ITEA registration portal.

For general information, including eligibility and age restrictions, please click the Competition Rules link below.

Other questions about the competitions? Ask us here: sertec2020competitions@gmail.com

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

Artist Euphonium – Jason Casanova, panel chair

Preliminary Round:

Blue Lake Fantasies, mvt. 1 and 2 – David Gillingham (C. Alan Publications)

Final Round:

Concert Piece No. 1 – Steve Darling (Euphonium.com)


Artist Tuba – Dr. Justin Benavidez, panel chair

Preliminary Round:

Six Bagatelles for Solo Tuba – Frank Lynn Payne (Pinnacle Brass/Euphonium.com)

Final Round:

Turbulence - Bruce Broughton (C. Alan Publications)


Young Artist Euphonium* - Dr. Martin Cochran, panel chair

Preliminary Round:

Sonata for Unaccompanied Euphonium, mvt. 1 and 2 – Fred L. Clinard, Jr. (Shawnee Press)

Final Round:

Fantasia for Euphonium – Gordon Jacob (Boosey and Hawkes)


Young Artist Tuba* - Dr. Bethany Wiese, panel chair

Preliminary Round:

Low Etudes for Tuba: No. IV - Phil Snedecor (PAS Music)

 -AND-

Ricercare (Gabrieli/ Morris)

^Final Round:

Sonata for Contrabass Tuba (Hades: God of The Underworld) - Ian Lester (Cimarron Music Press)
^Contestants must use the CONTRABASS version of this piece for the competition.

 

*See Rules section regarding age limits for Young Artist events.


Mock Orchestral Audition, Tuba – Eric Bubacz, panel chair

**Note the edit to Meistersinger: J-L, not K-L**

**Note the edit to Berlioz - Hungarian March: Reh. 4 through 2 after Reh. 5**

Preliminary Round:

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture J - L

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Mahler Symphony #1, Mvt. III, 4 Before Reh. 3 to Reh. 4

Berlioz: Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust, Reh. 4 through 2 after Reh. 5

Prokofiev: Symphony #5, Reh. 3 to Reh. 6

Final Round:

Wagner: Das Rheingold, Scene III, Lento e sostenuto - The entire dragon solo

Mahler: Symphony #2, Mvt. V, Reh. 10 to Reh. 11

Prokofiev: Symphony#5, Reh. 3 to Reh. 6 & Pickup to 2 before Reh. 23 to 25

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture J - L

Mahler Symphony #1, Mvt. III, 4 Before Reh. 3 to Reh. 4

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Berlioz: Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust, Reh. 4 through 2 after Reh. 5

Respighi: Fountains of Rome, Pickup to Reh. 11 to 14

Revueltas: Sensemaya, Reh. 37 to the end

**Sightreading will be required as part of the final round**

 


Mock Band Audition, Tuba – Dr. Jarrod Williams, panel chair

Preliminary Round:

Barnes, “Symphony #3” – One bar before rehearsal 1 through the 4th bar of rehearsal 3

Sousa, “The Stars and Stripes Forever” – Both excerpts; cuts provided in PDF

Vaughan Williams, “Toccata Marziale” – Beginning through downbeat of rehearsal 2; Third bar after rehearsal 6 to downbeat of rehearsal 9

Final Round:

Barnes, “Symphony #3” – One bar before rehearsal 1 through the 4th bar of rehearsal 3

Berlioz, “Roman Carnival Overture” – Cuts provided in PDF

Bernstein, “West Side Story” – Two bars before rehearsal 54 through end of page

Fucik, ”Thunder and Blazes” – Cuts provided in PDF

Grainger, “Lincolnshire Posy”, Rufford Park Poachers – Pickup to rehearsal 51 through 1 bar after rehearsal 63

Sousa, “The Stars and Stripes Forever” – Cuts provided in PDF

Vaughan Williams, “Toccata Marziale” – Beginning through downbeat of rehearsal 2; Third bar after rehearsal 6 to downbeat of rehearsal 9

**Sightreading will be required as part of the final round**

 


Mock Band Audition, Euphonium – Erik Lundquist, panel chair

Preliminary Round:

Bordogni arr. Rochut - Etude #57 - Beginning to Bar 24

Holst ed. Matthews - Second Suite in F - 1st movement, beginning to letter B, and 1 bar before letter E to 16 bars after letter F

Sullivan arr. Mackerras - Pineapple Poll, beginning to 8 bars before 2, 4 bars before 2 to 19 bars after 5

Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever - beginning to grandioso, - no repeats, perform at 120 bpm

Final Round:

Hindemith trans. Wilson - March from Symphonic Metamorphosis - 2 bars after letter I to end

Schoenberg - Theme and Variations - Variation V, all

Sousa - The Invincible Eagle - beginning to bar 41, no repeats, bar 57 to bar 109

Holst - First Suite in E Flat - 1st movement, beginning to letter C

Grainger - Colonial Song - beginning to 1 after 44

Williams arr. Curnow - The Cowboys - bar 194 to 217, (play both divisi, do not divide parts; upper divisi at bar 216)

**Sightreading will be required as part of the final round**

 

Tuba/Euphonium Quartet Competition – Dr. Brian Meixner, panel chair

Preliminary Round:

Quartet for Tubas, mvt. 2 & 3 – Frank Lynn Payne (Shawnee Press)

**Final Round:

1. Contrapunctus IX – J.S. Bach/arr. Forbes (T.U.B.A. Press/eBrassMusic.com)

-AND-

2. Choice Piece (Choose one of these four pieces):

Gravity Dances – Tony Zilincik (Cimarron Music)

The PC Tuba Quartet: “Traditional Values” – Barbara York (Cimarron Music)

Manhattan Suite – John Stevens (Peer Music)

Celestial Suite – Stephen Bulla (Rosehill Music)

**Your program should include Contrapunctus IX (Bach/arr. Forbes) AND one piece from the Choice list. Your selection from the required list must be performed in its entirety.. During your live performance, you may choose to perform Contrapunctus IX before or after your choice piece.

 


Electronics, Tuba or Euphonium – Bill Pritchard, panel chair

 

Preliminary Round: Miss Me Yet? – Bill Pritchard

 

Final Round: SJP – Bill Pritchard

Please note: the Electronics competitions will require the use of looping software. Several looping apps are available for download on Apple and Android products at minimal cost. Each of these scores requires a certain number of loops and improvisation to be applied above a pre-written bass line and chord structure. Participants may use extra pedals, etc. as desired, but the performances will be judged based on their creativity and general musicality demonstrated via the electronic performance medium, NOT on the price or complexity of their electronic gear.

Competition Prizes

Solo Artist Euphonium
1st Place: $300, plus a $300 Scholarship to IET 2020
2nd Place: $225, plus a $200 Scholarship to IET 2020
3rd Place: $150, plus a $150 Scholarship to IET 2020

Solo Artist Tuba

1st Place: $300, plus a $300 Scholarship to IET 2020

2nd Place: $225, plus a $200 Scholarship to IET 2020

3rd Place: $150, plus a $150 Scholarship to IET 2020

 

Young Artist Euphonium
1st Place: $200, plus a $300 Scholarship to IET 2020
2nd Place: $150, plus a $200 Scholarship to IET 2020
3rd Place: $100, plus a $150 Scholarship to IET 2020

Young Artist Euphonium

1st Place: $200, plus a $300 Scholarship to IET 2020

2nd Place: $150, plus a $200 Scholarship to IET 2020

3rd Place: $100, plus a $150 Scholarship to IET 2020

 

Mock Auditions - Orchestra, Tuba
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $125

Mock Auditions - Tuba, Band

1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $125

Mock Auditions - Euphonium, Band

1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $125

 

Quartet Competition:
1st Place will receive $400
2nd Place will receive $200

 

Electronics Divisions (2 – Euphonium, Tuba)
1st Place in each division will receive $250
2nd Place in each division will receive $125

*Competitions are subject to alteration or cancellation based on enrollment. All competition entrance fees for cancelled events will be refunded in full.

©2019 by Southeast Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference, 2020.