Tuesday, October 22, 2019


  • NEW in 2019! Three age groups!
    • Group 1: 15 and younger
    • Group 2: 16-18 years old
    • Group 3: 19 and older
  • Original Compositions Only (no arrangements, no old compositions – must be composed for this competition)
  • For 2 – 8 Trombones
  • 2:30 – 7:30 Duration (15 and younger, any length accepted, though must abide to qualify for all-around winner.)
  • Deadline: November 1, 2019 at 12:00am EST

To Enter

  • Send The Following To “submissions@classicaltrombone.com”
    • Age Group
    • Composition Title
    • PDF of Score & Parts
    • Recording or MIDI audio as .mp3 file
    • Composer Photo


Each age group will award top places, and for the final round all the top compositions will be submitted to judges without age group restrictions to award a winner of the all-around prize. (Our first composition competition winner was 14 years old!!)

  • 1st Place in Each Age Group – Website Feature & YouTube Performance (potential)
  • 1st Place All-Around – $250, November 2019 YouTube Performance, Website Feature
  • 2nd/3rd Place All-Around – YouTube Performance (potential), Website Feature


Submissions in each age group will be ranked by a panel of judges on general quality and potential for programming in universities and public. The finalists will be announced the third week of November, all of the age group finalists mixed, and an all-around winner will be awarded. The final results will be released on November 23, 2019. Judges’ sheets will not be made available. This is done in order to make sure the competition stays free to all.