2023 IOWA BRASS
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITIONS
HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGIATE
The Iowa Brass is pleased to announce its 10th annual Young Artists Competitions. One high school winner and one collegiate winner of the competition will appear as a featured soloist during the Iowa Brass concert on Sunday, May 7, 2023 and will receive a cash prize of $500!
2023 Competition Eligibility:
The collegiate competition is open to all undergraduate brass and percussion musicians enrolled during the 2022-2023 academic year. The high school competition is open to all high school brass and percussion musicians enrolled during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Applicants must select a solo work of their choosing. Piano accompaniment is required unless the piece is written for an unaccompanied soloist. Contestants must complete the online application form at iowabrass.com by Monday, April 3, 2023.
Audition Video Submission
Applicants must submit a video recording of their performance in its entirety without video cuts/edits and must be accompanied by piano or ‘smart’ accompaniment. We have a maximum time limit of 8 minutes for high school submissions and 10 minutes for collegiate. Video performances must be submitted by digital video file. Once you have recorded your video, upload the file to a Google Drive and email that link to David Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure your “Share” settings are set to: “Anyone with the link”. If you don't have a Google Drive, you may send an unlisted YouTube link (mark the link as unlisted after you upload so only those with the link can find it and view it). Videos are due no later than Monday, April 3, 2023. Contact David Lang for guidance on video submission issues.
Winners and runners-up will be notified by April 17, 2023.
If selected as a winner, in order to receive the $500 prize, you must perform your solo with piano accompaniment (unless the piece is written as unaccompanied) at our Iowa Brass Concert in Solon, Iowa on May 7, 2023, 4:00 PM.
2023 Competition Timeline:
Audition materials must be completed online by April 3, 2023
Winners and runners-up will be notified on or before April 17, 2023
Winner announced on IOWABRASS.COM by April 17, 2023
Concert performance with the Iowa Brass on Sunday, May 7, 2023
Entry forms and additional information is available on the band’s website: iowabrass.com
Contestants should contact David Lang for any questions regarding the rules.
The Iowa Brass board of directors reserves the right to cancel and/or not select a winner for the competition.