Registrations

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Swisstbone trombone contest

The 100% online contest for young musicians!

We live in crazy times and crazy times ask for new solutions. In order to give young trombonists something to strive for during the COVID-19 crisis, Swisstbone is launching a 100% online trombone contest.

Use the tools you have at your disposal and compete against peers from all over the world. And get judged by some of the finest trombonists of the world!

Categories

Trombonists are going to compete in 4 categories + 1 special price based on Social media Likes.

All players perform one set piece and one free piece without accompaniment.

Pieces

Get your Cello Suites here!

Audience pick

Let all your friends know you are competing and ask them for likes on Facebook and Youtube! The participant with the most likes, will get our “Audience pick” special price!

How does it work?

Easy!

  • Record your set piece and your free piece in two separated videos
  • Publish your recording on Youtube according our Recording instructions
  • Register through our online form
  • Wait for the winners to be announced!

What can I win?

You are going to love this! Besides prizes for the best trombonists in each category, we can offer free lifetime access to all participants to the Dr. Drone application. PLUS the 20 first participants get the book “Coordination Training for Trombone” by Bart van Lier for free!

All participants also get one month free access to NomadPlay and one year access for 30% less. That’s a saving of 60$!

Other freebies will be announced during the competition!

Aliud special prize

Aliud records is giving you a once in a lifetime opportunity of recording your first solo CD for free! A 3 days recording session in a professional recording studio in the Netherlands – easily worth 3’000 Euros!

This special main prize will only be awarded at the discretion of the judges if a participant is on an artistically high enough level.

Prize includes: 3 day recording session at the Aliud recording studios, 2 days editing and mastering and the resulting tracks + artwork. Release on the usual streaming platforms in mp3, wav and HighRes stereo, surround and 3D Audio as well. Excluding travel or accommodation expenses.

As a specialists in 3D Audio, Immersive Sound nowadays since 12 years, Aliud can offer the best in sound and listening experience!


Young Talents tenor

Young Talents Tenor
Tenor trombonists 0 – 20 years

  • Winner:

    1 Case for Tenor Trombone Baby by Marcus Bonna
    1 hour online lesson with one of the Shires artists in our jury
    1 Thein mouthpiece of your choice
    1 year subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as Ultra VIP student
    1 month of Community Membership at slide-school.com
    Gordon Cherry complete Low Brass Collection
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    2 CD’s offered by Aliud Records

  • 2nd:
    1 Greg Black mouthpiece of your choice
    1 Tom Crown all aluminium adjustable cup mute
    6 months subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as VIP student
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer
  • 3rd
    1 Willie’s Custom Brass mouthpiece “Michael Massong”
    3 months subscription to Alessmusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as All access student
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 4th
    1 Gold subscription to HipBone-U by Michael Davis
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer
    1 CD offered by Aliud Records

  • 5th
    1 month of Virtual Studio SILVER membership by Nick Finzer + 1 Ebook “Get Set”
    1 LefreQue Solid Silver 41 mm
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

Young Talents Bass

Young Talents Bass
Bass trombonists 0 – 20 years

  • Winner:
    1 Bass trombone case by Marcus Bonna
    1 AR Resonance mouthpiece of your choice
    1 year subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as Ultra VIP student
    1 month of Community Membership at slide-school.com
    Gordon Cherry complete Low Brass Collection
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    2 CD’s offered by Aliud Records

  • 2nd:
    1 Willie’s Custom Brass mouthpiece of your choice
    1 Josef Klier mouthpiece of your choice
    6 months subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as VIP student
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 3rd:
    1 Greg Black mouthpiece of your choice
    3 months subscription to Alessmusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as All access student
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 4th:
    1 Gold subscription to HipBone-U by Michael Davis
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer
    1 CD offered by Aliud Records

  • 5th:
    1 month of Virtual Studio SILVER membership by Nick Finzer + 1 Ebook “Get Set”
    1 LefreQue Solid Silver 41 mm
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

Young Talents Bass

Students Tenor
Tenor trombonists 21 – 25 years

  • Winner:

    1 Case for Tenor Trombone Baby by Marcus Bonna
    1 Greg Black mouthpiece + a 200$ gift certificate
    1 year subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as Ultra VIP student
    1 month of Community Membership at slide-school.com
    Gordon Cherry complete Low Brass Collection
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    7 CD’s offered by Aliud Records

  • 2nd:
    1 Willie’s Custom Brass mouthpiece “Michael Massong”
    1 Tom Crown Wah Wah mute
    6 months subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as VIP student
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 3rd:
    3 months subscription to Alessmusicstudios
    1 Greg Black mouthpiece of your choice
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as All access student
    1 Gold subscription to HipBone-U by Michael Davis
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 4th:
    1 Gold subscription to HipBone-U by Michael Davis
    200$ Greg Black gift certificate
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 5th:
    1 month of Virtual Studio SILVER membership by Nick Finzer + 1 Ebook “Get Set”
    1 LefreQue Solid Silver 41 mm
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

Young Talents Bass

Students Bass
Bass trombonists 21 – 25 years

  • Winner:

    1 Bass trombone case by Marcus Bonna
    1 Greg Black mouthpiece + a 200$ gift certificate
    1 year subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as Ultra VIP student
    1 month of Community Membership at slide-school.com
    Gordon Cherry complete Low Brass Collection
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    7 CD’s offered by Aliud Records

  • 2nd:
    1 Greg Black mouthpiece of your choice
    1 Josef Klier mouthpiece of your choice
    6 months subscription to Alessimusicstudios
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as VIP student
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 3rd:
    3 months subscription to Alessmusicstudios
    1 Willie’s Custom Brass mouthpiece of your choice
    1 month subscription to T.O.B.I by Toby Oft as All access student
    1 Gold subscription to HipBone-U by Michael Davis
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 4th:
    1 Gold subscription to HipBone-U by Michael Davis
    200$ Greg Black gift certificate
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

  • 5th:
    1 month of Virtual Studio SILVER membership by Nick Finzer + 1 Ebook “Get Set”
    1 LefreQue Solid Silver 41 mm
    Audition Sequences Volume 1 for tenor trombone by Willbakermusic
    1 copy of “Practice with Bach” by Ralph Sauer

Young Talents tenor

Special thanks
to Greg Black mouthpieces and slide-school.com for stepping in at the last moment as other sponsors pulled out of the competition!

Young Talents tenor

Audience pick
Participant with the most social media likes

  • 1 year Platinum subscription to HipBone-U by Michael Davis

  • 4 hours of online lessons with a Yamaha trombone artist

  • 1 Josef Klier mouthpiece of your choice

  • 1 Urban Fusion Gig Bag

  • A Fall From Light to Dark – Limited Edition Darth Vader USB Drive by Jim Nova

  • 1 trombone mutebag by Mymutebag

  • 1 LefreQue Solid Silver 41 mm

Sponsored by:

Adjudicators

We are very happy to have some of the best players on the planet in our Jury! Look at that All Star team we put together for you!

Michael Massong
Artistic Director

Ben Van Dijk

Jay Friedman

Ralph Sauer

Jim Markey

Weston Sprott

Brian Hecht

Megumi Kanda

Håkan Björkman

Jacques Mauger

Denson Paul Pollard

Helen Vollam

Jeremy Wilson

George Curran

Gerry Pagano

György Gyivicsan

Matt Vaughn

Brandt Attema

Toby Oft

Alexey Lobikow

Hiroyuki Kurogane

Colin Williams

Raymond Lam

Justin Clark

Blair Bollinger

Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto

Tim Higgins

Armin Bachmann

Mike Szabo

Stanley Clark

Matthew Gee

Our Sponsors

Marcus Bonna

Your instruments deserve to be protected by the best cases available. Marcus Bonna HAS to be your choice! Classy looking, really protective and incredibly durable.

Thein

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S.E. Shires

Recognized as a leader in brass instrument design, innovation and manufacture, Shires maintains the commitment to every player who chooses Shires-to build an instrument that not only looks and sounds exactly the way you want it to, but is mechanically perfect, built to last for many years and beautiful to look at as well.

Greg Black Mouthpieces

Greg Black has one mission in mind: Become the finest maker of brass mouthpieces in the world. Continuing in the tradition of the classic NewYork City Mouthpiece makers, Greg Black Mouthpieces continues to produce the finest custom made brass mouthpieces around.

Alessi Music Studios

The ultimate one-stop source for advanced training in trombone performance and the preparation of orchestral music. www.alessimusicstudios.com

Willie’s Custom Brass

Willie’s Custom Brass is one of the finest brass mouthpiece makers and can offer more than 400 different mouthpiece models for trombone!

Tom Crown

Tom Crown is considered one of the finest mute craftsmen around today. The products he has developed are top professional level and extremely well manufactured. They produce a unique, lovely sound and still allow the power necessary in large ensembles. Once you try these you will see why they are the professional choice.

Toby Oft

Want to study with Toby Oft but don’t live near Boston? THE ONLINE BRASS INSTITUTE or “TOBI” is the perfect solution for you. TOBI has several levels of online learning built on an interactive cornerstone of weekly livestream masterclasses.

Hip-Bone Music

Hip-Bone Music is the preeminent publisher and producer of high quality books, recordings, compositions, Hip-Bone U video lessons and bone2pick interviews for trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, trombone ensembles, brass quintets and big bands.

AR Resonance

With his mouthpieces in different materials and alloys as well as with incredibly beautiful engravings Antonio Rapacciuolo is maybe one of the most creative mouthpiece makers of our time.

Josef Klier

The JK Josef Klier KG is crafting superb mouthpieces since more than 100 years.

In addition to the traditional production methods the most modern CNC-technology is used to produce mouthpieces.

LefreQue

§ Purer overtones
§ Accurate tuning
§ Clear response
§ Smooth intervals
§ Surround projection
§ Extended dynamics

Jim Nova

Jim Nova plays with the Pittsburgh Symphony and has become famous in the trombone community for his incredible Star Wars Overdubs.

Sight Reading Factory

Sight Reading Factory offers a virtually unlimited supply of sight reading material for musicians of all ages and abilities.

WillBakerMusic

Get Fluent with your audition sequences in all ranges and keys!

Mymutebag

Choose style and function when you use My Mutebag for your trumpet, trombone, or bass trombone mutes.

Nick Finzer

Engage with Nick’s teaching material and his concepts at your own pace through your membership in Nick’s Virtual Studio!

Fusion Bags

Brass gig bags from Fusion Bags will protect your trombone in ways you’ve never seen before. If you want a bag for your brass instrument which doesn’t compromise on style or safety, choose Fusion Bags today.

NomadPlay

Dreaming of playing along with virtuosos? NomadPlay gives you the chance to play in full immersion along with great artists, orchestras, instrumental and vocal ensembles.

SchottMusic

Founded by Bernhard Schott in Mainz in 1770, the Schott Music group today ranks among the leading music and media publishers in the world with branches in major international markets in 10 countries. Since then, the company has added a wide range of products and services covering all aspects of music to the traditional music publishing business.

CherryClassics

Cherry Classics Music was established as a publisher of fine music for Brass Instruments in 1999. Presently there are over 1,150 fine arrangements and original compositions for Brass Solo and Brass Ensembles in the catalog from arrangers and composers who are “The Best in the Business”.