Entry Details The Contest is open to all brass instruments, and participants will be judged on various aspects of musicality, creativity, and general effect.
Each participant in the contest will submit a video recording no more then 5 minutes in length.
Repertoire is open, and audio and video editing is encouraged. We encourage you to be creative. There are no limitations!
Video submission instructions will be communicated via email after registration. Files must be under 10 Gigabytes in size. We recommend the free software "HandBrake" if you need to compress your videos.
All content used for the contest must be new, and not previously published on YouTube of any other public platform. All submissions will remain the property of the participants, and you will be free to post on any platforms of your choice following the announcement of competition results on May 24th.
If you post your submission publicly prior to the announcement of results, or are found to be using previously released content, you will be disqualified of this and all future schoolofbrass.com contests. You will not receive a refund of submission fees.
Entries will be due by 11:59PM EST on May 1st, 2021. Results will be announced on May 24th, 2021 via a broadcast Winner's Recital.
Open Division - Open to all ages 59 and under - Open to all brass instruments - Video submission must be no longer then 5 minutes in length Senior Division - Open to ages 60+ only - Open to all brass instruments - Video submission must be no longer then 5 minutes in length.
Judges Jim Nova - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Elisabeth Fessler - Harmonic Brass Quintet Christopher Bill - Youtube Sensation Prizes
Grand Champion (Overall Winner from Both Divisions) - Appearance from THE Christopher Bill in your next Video! - Free Mouthpiece of your choice from Ultimate Brass - All divisional prizes
Open Division - $150 Cash (Sponsored by Cimarron Music Press) - $150 Gift Card for SchoolOfBrass.com
Senior Division - $150 Cash (Sponsored by Ultimate Brass) - $150 Gift Card for SchoolOfBrass.com