Important update for 2020 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition:

 

MAY 19, 2020

We are sad to announce that the 2020 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition will be postponed to September 2021. We recognize and appreciate the work of all competitors who have been working diligently to prepare for this competition, but the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world has made the event untenable this year. Competition dates and repertoire list for the 2021 competition will be announced in early 2021. The entry birth date will remain the same, so anyone who was eligible to apply this year will be eligible next year as well. At this time, we don’t anticipate changes to the repertoire list, but do reserve the right to make changes should it be deemed necessary. We add our voices to those around the world hoping for relief from this pandemic and anticipate that improved circumstances will allow for an extremely successful Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition in 2021.

Jason Bergman, host
2020 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition
Vice President, International Trumpet Guild

MARCH 26, 2020

The 2020 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition is making the following adjustments due to the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic that is currently impacting our global community:

 

The May 1 round-one application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020.

 

Any piano accompaniment requirements for round 1 are waived. Competitors have the option of submitting a recording with piano accompaniment, using a play-along piano accompaniment, or no accompaniment at all. There will be no penalty in any case.

We wish all competitors the best of luck in your preparations and that you and your families are safe and healthy during these uncertain times.

Jason Bergman, host
2020 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition