This competition is open to any woodwind, brass and percussion player who is aged 23 or younger as of June 30, 2020.

Candidates should choose a piece, or a selected movement or movements of a major work which totals 12 minutes or less in performance time. The syllabus contains approved selections for each instrument. Other repertoire will be considered if wind ensemble accompaniment is available. Please contact the chairperson, Chuck Currie at for repertoire to be approved.


Please submit your application form and recording by October 16, 2019 to Chuck Currie at with a reference letter from your music teacher which describes your musical skills and abilities.


If your audio recording places you amongst the initial six candidates and you are unable to attend the live audition, video recordings may be submitted instead. Generally speaking, the committee has an easier time assessing live auditions, so every effort should be made to participate in person. Winning applicants must submit a promotional photo and bio for the concert program and poster.