Yesterday we received the news that our Rotterdam CODARTS Conservatory trombone-class is the winner of this years ITA Emory Remington trombone ensemble Competition
The full class with Ben after their Febr-2009 Enschede concert.
We teachers, Jörgen van Rijen, Pierre Volders and I, Ben van Dijk are very proud of this success and like to congratulate our students with this wonderful result.
It is the second time in our history that we participate in this competition and both times we came out as winner.
We hope to see you in Arhus at the ITF 2009 when we will receive the prize and of course will play a concert.
Ben van Dijk
Codarts Trombone Ensemble, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Pierre Volders, Jörgen van Rijen, and Ben van Dijk, conductors
LSU Trombone Choir, Louisiana State University
Jeannie Little, conductor
Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order):
Baylor University Trombone Choir
Brent Phillips, conductor
Eastman Trombone Choir, Eastman School of Music
John Marcellus, conductor
McGill University Trombone Choir
David Russell Martin, conductor
Northwestern University Trombone Choir
Pete Ellefson, conductor
Trombonly, Musikhochschule, Detmold, Germany
David Bruchez, conductor
RAM Trombone Choir, Royal Academy of Music-London
Bob Hughes, conductor
RNCM Trombone Choir, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England
Christopher Houlding, conductor
The class in action in "Scherzo Funebre" by Derek Bourgouis.
- Per Brevig, Principal trombonist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (retired)
- Paul Compton, Trombone professor, Oklahoma State University
- Jay Friedman, Principal trombonist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra