Winner ITA 2009 Emory Remington trombone ensemble competition

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


Published Feb 14 2009, 01:21 PM
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Yeah, Aarhus here we come!

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