Rich Matteson Jazz Competition - Young Artist Division

This competition is named after the legendary jazz euphonium player, Rich Matteson (1929-1993).
Rich Matteson was internationally recognized as one of the most exciting jazz soloists and clinicians. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Rich had a wide and varied career as public school music teacher, professional performer, conductor, arranger, composer and university professor. He was an outstanding recording musician in every jazz idiom.

Rich Matteson


All competitors must be ITEA members at the time of the live rounds (semifinals and finals) of the competition. Finalists and semi-finalists must be registered and present at ITEC. The competitors must never have held a full-time professional position as a musician on any instrument.
Contestants for the Young Artist solo and jazz competitions must not have reached their 19th birthday as of the day of the finals, see date information. A copy of a birth certificate, passport, or other definitive identification must be submitted with every entry application for the Young Artist competitions. 


Recordings must be electronically submitted as one (1) MP3 file not to exceed 15MB. All preliminary round recordings must include accompaniment where applicable. Recordings should be unedited (apart from removing silences and combining tracks) and include only required music with no speaking. Multiple work/movement and multiple excerpt submissions should be contained on one (1) MP3 format file only in the order specified for submission. All identifying information must be removed from the file (i.e. no names of individuals, schools or teachers in the file title or in the metadata). All recordings will be presented to judges anonymously.

Upload or link directly to file in Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. NO VIDEOS, only sound files.

Upload a copy of a birth certificate, passport, or other definitive identification.

CHAIR PERSON & CONTACT: Dr. A.J. Miller, chair


Rich Matteson Jazz Competition - Young Artist Division 2023
Closed for registration!