NERTEC 2024

Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference – USA
May 24, 2024 -
May 25, 2024
George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
Host: Dr. David Porter and Dr. Mark Jenkins
<span>Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference – USA</span>

ITEA MISSION STATEMENT

ITEA shall foster bonds among all tuba and euphonium players, create enthusiasm for the instruments and its performers, celebrate diversity, support professional development, promote the sharing of resources, and encourage teaching and learning about the instruments.

CONTACT

wporter@gmu.edu or mjenkinc@gmu.edu

PROPOSALS

Include any extraneous needs such as AV support, collaborative pianist, special equipment Open January 15, 2024 – Closed March 15, 2024 40 minute time limit Send all proposals to both Dr. David Porter, wporter@gmu.edu and Dr. Mark Jenkins, mjenkinc@gmu.edu

COMPETITIONS

Competition categories:

Student Solo Competition, Artist Solo Competition, Mock Band Euphonium Competition, Mock Band Tuba Competition, Mock Orchestra Tuba Competition, Chamber Ensemble Tuba/Euphonium Competition Open and close date for all Recorded Round Competitions, Proposals, Presentations Open January 15, 2024 – Closed March 15, 2024 Send all recordings to Dr. David Porter, wporter@gmu.edu and Dr. Mark Jenkins, mjenkinc@gmu.edu Audio or Video fine, but audio preferred

Competition Cost

$50 entry fee / an additional $50 if selected for live round solo competition to cover collaborative pianist

Music Selections for competitions

  • Student Solo Competition (age limit of 18 by May 23)
    • Recorded Round (no piano needed)
      • Tuba
        • Air and Bouree by J.S. Bach/arr. William Bell
      • Euphonium
        • Recorded Round (both selections): Voxman Selected Studies -Etude in G minor; Nicholas Falcone: Mazurka
    • Final Live Round (with provided pianist – $50 fee)
      • Tuba
        • Emmett’s Lullaby by G.E. Holmes
      • Euphonium
        • Vincent Bach: Hungarian Melodies
  • Artist Solo Competition (age bracket of 19 and above May 23)
    • Recorded Round (no piano needed)
      • Tuba
        • The Storm King “Grand Fantasia” by Justice Ringleben Jr. (piece is discontinued but may be available with J.W. Pepper—check with Dr. Porter if you cannot find it)
      • Euphonium
        • David Gillingham: Blue Lake Fantasies, Mvts. 1, 2
    • Final Live Round (with provided pianist, $50 fee)
      • Tuba
        • Concerto for Tuba, Mvt. I, Declaration by Anthony O’Toole (available from the composer at otooleanthony88@gmail.com)
      • Euphonium
        • Joseph Horovitz: Euphonium Concerto
If the mock excerpt link doesn’t open, copy and paste in your own browser. OR email David Porter, wporter@gmu.edu, and he will send pdf direct.
  • Mock Band Euphonium Competition (all ages)
  • Click here for pdf excerpts
  • Recorded Round
    • Holst 2nd Suite in F, 1st Mvt: March-Solo at E
    • Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale-beginning through rehearsal 5
    • Schumann: When Jesus Wept-Meno Mosso through to 3rd bar of reh. 100o
  • Live Round
    • Holst: Chaconne, from 1s Suite in E-flat
    • Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Var. V
    • Williams/arr. Lavender: Olympic Fanfare and Theme
    • Grainger/Rogers: Molly on the Shore
    • Respighi/Duker: The Pines Near a Catacomb from The Pines of Rome
    • Sousa: Pride of the Wolverines
If the mock excerpt link doesn’t open, copy and paste in your own browser. OR email David Porter, wporter@gmu.edu, and he will send pdf direct.
  • Mock Band Tuba Competition (all ages)
  • Click here for pdf excerpts
  • Recorded Round
    • Music Man Excerpts (Between Brackets)
    • Voice of the Guns by Kenneth J. Alford (Between Brackets)
    • Come Sunday by Omar Thomas, Mvt. I, Testimony, Mvt. II, Shout (Between Brackets)
  • Live Round
    • Third Symphony by James Barnes, Mvt. I, page 4 (Between Brackets)
    • With Trump and Wing by Jack Stamp (Between Brackets)
    • Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson (Between Brackets)
    • After the Thunderer by Ira Hearshen (Between Brackets)
If the mock excerpt link doesn’t open, copy and paste in your own browser. OR email David Porter, wporter@gmu.edu, and he will send pdf direct.
  • Mock Orchestra Tuba Competition (all ages)
  • Click here for pdf excerpts
  • Recorded Round
    • Symphony No. 8 in C minor by Anton Bruckner, Selected Excerpts (Between Brackets)
    • Symphony IV, Tchaikovsky, Selected Excerpts (Between Brackets)
  • Live Round
    • Mahler 2, Selected Excerpts (Between Brackets)
    • Berlioz, Court of the Secret Judges (Selected Excerpt)
    • Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, Selected Excerpts (Between Brackets)
  • Chamber Ensemble (tuba/euphonium quartets—no conductor allowed)
    • Recorded Round – choice of piece that is no longer than 6 minutes and displays groups best potential
    • Final Live Round
      • Quartet –  Brian Balmages: Wind Sketches, all movements

Click on a competition below to register for the competition:

SCHEDULE

coming soon  

TRAVEL & HOUSING

Residence Inn Fairfax City, 3565 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030. (703)267-2525. $159 plus tax per night. Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks, 11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Rt. 50), Fairfax, VA, 22030. (703)273-6161. $159 plus tax per night. All participants, performers, presenters are responsible for their own expenses.

ARTISTS

Coming soon with some more info about artists

EXHIBITORS & SPONSORS

Coming soon with more info about exhibitions  

INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION

All performers, presenters, and judges must be an ITEA member. This will be designated on the registration form. All attendees are highly encouraged to sign up for ITEA at the registration desk upon arrival. $50 each for all regular participants-Registrations taken till May 23 day before NERTEC.  Walkins welcome but price goes up to $75. $30 each person for accepted student ensembles and proposal/presentation winners Gratis for invited presenters/performers, for judges of competitions, and ITEA life members Registration process coming soon

COMPETITION REGISTRATION

Click on a competition below to read details and submit your entry. If the competition has a preliminary, recorded round, you will be notified if you have progressed to the second, live round. You might then be eligible for a reduced conference registration fee.

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