2008 Young Artist Competition

The adjudicators selected Julia Ware, a junior at Northridge High School, as the winner. Julia performed Morceau Symphonique by Guilmant on euphonium. She received a check for $500 and the opportunity to play a solo with the Brass Band of Columbus at an upcoming concert. Julia is a member of The All-Star Brass and Percussion.

Second place was awarded to Josh Jameson, a senior at Dublin Jerome High School. Josh performed the Sonata in A Minor by Marcello on trombone and received a check for $250.

Third place went to Mark Guseman, a junior trumpet player from Westerville Central High School. He received a check for $100 for his performance of Adagio and Allegro from Sonata in E by Handel.

The other two students were:

Kenny Tour, a junior at Dublin Coffman High School who played Suite for Tuba by Haddad; and

Matthew Zelnik, a sophomore at Dublin Coffman High School who played Concerto for Trumpet by Hummel.

2008 Young Artist Competition Participants

The Brass Band of Columbus sponsored The First Annual BBC Young Artist Competition on Sunday, April 13, 2008. A panel of three prominent adjudicators evaluated five students (listed alphabetically below) from Columbus and the surrounding area:

  • Mark Guseman, Westerville Central HS
  • Josh Jameson, Dublin Jerome HS
  • Kenny Tour, Dublin Coffman HS
  • Julie Ware, Northridge HS
  • Matthew Zelnick, Dublin Coffman HS

The pieces below may not be listed in actual performance order.

Adagio and Allegro from Sonata in E ………………………… Handel
Mark Guseman, Trumpet
Junior, Westerville Central High School

Sonata in A Minor ………………………………………………….. Marcello
Josh Jameson, Trombone
Senior, Dublin Jerome High School

Suite for Tuba ………………………………………………………. Haddad
Kenny Tour, Tuba
Junior, Dublin Coffman High School

Morceau Symphonique …………………………………………… Guilmant
Julia Ware, Euphonium
Junior at Northridge High School

Concerto for Trumpet ……………………………………………. Hummel
Matthew Zelnik, Trumpet
Sophomore, Dublin Coffman High School

Dr. Richard Burkart, retired Professor of Trumpet from Ohio State;

Dr. Jon Woods, Director of the OSU Marching Band and Professor of Music Education; and

James Akins, Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at OSU and Principal Tuba of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

The BBC wishes to thank Colonial Music, Music and Arts, Conn-Selmer, Inc. and the Northwest Christian Church for their generous support of this competition. Former BBC Director Tim Jameson, cornetist Stephanie Smith, and other members of the BBC assisted in organizing this very important part of its educational outreach program.

Paul Droste, Committee Chair – Excerpt from The Brass Band Connection, June 2008 issue