MBA SOLO CHALLENGE
Winner – Nate Ferguson, Trombone – Acadia Junior High
Woodwind Honourable Mention – Yumin Lee, Clarinet – Golden Gate
Brass Honourable Mention – Myron Huijgen, Trumpet – Linden Meadows
Winner – Sam Ferguson, Trumpet – Fort Richmond Collegiate
Woodwind Honourable Mention – Anne Zhang, Bass Clarinet – Fort Richmond Collegiate
Brass Honourable Mention – Tyler Wiens, Trumpet – Fort Richmond Collegiate
Winner – Shelli Traskovski, Clarinet – Oak Park
Woodwind Honourable Mention – Madeline Penner, Oboe – River East Collegiate
Brass Honourable Mention – Xinran Cai, Tuba – Fort Richmond Collegiate
Percussion Honourable Mention – Nathan Perkins, Percussion – Fort Richmond Collegiate
Thank you to the following volunteers that provided this important educational opportunity for our Manitoba Band students:
Are you looking for a new challenge?
Would you like opportunity to receive one-on-one coaching from
an MBA member?
How about the chance to win a free lesson with one of the top players
in our Manitoba community?
If the answer is ‘Yes’, then you might be interested in the 2022 Solo Challenge!
December 2, 2021 - Registration Deadline
November 26 - December 18, 2021 - Individual Coaching Sessions
December 22, 2021 - Recorded Submissions Due
January 11, 2022 - Results Announced
The MBA Solo Challenge is open to any student in Manitoba who
is between grade 5 and 12
plays a concert band instrument
is taught by a private instructor or band teacher who is a current MBA member
$15 Entry Fee
About the Challenge:
The Challenge is divided into three categories:
Junior (Grade 5-8)
Intermediate (Grade 9-10)
Senior (Grade 11-12)
The challenge consists of two divisions: Competitive and Non-Competitive.
Record yourself playing a solo or etude on your band instrument (no longer than 8 minutes) and submit your video recording (mp4)
PLEASE NOTE: for the Competitive Division, excerpts of band music or honour band etudes are not accepted. If you have questions about whether your repertoire is suitable for this division, contact us at email@example.com
Your 30-minute virtual coaching session on your audition will take place prior to submission. You will be paired with a music educator who will offer help in preparing your solo.
A winner and honourable mention will be named in each category.
Record yourself playing any excerpt of music (no longer than 8 minutes) and submit your recording.
Participants in the Non-Competitive Division will receive adjudicated feedback but are not eligible for the coaching session or the competition prize in their category.
Applicants participating in the Competitive Division must perform literature for their instrument that would be defined as a solo or etude. Excerpts of band music or honour band etudes WILL NOT be accepted in the Competitive Division.
Feedback will be emailed to all participants during the week of January 9th, 2022.
All participants (Competitive and Non-Competitive) will receive a Certificate of Participation and written anecdotal feedback on their submission provided by MBA Members.
In each competitive division the top performances in each of three sub categories (woodwind, brass, and percussion) will be recognized. First prize will be awarded to the top performance of the three, honourable mentions to the other two.
The First Prize winner in each competitive division (Junior, Intermediate, Senior) will receive a one-hour lesson with a Manitoba private teacher of their choice
Honourable Mentions will each receive a 30 minute lesson with a Manitoba private teacher of their choice