Stevens Places Second in Brass Competition

June 10, 2014                         

Samantha Stevens

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Samantha Stevens ’16 (Des Plaines, Ill.) placed second in a recent tenor trombone soloist competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference (IWBC) at Northern Kentucky University.

The Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition is open to any gender and all ages. Soloists are divided into three age categories and perform one lyrical and one technical solo from a required repertoire list for the judges.

 “It was my first time taking part in a solo competition, so it was a little nerve-wracking,” said Stevens, an orchestral instruments major. “Placing in the competition was a nice surprise and definitely was a bit of a confidence booster.”

Founded by Susan Slaughter in 1991, IWBC has hosted numerous competitions and conferences, and continues to develop and support women brass musicians around the world.

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