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Hartt Student is a Finalist in National Brass Competition
First-year Hartt School student John DelVento will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., in March to compete as a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Brass Competition.
DelVento has been studying euphonium for 11 years and currently is a student of James E. Jackson III, principal euphoniumist with the U.S. Coast Guard Band and professor of euphonium at The Hartt School.
DelVento earned this opportunity after winning the Eastern and Connecticut State Divisions of the MTNA Senior Brass Competition.
DelVento has commissioned many original works for solo euphonium and brass chamber music, and is in the process of commissioning the first-ever concerto for brass quartet and wind ensemble. DelVento wishes to pursue a career as a professional euphoniumist and music educator. He is pursuing a double major in music education and euphonium performance at The Hartt School.
The national finals will take place on March 21, during the MTNA National Conference in Albuquerque. The winner of this competition receives a cash prize and will perform in a Winners Concert during the conference.
The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. Winners of each State Competition advance to the Division Competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals.
For more information about the MTNA National Competitions, including competition rules and applications, please contact MTNA national headquarters at (888) 512-5278 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mtna.org.
The Music Teachers National Association is a nonprofit organization composed of 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to advancing the value of music study and music making to society and to supporting the professionalism of music teachers. Founded in 1876, the Music Teachers National Association is the oldest professional music association in the United States.