Oscar Thorp

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Peter Nelson-King wins the Puget Sound Concerto Competition!. He will perform the first movement of the Hummel trumpet concert with the University Symphony in the spring of 2010.

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Oscar Thorp was accepted at Eastman, Boston University, St. Olaf, Lawrence University and Oberlin; he will major in trumpet performance at Oberlin.
Neil Hulbert was offered large scholarships at Lawrence and St Olaf--Neil chose St. Olaf. Anna Chow received a full scholarship to study at Brigham Young University.
Congratulations to all!

Neil Hulbert won the trumpet category at WMEA state competition. Neil Hulbert and Oscar Thorp won the small brass ensemble division.

Once again the trumpet studio swept the Commencement Bay Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest:

Neil Hulbert, winner: Concerto for Trumpet by Henri Tomasi
Oscar Thorp, first alternate: Concerto for Trumpet by J. Hummel
Sam Becker, second alternate: Sonata for Trumpet by Paul Hindemith

Oscar and Neil also won the small brass ensemble division performing the Concerto for Two Trumpets by Antonio Vivaldi
Chris Hildenbrand won the Mountain Regional Solo and Ensemble.

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Greg Simon '07 was selected for an "Iron Composer" competition. He will travel from Denver to Oklahoma to compete in "speed composing." www.gregsimonmusic.com
Jared Tanner was accepted at Boston University and the University of Washington for graduate studies.
Brian Kibler received a 1 rating and took first alternate in the Valley Regional Solo and Ensemble contest.
Oscar Thorp won the Commencement Bay regional solo and ensemble competition. Neil Hulbert is first alternate in the Commencement Bay solo and ensemble competition.
Neil Hulbert, Kristen Monk and Oscar Thorpe won the small brass  ensemble division of the Commencement Bay regional solo and ensemble competition playing a trumpet trio by Tomasi; they took second place in the WMEA state competition. 
Neil Hulbert, Kristen Monk--on horn--and Oscar Thorp won the Commencement Bay regional solo and ensemble competition in the large brass ensemble category performing Victor Ewald's Quintet no 1. They went on to the WMEA state competition and won. Yes, Kristen Monk competed successfully on both trumpet and horn.