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Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition

The Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition alternates each year between oboe and bassoon and is for players who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition.

2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition for Oboe Repertoire:

The repertoire for the 2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Competition was selected by the NHYAC Advisory Committee, Celeste Johnson, chair, Yiu Song Lam and Lora Schafer.

Repertoire for the Preliminary Round:

Jenni Brandon,
Wood Song for solo oboe
(hard copy or digital download from composer: www.jennibrandon.com)

Alessandro Besozzi
Sonata No. 1 in D Major
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
(Schott) with repeats.
(may be accompanied by piano or harpsichord)

Repertoire for the Final Round:

Alessandro Besozzi,
Sonata No. 1 in D Major
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
(Schott) with repeats.
(A harpsichord will be provided should the finalists want to use one)

Ulysses Kay
Suite in B
I. Prelude
II. Recitative and Air
III. Dance
(Prairie Dawg Press; Also available through digital download and purchase from Imagine Music Publishing)

Madeleine Dring
Three Piece Suite for Oboe and Piano
I.Showpiece
II.Romance
III.Finale
(Emerson Edition)

The repertoire for the 2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Competition was selected by the NHYAC Advisory Committee, Celeste Johnson, chair, Yiu Song Lam and Lora Schafer.

2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition for Oboe Preliminary Round Judges:

Advisory committee: Chair: Celeste Johnson / Committee members: Yiu Song Lam & Lora Schaefer

  • Hassan Anderson, Assistant Professor of Oboe and Coordinator of Teaching Artistry, University of South Carolina (USA)
  • Vivana Salcedo, Assistant Principal Oboe, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia; Oboe Professor, Pontifical Xavierian University and Central University, Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Christian Wetzel, , Professor of Oboe at the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln“ , Conservatory of Music and Dance, Cologne (Germany)

To be considered, all application materials must be submitted on or before March 15, 2022.

All applicants and contestants shall perform from an edition of the published printed music. Performing from illegally printed copies of any form will immediately disqualify that contestant. Legal copyright for any composition shall be determined and enforced based on the copyright laws of the United States of America, regardless of place of purchase. The use of e-tablets will be allowed only when the contestant can show (by having the original music or a receipt of purchase thereof) that they have previously obtained the published printed music prior to scanning it into the tablet.

2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Contact:

Celeste Johnson, Chair
E-mail: johnson@idrs.org

The finalists of the 2021 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition for Bassoon (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Luis Marquez Teruel, Venezuela. Studies at The Curtis Institute of Music with Daniel Matsukawa.
  • Kodai Miyazaki, Japan. Studies at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien with Sophie Dervaux.
  • Alexander Neubert, USA. Studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Drew Pattison.
  • Alternate: Kipras Mazeika, USA. Studies at Rice University with Benjamin Kamins.

2021 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition for Bassoon Repertoire:

  1. Eugène Bourdeau
    Premier Solo – Entire Piece (any edition)
  2. Alyssa Morris
    Mathematics – Movements 1 and 2: Geometry and Trigonometry (TrevCo)
  3. Johann Fasch
    Sonata in C – Movements 1, 2, and 3 (any edition) (without repeats)
  4. Allen Gimbel
    Sonatina – all movements (Subito Music)

The final rounds will be virtual and will take place on the original dates as already published – Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition Final round – July 28, 2021.

Preliminary Round Judges list for the Norma Hooks Young Artist Bassoon Competition 2021

  • Hans Agreda, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Principal Contrabassoon. Zurich University of the Arts, Contrabassoon Teacher (Switzerland)
  • Gilbert Dejean, American Symphony Orchestra, 3rd Bassoon & Contrabassoon. Double Entendre Double Reed Ensemble, Member, Opera Saratoga, Principal Bassoon (USA)
  • Lorelei Dowling, Vienna Music and Arts Private University, Contrabassoon Professor, Graz University PPCM, Contemporary Bassoon Teacher. Lucerne Festival Academy, Bassoon Teacher (Austria)

Final Round Judges list for the Norma Hooks Young Artist Bassoon Competition 2021

  • Catherine Carignan, former Principal Bassoon of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Brazil and board member of the Brazilian Double Reed Society. (Brazil)
  • Lamar Curtis. Chicago Sinfonietta, South Florida Symphony. Chicago, IL (USA)
  • Kai-Yu Jian. National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. (Taiwan)
  • Maya Stone. Huntsville Symphony. Nashville, TN (USA)
  • Tia Wortham. Howard University. Washington, D.C (USA)