BTS Trombone Quartet Competition 2022

The British Trombone Society invites applications for the BTS Trombone Quartet Competition being held as part of the British Trombone Festival at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR, 29 - 30 October 2022.

The competition is open to all quartets and each will be judged on their choice of programme, musical and technical ability, and entertainment value.

The competition will consist of two rounds; the preliminary round will be by the submission of an unedited mp3 recording of the chosen programme.

Three quartets will be chosen from the preliminary round to perform in the live final.

Closing date for entries is midnight on 30 September 2022.

Finalists will be notified by 15 October 2022.

The Prize

A performance opportunity.

Prize winners may be invited to perform at future BTS events.

Entry Details


Free choice not to exceed 15 minutes in duration.

General Conditions

The competition is open to trombonists of all nationalities.

Overseas candidates must make sure that the appropriate visas have been obtained before the date of the final.

Quartets may contain any combination of bass, tenor or alto instruments.

Travel expenses to and from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire will not be paid.

The decision of the judges is final; there is no right of appeal.

All performances are open to the public.


Free, where all four players are paid up members of the BTS.

£50 per quartet where one or more players are non-BTS Members.

Details of how to pay are shown on the registration form.