Nicholas Platoff (BM '14) has recently been named the winner of the Trombone Excerpt Competition at the inaugural National Brass Symposium! Applicants sent in taped auditions in mid-May, from which four competitors were selected for each instrument. As a first place winner, Nick will receive a brand new Yamaha trombone. 

The Symposium, held June 10-12 at Kennesaw State University, was a fantastic success and included numerous concerts, masterclasses, seminars, and mock auditions, hosted by a number of the world's greatest brass players. NU trombone faculty and alums leading the event included Michael Mulcahy, Toby Oft, and Brett Johnson. Other illustrious NU names included Gail Williams, Christopher Martin, Michael Martin, Matthew Oliphant, and Tom Rolfs. 

Be sure to keep checking the NBS website for updates regarding next year's symposium and congratulations again to Nick!