New for 2020!

We are pleased to announce the first annual TRTS Solo Timpani Competition


  • The competition is open to anyone 18 - 30 years of age

  • The format will include two rounds:

    • Competition

      • Repertoire:​

        • Variations for King George by William Kraft​

        • "Etude No. 2" from The Solo Timpanist by Vic Firth

        • Contestant choice of one (1): "Saeta," "Canaries," or "March" from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani by Elliot Carter

        • Solo work of contestant's choice, not longer than three minutes

      • The competition is limited to a maximum of 5 (five) contestants

      • Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020

      • Solo Timpani Competition Registration Fee: $50*

      • Contestants who participate in the competition will have their TRTS 2020 tuition fee waived (a $250 value)

      • Grand Prize: $300, mallets from JG Percussion, and more!

The competition will take place Sunday, June 14th 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Contestants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meal expenses. Email Bill Shaltis ( for more infomation.

*this $50 registration fee is non-refundable and is separate from the TRTS tuition fee.