South Dakota State University students Liz Pauli and William Reynolds received scholarships to attend the International Trumpet Guild Conference. They are among 18 undergraduate recipients who will attend the 2021 annual event in Anaheim, California, since the 2020 event in Columbus, Ohio, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ITG provides scholarships for high school and undergraduate and graduate college students.
The students played “Song” by Richard Lane and “Intervalles,” an etude by Theo Charlier as part of the application process for the scholarships. The recordings were made in Founders Recital Hall in January accompanied by pianist Xuan Kuang.
“I am truly honored to receive such an award for my playing, and it continues to help me strive to do better so that I can go on to succeed in higher-level competitions and performing,” Reynolds said. He also played in the 2020 North-Central Intercollegiate Honor Band, held Feb. 20-22 in Chicago.
These scholarships mark the third-straight year Pauli and Reynolds have received scholarships from the International Trumpet Guild. At the 2018 ITG Conference, Pauli received the Charles Schleuter Foundation Scholarship while Reynolds earned the Dino Tofanelli Memorial Scholarship. In 2019, Pauli received the Bill Pfund Scholarship and Reynolds received the Keith Clark Memorial Fund Scholarship.
“Receiving this award three years in a row is such an honor,” Pauli said. “Going to the conference is an awesome way to collaborate with our peers as well as professional musicians. It is too bad it is canceled this year, but I know next year will be just as great.”
Pauli, daughter of Josh and Samantha Pauli of Madison, is a junior majoring in music education. Reynolds, son of David and Rina Reynolds of Brookings, is a sophomore music education major.
The ITG Scholarship Competition is open to student members of ITG and requires a recorded audition be submitted for judging. Trumpet teachers and performers from the United States and around the world serve as judges for several age-based divisions. In all, more than 30 students across the globe earned scholarships to attend the ITG conference through the competition.