YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION WINNERS

1st PLACE

Thomas Albert Maurizio Cremmer

2nd PLACE

Cooper Etters

3rd PLACE

Levi Vickers

Congratulations to our winners!

Meet your final round Judges

Emery Harvison

Trumpet

Emery Harvison has been Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Phoenix Symphony since 1996. He attended Louisiana State University graduating with both, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music degrees in 1993.

After LSU, he was a graduate teaching assistant for ASU Regents Professor David Hickman, and was awarded his Master of Music degree in 1995. He has recorded with Mr. Hickman for Summit Records and has published articles in the International Trumpet Guild and International Trombone Journals.

Emery has taught at Arizona State University and currently teaches trumpet, trumpet ensemble, brass quintet and brass studio at Mesa Community College. Emery also regularly teaches master classes in schools throughout Arizona.

Students in his private studio have been extremely successful, consistently winning positions in AZ Regional and All State bands and orchestras.
In 2015, eight of Emery’s students made AZ All State. His students have marched DCI in the Academy, Blue Devils, Carolina Crown and Vanguard. Students have also received music scholarships to ASU, NAU and U of A.

Mr. Harvison is an S.E. Shires Trumpet Artist.

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Martha Sharpe

Horn

Martha Sharpe began her musical studies at the age of four on the piano. By age 10 she was ready for a new challenge and began playing the Horn. She progressed through the top bands and orchestras during Jr. High and High School and by her senior year was named principal Horn of the McDonald’s All American High School Band. During her tour with the McDonald’s band she had the opportunity to audition for several elite music schools. She chose to attend the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, TX. There she received both Bachelor and Master Degrees in Horn Performance. She was most fortunate to study with three masters of the Horn during her time at Rice: William Caballero, Thomas Bacon, and William VerMeulen. 

Following her studies at Rice she auditioned for and won a position with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville in Spain. She enjoyed two wonderful years in Spain before marriage and family brought her back to Arizona. Since her return to Arizona she has played principal Horn in the Tempe Symphony (1995 – 1997), the San Marcos (Chandler) Symphony (1996 – 1997), the Symphony of the Southwest (1999 – present), the East Valley Millennial Choirs and Orchestras (2009 – present), and the La Forza Chamber Orchestra (2012 – present). In addition to her symphonic duties, freelancing, and family requirements she is also a member of the horn quartet “Cornua Irae” and still finds time to play with various chamber groups around the valley.

Jason Malloy

Trombone

Dr. Jason Malloy is an accomplished international performer and music educator. Popular with audiences for his virtuoso skills on the trombone and his on-stage humor, Jason has performed as Solo Trombonist and was recently named as Interim Music Director with the Salt River Brass.

Jason has performed in Europe, toured nationally with the River City Brass based in Pittsburgh, PA, and been a guest artist with the Boston Brass, Monterrey (Mexico) Symphony Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony. In 2005 he was selected as one of only sixteen trombonists for the prestigious Alessi Seminar, an annual intensive workshop conducted by the Principal Trombonist with the New York Philharmonic, Joseph Alessi. Active in the Valley music scene, Jason has performed with the Arizona Opera, the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera and the Phoenix Brass Collective where he is currently a member.

Born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Jason began his music career while still in high school, performing with the North Idaho College jazz band and orchestra, as well as in community musical theater. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho, and his master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Arizona State University. His mentors and influences include Alan Gemberling, Dan Bukvich, Joseph Alessi, Robert Spevacek, Gail Eugene Wilson, Sam Pilafian, and Patrick Sheridan.

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Kevin Bock

Tuba

Kevin Bock is instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Grand Canyon University and Glendale Community College and an active freelance musician in the greater Phoenix area. As an educator Mr. Bock has taught masterclasses in New Jersey, Boston, New Hampshire, Arizona, California, and the Caribbean. Mr. Bock represented GCU at the annual Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop performing in the college professor's recital in 2016. Mr. Bock has performed with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, New World Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and frequently with the Phoenix Symphony. He has been fortunate enough to work with some of the finest conductors in the world, including Frederick Fennell, John Rutter, Leonard Slatkin, Lorin Maazel, and Simon Rattle, among others. As a chamber musician, Mr. Bock has performed at the International Trumpet Guild's Conference in Pittsburgh, PA as well as the International Horn Society's Conference in Natal, Brazil. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and later studied at Arizona State University and the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.

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