BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University students Liz Pauli and William Reynolds received scholarships to attend July’s International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami.
The students played “Rustiques,” a piece by Eugene Bozza as part of the application process for college-division scholarships.
Pauli received the Bill Pfund Scholarship and Reynolds received the Keith Clark Memorial Fund Scholarship.
The students heard concerts, attended master classes and visited an exhibit area that included more than 500 new trumpets at the 2019 ITG Conference.
At the 2018 ITG Conference, Pauli received the Charles Schleuter Foundation Scholarship while Reynolds earned the Dino Tofanelli Memorial Scholarship.
Pauli, daughter of Josh and Samantha Pauli of Madison, will be a junior majoring in music education when classes start this fall. Reynolds, son of David and Rina Reynolds of Brookings, will be 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.