Student Success in the 2017 Zellmer Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition

Three of the five trombonists chosen for the final round of the Zellmer Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition, held in Minneapolis June 2, 2017, have Butler School of Music ties: Jeanette Velasco (a 2016 BM grad) won the $2,500 2nd prize, Dillon MacIntyre (another 2016 BM grad) won the $1,500 3rd prize, and Evan Williams (a current MM student) won a $500 Finalist prize. Dillon was also a finalist in the Oregon Symphony principal trombone audition held earlier this spring (his very first professional audition).


(photo left to right) Dillon MacIntyre, Jeanette Velasco and Evan Williams.