Justin Copeland Wins First Place Prize in the National Trumpet Competition (NTC) Jazz Division
Justin Copeland (DMA, Jazz Trumpet) placed first in the Yamaha Jazz Solo Division of the 2017 National Trumpet Competition. The competition took place at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado on March 23-25. Ten semifinalists were drawn from a nationwide search and competed for 3 finalist spots. The three finalists performed 3 selections of their choice with a professional rhythm section. Copeland performed Nardis by Miles Davis, Body and Soul by Johnny Green, and Au Privave by Charlie Parker.