Announcement: The competition will not be held in 2019 and will open again in 2020. Stay tuned on our social media pages and here as we announce the jury and release footage of past winners. The official rules for the 2020 competition will be released in fall 2019.


Announcement of Winners - September 1, 2018

Trumpet Finals Jury: David Bilger, Frits Damrow, Brandon Ridenour, and Mary Bowden

Band & Orchestra Jury: Dr. Mark Scatterday, Jan Wagner, Stilian Kirov, Dr. Scott Nelson, and Jim Stephenson.

Trumpet Competition

Group 1 – Ages 13 & Under

1st Prize

Ilias Nevretdinov, Russia

2nd Prize

Ganvai Friedrich, Switzerland

3rd Prize

Jaemin Park, South Korea

Honorable Mention

Joshua Kucharski, United States

Aidan Peterson, United States


Group 2 – Ages 14-18

1st Prize

Erick Venditte dos Santos, Brazil

2nd Prize

Forrest Johnston, United States

3rd Prize (shared)

Remi Beltran, United States

Samuel Santiago, United States


Group 3 – Ages 19-25

1st Prize

Joseph Tkach, United States

Honorable Mention

Riley Conley, United States


Group 4 – Ages 26 & Up

1st Prize

Phill O'Neill, Australia

2nd Prize

Anton Odintsov. Russia

3rd Prize (shared)

Morris Northcutt, United States

Mauro Kuxyipijy Delgado Diaz, Mexico

Honorable Mention

Raul Calvo Royo, Spain


Orchestra/Band/Wind Ensemble Competition


First Prize (shared)

Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Thomas Dickey, Conductor

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK, United Sates


OSM Camerata

Xavier Cloete, Conductor

Odeion School of Music

University of The Free State

Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa


High School  

Second Prize

Johnny Economedes High School Orchestra

Christina Amorim, Head Orchestra Director

Freddy Contreras-Romero, Assistant Orchestra Director

Edinburg, Texas, United States


Middle School

First Prize

Griffin Middle School Wind Ensemble

Leigh Ann McClain, Director

The Colony, Texas, United Sates


Ictus International Music Competition would like to extend a special thank you to our official partner, Rec.Today for producing all of our interviews and performance videos. 



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