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2023 Euphonium
Mock-Band E-Competition

Stars and Shipes is back for its fourth year running with a euphonium competition this Summer, 2023!

This website will list all of the information about the competition. Look for updates about the judging panel, due dates, competition procedures, registration information, prize information, and results!

For all competition questions and concerts, please contact us at 

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2023 Judging Panel


Matthew Shipes

The University of Georgia

Toby Furr

The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own"

Chris Leslie

The West Point Band

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Competition Guidelines

Preliminary Round Packet

Semi/Final Round Packet

Masterclass Schedule

Coming Soon!

Masterclass Archive

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Competition Prizes

First Place

$500 provided by S.E. Shires Company and a free private lesson

Second Place

$250 and a free private lesson

Third Place

A free private lesson

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Registration Fees

There are two sets of fees for entry into this competition, normal and late

All fees are payable through PayPal (link below) to

The Registration fees give you access to up to three rounds of competition, attendance to several masterclasses, and written feedback from our star panel of judges.

The normal fees are available until June 26, 2023.

  • $110 includes competition registration, masterclass attendance, and written feedback from all three judges.

  • $165 includes everything above as well as a live 1-hour video feedback session with the audition panel

The late fees are available after June 26, 2023, and will include everything listed above but for $135 and $190, respectively. 

In addition to everything listed above, all entrants will receive access to the Stars and Shipes Masterclass library, including masterclasses from Dr. Shipes and all of our guest artists since Summer 2021.

Those who wish to access the Masterclass library and attend the 2023 masterclasses without competing, may do so by registering as an auditor, and paying the $40 fee.  

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Registration Payment

You can pay via PayPal by clicking the button below, or sending payment to

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Competition Dates

Since this is an e-competition, there are more dates than usual. Please read all of the information carefully. All listed times for due dates are relative to your time zone. All dates are subject to change.

Preliminary Round Materials Due

July 17, 2023 @ 11:59 PM (Your Local Time)

Semi-Finalists and Semi-Final Round Excerpt Cuts Announced

July 21, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EDT

Semi-final Round Materials Due

July 24, 2023 @ 11:59 PM (Your Local Time)

Finalists and Final Round Excerpt Cuts Announced

July 26, 2023 @ 5:00 PM EDT

Final Round Materials Due

July 28, 2023 @ 11:59 PM (Your Local Time)

Winners Announced


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Stars and Shipes is sponsored by S.E. Shires Company! Visit them online at to learn more about their line of trumpets, trombones, euphoniums and accessories!

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