Renew Your Membership For the 2022-23 Season!

Ross-Roberts Competition for High School Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Players

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Competition! Details regarding the 2023 Competition will be posted in September 2022.

Application and Video Submission Deadline

Virtual Competition

Our 2022 competition will be virtual due to the success of last year’s online competition. We are asking all participants to submit a video with their application to serve as their entry to be judged. Please see below for all video requirements and special instructions.

Winners will be announced no later than March 26, 2022.


A $35 non-refundable application fee is required by the deadline. Apply online using a credit card.


Students currently enrolled in grades 9 – 12 who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments and live within 50 miles of Washington, DC. First-place winners from previous years are ineligible.


Accompaniment and Repertoire

If you need it, we are happy to arrange for you to perform with our accompanist in a socially distant and safe setting and we will capture a recording for you. This recording session will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, timing dependent on how many students need to use this option. If you need to take advantage of this option, please email by February 5, 2022. We will then develop a schedule and email it to all participants. We only have space for a maximum of 10 students to record with our accompanist, so if you need this, please inform us as soon as possible.

Woodwind & Brass Requirements

Percussion Requirements

Video Requirements


John Hoven and Carole Falvo
Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion Competition Co-Chairs

2022 Winners

First Prize:

Second Prize:
Jackson Bernal (Alto Saxophone)

Third Prize:
Arturo Salvalaggio (Oboe) and Michael Wang (Clarinet)

Honorable Mentions:
Angela Shen (Clarinet)
Yunah Kwon (Oboe)