Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition

Carmine Caruso was one of the world’s greatest brass teachers. It is to this man and his work that the 2015 Carmine Caruso 
International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition 
is dedicated.

Event Schedule

Competition Poster

Saturday September 19, 2015

Ingrid Jensen master class on the teachings of Carmine Caruso

Competition Finals, with finalists:

Zubin Edalji

Max Goldschmid

Aidan Lombard

Hermon Mehari

Joshua Shpak

Gala Concert featuring judges Bobby Shew, Clay Jenkins, and Ingrid Jensen, the 5 finalists Zubin Edalji, Max Goldschmid, Aidan Lombard, Hermon Mehari, & Joshua Shpak, and the Sam Houston All Star Big Band led by Aric Schneller

*All events are free and open to the public. .


Refunds and Cancelations:

Please note the $75 registration fee required for initial registration is non-refundable.  If it is determined your camper will not be able to attend, please contact Kelli Irwin at and she will work with accounting to process a refund for payments made over the initial registration fee of $75.00. All refunds are processed upon the conclusion of summer camps and are issued in the form of a university check which will be mailed to the address listed on your camper’s registration. Refunds take approximately 3 to 4 weeks for processing. For questions concerning refunds or refund status, please contact Phyllis Finley at Thank you.


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Medical Release

Each camper must have a Medical Release Form, which can be found on the SHSU camps website. The medical release form can be emailed to or brought with you to registration. Front and back copies of the camper’s insurance card are required if the camper is insured.

School of Music
Sam Houston State University
1751 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-1360

A Member of the Texas State University System