Competitions

Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition

Auditions are held each February by the department chairs of strings, piano, woodwind and voice; brass auditions alternate years with harp/percussion/guitar. 2012-13 is the later. Participants must have their entire concerto prepared by memory and bring their own accompanist. Winners are assigned concert dates for the next school year, performing with one of the school orchestras. Applications, guidelines and a list of concerti NOT permitted are available at Room 201.
Application

Artur Balsam Competition for Duos

March 24, 26 and 27, 2013

The Artur Balsam Competition for Duos takes place on alternate years in the Spring and includes preliminary and final rounds. Repertoire encompasses three complete sonatas from varying periods including one specified sonata for each type of instrument. The winning duos perform a recital the next night in Greenfield Hall. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place: $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. Applications and detailed guidelines will be available in Fall 2012 in Room 201 and on-line for the next competition taking place:

Deadline for applications: December 10, 2012

Guidelines
Application

Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Series

The Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition takes place each semester. Outstanding chamber groups are nominated to compete by their coaches. Members of the faculty judge the auditions and select the ensembles who will perform at the winners’ concert in Greenfield Hall. All groups that participate in the auditions may request judges’ comments after the competition date.

Outside Competitions

Students and alumni seeking information about regional, national, and international competitions sponsored by other organizations should visit the Center for Music Entrepreneurship.