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 22, 23 and 25, 2015

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 in Greenfield Hall. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place: $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. Applications and detailed guidelines are available in the links below and in Room 305.

Deadline for applications: December 8, 2014

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.