2020 Online Competition

Application and Video Submission Deadline: Extended to May 25, 2020.


  • One selection of your choice is required. (One movement of a Sonata or other larger works like a Partita or Suite will be considered as one selection.)
  • A second contrasting composition from a different time period is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. (A contrasting movement from a single work, e.g. Sonata / Partita / Suite is acceptable.)
  • No minimum or maximum time limit for submission.
  • Memorization is required.

For instruments including strings, wind, voice: due to the current situation, applicants are not required to have an accompanist.

Applicants will be separated into divisions by their age as of April 1:
– Ages 5-8
– Ages 9-12
– Ages 13-15
– Ages 16-19
– Ages 20-24

Five first place winners of the Competition will be selected to perform in the 2021 Elite International Music Competition winners’ recital to be held at Carnegie Hall.

The application page contains additional details.

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