2022 Performance Competition Info

About

  • This competition is an opportunity for recognition and sharing of exceptional musical talents in an invigorating and supportive environment.
  • Performance categories by age and instrument.
  • Video submission or live audition.
  • Live winners’ recital.

Eligibility

  • Open to all ages and instruments, including voice and piano duet.
  • Please review the complete 2022 Performance Competition Rules prior to applying.
  • Participation via video recording or live auditions. 
  • Duet submissions are accepted; student-teacher duets are also encouraged. 
  • Memorization is required.

Deadlines and Dates

  • Application deadline: May 7, 2022
  • Video submission deadline: May 7, 2022 (with application, unless registering for live audition) 
  • Live auditions: May 15, 2022 at West Parish Church in Andover, MA
  • Results will be announced via email by May 18, 2022.

Fees

  • Application Fees:
    • Solo Performance: $75.
    • Duet Performance: $100.
  • Winners’ Recital Fee: $85 (solo and duet).

Awards and Prizes

  • The Jury will award First, Second, and Third Place based on points scored. (Multiple may be awarded.)
  • All contestants will receive an Award Certificate or Certificate of Participation and judges’ comments from professional musicians.  
  • The Jury’s Choice Award of $200 will be awarded to the best overall performer.
  • Prize for best performance of a Prelude and Fugue by Bach: $50
  • Prize for best performance of a Classical Sonata: $50
  • Prize for best performance of a Romantic Piece: $50
  • Prize for best performance of a Piece by an Impressionist Composer: $50
  • Prize for best performance of a Contemporary Piece: $50
  • *The Jury reserves the right to award more than one of the same prize or not award a prize at all.

Winners' Recital

  • 1st and 2nd place winners will be invited to perform in a live winners’ recital on May 29, 2022 at West Parish Church in Andover, MA. 
  • Recital performance fee applies; free admission.
  • Optional inclusion in a YouTube recital.