Benefits of entering competitions! 

Competitions are a great opportunity for students to work towards a goal of high musicianship and experience how hard work and dedication pays off! They can learn from the process of memorization, working months toward one deadline, and focusing on a piece beyond the usual time to truly master it. 

Satori Strings Contest 

  • http://www.satoricm.net/

  • Date- Usually second weekend in July

  • Entry Fees around $45

  • Multiple categories based on instrument, age, length of playing, composer and competitiveness allow for fair competition

SoCal Philharmonic Young Artist Competition

  • http://www.socalphil.org/

  • Applications usually announced via PDF on their website

  • Performance with Orchestra in March

  • Location- Orange County

  • 3 categories, the repertoire is a concerto

MTAC Competitions- VOCE

Southwestern Youth Music Festival (SYMF)

  • http://www.symf.org/

  • The application usually announced via email 

  • Location- CSU Long Beach

  • Multiple categories are available similar to Satori Strings Contest!

 

Golden classical Music awards

Manhattan Competition