Additional Considerations

  • Teachers should remind students to bring music for the judges to the audition, no photocopies.
  • All auditions are open.  Electronic devices must be turned completely off except in the case of recording a performance. Videotaping is permitted.  If a cell phone is used to videotape, the phone must be on silent mode.  Once the door to the hall is closed, no one else will be allowed to enter.
  • The judges will have the following information about each student: age, grade, audition entry level, the compositions to be performed and time length for each piece.
  • The judges will stop a student before a piece is over if the performance exceeds the time limit. Teachers should prepare students for this possibility
  • The presentation of awards is at the sole discretion of the judges.
  • The judges may present an additional “floating” award to a deserving student at either the Intermediate or High School levels.
  • Winners will be ineligible to audition at the same level the very next year, but can enter at that level again in two years.
  • Winners may audition at a higher level the next year.
  • If a student cancels his/her performance and does not play for the judges, the repertoire prepared could be used in future auditions.
  • Monetary awards are given to support and recognize outstanding musical achievement.

•Note: Only teachers of the award-winning and honorable mention students will be notified (by phone) the afternoon/evening of the competition.