Area Competitions

Please note that some of these events may be cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit each organization for further details.

Coltman Chamber Music Competition

Eligibility requirements:

       Junior Division - under 18

       Senior Division - age 18–30

Deadline: 

       application deadline is February 1  [February 1, 2022]

Additional requirements:

       March 26 & 27, 2022 semifinal and final rounds at UT Austin Butler School of Music

       This competition is open to anyone living or studying in the US

Awards:

       $1000/$500 cash prize

       Performance opportunities including a live broadcast on KMFA 89.5

Wednesday Morning Music Club

Eligibility requirements:

       grades 9–12 for instrumental, vocal

Deadline:

       application deadline is mid February [February 18, 2022]

Additional requirements:

       three memorized solos in contrasting style with accompaniment

       less than10 minutes of material

Awards: 

       cash: $1600-2200

       performance [May 18, 2022 at 11am.]

 

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition

Eligibility requirements:

ages 8–18 for violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano.

open to current residents or students in the states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas 

Deadline:

       application deadline is mid March [March 11, 2022]

Additional requirements:

       complete standard concerto (all movements)

       solo work of contrasting style

Awards: 

       scholarships in the amounts of $250–$5,000

       first place winner is also awarded the opportunity to perform with the DSO 

 

Young Texas Artists

Eligibility requirements: 

       ages18–32 for voice, piano, strings, wind/brass/perc/harp/guitar

Deadline:

       application deadline is in late December [December 31, 2021]

       must include a CV and headshot

Additional requirements:

       repertoire: complete concerto, movement of solo Bach by memory

       Finals 12 minutes

       formal attire required

Awards:

       cash: $5000, $3000