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

Additional requirements:

       March 6, 2021 - for 2021 there is a virtual showdown performance via Zoom

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

Awards:

       $1000/$500 cash prize

Starlight Young Artist Competition

Eligibility requirements:

       up to 12th grade

Deadline: 

       application deadline is early December

Additional requirements:

       audition early January with accompaniment

       repertoire must have orchestral accompaniment 

       less than 15 minutes of material

Awards:

       performances with orchestra in mid March

       scholarship

Young Texas Artists

Eligibility requirements: 

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

       open to international applicants

Deadline:

       application deadline is in late December

       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, performance mid March near Houston

Austin Civic Orchestra – Pearl Amster Chamber Music Program

Eligibility requirements: 

       ages 14-18 rotating between string, wind, brass or percussion ensemble each year

Deadline:

       nomination deadline early January

Additional requirements:

       audition mid January

Awards:

      residency with ACO for 1 month

       performances with ACO late March

       scholarship

Asian American Cultural Center Young Musicians Festival

Eligibility requirements: 

       ages 5-18 for piano, strings, chamber music

Deadline:

       application deadline is late January

Additional requirements:

      Competition takes place on even numbered years only

       audition late March with accompaniment

       less than 10 minutes of material

       audition must be performed by memory

Awards:

       performance in late May

       scholarship

Wednesday Morning Music Club

Eligibility requirements:

       grades 9-12 for instrumental, vocal

Deadline:

       application deadline is mid February

Additional requirements:

       three contrasting memorized solos with accompaniment

       less than10 minutes of material

Awards: 

       cash 

       performance mid May

 

Blackerby Young Artists Competition

Eligibility requirements: 

       ages 11-18 for violin, viola, cello

Deadline:

       application deadline is March 1

Additional requirements:

       1-2 minute video of preselected repertoire (no accompaniment)

       essay from prompt

       final round is in a concert setting and must be accompanied

Awards:

       one of the following: new bow, TSU summer camp tuition, $100 gift card

       free lesson with a judge