Collegiate/Open Solo Divisions

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2020 Composition Contest Winning Embracing Uncertainty by Chris Prather

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Collegiate-Open Solo Division Repertoire List 2020

*If you have a piece you feel is appropriate that is not listed please contact us through email in the Contact tab above and the judges will be consulted.

Entrant Requirements:

  1. Entrants for the Collegiate/Open Division must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, masters, doctoral, performance certificate program, OR be no more that 32 years of age.

Round 1- Preliminary Round (Recorded) – 2 pieces: Any J.S. Bach Prelude or Gigue from the Cello Suites (12 options, you may also choose from the Gigues in the Solo Violin Partitas), and 1 piece from the list. (15-20 minutes max.)

Round 2- Semi-Final Round (Live)- 2 pieces: Any J.S. Bach Prelude or Gigue from the Cello Suites(12 options, you may also choose from the Gigues in the Solo Violin Partitas), and 1 piece from the list. (15-20 minutes max.) (May repeat from recorded round).

Round 3- Final Round- 2 Pieces: Composition Contest Compulsory Solo Work TBA February 1st after all submissions have been reviewed, and one piece of your choice that was not recorded or performed in the semi-final round.  (15-20 minutes max.)

PLEASE NOTE: Upon completing the initial registration form you will be sent an e-mail with a link where you may submit your audio recording through April 1st, 2020. Please do NOT delete this e-mail.

The first round requires the submission of an audio recording to be reviewed by the 2020 Audio Judge. Please make sure that your audio recording is of a high quality.

  • All files must be submitted in mp3 format through the website
  • Splicing of audio clips in strictly prohibited 
  • Total size of all files must not exceed 100mb
  • Name of file should consist only of letters, numbers, and dashes (please, no international characters)
  • Please use the name of the piece followed by the first and last name of the composer when you are naming the files!