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Young Artist Competition

 

Limestone College's Annual Young Artist Competition for vocalists and instrumentalists will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014. Cash awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Repertoire examples are provided below as well as other information regarding the competition. Participation in the competition will also serve as an audition into the music department, and those who place may also receive a scholarship to Limestone College.

Cash Awards

1st Place - $500.00
2nd Place - $300.00

3rd Place - $200.00

To register, scroll to the bottom of this page and complete the online application. The application deadline is March 21, 2014. We look forward to seeing you on our beautiful and historic campus, and hearing your performance.

Eligibility
Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 at the time of the competition are eligible. The student must provide the original score to the judges.

Required Repertoire

Wind and percussion instruments - any major concerto movement or solo work

Examples:

Flute - Mozart , Concerto in G Major
Oboe - Haydn, Concerto in C Major
Clarinet - Weber, Concerto
Bassoon - Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon
Alto Saxophone - Heiden, Sonata
Horn - Mozart, Concerto
Trumpet - Hummel, Concerto
Trombone - David, Concertino, Op. 4
Euphonium - Huchison, Sonatina
Tuba - Haddad, Suite for Tuba
Marimba - Creston, Concerto for Marimba

Keyboard:
Piano- a movement of any Beethoven Sonata or comparable work (memorization is required)

Organ- works of J.S. Bach (choose a Prelude and/or Fugue, or large Chorale Prelude), AND any work of the 19thcentury on or above the level of the Franck Cantabile or the Brahms Chorale Preludes (2 works total and all works are to be memorized)

Guitar:
Two contrasting pieces chosen from: the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th Century (memorization is required)

Voice:
One Italian song from the 16th to the 18th century, one English song (English or American) from the Elizabethan period through the 20th century, and one song to be selected by the participant and teacher from the Classical Repertoire (three works in all, memorization is required for all sections)

Accompanists Information

All performances must be accompanied, except for cases in which no accompaniment is indicated. Entrants are encouraged to bring their own accompanists. Limestone College staff accompanists will be provided for an additional fee of $30.00. An original copy (i.e., no photocopies) of the score with the tempi clearly indicated (metronome speeds), must be sent with the competition application, or upon completion of the online application. If your selection appears in an anthology, a copy of the score will be accepted by mail, but the original must arrive with the student on the day of the competition. The competition will not provide an accompanist for music received after the application deadline.

For further information about the competition, or about Limestone College in general, please contact:

Dr. Gena Poovey
Chair of the Department of Music
Limestone College
1115 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340
864-488-4509 (phone/fax)

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