Concerto Competition - Fall 2012
The Concerto Concert with the UConn Symphony will take place on Thursday December 6th, 2012. Should a selected work involve the Wind Ensemble, additional details will be arranged and communicated. Two undergraduate soloists and one graduate soloist will be selected.
The Competition for soloists will take place on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2012, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., in von der Mehden Recital Hall.
Entry forms and Concerto Competition rules are available outside the Music Department Office.
2012 Concerto Competition Rules
- The Competition is open to any UConn junior, senior, or graduate student in any music degree program at UConn, who is registered for applied study (Music 1221, 1222, 3222, 5323) during Fall Semester 2012.
- Any person who has won the Competition in previous years is ineligible.
- Entry forms are downloadable here. The signatures of the entrant, applied teacher, accompanist, and conductor are required on the entry form. The entrant must return the completed form, with all signatures, to the Music Department Office no later than Friday, September 28, 2012. Entries in excess of the first eighteen (18) may be rejected. Time slots will be assigned by Friday, October 5th, 2012 and communicated to all applicants and accompanists.
- Entrants’ selected works shall be at least ten (10) and no longer than fifteen (15) minutes. Singers may select two shorter pieces in order to meet the minimum time limit.
- The maximum audition time in the Competition is eight (8) minutes. Entrants should select for the audition a representation from the entire work(s) that best represent both their abilities and significant features of the music to be performed.
- Any work for soloist and orchestra or wind ensemble is acceptable for performance. Suitable genres include arias, songs, concerti, concertini, etc. Budget and time constraints may render some works unsuitable. Mr. Felder and Dr. Renshaw will be the sole judges of suitability. Potential competitors are advised to consult with the conducting staff (solo works with orchestra - Mr. Felder, solo works with wind ensemble - Dr. Renshaw) before committing to a work.
- The music must be memorized for the performance and should be for the competition. The memorization requirement can be waived only if the work is relatively new and the student has approval from both his/her studio teacher and the conductor (refer to item #6).
- Any contestant who is unable to attend the Competition for any reason will be disqualified. No make-ups are allowed.
- Students must provide two copies of their musical selection for jury members (originals and not photocopies).
- The competition will be open to the public.
- The Conducting Staff may be present at the Competition, but will not adjudicate. The Competition jury will consist of noted musicians from outside the University faculty. They may make written comments, in addition to determining a numerical score for each contestant. No national standard is assumed in the design of the numerical scoring system. It serves strictly as an aid to the judges in ranking the contestants. Judges’ comments will be given to applied teachers to discuss with applicants in a manner they consider appropriate.
- The results of the Competition will be announced by a representative of the jury immediately after the competition and posted promptly.