Student Concerto Competition Rules

  1. The Concerto Competition is open to all students who either have their permanent residence in Ohio or attend an Ohio college, university or conservatory. Entrants are divided into categories by age/school enrollment at the time of audition: Junior Division, high school students and younger; and Senior Division, full-time undergraduate students age 24 and younger (as of January 21, 2024). Vocalists and instrumentalists will compete in the same divisions. Past first place winners may not compete again.
  2. The winners must be able to perform at a concert at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 9, 2025 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany. There is an optional performance at 11:30 am on Saturday, March 8, 2024. Winners must attend rehearsals. (Dates and times of rehearsals TBA). All rehearsals take place at the McCoy.
  3. The competition will be held in January 18, 2025 at Graves Piano and Organ, 5798 Karl Rd., Columbus, Ohio.
  4. Each applicant must provide their own accompanist. Instrumentalists should perform one movement from a concerto from the orchestral repertoire. The concerto can be any standard concerto movement, but the judges will only hear up to 12 minutes at the competition. Vocal performers should choose a piece from the vocal orchestral repertoire, including classical, Broadway, and opera. Students should not compete with any of the concertos that have been performed by NASO the previous two seasons:
    1. GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue (22-23)
    2. WEBER Concerto for Bassoon in F Major (22-23)
    3. DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, 3rd movement (23-24)
    4. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, 1st movement (23-24)
  5. You must provide one original score for the judges. Additional original scores are encouraged, but not required. Photocopies are not permitted.
  6. One movement only.
  7. No piano tutti passages during audition.
  8. You must perform with accompaniment and you must provide your own accompanist.
  9. Memorization is required.
  10. Your audition time will be sent via e-mail after the application deadline has passed. Please confirm your receipt of this e-mail.
  11. The application deadline is January 5, 2024. Applications must be submitted online.
  12. For questions, email the competition coordinator, Pavana Stetzik.

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