The Rising Star Young Artist Concerto Competition is for pre-college string players (violin, viola, cello or string bass) ages 12 - 19. Students enrolled full-time in a college or university are not eligible. Applicants must submit a preliminary round application and finalists will be selected on the basis of the taped audition. Finalists are then invited to compete in live auditions.
One movement, not to exceed 15 minutes, of any standard concerto for string instrument and orchestra. Please see Additional Information for repertoire restrictions. Competition performance must be from memory and with pianist.
Recordings for preliminary applications must be a live, unedited performance of the concerto selection with accompanist. Preliminary Round Audition deadline: December 1, 2019. Application form and recorded performance must be submitted by that date (See Additional Information).
The Final Round Live Competition will be held in the Shuck Recital Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University on January 12, 2020 from 1 — 4 pm. The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a performance with the Southeast Missouri Symphony on its March 10, 2020 subscription series concert in the Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. If the winner cannot perform on the concert date, he/she forfeits all awards. The second place winner will receive a $350 cash prize
Repertoire: One movement (not to exceed 15 minutes) of any standard concerto for violin, viola, cello, or string bass and orchestra. Repertoire restrictions: Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major and Bruch, Scottish Fantasy, are excluded this year from this competition due to programmatic considerations.
Recording can be submitted using one of the three following options:
Applicants will be notified of their status by December 15, 2019
The Final Round Live Competition will be held from 1 – 4 pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
Accompanist: Entrants will provide their own accompanist. Teachers may accompany their own students. A list of area accompanists will be provided upon request.
For more information, please contact the director of the Rising Star Competition: Dr. Sara Edgerton, Department of Music, Southeast Missouri State University: (573) 651-2140; email@example.com