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Guidelines for participation:

1) Candidates should choose one movement of a concerto for the competition. The concerto may be selected from any period of classical music. Before preparing a work for the Competition, please consult with the Music Director regarding the choice of concerto. Though it would be rare for a piece to be unfeasible, some particularly difficult works, or works that call for especially large or unusual instrumentation, may be unsuitable.

2) Auditions are to be performed with piano accompaniment (including piano concertos), and the accompanist should be arranged by the auditioner. A high quality piano will be available at the audition site. It is strongly recommended that auditioners arrange multiple rehearsals with their accompanist before the competition. SCCYS staff will be more than happy to help put students in touch with excellent accompanists upon request.

3)  Candidates in 2018 should submit an official entry form no later than Sunday, April 8, 2018. A schedule for auditions will be created and distributed to participants two weeks prior to the audition date.

2019 Competition

Dates coming soon.

2018 Competition

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1–3 p.m.
Where: Studio of Carol Panofsky, 131 Cave Gulch, Santa Cruz
How: Please fill out the registration form below. Bring it to Mr. Berman at rehearsal or email it to Operations Manager Gerry Mandel at gerry.mandel@sccys.org and she will pass it along to Mr. Berman.
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