How to Apply

Application

Submit an application form via online 

 

If you are unable to attend a live audition, you may send us a video file (mov, avi, mp4) or youtube link. After submitting a complete application form you will be invited to play at the live audition. Individual times will be notified two weeks prior to the audition date.

Rules and Regulations

 

Application

  • When applying for more than one competition, category or instrument, each requires a separate application form and fee.

  • It is your responsibility to check the deadlines for application forms and Video file (mov, avi, mp4) /YouTube link submissions.

  • Applications or submissions will not be accepted after deadline.

  • The age is determined by the day of the audition.

  • All fees are non refundable.

 

Audition

  • Bring one original copy of your music.

  • Time limitation is 10 minutes for both audition and performance. Due to time constraints, contestants may be asked to stop at any time.

  • Contestants should arrive 15 minutes before the audition time. Please do not be earlier than 15 minutes due to lack of warm-up space.

 

Recital

  • No recital fee for the 1st place winners but mandatory Live Performance Copyright Fee will be required ($100). 

  • Recital fee for 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Winners is $280.

  • Rehearsal schedules with CNJ orchestra for the concerto competition winners will be announced individually through e-mail.

  • There is NO CHANGING of piece from the live audition/Video file/YouTube to the recital(s) under any circumstances.

  • Any form of recording is prohibited at both venues, Merkin Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium. Copyright © 2020 by Camerata New Jersey. All rights reserved. Photos and videos are protected by copyright and distributed under licenses restricting copying, distribution and decompilation.

  • Performance time limit is 10 minutes. There is an extended performance time fee of $100 per minute.

 

Repertoire Requirements

 

Concerto

  • One movement only (for audition & recital).

  • All auditions must be performed from memory with no exception.

  • Repertoire must gain approval from us. Please contact before apply.

  • There is NO CHANGING of piece from the live audition/Video file/YouTube to the recital(s) under any circumstances.

 

Solo

  • No arranged music.

  • Applicant may choose one piece from the standard repertoire (baroque, classical, romantic or contemporary) for the live audition or Video file/YouTube.

  • One movement of a sonata could be accepted as one piece.

  • All auditions must be performed from memory with the exception of contemporary pieces (post 1960 - present), chamber music and sonata pieces (except piano sonata)

  • No repeats should be taken at either audition or recital.

  • There is NO CHANGING of piece from the live audition/Video file/YouTube to the recital(s) under any circumstances.

 

Ensemble

  • Ensemble category: Limit of 8 people per group.

  • Concerto two or more category: Limit of 4 people per group.

  • There is NO CHANGING of piece from the live audition/Video file/YouTube to the recital(s) under any circumstances.

 

Accompanist

  • Participants must bring their own accompanist for both audition and recital.

  • A hire list of local accompanists will be provided via e-mail once requested.

 

Travel Expenses

  • Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

 

Awards

Prizes

  • The following cash prizes are awarded to three individuals/ensembles within the entire competition.

    Grand Prize        $2,000

    Gold Prize          $1,000

    Silver Prize         $500

  • All 1st place Winners of all categories will receive certificates, medals and $100 NV Recording Studio Prize.

  • 1st place Winners from the Concerto Competition will have the opportunity to perform with the CNJ orchestra at Winners recital at Merkin Hall in NYC.

  • 1st place Winners from the Solo and Ensemble Competition will have the opportunity to perform at Winners recital at Merkin Hall in NYC.

  • 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Winners will receive certificates and have the opportunity to perform at Winners recital at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in NYC.

  • 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Winners from the Concerto Competition will perform with their own piano accompanist at winners' recital at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in NYC.

Certificates will be awarded after the winners' recitals and will not be awarded and/or mailed to winners that do not perform at the recital.

Winners Recitals

1st place Winners Recital - on FEBRUARY 16, 2020 at 6:30PM

 

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City

129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036
(212) 501-3330

 

  • There is NO RECITAL FEE for all 1st place Winners but mandatory Live Performance Copyright Fee will be required ($100). 

  • Rehearsal schedules with CNJ orchestra for the concerto competition winners will be announced individually through e-mail.

2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mention Winners Recital – MARCH 7, 2020 at 6 PM

  • Recital fee for 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Winners is $280.

 

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York City

111 Amsterdam Ave. (between 64th & 65th Street) 

Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
(212) 875-5456

Grand Prize YouTube voting!

To determine the Grand, Gold and Silver Prize winners:

  • Each performance of the 1st place winners at the Winners Recital will be video recorded and uploaded on FEBRUARY 20, 2020 to our YouTube channel.

  • The online YouTube voting will then last for one week (FEBRUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 27). All voting will take place on our competition website.

  • The final winners will be determined with 70% of the judges' score from the audition and 30% of the YouTube "like" counts and on site audience votes.

  • Final results will be announced through our website on FEBRUARY 29, 2020

 

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