Webster University Concerto/Aria Competition announcement

by Jeffrey Carter




JANUARY 16, 2016

  • Winner(s) will perform with the Webster University Chamber Orchestra on April 17, 2016.
  • Competition is open to currently enrolled full-time graduate or undergraduate students at Webster University. All competitors must be currently studying with Webster University Department of Music Faculty.
  • One instrumental winner and one vocal winner will be selected.  The jury consists of external evaluators.
  • Instrumental competitors must perform one movement from a standard concerto or an orchestrated solo concert piece. All works must be set for a standard orchestral instruments (String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Piano or Guitar). All repertoire must be approved in advance by the conductor of the Webster University Chamber Orchestra.
  • Aria competitors must perform an aria or an orchestrated art song not to exceed 8 minutes in length. All repertoire must be approved in advance by the conductor of the Webster University Chamber Orchestra.
  • All competitors MUST perform with an accompanist. Competitors are responsible to provide their own accompanist.
  • The competition will take place on January 16, 2016 in the Recital Hall in Thompson Music Building at Webster University.
  • All applications must be received by 12:00 Noon on December 10, 2015. The electronic application form is located below.
  • A competition schedule will be e-mailed to participants and posted by December 22, 2015.
  • The competition reserves the right to declare no winner in a given category, if an appropriate candidate is not determined.

DEADLINE: To enter, complete the electronic application form no later than 4.30 P.M., December 10, 2015.  The email time-stamp will serve as the official delivery time.

DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO pauldavis34@webster.edu or call 314-968-7040.  Dr. Davis should also approve your literature before you submit the form, so check with him within the next few days.  A simple email saying “Here’s what I intend to perform.  Is this acceptable?” is all you need to do.