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ANNUAL STUDENT CONCERTO COMPETITION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012. Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
The competition is open to students as classified below and who play any standard wind or string instrument including harp and guitar. Double concertos are also accepted, either on like or different instruments. See our repertoire list for suggested pieces and for ineligible pieces (works programed either last season or in 2012-2013). Works not on the repertoire list may still be eligible. If in doubt, e-mail us. We will need to know the instrumentation and the publisher of the orchestral material.
Junior Strings. Junior Brass/Woodwinds
This class is open to any pre-university student 18 years of age or under. Competitors perform one piece or one movement from a concerto. The winner in each Junior Class performs with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra in our Winners' Showcase concert and receives the Harry Koegler Memorial Prize of $100. Previous Junior Class Winners must enter the Open Class. Rehearsal(s) with the orchestra will be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, TBA, and you must be available for the dress rehearsal on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013. The Winners' Showcase concert is Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
Last Year's Winners
Junior Strings: Emma Neinrenken and Jasmine Lin, Violins
Junior Winds/Brass: Jayyne Kao, Bassoon
Open Strings. Open Brass/Woodwinds
This class is open to any full time university student (undergraduate or post graduate), previous Junior Class Winners and to pre-university students. Competitors perform a complete concerto. The winner in each Open Class performs with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra in our Winners' Showcase concert and receives a cash award of $500. Rehearsal(s) with the orchestra will be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, TBA, and you must be available for the dress rehearsal on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013. The Winners' Showcase concert is Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
Last Year's Winners
Open Strings: Ji-Ye Kim, Cello
Open Winds/Brass: Danielle Johannes, Oboe
Open Voice (New for the 2012 Competition)
This Class is open to any full time university student (undergraduate or post graduate). Competitors perform two contrasting arias in tempo from two different periods (baroque, classical, romantic) composed between 1650 and 1900. We have not made a repertoire list for Voice. Any arias already programed for the 2012-2013 season will not be accepted. Competitors are advised that the orchestra will not exceed our current makeup (see below). Most romantic period arias can be performed with a reduced orchestration, but it is up to the competitor not to submit a work which has prominent sections for instruments which are not part of our orchestra, such as harp or trombones. Vocal duets are also eligible. The winner performs with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra in our annual Winners' Showcase Concert and receives a cash award of $500. Rehearsal(s) with the orchestra will be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening TBA and you must be available for the dress rehearsal on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013. The Winners' Showcase Concert is Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
A Class may be cancelled if there is an insufficient number of entrants.
In selecting repertoire, you must keep in mind that we are a chamber orchestra. Any piece that exceeds the scoring of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 percussionist, keyboard and normal strings will not be accepted. Check our repertoire lists for suggested pieces. If you submit a piece which is not on our list you will be asked to supply us with additional information about it on the entry form. Be sure to note the ineligible pieces on our repertoire lists. These will not be accepted for the 2012 competition. The Open Class Concerto should be over 10 minutes in duration. Our repertoire lists contain pieces marked (J) which are under 10 minutes and are restricted to the Junior Class. Pieces marked (C) are by Canadian composers and can be obtained through the Canadian Music Centre.
Each competitor must have their own accompanist. We can supply you with the names of accompanists who are experienced in working our competition. Check the appropriate box on the entry form.
Competitors do not need to have their concerto memorized as the competition will be judged by a screened jury. Each competitor will receive written adjudications from each juror. The public is invited to attend our competition. Admission is $15 for a daily ticket. Competitors will receive two complimentary tickets. You may re-enter the hall after you have played.
Junior Class $35
Open Class $50
All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, October 19, 2012. A timetable will be mailed (not emailed) to you by November 5, 2012.
View the repertoire list