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Hudson Valley Music Club Annual Student Awards Competition

THE HUDSON VALLEY MUSIC CLUB

ANNOUNCES THE 2018 STUDENT AWARDS competition

TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018
(snow date: March 11, 2018)

AT THE DOBBS FERRY WOMAN’S CLUB
54 CLINTON AVE., DOBBS FERRY, NY 10522

Four winners will be selected at the Hudson Valley Music Club Student Awards Competition. The winners will perform at a public concert sponsored by the Hudson Valley Music Club on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club.

Eligibility:

– High school students residing in or attending a school in Westchester County.
– Solo performers (instrumental and vocal) or chamber ensembles (including vocal groups) with up to six      musicians.

– A student may send in 2 applications, one as a solo performer and one as a member of a chamber ensemble. However, a student who was a previous winner in either category (regardless of instrument or group) is not eligible to audition again in the same category.

Audition requirements: 10 to 15 minutes in duration to include one work or several short works from the classical music repertoire. If selected as a winner, the student or group will perform the same program for the Hudson Valley Music Club Student Awards Concert. Please select a balanced program that will allow us to evaluate a performer’s musicality as well as technical ability.

Auditions:

– Auditions will be scheduled at 15-minute intervals.

– Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 20 applicants will be notified of an audition time after receipt of an application form and the application fee. Waitlisted applicants will also be notified.

Dates: February 3, 2018 Postmark deadline for application and fee

March 4, 2018 Auditions

(Snow date: March 11, 2018)

April 23, 2018 Awards Concert at 1:00 pm

Winners: Each winner will receive publicity and a cash award. The cash award for a chamber group will be the same as that for a soloist and will be shared equally by all members of the group.

Piano accompanist: If a piece has piano accompaniment, an accompanist must be provided by the student. Although the piano accompanist will not be judged, his/her playing will have an impact on the musical presentation of the student’s audition. Therefore, please give careful consideration to the choice of accompanist. The same accompanist must play at the Awards Concert.

 

Audition attire: Please come appropriately dressed for your audition. You should look professional, but be comfortable.

 

View past award-winning performances on Hudson Valley Music Club YouTube Channel.

 

For further information, contact Atsuko Sasamura, Student Awards Co-Chair [email protected]

 

 Visit the Hudson Valley Music Club on Facebook to obtain an application