Music in the Vineyards - Chamber Music Festival - Wine Country, Napa Valley
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August 2 - 23, 2020
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Tour 2020


2020 Solo Instrumental Competition

Have you been playing one of the following instruments and striving to achieve the highest musical standard?

•Violin• •Viola• •Cello• •Bass• •Flute• •Oboe• •Clarinet• •Bassoon• •Horn• •Trumpet• •Trombone• •Piano•

Join us for our annual competition on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center to compete for one of these fabulous prizes:

1st place – $1,000     2nd place – $750       3rd place – $500

In addition, all three winners will perform in a recital on Saturday, August 1, 2020 as part of the Music in the Vineyards 26th Annual Festival season.

General Guidelines

You will be asked to perform two pieces by contrasting composers from the classical music repertoire, each 2–5 minutes in length. You will also be required to attend the reception immediately following the competition where the winners will be announced and comments will be distributed.

Prizes will be awarded on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 following a short performance by each of the winners. You MUST be present at this recital to receive your award.

Merit Award Criteria

  • Applications will be accepted from instrumentalists only, not vocalists.
  • Applicant must be in grades ten, eleven or twelve and a resident of California.
  • Applicant must study classical music.
  • Applicant cannot be a previous First Place Winner in the previous competition
  • A $10 fee is payable upon submission of application. This can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

All applications must be submitted by Monday, March 2, 2020



Apply Online PDF Application FormPay $10 Fee

Apply online or download the application and submit by Monday, March 2, 2020


Congratulations to the winners from the 6th Annual Competition!

 They are, from left to right: Angela Gigi Tsang, Piano, 2nd place, Devon Bolt, Flute, 3rd Place, and Lauren Kim, Violin, 1st Place

Our sixth annual competition took place Saturday, March 9, 2019. The winners will perform in a concert on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00pm at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center as part of the 25th Anniversary Festival. This performance is open to the public and complimentary as part of our community outreach program. The address is 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558.