Applications must be received by Monday, April 4, 2022 to be considered for the 2022 Solo Instrumental Competition. Once the application is received we will send you a file request link via email to upload your recordings and you will have until Friday, May 27, 2022 to submit your videos. Click here to complete the Application Form online or Download a printable application.
After your application is received, we will send you an email with a file request link to upload your video(s) to our secure Google Drive account (you will need a Gmail account to upload your submission, there is a file request that will be sent directly to you that will link you to the download prompt).
For your video audition, you should record two separate pieces (preferably by contrasting composers) from your classical music repertoire, no more than 5 minutes in total length (partial movements are acceptable). Prior to playing please state your name, grade and age, composer and title of the piece, you do not have to record the whole piece if it is longer than 5 minutes. A total of 10 minutes for the combined recordings and introduction will be fine but if you need you may record up to 15 minutes, total. We know how difficult this year has been for musicians everywhere; if you usually need an accompanist but due to the pandemic you have to make a solo video, please don't worry, we will take this into consideration.
The second round will be held live online on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 as part of the Music in the Vineyards 28th Annual Festival season.
Prizes will be awarded on August 13, 2022, during the live recital. Prizes will be mailed to the winners following the results.
Merit Award Criteria
- Applications will be accepted from Piano & Strings instrumentalists only, not vocalists.
- Applicant must be age 13-18 and a resident of California.
- Applicant must study classical music.
- Applicant cannot be a previous First Place Winner in a previous competition
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application, good luck.