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Arizona Cello Society Competition 2020
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Arizona Cello Society

Cello Competition

Saturday, November 14, 2020

ONLINE Submission

The Arizona Cello Society is proud to once again present this year’s Cello Competition in conjunction with Arizona ASTA’s Cellobration. This year’s event will take place online, and submissions are due by Saturday, November 14th. We are delighted that we are able to host this event to promote and celebrate the high level of young talented cellists in Arizona. Our winners will be featured at the Cellobration Presentation on Saturday, November 21st.

Cash prizes

Division I:  

First Place – $450

Second Place – $300

Division II:  

First Place – $250

Second Place – $100

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

1. Participants must be enrolled in Cellobration 2020 and be a resident of Arizona.

2. The requirements for each division are:

Division I – Grades 9-12

Division II – Grade 8 and under

3. Repertoire is to be selected from the standard classical literature. Complete works or single movements from works are required of all entrants. (You only need to play one movement from a larger work)

4. Competitors will have a maximum of 10 minutes to perform and may make cuts, if needed.

5. Memorization is not required, but is strongly recommended.

6. For this year, we are asking that NO ONE performs with a pianist, so that we can maintain equity.

7. Please send, via email,  1 PDF copy of your performance piece with the measures numbered.

8. Video recordings are due for submission by Saturday, November 14th. Videos must be in a single take and unedited. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this.

9. Questions: please email tlandsc@asu.edu and azcellosociety@gmail.com

REGISTRATION DEADLINES: 

Arizona Cello Society, c/o Gail Rolland

1616 W Mountain View Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201

ENTRANCE FEE: Division I - $50; Division II - $25

COMPETITION CHAIR: Tom Landschoot, President, Arizona Cello Society tlandsc@asu.edu

COMPETITION VENUE: ONLINE SUBMISSION!

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Register for Cellobration at http://www.cellobrationaz.com or  https://astaaz.org (go to Events > Cellobration) by Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now OPEN!
  2. Check the box that says you are interested in the Competition.
  3. An email will be sent to you with the link to sign up for the competition on a Google form.
  4. Fill out and SUBMIT the Google form no later than Thursday, November 5, 2020 to REGISTER for the ACS Cello Competition. Submission details will be emailed upon completion of Google form Competition registration.*
  5. Send a check or money order made payable to: Arizona Cello Society.  
  1. Send check to: Arizona Cello Society, c/o Gail Rolland, 1616 W Mountain View Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201.
  2. Please postmark no later than Friday, November 6, 2020.
  1. SEND LINK of RECORDING (YouTube or Google Drive) and PDF of music, no later than November 14th, to: azcellosociety@gmail.com