Application - 2018 ASTA SF Solo Competition
ASTA San Francisco will hold the Youth and Junior Division Finals of its 2018 Solo Competition at the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley on May 6, 2018. The application period runs from February 5-April 1, 2018. Please note that there will be no Senior division this year.

1. For students of violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar and harp whose teachers are ASTA San Francisco members.
2. There are two age categories (age as of May 6, 2018):
Youth Division: through age 14 Junior Division: 15-18
3. Students who received cash awards in 2017 and any first place winners from previous years are not eligible to compete this year unless they have aged up into an older division.

1. Two works or movements of works from the standard literature are required: one from the Baroque or Classical period, and one from a contrasting period. A third piece may be included if the total duration of all three pieces does not exceed 15 minutes.
2. All music must be memorized at the live audition. Judges must be provided with a full original score of each work. No photocopies are allowed unless the music is in the public domain or they are digital copies with a purchase receipt.
3. Piano accompaniment is required where appropriate.

Preliminary Video Audition Requirements
1. Memorization is not required for the preliminary round.
2. Applicants must submit recordings of themselves playing each of their selected audition pieces in their entirety. There should be no breaks or edits in the recordings and the applicants must be visible during the whole performance.
3. Students need to provide a separate private or unlisted link for each video recording uploaded to YouTube when they fill out the online application.
4. Piano accompaniment is required where appropriate. Lengthy piano interludes may be cut.
5. Students who do not advance to the final round will be sent comments by the selection committee.

Application Deadline
We will begin accepting applications online this year starting Monday, February 5, 2018. The link will be sent out via email to all ASTA San Francisco members and can be accessed at The last day to submit applications and videos will be Sunday, April 1, 2018. The application fee is $55.

Awards and Winner’s Promotion
Judges may award special cash prizes up to $500 for each division. This award money may be given to a single winner or multiple winners at the judges’ discretion. Winners of ASTA San Francisco’s 2017 and 2018 Solo Competitions may be invited to participate in the CalASTA bi-annual State Competition in October 2018.
​​We reserve the right to cancel the competition if fewer than ​10 applicants per division apply.
Contact: Danielle Charboneau at

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Student Information
Student's Name *
Sample: Tommaso Tremolo
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Student's Age *
As of May 21, 2017
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Instrument *
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Student's Address *
Street Address, City, Zip
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Student's Phone Number *
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Student or Parent's Email Address *
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Teacher's Information
Teacher's Name *
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Teacher's ASTA Membership Number *
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Teacher's Phone Number *
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Teacher's Email Address *
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Accompanist's Information
Accompanist's Name *
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Accompanist's Phone Number *
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Accompanist's Email *
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Repertoire Selections
First Piece - Composer *
Format Sample: J.S. Bach
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First Piece - Title *
Format sample: Concerto in A minor
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First Piece - Movement
Format sample: iii. Allegro assai
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First Piece - Duration *
Format sample: 6:30
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Second Piece - Composer *
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Second Piece - Title *
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Second Piece - Movement
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Second Piece - Duration *
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Third Piece - Composer (Optional)
A third piece may be included if the total duration of all three pieces does not exceed 15 minutes.
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Third Piece - Title
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Third Piece - Movement
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Third Piece - Duration
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Video Links
Link to Video of First Piece *
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Link to Video of Second Piece *
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Link to Video of Third Piece
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Application Fee - $55
Once you submit this registration form, you will need to mail a check in the amount of $55, payable to "San Francisco ASTA/NSOA" to Danielle Charboneau, 584 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, 94611. Please be sure to put the student's name in the memo line. Your application will not be considered complete until payment is received.
Photo Release *
Do you grant permission to the San Francisco/Bay Area Section of the American String Teachers Association, California Chapter, Inc., (ASTA San Francisco), the right to publish photographs of your child, without compensation or approval rights, for use in both printed materials and publications on the Internet created for the purpose of promoting the activities of ASTA? By granting permission I release ASTA San Francisco and the organizers of the following event: ASTA San Francisco Solo Competition, 6 May 2018 at the Crowden Music Center from any and all claims, actions and liability for damages, losses or expenses of any sort which may arise in connection with the use of these likenesses.
Thank you for your interest in ASTA San Francisco's 2018 Solo Competition. Good Luck!
Please contact Danielle Charboneau at with any questions.
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