GRYS Piano Concerto Competition Application 2019-2020
Audition Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: Between 9:00 a.m. and Noon
Location: Kretschmer Recital Hall, Aquinas College
Application Fee: $20 (payable by credit/debit card via PayPal)
Application Deadline: December 15, 2019
Awards: Winner receives $300 and the opportunity to perform in concert with the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony at DeVos Performance Hall on March 1, 2020.
Alternate receives $50 and the opportunity to perform if the winner is unavailable.

❖ ELIGIBILITY
Student pianists ages 15 to 21 are invited to compete.
Specifically, a contestant:
-- Must be at least age 15 but not yet age 21 by January 1, 2020.
-- Must be between a high school sophomore and a college sophomore, inclusively, in the current school year.
-- Must have a residence in one of the following Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, and Van Buren.
> May be attending college or university outside of these counties if the primary residence is in one of these counties.
OR
> May be attending college at any public or private college or university based in one of these counties (even if the primary residence is elsewhere).
-- May win this competition only once.
-- Must submit $20 application fee.
-- Note: There is no requirement for music club affiliation.

❖ REPERTOIRE
-- The choice of piece is up to the contestant, but it must be a work, or a movement of a work, for piano and orchestra.
-- The audition piece will be the piece performed if the contestant wins.
-- The piece's total playing time must be at least 8 minutes and not more than 16 minutes long.
-- The work must be performed from memory at the audition.

❖ ACCOMPANIMENT
-- Contestants must be accompanied at the audition.
-- Contestants must provide their own accompanist.

❖ AUDITION PROCESS
-- Contestants will be notified of their audition time by December 31, 2019.
-- Audition times are randomly selected and are not negotiable.
-- Contestants who arrive after their audition time will be disqualified.
-- A warm-up room will be provided 15 minutes before the audition time.
-- The competition is open to the public.

For more information, please contact the GRYS Piano Concerto Competition coordinator at competitions@grys.org
or call the GR Piano Competition Chairman, Mary Ellen Logan at Youth Symphony office at 616-682-5725.
Student Name *
First and last name
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School *
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Year in School *
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Email Address (only one) *
To receive results and other correspondence
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Phone Number *
Where you can be reached in late December (include area code)
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Competition Piece - Title *
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Competition Piece - Composer *
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Competition Piece - Movement *
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Name of Current Private Teacher *
First and last name
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Email Address of Private Teacher *
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Accompanist Name (contestants are REQUIRED to have an accompanist) *
First and last name (this helps with scheduling)
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Email of Address of Accompanist *
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