Piano Concerto Competition Sign Up
Date: January 5, 2019
Time: between 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Location: Kretschmer’s Recital Hall, Aquinas College
Application Fee: $20
Awards: Winner receives $300 and the opportunity to perform their piece with the Grand
Rapids Youth Symphony at DeVos Performance Hall on March Concert.
Alternate receives $50 and performance if winner is unable.

Eligibility: Applicants..

o must have attained the age of 15 but not yet attained the age of 21 by January 1, 2019;
o must be between high school sophomore and college sophomore, inclusively, this school
must have a principal residence in these counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren.
may be attending college outside of these counties if residence is within these counties. (For example, a student from Kentwood who is attending UM Ann Arbor.)
OR may be attending college (up through sophomore year) at FSU, GVSU, WMU, GRCC, MCC, KVCC, Cornerstone University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Grace Bible College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College. (For example, a student from Canton, Michigan, who is attending Hope College.)

o may win this competition only once and must submit $20 application fee.
o There is no requirement for music club affiliation.
❖ Repertoire:
o Choice of the piece to perform is up to the contestant.
o Any work, or movement of a work, for piano and orchestra will qualify.
o The total playing time must not be less than eight or more than sixteen minutes in length.
o The work must be performed from memory.
❖ Accompaniment:
o Contestant must be accompanied at the competition.
o Applicants must provide their own accompanists.
❖ Audition Time Notification:
o Contestant will be notified of their audition time by December 15, 2018.
o Audition time will be randomly selected and are not negotiable.
o Contestant arriving after their audition time will be disqualified.
o A warm-up room will be provided 30 minutes prior to the audition time.
o The competition is open to the public.
❖ Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

For more information or to receive an application form please contact
Competition Coordinator at competitions@grys.org

or call the Youth Symphony office at (616) 842-6566
or visit online @ www.grys.org and click on Forms to download information.

Student Member 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 *
include area code - and it is where you can be reached in late December
Your answer
Competition Piece - Name *
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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 of Private Teacher *
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Accompianist Name Contestants are REQUIRED to have an accompanist *
first and last (this helps scheduling)
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Email of Accompanist *
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Time Preference *
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