Application - 2019 CalASTA San Francisco Solo Competition
The San Francisco Section of CalASTA will hold the Youth and Junior Division Finals of its 2019 Solo Competition at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday morning, April 27, 2019. The application period runs from February 4 - March 31, 2019. Due to space and time constraints these final exams will not be open to the public and written comments will only be available from the judges for the finalists.

1. For students of violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar and harp whose teachers are CalASTA SF members.
2. There are two age categories (age as of April 27, 2019): Novice Div: through age 14, Junior Div.: 15-18.
3. Students who received cash awards in 2018 and any first place winners from previous years are not eligible to compete this year unless they have aged up into an older division.

Two works or movements of works from the standard literature are required: one from the Baroque or Classical period, and the other from a contrasting period. A third piece may also be included but is not required. This year there are no time limits. All music must be memorized at the live audition. Judges may opt to only hear portions of the works prepared and must be provided with a full original score of each work. Piano accompaniment is required where appropriate.

Preliminary Video Audition Requirements
1. 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. Memorization is not required for the preliminary round.
2. Students need to provide a separate private or unlisted link for each video recording uploaded to YouTube when they fill out the online application.
3. Piano accompaniment is required where appropriate. Lengthy piano interludes may be cut.

Application Deadline
We will begin accepting applications online this year starting Monday, February 4, 2019. 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, March 31, 2019. The application fee is $55. To complete the application process please send a check in the amount of $55 payable to "San Francisco ASTA/NSOA" to Cybele D'Ambrosio, 683 Vincente Ave., Berkeley, Ca 94707 and write the student's name in the memo line.

Awards and Winner’s Promotion
Judges may award special cash prizes up to $600 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 2019 and 2020 Solo Competitions may be invited to participate in the CalASTA bi-annual State Competition in October 2020.
​​We reserve the right to cancel the competition or combine the two if fewer than ​10 applicants per division apply. Contact: Cybele D’Ambrosio at or visit for more information.

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Student Information
Student's Name *
Sample: Tommaso Tremolo
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Student's Age *
As of April 27, 2019
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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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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)
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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 Cybele D'Ambrosio, 683 Vincente Ave., Berkeley, Ca 94707. 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., (CalASTA 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 CalASTA San Francisco and the organizers of the following event: CalASTA San Francisco Solo Competition, 27 April 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1501 Walnut Street, Berkeley 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 CalASTA San Francisco's 2019 Solo Competition. Good Luck!
Please contact Cybele D'Ambrosio at with any questions.
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