Eligibility1. 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.
RepertoireTwo 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 Requirements1. 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 DeadlineWe 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 www.calasta.org/sf.php. 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 PromotionJudges 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.calasta.org/sf.php for more information.