PLACE Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
TIME Participants will be scheduled for rehearsal times and will be notified by e-mail. Following drawing for performance order, the competition begins at 1 PM.
ELIGIBILITY Students currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Cornell University.
REPERTOIRE One movement of a concerto with cadenza or piece of similar caliber for solo instrument + orchestra, not to exceed 15 minutes. Performance must be from memory with the exception of works written after 1930, and played with piano accompaniment. Also this year students are encouraged to explore repertoire by women composers. The Director of Orchestras reserves the right to exercise discretion upon receiving the application. All participants are encouraged to explore concerto by women composers this year.
ACCOMPANIST The department will provide an official accompanist. You will get one 40 minute rehearsal before the official dress rehearsal on Saturday December 8, You will get a 40 minute slot]. On the day of the performance you will have 20 minutes. If you are selected for the final round, the accompanist will accompany you in the final round. anything above that you must compensate the accompanist. Please do not schedule extra sessions in Barnes Hall, If you do that will cause disqualification.
AWARD One winner will perform with the Cornell University Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 9, 2019 (3 pm concert).
APPLICATION Non-refundable entry fee of $20 must accompany the application form and be postmarked no later than 4:00 PM, Friday November 30, 2018. Make check payable to Cornell Music Department, and send to 101 Lincoln Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853. Finalists will be notified by e-mail by Monday, December 3, 2018, and will audition on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Barnes Hall, Ithaca, NY. The final round will be in Barnes Hall on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
All Participants must submit a short (100 word - strict) biography and a jpeg photo of themselves as part of the application. Please email this bio and photo to Timna Mayer (Timnamay@hotmail.de) by the given deadline. No other forms will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
ADDITIONAL On the date of the competition, each soloist will provide the judges with at least one copy of the score. Afternoon round will be open to the public.Winners must be available to perform with the Cornell University Symphony on March 9, 2019, at Bailey Hall. Winners will perform the same concerto movement in competition and orchestral appearance.The decision of judges will be final. • Application permits recording of competition and possible broadcast.