10 December 2011

The first annual Utah Wind Symphony Student Concerto Competition

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The first annual Utah Wind Symphony Student Concerto Competition

Legacy Music Alliance and the Utah Wind Symphony are pleased to announce the first annual Utah Wind Symphony Student Concerto Competition for junior high, high school, and college musicians. Designed to enrich music education in our state, this event will give three of Utah's top student musicians the opportunity to perform a solo work with the UWS. Selected students who advance to the finals round will participate in a professional audition process, helping to prepare them for professional auditions, job interviews, and other critical moments in their lives. An event like this is only possible through UWS's partnership with Legacy Music Alliance.

Students will be selected through a competitive audition process, and three winners will be selected to perform with the Utah Wind Symphony in concert at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City on March 29, 2012. All students who participate will receive written feedback based on their recording. Additionally, students will be competing for the opportunity to win one of the following scholarships generously donated by Legacy Music Alliance:

  • Three $1,500 scholarships for collegiate division students
  • Three $1,500 scholarships for high school division students
  • Two $1,000 scholarships to junior high school division students

All woodwind, brass, and percussion students who currently reside in the state of Utah and are of junior high (grades 6 -9) high school (grades 10 -12), or college age (students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, no age limit) are eligible to compete.

Application Guidelines
  • Applicant must provide an unedited DVD video recording with piano accompaniment of the first or last movement of a work for their instrument from the approved repertoire list.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee is required. The fee will be waived for members of Legacy Music Alliance's moNET (Music Opportunity Network). Learn more about moNET at www.musicopportunitynetwork.org
  • Application form, recording, and non-refundable application fee (checks payable to Utah Wind Symphony) must be postmarked by January 3, 2012 and sent together in one packet to: UWS Concerto Competition Committee, 1498 North 125 East, Layton, UT 84041.
  • Applicants will be notified by January 21, 2012 regarding their selection as a finalist in the live audition.
  • Live auditions will be held before a selection committee at Summerhays Recital Hall on January 28, 2012. Finalists are required to provide their own accompanist for the audition.
  • The winners will be announced by January 30, 2012. The decision of the judges is final.
All scholarship winners must be present at the March 29, 2012 concert to receive their scholarship.

Important Dates

January 3, 2012 - Application packet postmarked

January 28, 2012 - Live audition for finalists held at Summerhays Music in Murray

March 29, 2012 - Top three winners will perform with the Utah Wind Symphony, and all scholarship winners will be presented with their awards.

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