Fred Fox School of Music
2017-2018 Concerto Competition Rules
• Applicants must be UA students currently enrolled in music individual studies (MUSI), studying with members of the Fred Fox School of Music performance faculty or GTAs.
• Solo applicants may not have won the competition as a soloist in the immediately preceding academic year.
• Solo applicants may win once per degree program.
• Ensemble applicants may not have won in the preceding year as a member of an ensemble. Mixed ensembles must choose which area competition to enter.
• Students must submit a Concerto Competition Application available on-line from the UA Orchestras web site http:/orchestra.music.arizona.edu/concerto-competition.
• A completed application must be submitted to Dr. Cockrell for approval no later than Thursday October 26 at 1:00 PM. He will either approve or disapprove the application based on the feasibility of performing this work with the Arizona Symphony in February, taking into consideration the difficulty of accompaniment, orchestral forces available, length, and the cost and availability of orchestral materials. Due to budget constraints it is possible that a proposed work could be denied due to the cost of rental materials.
• The maximum length of the movement or piece to be performed is 15 minutes, unless specifically approved by Dr. Cockrell.
• Application forms will be returned to area competition coordinators by October 27. After that date, area competitions will proceed.
• Each area (Strings, Keyboard, Voice and Winds/Brass/Percussion) will hold its own competition, and may apply additional procedures, requirements or rules. Please check with the area coordinator.
• The individual areas will select the competition date(s) and arrange for judges.
• Student competitors will perform a solo work, a concerto or a movement from a concerto. Area competitions will be open to the public.
• Because of a shortened orchestral preparation period in January, rehearsals will likely begin in December. Therefore, area competitions should be completed by the Thanksgiving holiday.
• One winner and one runner-up per area will be selected by the judges.
Performances. Social obligation
• Area winners will perform only the movement(s) or work with which they competed in the President’s Concerts: Friday-Saturday February 2 and 3 at 7:30 in Crowder Hall. The dress rehearsal will be Friday February 2 from 2-4 PM.
• It is expected that all winners will attend, and perform at if asked, at the 2018 Annual Scholarship Luncheon where they will be honored by School of Music Advisory Board. The luncheon will be Sunday January 28, 2018 from 11:30 – 2:30 at the Arizona Inn.