The Elite International Music Competition for the piano, strings, voice, and other musical instruments invite students who are dedicated to music to participate in the music competition.
The Winners' Recitals of the First and Seconds place honors will be held in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The Winners' Recitals of the Third place honors will be held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Caldwell University in New Jersey.
Ages: 6 through 22
Repertoire: One composition under six (6) minutes from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods from standard repertoire. One movement of Sonatina, Sonata, or Concerto is considered as one piece. Arrangements, simplified or modified editions, popular music, or non-classical music are not accepted. Repeats are not allowed. All repertoire must be performed from memory.
In-person auditions are scheduled for January 14, 2018 at University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 for applicants residing in Toronto.
Applications for the live auditions are accepted on their website by December 10, 2017. Applicants who are unable to attend the live audition may mail their video recordings in any medium by regular mail or e-mail their YouTube or other video sharing sites links to the video recordings by December 1, 2017. Edited video recordings (video shots that have been manipulated and rearranged in order to create a new work) are not accepted.
All the contestants are awarded Certificates of Achievement and numerous performers are also awarded cash prizes and trophies.
Students who have been qualified and have performed at the Elite International Music Competition's Winners' Recital at Carnegie Hall for 5 (five) consecutive years or more or at another music competition's Winners' Recitals held at Carnegie Hall over that period of time, are eligible to receive a Letter of Recommendation to be used for college applications.
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity please visit their website www.elitemusiccompetition.org.