Concerto Competition

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FIU Annual Concerto Competition

Our annual concerto competition has been going strong since 1996.

For more information, contact: FIU’s Orchestra Director, Javier Mendoza.

FIU Collegiate Division Information

Concerto Competition Application Deadline

  • The complete application must be submitted by December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 
  • Each applicant will be given an audition time slot by December 15, 2017 at 11:59 (EST).

Audition Date and General Information

  • Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 17 from 4pm-7pm. 
  • The Concerto Competition is open to instrumentalists and singers. Students, in consultation with their professor, should prepare one movement from a concerto or in the case of vocalists an aria or other vocal work. Participants are required to have an accompanist at the audition. Auditions will not be heard without an accompanist. The audition will consist of the performance of the selected repertoire. Students should bring three copies of a piano reduction of their piece for the audition panel. Auditions will not be heard without adjudicator copies.
  • Winners will be announced at around 7:15pm after the audition panel has had time to deliberate and rank the winners.
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High School Division Information

Concerto Competition Application Deadline

  • The complete application must be submitted by December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 
  • Each applicant will be given an audition time slot by December 15, 2017 at 11:59 (EST).

Audition Date and General Information

  • Auditions will take place on Thursday, January 18 from 4pm-7pm. 
  • The Concerto Competition is open to instrumentalists and singers in grades 9-12. Students should prepare one movement from a concerto or in the case of vocalists an aria or other vocal work. Participants are required to have an accompanist at the audition. Auditions will not be heard without an accompanist. The audition will consist of the performance of the selected repertoire. Students should bring three copies of a piano reduction of their piece for the audition panel. Auditions will not be heard without adjudicator copies.
  • Winners will be announced at around 7:15pm after the audition panel has had time to deliberate and rank the winners.
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Eligibility Requirements

The complete application must be submitted by December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 

Be available for scheduled rehearsals, preliminary rounds, and the FIU Concerto Competition Concert with the FIU Symphony Orchestra on March 2, 2018.

Students must arrange for their own accompanist.

There is a 10-minute maximum time limit for the preliminary audition round. The jury will select the material to be heard, and the student will be informed prior to the preliminary date.

During the final round, chosen finalists must play the entire movement.

All contestants must be prepared to perform at least forty-five (45) minutes before the assigned time.

Concerto Competition First Place winners from previous years are not eligible to enter the competition.

Alternates from previous years remain eligible.

Prizes

First place winners of both divisions have an opportunity to perform with the FIU Symphony Orchestra on March 2, 2018! 

The 1st place high school winner will be given a full scholarship to FIU!

Past Winners

Past Winners

 

 

School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center