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2018 Promising Young Artist Festival & Competition

Promising Young Artist Scholarship Competition
Sunday, February 11, 2018

La Sierra University | Hole Memorial Auditorium | 7 PM


The La Sierra University Department of Music invites all high school seniors (or equivalent home-school students) to participate in the 7th Promising Young Artist Scholarship Competition. Both instrumentalists and singers are invited to apply.

  • The first-place winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 scholarship to attend La Sierra University and a $500 stipend
  • The second-place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to attend La Sierra University and a $350 stipend
  • The third-place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend La Sierra University and a $150 stipend

Application/Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school senior (or equivalent home-school students)
  • The student must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her music instructor
  • The student must provide their accompanist; in extenuating circumstances, the university may provide an accompanist if arrangements are made in advance
  • Pre-recorded music accompaniment will not be accepted in lieu of an accompanist
  • The student must provide an original copy of his/her piece and three additional copies for adjudicators the day of the recital.
  • Applications, repertoire, and audition videos will be screened by Department of Music Faculty until JANUARY 16, 2018.
  • Participants selected to move onto the performance round and participate in the event on Sunday, February 11, will be notified no later than JANUARY 26, 2018
  • The total length of the video submission should not exceed 10 minutes.
  • It is suggested that the student chooses two contrasting works that display lyric and technical ability or one large work that contains both (please see Repertoire Guideline section of the application).
  • The total length of the performance piece at the recital on February 11th should not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Performers that exceed 10 minutes during the recital are subject to being interrupted by the event host mid-performance
  • Memorization is encouraged for the recital on February 11th
  • Complete applications including the $50 registration fee must be received no later than JANUARY 16, 2018.
  • Checks can be made out to Department of Music 4500 Riverwalk Parkway Riverside, CA 92515 - please write “Promising Young Artist” on the memo line.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted

Expectations

The top 3 prize-winners must abide by the following stipulations in order to fully redeem the amount/scholarship:

  • The student must be enrolled in at least ONE major ensemble and ONE chamber group each quarter.
  • The student must maintain a 3.2 GPA each quarter (must provide proof of GPA to the music dept. each quarter).
  • The student must take a minimum of 14 units each quarter.
  • The student must maintain good academic and citizenship standing.
  • Failure to abide by the agreed stipulations may lead to loss of their scholarship.
  • All scholarships must be coordinated with the student’s other financial aid awards and may be subject to adjustment.

For further information, please contact the Department of Music by email, music@lasierra.edu, or call the office at 951-785-2036.

 

Repertoire Guidelines

Vocal Applicants:

Applicants must be prepared to present three pieces in varying musical styles, in three different languages, one of which must be Italian:

    1. One Italian art song or aria 
    2. One art song in English
    3. One selection of the applicant’s choice sung in any language. It may be from Broadway theatre repertoire.

*All selections must be performed from memory.

String Applicants:
Violin:

  • Fast movement from a 19th or 20th-century concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita
  • One concert piece of applicant's choice

Viola:

  • One movement from any standard concerto (i.e. Walton, Bartok, Hindemith, Stamitz, Hoffmeister)
  • Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach solo suite (originally for cello)

Cello:

  • One movement from any standard concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach solo suite
  • One concert piece of applicant's choice

Double Bass:

  • Two contrasting movements from a Baroque sonata (i.e. Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Corelli)
  • One étude

Keyboard Applicants:

  • Bach, Prelude and Fugue, Toccatas, Fantasies, or selections from his suites (French, English, and Partitas)
  • A movement from a classical sonata
  • Your choice of repertoire from the Romantic or Contemporary period

*All selections must be performed from memory.

Wind & Percussion Applicants:
Winds:

  • Prepare two selections that are contrasting styles from different periods (personal compositions will not be accepted)

Percussion:

  • Prepare one selection demonstrating your technique and control on two of the following instruments that you play: snare drum, xylophone or marimba, timpani, and drum set.

*All selections must be performed from memory.

***Guidelines are subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns about the repertoire you plan to present please email MUSIC@LASIERRA.EDU.


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