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2016 Promising Young Artist Scholarship Competition Application

19 Jul 2015 by In Past Events

Promising Young Artist Scholarship Competition
Sunday, March 13, 2016 | La Sierra University | Hole Memorial Auditorium | 6PM
The La Sierra University Department of Music invites all high school juniors and seniors (or equivalent home-school students) to participate in the 5th 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

  • Student must be a high school junior or senior (or equivalent home-school students). Juniors qualify for third prize only, but can participate again in their senior year.
  • 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
  • Student must provide an original copy of his/her piece and three additional copies for adjudicators.
  • Student must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her music instructor.
    • Applications, repertoire, and audition videos will be screened starting FEBRUARY 1, 2016 until FEBRUARY 8, 2016. It is suggested that the student choose two contrasting works that display lyric and technical ability or one large work that contains both (please see Repertoire Guideline section of the application). If there is a concern about your piece(s), we will notify you byFebruary 15, 2016 to make adjustments and the final decision about participating in the performance.
  • Total length of audition not to exceed 15 minutes. Total length of the performance on March 13 should not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Memorization not required.
    • Complete applications including the $50 registration fee must be received no later than FEBRUARY 8, 2016. 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 or 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:
  • Student must be enrolled in at least ONE major ensemble and ONE chamber group each quarter.
  • Student must maintain a 3.2 GPA each quarter (must provide proof of GPA to the music dept. each quarter).
  • Student must take a minimum of 14 units each quarter.
  • 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 musical compositions:

  1. One Italian art song or aria from 18th century or before.
  2. One art song in English
  3. One selection of the applicant’s choice. 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 contact the Dept. of Music to connect with the area director.