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20-21 Peabody Competitions

Plans for the 20-21 Competitions are in progress, please check back at a later date for more information.

For questions about Peabody competitions, contact Anna Harris at aharr169@jhu.edu or 667-208-6627

Vocal Studies Song Competition

The 19-20 competition was funded by Dr. Thomas H. Powell

ELIGIBILITY
There will be two categories of participation, an undergraduate division (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only) and a graduate division (MM, GPD, AD, or DMA). It is expected that singers will consult with their applied teacher prior to submitting their online application. 

Conservatory voice majors who meet the year of study requirement and are enrolled in a degree or certificate program may apply. Students must be enrolled in applied lessons to be eligible. Former first prize winners are ineligible to compete.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST

PRIZES
Undergraduate Division: 1st-$500, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$150
Graduate Division: 1st-$1,000, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500 
Outstanding Performance of a Work by an African American Composer: $100

The Harrison-Winter Competitions for Piano

Endowed by gifts in memory of Judge Winter given by family, friends, and former law clerks

ELIGIBILITY
Any Conservatory student enrolled in a degree, certificate, or diploma program for piano major study during the 2020-2021 academic year. Students not currently enrolled for lessons are not eligible to compete. Previous first-prize winners are not eligible. 

REPERTOUIRE REQUIRMENRS:
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčA full recital of solo works (between 50-60 minutes of music)

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčIn addition to the 1st and 2nd prizes, we will celebrate Beethoven‚Äôs 250th Anniversary by presenting a special award for an outstanding performance of a work by Beethoven. Contestants who include a major work by Beethoven on their program will automatically be considered for this additional prize. This is optional, and not a requirement. **This additional prize is only for this year. **

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 12, 2021 by 12:00 pm EST

PRIZES
1st Prize- $1,000
2nd Prize- $500
Special Honors:
Outstanding Performance of a work by Beethoven: $400

The Marbury Competition for Undergraduate Violinists 

Marbury Undergraduate Violin Competition

Endowed by the law firm of DLA Piper

ELIGIBILITY
Any Conservatory undergraduate violin major enrolled in a degree or certificate program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students not enrolled for lessons, as well as students excused from a large ensemble orchestral requirement because of injury during the semester which the competition is held, are not eligible to compete. Previous first-prize winners are not eligible.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBD

PRIZES
1st Prize- $1,000
2nd Prize- $500



Competitions Not Being Held During the 20-21 Academic Year

Sylvia Green Voice Competition
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Sylvia Green Voice Competition is held every other year and will return in the 2021-2022 academic year.

ELIGIBILITY
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčAny Conservatory voice major enrolled in a degree or certificate program with junior status or higher during the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligibility includes graduate students, except for degree-in-progress students not enrolled for lessons. Students excused from large ensembles for injury during the spring semester are not eligible to enter. Previous first prize winners of this competition are ineligible. It is expected that students will seek the advice of their major teachers on their suitability to take part in the competition and on the choice of program.

‚Äč‚ÄčPRIZES
1st Prize- $2,000
2nd Prize- $1,000
3rd Prize- $500

DeLillo Composition Competition
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe DeLillo Composition Competition is held every other year and will return in the 2021-2022 academic year.

ELIGIBILITY
Any Conservatory student enrolled in a degree program for composition major study during the 2021-2022 academic year. Students not currently enrolled in lessons are not eligible to compete. Previous first-prize winners are not eligible.

PRIZES
1st Prize- $1,000
2nd Prize- $500

Yale Gordon Competition for Strings
Endowed by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust

ELIGIBLE DISCIPLINES 
Strings -¬†Conservatory majors enrolled in a degree, certificate, or diploma program for bowed strings¬†during the¬†2020-2021¬†academic year may compete with the consent of their major teachers.¬†Students not enrolled for lessons are not eligible to compete. Previous first-prize winners are not eligible.‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

PRIZES
1st Prize- $1,500
2nd Prize- $750
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč3rd Prize- $500

Macht Orchestral Composition Competition
Endowed by the Macht Philanthropic Fund

ELIGIBILITY
Any Conservatory student enrolled in a degree program for composition major study during the 2020-2021 academic year. Previous prizewinners are not eligible.

PRIZE
1st Prize- $1,000