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For questions about Peabody competitions, contact Chelsea Buyalos at cbuyalo1@jhu.edu or 667-208-6624

20-21 Peabody Competitions

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

All information below is subject to change.

Yale Gordon Competition for Strings

EligibleĀ disciplines: Strings
DATE TBD
Repertoire:
Preliminary Round: A full recital of solo works (at least 50 minutes of music)
**Final Round concerto may not be featured on the Preliminary Round program.**
Final Round:Ā A concerto from the standard repertoire for solo instrument. Concerti selected from outside the standard literature are subject to approval by the Ensemble Office and the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles.

Vocal Studies Song Competition

Eligible years of study: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, MM, GPD, AD, and DMA
DATE TBD
Repertoire:
The applicable language requirements for juries among the various class levels will apply to this competition. Jury requirements for voice can be found in the Peabody Academic Catalogue (Pg. 17). Only non-orchestral/non-operatic/non-chamber song repertoire will be permitted. Each singer should present a list of classical songsā€”4 songs for undergraduate level and 6 songs for graduate level. These songs should represent a variety of languages applicable to their class level requirement. The graduate competitors must include at least one song composed after 1950. All songs are required to be memorized.

The Harrison-Winter Competitions for Piano

DATE TBD
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.
Repertoire: Any piano concerto (excluding Beethoven No. 4, Chopin No. 2 and Rachmaninoff No. 3)

The Marbury Competition for Undergraduate ViolinistsĀ 

DATE TBD
Repertoire:
Preliminary Round: Any work or works fifteen (15) minutes in length,Ā designed to demonstrate the studentā€™s technical command and artistry.
The preliminary round performance should not exceed 15 minutes.
Final Round: a concert-length program of recital literature (at least 50 minutes of music) Ā Concerti are not to be played in the final round.

Macht Orchestral Composition Competition

Eligibility: Any Conservatory student enrolled in a degree program for composition major study during the 2020-2021 academic year. Previous prizewinners are not eligible.
Requirements:Ā Only one composition may be entered per student. The work should be composed for a standard symphonic or chamber orchestra (not to exceed three parts in each woodwind section, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, four percussionists, two harps, piano/celesta, and strings) and cannot be longer than 14 minutes in duration. The work submitted must have been written during the composerā€™s time at Peabody and played through in one of the Composition Readings arranged by the Ensemble Office.