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Purpose

The Peabody Preparatory’s Concerto Competition Day provides developing students with a unique learning experience of competing for the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with one of the Preparatory’s large ensembles. Competition winners will perform on the Peabody Preparatory Concerto Concert held in early spring. The opportunity to perform as a soloist with a large ensemble is an experience like no other, and one that we are proud to be able to provide for our students.

Dates

Performances Peabody Preparatory Concerto Concert (combined PYO, YAO, PWO): Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 4pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
Competitions Advanced Concerto Competition (previously PYO)
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Time: 3:30-6:30pm (time may be reduced depending on amount of applicants)
Hall: Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall

Intermediate/Advanced Concerto Competition – Wind, Brass, and Percussion Division
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Hall: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre

Intermediate/Advanced Concerto Competition – Strings, Piano, Guitar, and Harp Division
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Hall: Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall

Deadlines for Entries Concerto Competitions: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Eligibility

  1. Eligible students may either be enrolled in private lessons AND/OR enrolled in one of Peabody Preparatory’s Large Ensembles.
  2. Students who are only enrolled in the Preparatory’s large ensemble program must be currently enrolled, in good standing, and have been enrolled for at least one year prior to the competition year.
  3. The winner of each division must be available to participate in all orchestral rehearsals leading up to the performance.
  4. Eligible students may enter both the Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced Competition in the same year, however, students must select different repertoire for each competition.
  5. Winners of the Advanced Concerto Competition may not enter again in the same competition.
  6. Winners of the Intermediate/Advanced competitions are prohibited from entering the same competition the following year but may enter in future years.
  7. If a student enters as part of a double concerto, they may not also enter as an individual. If a double concerto wins the Intermediate/Advanced Competition, the student members may enter as soloists in the following year.
  8. If a double concerto wins the Advanced Competition, the student members may enter as soloists two years later in the same competition.
  9. All competition repertoire MUST be approved by the large ensemble conductor prior to entry. Conductors, in consultation with the Director of the Preparatory, reserve the right to exclude an entry based on the educational and instrumental appropriateness of the accompaniment for the ensemble.
  10. Performers must provide their own accompanist for the competition.

Additional Information

Intermediate/Advanced Concerto Competition

Age Eligibility: Must be age 14 or under by February 15 of the year of the performance.

Accompanist: Performers must provide their own accompanist for the competition.

Scores: Students must provide a PDF of their music (solo or with piano) for the judges. Clearly mark beginning entrances and all tutti cuts to assist the judges.

Competition Time Limits: 10 minutes

Memorization: Preferred, but not required

Questions? General: David Fisher (dfishe42@jhu.edu), Repertoire: Eli Wirth (ewirth1@jhu.edu)

Advanced Concerto Competition

Age Eligibility: Through grade 12, or age 18; may note have graduated from high school.

Accompanist: Performers must provide their own accompanist for the competition.

Scores: Students must provide a PDF of their music (solo or with piano) for the judges. Clearly mark beginning entrances and all tutti cuts to assist the judges.

Competition Time Limits: 15 minutes of curated music from the entire concerto will be performed. Each performance must be curated in advance by the teacher ensuring the student’s performance will be uninterrupted. Must include selections from each movement, and 1 major cadenza.

Memorization: Preferred, but not required

Questions? General: David Fisher (dfishe42@jhu.edu), Repertoire: Eli Wirth (ewirth1@jhu.edu)

Suggested Repertoire List for Advanced Concerto Competition

This is only a general guide. When selecting repertoire, take into consideration not just the orchestration involved, but the level of difficulty of the orchestra parts. Make sure you know the instrumentation of the piece you select (for instance, we always have harp students but that doesn’t mean we can cover every harp part). Every year can bring dramatic changes to the strengths and weaknesses of the orchestra. If there is any question in your mind check with Maestro Chaowen Ting.

Violin

  • Beethoven
  • Bruch, G minor
  • Dvorak
  • Haydn, Nos. 1, 2
  • Mendelssohn, E minor
  • Mozart, Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Mozart, Sinfonie Concertante (violin & viola)
  • Prokofiev, No. 2
  • Schumann
  • Tchaikovsky

Viola

  • Consult with orchestra conductor

Violoncello

  • Boccherini, B-flat
  • Haydn, C or D
  • Schumann

Double Bass

  • Consult with orchestra conductor

Piano

  • Bach, any
  • Beethoven, Nos. 1, 2, 3
  • Chopin, Nos. 1, 2
  • Haydn, any
  • Mendelssohn, Nos. 1, 2, double piano concerto
  • Mozart, any, including the two piano
  • Saint-Saens, Nos. 2, 4,

Winds, Percussion, Harp, and Guitar

  • Consult with orchestra conductor

Questions? General: David Fisher (dfishe42@jhu.edu), Repertoire: Eli Wirth (ewirth1@jhu.edu)

Suggested Repertoire List for Intermediate/Advanced Wind Brass Percussion

The following is a list of possible competition repertoire that has been written for band.  All orchestral and solo w/piano repertoire is acceptable for the competition.  Repertoire from the baroque period or with string only accompaniment are allowed.

Bassoon
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Euphonium
Flute
French Horn
Oboe
Percussion
Saxophone
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba

Bassoon

Avatar- Dana Wilson
Caprice for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble- Walter Hartley
Concerto for Bassoon and Band- Arthur Frackenpohl
Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble- Eric Ewazen
Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble- Frigyes Hidas
Prelude and Chorale- Vaclav Nelhybel
Wood and Reed Transformed- Leslie Bassett

Clarinet

Black Dog- Scott McAllister
Brooklyn Bridge- Michael Daugherty
Clarinet Concerto- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Concerto for Clarinet- Artie Shaw
Concerto for Clarinet- Philip Sparke
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestral Winds- Daniel Bukvich
Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble- Michael Gandolfi
Daytime Drama- Matthew C. Saunders
Derivations- Morton Gould
Escapades- Brian Balmages
Ebony Concerto- Igor Stravinsky
Fantasy for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble- Leslie Bassett
Liquid Ebony- Dana Wilson
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs- Leonard Bernstein
Snake in the Garden- Paul Richards

Bass Clarinet

When Hell Freezes Over- Michael Schelle

Euphonium

Concerto for Euphonium- David Gillingham
Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Orchestra- Alec Wilder
Fantasia for Euphonium and Band- Gordon Jacob
Fantasy for Euphonium- Philip Sparke
Monologues- Joseph Turrin
The Prayer of Elijah- Jesse Ayers
Pantomime- Philip Sparke
Rhapsody for Euphonium and Band- James Curnow
Symphonic Rhapsody- Edward Gregson
Symphonic Variants for Euphonium and Band- James Curnow
UFO Concerto- Johann de Meij
Vintage- David Gillingham

Flute

Canticle for Flute and Band- Elliot Del Borgo
Concertino for Flute- Cecile Chaminade
Concertino Pastorale- Philip Wilby
Concerto for Flute and Eighteen Wind Instruments- William Alwyn
Concerto for Flute and Wind Band- Derek Bourgeois
Concerto for Flute and Wind Band- Michael Mower
Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble- Henk Badings
Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble- Anthony Plog
Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble- Bruce Yurko
Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra- Thom Ritter George
Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra- Stuart Glazer
Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra- Robert Linn
Concerto Piccolo and Winds- Bruce Broughton
Divertimento for Flute and Winds- Alfred Reed
En Memoria de Chano Pazo- David Amram
Giants of the Night- David Amram
Gymnopedie and Variations- Gordon Ring
Night Soliloquy- Kent Kennan
Precious Metal: Concerto for Flute and Winds- D.J. Sparr
Rondo alla Turca- David Amram
Serenade- Howard Hanson
Surprise, Pattern, Illusion: Prehistoric Cave Ceremonies- Daniel Bukvich
Sweet Nightingale- Gordon Jacob
The Shadow of Sirius- Joel Puckett
Windsong- John Zdechlik

French Horn

Concerto for French Horn and Band- Edward Gregson
Concerto for French Horn and Band- John Zdechlik
Concerto for Horn- Bruce Yurko
Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble- Dana Wilson
Horn Concerto- David Amram
Pele- Brian Balmages
Symphonic Dances for Horn and Band- Paul Basler
Zirk- Scott Boerma

Oboe

Autumn Soliloquy- James Barnes
Calling, Ever Calling- Dana Wilson
Concerto for Oboe and Wind Ensemble- Eric Ewazen
Oboe Concerto- Jennifer Higdon
Recuerdo- Warren Benson
Variations on a Theme by Glinka- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Percussion

Concertino for Marimba and Band- Paul Creston
Concertino for Marimba and Winds- Alfred Reed
Concertino for Percussionist and Chamber Winds- Joel Blahnik
Concerto for Drum Set and Concert Band- Larry Neeck
Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble- Karel Husa
Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble- Bruce Yurko
Concerto for Timpani and Band- Lee Actor
Concerto for Timpani and Wind Band- Gordon Jacob
Drum Music: Concerto for Percussion- John Mackey
Elements- Adam Gorb
Rim Shot- Donald Young
Sticks and Stones- Jim Bonney
Three Pieces for Five Timpani, Five Roto-Toms and Wind Ensemble- Claude Baker

Saxophone

Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra- Warren Benson
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band- Derek Bourgeois
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band- Karel Husa
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra- Paul Creston
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra- Ingolf Dahl
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra- Frank Erickson
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra- Walter Hartley
Dream Dancer- Michael Colgrass
Fantasia for Alto Sax and Band- Claude T. Smith
Fantasy and Dance- Andreas Makris
Ode to Lord Buckley- David Amram
Romance for Saxophone and Concert Band- Derek Bourgeois
Siciliana Notturno- Alfred Reed
Star Edge- Warren Benson
Time Cries, Hoping Otherwise- Dana Wilson
When Hell Freezes Over- Michael Schelle

Trombone

Concertino for Trombone and Band- Frank Ticheli
Concerto for Tenor Trombone and Wind Ensemble- Eric Ewazen
Concerto for Trombone and Concert Band- Derek Bourgeois
Concerto for Trombone and Symphonic Band- Robert J. Dvorak
Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble- Jeff Tyzik
Eine Kleine Posaunemusik- Gunther Schuller
Homo sapiens trombonensis- Matthew C. Saunders
Illuminations- Joseph Turrin
Rhapsody for Tenor Trombone and Concert Band- Lawrence Wolfe
Symphonic Dances for Trombone and Band- Paul Basler
Taking Sides- Matthew Tommasini
T-Bone Concerto- Johan de Meij
Trombone Concerto- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Bass Trombone

Bass Trombone Concerto- Eric Ewazen
Canticles- Johann de Meij
Cameos for Bass Trombone and Wind Band- Gordon Jacob
Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Band- Derek Bourgeois
Wildfire- Lawrence Wolfe

Trumpet

Andante for Trumpet and Concert Band- Robert J. Dvorak
Caprice for Trumpet and Band- John Zdechlik
Chronicles- Joseph Turrin
Concerto for Trumpet and Symphonic Band- Robert J. Dvorak
Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra- Richard Rodney Bennett
Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra- Karel Husa
Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Symphony- Dana Wilson
Prayer for St. Gregory- Alan Hovhaness
Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places- Alan Hovhaness
Rhapsody for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra- Alexander Arutiunian
Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble- Kent Kennan
Summer Suite- Greg Bartholomew
The Sounding of the Call- Joseph Turrin
Trilogy for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble- John Harmon
Trumpet Gallop- Derek Bourgeois

Tuba

Concertino for Tuba and Band- Frank Bencriscutto
Concerto for Tuba- Kenneth Amis
Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble- Philip Sparke
Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble- Alec Wilder
Four Temperaments for Tuba- Michael Brand
Rondo Grotesco- Derek Bourgeois
Tapestry for Tuba- Michael Brand
Three Miniatures- Anthony Plog
Tuba Concerto- James Barnes
Tuba Concerto- Edward Gregson
Tuba Rhapsody- Clare Grundman