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Winter Spring
Performance Sunday, February 7, 2021
3:00 pm, livestreamed using competition video submissions.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
3:00 pm, livestreamed using competition video submissions.
Video Submission Deadline January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm April 21, 2021 at 11:59pm
Student Entry Deadline January 7, 2021 at 11:59pm April 11, 2021 at 11:59pm

Information below updated for Spring 2021 

For Spring 2021The Fall Honors Competition will be virtual and asynchronous, with a video submission deadline. A final performance will be broadcasted to the public via the Peabody Institute website featuring a compilation of the winning competition videos. Please note that some of the recording rules below have been adjusted from Fall 2020.

Video Submission Rules

  • Only one video can be submitted per contestant. If you are performing multiple pieces, they must all be recorded on the same video. 
  • No audio visual effects (fade in/out, titling, etc.) should be used.
  • Videos must be submitted in their original format via a downloadable hyperlink (example: Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.). YouTube hyperlinks will not be accepted. Details on the video submission process will be emailed to entrants after the competition entry deadline.
  • Guardians and/or private instructors must review the student’s video prior to submission.
  • Performance backgrounds should be of a neutral setting.
  • As the winner’s video will be included in the Honors Competition Recital video, dress attire should be appropriate for a recital. 
  • The submitted video file must be labeled with the student’s first name and last name followed by their instrument/vocal part. (Example: John Smith, piano)
  • All submissions must be recorded between January 25 May 29. Pre-recorded performances (such as recital performance videos) will not be accepted. 
  • Accompaniment is optional and will not affect the judge’s determinations either way. 


  1. Must be 18 years old or younger (or have not yet graduated from high school).
  2. Must be enrolled in private lessons at the Preparatory.
  3. Entrants must provide their own accompanist (if necessary) for both the competition and the performance.

Repertoire Requirements

  1. Any solo repertoire at a strong advanced level (advanced two for pianists).
  2. Performances are not to exceed 12 minutes.
  3. Accompaniment is optional and will not affect the judges’ outcome either way.

Please Note

The judges have complete discretion over the number of winners selected and the number within each instrumental discipline.