Entry Deadline Saturday, April 6, 2024 by 11:59 pm
Competition Saturday, April 13, 2024, 3:30-7:00 pm
Location: Hilda and Douglass Goodwin Recital Hall
Time may decrease based on number of entrants
Performance Sunday, May 5, 2024, 7:00 pm, livestreamed
Location: Cohen-Davison Family Theatre


  • All students regardless of age are eligible who are enrolled in private lessons through the Preparatory.
  • Previous winners of the competition may not enter the competition the year immediately following their selection.
  • Entrants must provide their own accompanist (if necessary) for both the competition and the performance.


  • Any solo literature at the upper intermediate level and above.
  • Any number of pieces may be performed as long as the total length of the performance falls within the 15-20 minute time frame.
  • Performers should be prepared to play their entire entry repertoire from memory.
  • Accompaniment is mandatory if is required by the piece(s).
  • Repertoire can be added or substituted to competition entries until the submission deadline. Once the submission deadline has passed, pieces can only be removed from entries (no other changes permitted).


Please plan ahead! Because competitions can fill quickly, submit forms early to ensure there will be room for your student. Entry is on a first come first served basis. Please fill out the forms completely, giving information in the way it is requested so that performance materials can be prepared on time. Only completed forms received by the deadline can participate.

A panel of judges will select winners in three separate age categories: Junior (age 12 and under), Senior (age 13-High school senior), and Adult (age 18 and above, not in High School). The judges are at liberty to determine that there is no suitable winner in any or all categories. The judges are also free to select multiple winners in a category if warranted. The judges have complete discretion over the number of winners selected and the number within each instrumental discipline.