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For Spring 2021: The Part-Recital Competition will be conducted as a virtual and asynchronous competition. Winning videos chosen from the competition will be included in the Lynn Hebden Part Recital Video. Please note that some of the video recording and submission rules below have been adjusted from previous years due to the virtual format.


Performance Sunday, May 2, 2021, 7:30 pm, livestreamed using competition video submissions.
Video Submission Deadline Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by 11:59pm
Entry Deadline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by 11:59


  • 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.


  • 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.

Video Submission Rules

  • Only one video can be submitted per contestant. If you are performing multiple pieces, they must all be submitted 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 Lynn Hebden Part 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, 2021. 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. 

Please Note

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.