Annual Carnegie Hall Performance

Stetson School of Music
Carnegie Hall Chamber Music and Solo Competition

The Stetson University School of Music is pleased to announce the Annual Carnegie Hall Chamber Music and Solo Competition.  Winners of the first competition will perform in Carnegie Weill Hall on Friday, March 3rd 2023. Student chamber ensembles and soloists will have the opportunity to compete for placement on the concert. The competition will take place on October 2nd, 2022 at Stetson University and will be judged by a panel of outside judges.  

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Competition:
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
Lee Chapel, Stetson University

Performance:
Friday, March 3rd, 2023
Carnegie Hall 
New York City, NY

Deadline for Entries:
Saturday, September 10th, 2022

  • Judges: A panel of outside judges will adjudicate the competition.

  • Programming: Final determination of the Carnegie Hall Program will be at the discretion of the Dean.

  • Competition Time Slots: Duration of competition time-slots may be limited in the event of a large applicant pool. 

Competition Guidelines/Requirements

Soloists

  • Eligibility: The solo portion of the “Stetson Carnegie Hall Chamber Music and Solo Competition” is open to all students enrolled in both private lessons and large ensembles at Stetson University.   Permission from each applicant’s studio teacher will be required upon registration.

  • Previous Winners: Past winners of the solo division on the Carnegie Hall Concert are ineligible to compete in the solo portion again. 

  • Availability: Applicants must be available on October 2nd and March 1st-4th to compete.

  • Repertoire Selection: Repertoire includes unaccompanied works as well as works with piano accompaniment.  Concerti movements will not be accepted.  Works that feature an orchestral reduction must be approved in writing by both the competition coordinator and the studio teacher of the applicant.  

  • Duration: Duration of the selection should not exceed 12 minutes.

  • Scores: Students must provide three copies of the full score for the judges at the time of the competition. 

  • Memorization: required, except for works written on or after 1945.

Chamber Ensembles

  • Eligibility: The chamber music portion of the “Stetson Carnegie Hall Chamber Music and Solo Competition” is open to all Chamber Ensembles enrolled in MUSE 331 for both semesters of the 2022-2023 academic year.  Permission from each ensemble’s coach will be required upon registration.

  • Previous Winners: Past winning ensembles of the chamber music division of the Carnegie Hall Competition are ineligible to compete again. 

  • Availability: Applicants must be available on October 2nd and March 1st-4th to compete.

  • Repertoire Selection: Repertoire includes any works written for the ensemble enrolled in MUSE 331.

  • Duration: Duration of the selection should not exceed 12 minutes.

  • Scores: Students must provide three copies of the full score for the judges at the time of the competition. 

  • Memorization: not required.

For more information contact Dr. Jamie Clark at [email protected]