Each Summer, LMC hosts a Concerto Competition for the final concert of each session. This provides students with the opportunity to perform a solo with full orchestral accompaniment. Auditions are optional for students and will be held during the full Junior and Senior Sessions with the winner’s performance on the final concert of the session.
A pre-screening round will be held for BOTH Junior and Senior Session participants (see below for more information). Following the due dates listed below, applicants will be notified whether or not they have made the final round of the competition within two weeks.
Any student attending LMC who will be present for the final weeks and final concerts is eligible to participate in the Concerto Competition. Student must attend Junior B, Junior, or Senior Session. Unfortunately, Junior A students are not eligible to participate in the competition.
Concerto Competition pieces must be derived from the list of eligible pieces below. Selections should be one movement only or between 8-10 minutes and must be performed by memory.
Students must bring a piano reduction as well.
Guidelines for pre-screening videos are as follows:
Submission must be one continuous UNACCOMPANIED performance from a fixed camera angle.
Music must be memorized.
Auditions must be in video format and uploaded via YouTube with a public or unlisted link (not private).
Video should be recorded no earlier than the date specified above.
Repertoire must come from the approved list found above. If a submitted piece is not on the list, the application will be disqualified.
Tutti parts should be reduced throughout. As your submission video is unaccompanied, please complete the solo measures in which you play, then move on to the next solo section of the work when you feel prepared.
Video must not be altered in any way. An altered video is grounds for disqualification.
If selected, student must perform in the final round the same piece that was submitted via video.
Should you have any questions, please email VP of Operations and Artistic Planning, Emily Dobmeier, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered in the virtual preliminary round of the competition, students must complete the Google Forms below by the specified due dates.
Junior Session application deadline: June 1st, 2024
Videos must be recorded after March 15th, 2024
Senior Session application deadline: June 20th, 2024
Videos must be recorded after April 15th, 2024