Concerto Competition

 

Each Summer, LMC hosts a Concerto Competition for the final concert of each session. This provides the students with the opportunity to perform a solo with a 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 Senior Session participants (see below for more information), but there is no pre-screening requirement for Junior Session.

 

Eligibility

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.

 

Piece Requirements

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.

Registering

To register to compete, please fill out the applicable GoogleForm below. Junior Session registrations are due by June 18th and Senior Session registrations are due by June 20th.

Senior Session pre-screening videos must be submitted between June 6-20th. 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 April 15, 2022.

  • 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 Camp and Festival Director, Emily Dobmeier, at edobmeier@luzernemusic.org.