2018 Young Artist Competition

The Society of American Musicians cordially invites young artists currently residing in the United States, under the age of 22, to participate in the Young Artist Competition for Flute, Guitar, Piano, Viola and Violin.  Applicants are eligible to participate if they have not yet completed their undergraduate degree. 

All repertoire must be memorized unless indicated otherwise.

Registration for the 2018 Competition is now closed.


2018 REPERTOIRE


FLUTE

  • W.A. Mozart: Concerto in G Major or D Major (1st movement – exposition) MEMORIZED
  • Dvorak: Symphony # 8 – Solo Flute alone MEMORIZATION OPTIONAL
  • ALSO SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WORKS MEMORIZATION OPTIONAL
    • Jacques Ibert: Concerto – I. Allegro
    • Carl Nielsen: Concerto – I. Allegro Moderato (up to m.97/Rehearsal D)

GUITAR

  • Manuel de Falla: Homenaje from Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy
  • Any contrasting piece of your choice, not exceeding 8 minutes
  • ALSO SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WORKS
    • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Select One of the 12 Etudes
    • Disonisio Aguando: Select One of the Three Rondo Brilliantes
    • Manuel Ponce: Select One movement from any Sonata

PIANO

  • D. Scarlatti: Two contrasting sonatas
  • First movement of a Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert
  • Any work by Chopin, Liszt, or Schumann (not exceeding 6 minutes)
  • Any Impressionist work (not exceeding 7 minutes)
  • A contemporary work composed after 1950

VIOLA

  • J.S. Bach: 1st movement from any solo suite (originally for cello)
  • First  Movement of a Major Concerto (i.e. Hoffmeister, Vanhal, Stamitz, Walton or Bartok)
  • Gluck: Melody from Orfeo (arranged Alan H. Arnold) Available at Boosey Hawkes

VIOLIN

  • J.S. Bach: 1st movement from any Violin Solo Sonata or Partita
  • First movement of any major Concerto
  • Robert Schumann: Traumerei from Kinderszenen Op. 15