COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS



ANNUAL B SHARP SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION AUDITIONS

FOR PIANO, VOICE, and INSTRUMENTALISTS 

$600 First Prize

$450 Second Prize

$300 Third Prize

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 


1. Applicants must be high school students currently enrolled in grades 10, 11, or 12, and either reside in 


Oneida, Herkimer, or Madison County or study with a B Sharp member. 


2. Applicants are given 10 minutes for their audition. If repertoire exceeds 10 minutes, the judge may ask 


contestants to stop and start at specific locations in the score. 


3. Applicants must provide their own teacher­ approved accompanist. No taped accompaniment, or 


self­-accompaniment is allowed. 


4. Applicants must furnish the adjudicator with piano scores of selections to be performed. 


5. Students using illegally copied music will be disqualified.  


6. Applicants may audition in more than one category, and may compete as many times as they meet the 


requirements. However, applicants auditioning on more than one instrument within the same 


instrument family (i.e. flute, piccolo) will only be given one time slot, and will not be considered for 


multiple prizes. 


7. Prize winners from previous years may not repeat repertoire from the year in which they won. 


PIANO: Pianists must play from memory two contrasting selections from different historical periods. All 


pieces must be original piano literature. No arrangements, simplifications or concerti are allowed. 


VOICE: Singers must perform from memory three contrasting selections, one of which must be in Italian 


and one in English. Formal vocal instruction is strongly encouraged. No show tunes are allowed. 


INSTRUMENTALISTS: Instrumentalists must prepare two solo selections 


from different composers and musical periods, contrasting both in style and tempo, one of which may be 


unaccompanied. Any work with composed accompaniment must be performed with accompaniment. 


Selections must be from the repertoire of the instrument. Movements of concerti and works meant to be performed with an orchestra must be memorized.


PLEASE NOTE: All prizes may not be awarded. The decisions of the judges are final. 



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