Rising Star Scholarship Competition
This competition is an opportunity for college-bound 12th graders in Southern California to be recognized by their community with prizes and a performance opportunity.
The competition includes a recorded round, an in-person round, and personal statement submission.
Entry fee: $50
|Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline (audio)|| Thursday February 1st, 2024; 11:59pm PST
Final Round (in-person)
Preliminary Recording (Program should not exceed 10 minutes)
Accompanied pieces must be recorded with a pianist.
Final Round: 15-minute program
The program should feature a diverse selection of compositions encompassing various styles and historical periods. The repertoire can comprise individual movements from larger works, such as sonatas, concerti, and solo compositions. While there is no obligation to perform every movement from a single work, if a movement is chosen, it must be played in its entirety. Modifying accompaniments and omitting repeats is permissible.
The time limits for both rounds exclude any time between pieces or movements. The program should include pieces in a variety of diverse styles and periods. This may include single movements of works, sonatas, and unaccompanied pieces. It is not necessary to perform all movements of a single work. An Individual movement of a work needs to be performed in its entirety, but cuts may be made in the accompaniment and repeats may be deleted. The Final Round repertoire can include preliminary round repertoire, or can be an entirely new program.
Preliminary Round Recordings:
Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.