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Competitions in Musical Performance

General Information

Auditions and Competitions will take place in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Preliminaries will be held from December 11-13, 2013. Finals will be held Saturday December 14, 2013. All details will be posted and announced by Dr. Sean Cooper, competitions coordinator. Winners will perform with the Bowling Green Philharmonia or the Wind Symphony during the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Eligibility

Competition participants, in both the semester of the semi-finals/finals and the semester of public appearance with accompanying ensemble, must be full-time BGSU degree-pursuing students who are registered for applied lessons in their medium of competition. Certificate students taking six hours of credit are eligible to compete in the graduate division. Previous winners who have performed with orchestra or band and PSEOP students are ineligible.

Audition Procedures

Auditions will be held in two stages.

Preliminary Auditions

  1. Undergraduate Division:
    • brass/percussion
    • keyboard
    • strings/harp/guitar
    • voice
    • woodwind
  2. Graduate Division: All instruments/voices are judged together.

The winners of the preliminary auditions will advance to the final auditions.

Final Auditions

  1. Undergraduate Division: All instruments/voices are judged together; up to two winners and two runners up may be chosen from this division.
  2. Graduate Division: All instruments/voices are judged together; up to two winners and two runners up may be chosen from this division.

Please Note: The judges need not fill all winning positions if, in their opinion, a high level of artistry is not displayed.

To Apply

Applications are available in the College office or you may download the application online. Completed forms must be submitted to Michelle Paul in the College office by 4 p.m., November 8, 2013.

All repertoire must be approved by the respective applied teacher and by the appropriate ensemble director. The purpose of the latter approval is to ascertain:

  • The availability of the materials,
  • The cost of renting or purchasing the materials, and
  • Whether or not the ensemble can provide an adequate accompaniment.

Awards

Finalists in each division will receive a certificate of merit.

Winners in each division will receive a certificate of merit and will perform as soloists with the Bowling Green Philharmonia or the Wind Symphony.

Virginia Marks Collaborative Piano Award: As a part of the competition, an award of distinction in performance will be given to a selected collaborative pianist from either the undergraduate or graduate division. This award is given in honor of former Professor of Piano Virginia Marks, who championed the importance of collaborative work and performance by piano students at the College of Musical Arts.

Division Repertoire Requirements

Undergraduate Division

Undergraduates must be prepared to perform no more than 15 minutes of concerted music in both the preliminary and final rounds. In both rounds, students will have one minute to set the stage, adjust the piano bench, tune, etc. before beginning their performance.

Instrumentalists

Either movements or excerpts of a concerto or concerto-type composition for solo instrument(s) and orchestra or band. Concertos for more than one instrument are allowed, but are still subject to the memorization requirement and time limit. If any of the performers are a certificate or graduate student, the entry must be in the graduate division.

Vocalists

Arias or works with orchestra or band accompaniment.

Graduate Division

Graduates must be prepared to perform no more that 20 minutes of concerted music in both the preliminary and final rounds. In both rounds, students will have one minute to set the stage, adjust the piano bench, tune, etc. before beginning their performance.

Instrumentalists

All movements of a concerto or concerto-type composition for solo instrument(s) and orchestra or band. In order to stay within the allotted time, the performer must, in consultation with the private instructor, make appropriate cuts and will be stopped after 20 minutes. Concertos for more than one instrument are allowed, but are still subject to the memorization requirement and time limit. If any of the performers are a certificate or graduate student, the entry must be in the graduate division.

Vocalists

At least three arias or a substantial work with orchestra or band.

Please note: For performances, cuts for both undergraduates and graduates may be taken at the discretion of the conductor in consultation with the studio teacher.

General Rules of the Competition

  • Memorization is required for all contestants in the competition as well as the performance (if selected as a winner). No applicant will be allowed to perform with music.
  • Contestants must provide their own collaborative pianist. Please also note that the accompaniment must be a piano reduction of the orchestral score or band score.
  • No changes in repertoire are permitted after applications are submitted without the written permission of the applied instructor, the appropriate ensemble director and the competitions coordinator.
  • Repertoire may not be changed between the preliminaries and the finals under any circumstances.
  • Students must provide one copy of the score for the jury. Students who do not have a score for the jury will be disqualified and not permitted to audition.
  • The deadline for withdrawing from the competition is 48 hours prior to the scheduled preliminary round. Remaining participants’ performance times will move up accordingly. Therefore, soloists and collaborative pianists must be prepared to perform one hour prior to their scheduled times. Soloists and collaborative pianists will be required to sign-in with the competitions coordinator one hour prior to their scheduled time and must be in the Green Room ready to perform 20 minutes before their scheduled time. Participants, including collaborative pianists, will forfeit their audition if they are not present within the one-hour time frame.

A list of past winners contains winners as far back as 1976 and more are being added to complete the list. Know of a past winner we don’t have listed? E-mail the CMA Public Events Office with the information.

1999–2000

Performance—Undergraduate

Tia Olson, soprano

Adam Vaubel, violin

Performance—Graduate

Catalina Teican, piano

Composition

Amy Kucera—David (1999)

2000–2001

Performance—Undergraduate

Julianne Gorretta, soprano

Performance—Graduate

Sedalia Brown, soprano

Monika Chamasyan, violin

Composition

Mary King—Orbits (2000)

2001–2002

Performance—Undergraduate

Carey Valente, saxophone

Ruthanne Fulton, piano

Performance—Graduate

Lee Michael Morrison, saxophone

Jennifer Stephen, tuba

Composition

Robert C. Samels—Juggernaut (2001)

2002–2003

Performance—Undergraduate

Eva Egolf, saxophone

George Palton, tuba

Performance—Graduate

Erin Rogers, alto saxphone

Anna Stembler-Smith, piano

Composition

Gregory Cornelius—Meditation (2002)

2003–2004

Performance—Undergraduate

Rizo Arellano, countertenor

Mingwei Zhao, cello

Performance—Graduate

Svetlana Smolina, piano

Composition

Marcus Williams—Sketches in Black and White (2003)

2004–2005

Performance—Undergraduate

Emily Thomas, clarinet

David Babich, saxophone

Performance—Graduate

Yeji Kim, flute

Yu-Wen Wang, saxophone

Composition

Simeon Waseen—The Holy Fool (2004)

2005–2006

Performance—Undergraduate

Shuo Wang, violin

Ruoxu Chen, piano

Performance—Graduate

Kisma Jordan, soprano

Ilya Blinov, piano

Composition

Tim Stulman—“Spring” from Si Ji Tu (2005)

2006–2007

Performance—Undergraduate

Jennifer Meggitt, soprano

Christopher Bartz, soprano saxophone

Performance—Graduate

Tatiana Shustova, piano

I-Chen Yeh, piano

Composition

Andrés Carrizo—Scramasax for saxophone quartet (2006)

Audience Choice Award

I-Chen Yeh, piano

Anton Zotov, piano

Virginia Marks Collaborative Pianist Award

Rouxu Chen, piano

2007–2008

Performance—Undergraduate

Li Kuang, trombone

Simeng Wu, piano

Performance—Graduate

Artem Anuchin, piano

Yu-Tzu Huang, marimba

Composition

Octavio Más-Arocas—A Santa Compaña for string orchestra

Audience Choice Award

Because of inclement weather, the gala awards concert was not performed in 2007 and so no Audience Choice Awards were presented. The Audience Choice Award money was split evenly among all semi-finalists that would have performed.

Virginia Marks Collaborative Pianist Award

Nikita Abrosimov, piano

2008–2009

Performance—Undergraduate

Stephen Klunk, marimba

Andrew Park, alto saxophone

Performance—Graduate

James Fusik, alto saxophone

Alexandru Moraru, trombone

Composition

Shane Hoose—Differences for saxophone quartet

Mihai Popean—Udumvara: Fantasy for Horn in F and String Orchestra

Audience Choice Award (in prize order)

Undergraduate: Peter Oehrtman, piano; Stephen Klunk, marimba; Abigail Krawson, soprano, and Andrew Park, alto saxophone

Graduate: James Fusik, alto saxophone; Alexandru Moraru, trombone, and Katharine Liesner, soprano

Virginia Marks Collaborative Pianist Award

Ivana Tjandra, piano

2009–2010

Performance—Undergraduate

Zach Hinson, saxophone

Jake Wilder, tenor

Performance—Graduate

Anna Vasilyeva, piano

Carl Wiggins, saxophone

Composition

Andrew Martin Smith–A Recipe for Disaster

Virginia Marks Collaborative Pianist Award

Alexander Ponomarchuk

I-Chen Yeh

1990–1991

Composition

Darin Stelting—Still Life (1988)

1991–1992

Composition

Harry-Simon Shepherd—Summoning Chants from the Village of Ego (1990)

1992–1993

Composition

Steven Simpson—Free Flight (1991)

1993–1994

Composition

Michael Albaugh—The Search for Eternal Essence (1993)

1994–1995

Composition

Timothy R. Iversen—Silent Dance (1994)

1995–1996

Composition

Jennifer Blair Furr—Day Cycle (1995)

1996–1997

Composition

Christopher Scinto—Evoking the Dream (1996)

1997–1998

Composition

Jason Quick—Hiking: Delirium (1997)

1998–1999

Composition

Carrie Richmond—Dog Light (1998)

1999–2000

Performance—Undergraduate

Tia Olson, soprano

Adam Vaubel, violin

Performance—Graduate

Catalina Teican, piano

Composition

Amy Kucera—David (1999)

1979–1980

Performance

Lisa Foote, keyboard

Paul Conrad, orchestra

Performance—Composition

Deborah Mercer Coelz, clarinet

Tracy Loftsgaarden, piano

Theresa Whitmer, saxophone

Composition

Susan Fleagle

David Wilson

1980–1981

Performance

Lynn Lees, keyboard

Joseph Murphy, orchestra

Dane Newlove, orchestra

Ann Pemberton

Performance—Graduate

Jill Felber, flute

Kathryn Mason, piano

Composition

Tony L. Payne—Trio Sonata for violin, alto saxophone and piano (1980)

Peter Terry

Ronald Warren

1981–1982

Performance—Undergraduate

Angie Hunter, euphonium

MoWon Choi, keyboard

Cynthia Carabin, orchestra

Victoria Wheller, voice

Performance—Graduate

Timothy DeWitt, trumpet

Gregory Phillips, horn

Douglas Wayland, baritone

Composition

Thomas Major—Psalm-Thoughts (1982)

Peter Terry—Doorways (1981)

1982–1983

Performance

Phillip Berg, saxophone

James Umble, saxophone

Lisa Wilkerson, keyboard

Lori Moorhead, saxophone

Steve Shininger, marimba

Susan Sutton, voice

John Krix, violin

Composition

Wayne F. Anthony—Schisms and Schists (1982)

1983–1984

Performance

Patricia Windemuth, piano

Kelly Hyman, trumpet

LuAnn Roth, flute

David Wolcott, violin

Performance—Graduate

Matthew Balensuela, saxophone

Elizabeth Carroll, clarinet

Christopher Kelly, voice

Kathryn Thomas, flute

Composition

Robert Mueller—Die Lebendigen und die Todten (1983)

1984–1985

Performance—Undergraduate

Roger Kantner, bassoon

Robert Clemens II, cello

Ruth Cunningham, mezzo-soprano

Jeffery Hooten, euphonium

Anne Morse, harp

Lisa Snuggs, piano

Performance—Undergraduate

Julie Kemp, harp

Composition

Evan Chambers—Without Title (1984)

1985–1986

Performance—Undergraduate

Eric Graber, baritone

Edward Zilberkant, piano

Performance—Graduate

Todd Graber, tenor

Barbara Yeichner, soprano

Composition

Patrick Quinn Kelly—Vivant la Mort (1985)

1986–1987

Performance—Undergraduate

Robert Clemens, cello

Rafaele Schilewa, harp

Scott Price, piano

Performance—Graduate

Timothy McFadden, trumpet

Composition

Todd Jefferis—Soul on Ice for saxophone quartet (1986)

1986–1987

Performance—Undergraduate

Sonja Inglefield, harp

Dennis Lindsay, saxophone

Performance—Graduate

Lisa Madaffer, piano

Gina Watson, voice

Composition

Todd Jefferis—Soul on Ice for saxophone quartet (1986)

1988–1989

Performance—Undergraduate

Nancy Hoffman, oboe

Andrew Vadyak, double bass

Performance—Graduate

Edward Zilberkant, piano

Composition

Robert M. Steel—Concerto for Saxophone and Winds (1987)

1976–1977

Performance

Robyn Plassman, soprano

Jane McCormick, cello

Katherine Hoemann, flute

Paul Bauer, bass trombone

Deborah Hanes, piano

Performance—Graduate

Ann Corrigan, soprano

1977–1978

Composition

D. Manuel Garcia—Six Intrigues for Flute and Percussion (1978)

1978–1979

Composition

Mark Bunce—Lunar Cycle (1979)

1979–1980

Composition

Susan Fleagle—Seven Expeditions (1980)