MMF Concerto Competition

Guidelines

MMF 2018 Concerto Competition Winners  Joseph Rebman  and  Bradley Bascon . Joseph will be premiering his own concerto for harp and orchestra entitled "Hyperion" on June 16th, 2019. Bradley will be performing the Korngold Violin Concerto on June 28th, 2019.  Photo by Katie Madonna Lee.

MMF 2018 Concerto Competition Winners Joseph Rebman and Bradley Bascon. Joseph will be premiering his own concerto for harp and orchestra entitled "Hyperion" on June 16th, 2019. Bradley will be performing the Korngold Violin Concerto on June 28th, 2019. Photo by Katie Madonna Lee.

All interested instrumentalists & singers who are attending MMF may audition for the Mostly Modern Concerto Competition. The audition repertoire is your choice, from the 20th Century onward. The audition requires a single movement of the concerto only (single movement concertos are acceptable.) The Mostly Modern concerto competition will take place in the first week of the festival, the applicant is responsible for setting up a 20 minute rehearsal with a pianist, provided by MMF. There will be up to two winners who will perform the entire concerto with the AMOrchestra the following summer (2020).

You MUST ensure that the orchestral materials are available from the composer or publisher (rental, purchase, or ad gratis) and also that you have either a piano reduction to give to the accompanist at the competition, or a playback file, without the solo part, that can be played back on a laptop.

You MUST upload either a PDF of your concerto piano accompaniment part or a playback audio file (MP3 only).

Please note that the orchestral instrumentation for the work must be scored for winds in threes or less (3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, etc.). Smaller works, i.e., for chamber or string orchestra, are perfectly fine, but works must be for orchestra.

Once accepted to the institute, instrumentalists and singers may sign up here for the competition.
Registration for the competition begins April 1st. Everyone will receive an email to sign up.

DEADLINE MAY 18