MMF Concerto Competition INFORMATION

The Mostly Modern Concerto Competition is optional, it is not required.

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 audition will last approximately 10 minutes. The total performance length of the concerto may not exceed 40 minutes. Winners perform the entire concerto the following summer. The Mostly Modern concerto competition will take place in the first week of the festival and the applicant is responsible for setting up a 20-30 minute rehearsal with Amir Farid, our pianist for the competition.

1-3 winners will be chosen to perform the ENTIRE concerto with the AMOrchestra the following summer (2020). Winners receive full tuition scholarship for the following summer, with their participation for the entirety of the festival (R & B not covered).

You MUST ensure that the orchestral materials are available by the following summer, from the composer or publisher (rental, purchase, or ad gratis) and also that you have either a piano reduction to give to the accompanist, 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). If you are planning on using our staff accompanist, Amir Farid, please email him directly. His email information can be found in the 2019 Faculty and Participant Directory.

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.


YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR CONCERTO APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE MAY 28th

Once accepted to the institute, instrumentalists and singers may sign up here for the competition.
SIGN UP FORM OPENS APRIL 18TH HERE