• Friday, October 14 - Fill out online form and submit piece for Dr. Ward’s approval

  • Sunday, November 20 - Auditions in WPAC Recital Hall

  • Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. - Concert with the COA, Behrens Auditorium, HSU


Guidelines and Information

  • The competition is biennial.

  • All students in the music departments at ACU, HSU, and McM are eligible (not just COA members).

  • Pieces must be submitted to Dr. Ward to determine suitability for the ensemble and availability of the music.

  • Length - approximately 15 minutes maximum. Individual movements are acceptable.

  • Outside judges will be used.

  • Students graduating in December ARE eligible for the competition, but you must commit to the dates for the concert, the dress rehearsal(s), and perhaps one other rehearsal arranged with Dr. Ward.

  • Memorization required. *Some works might bear special consideration (i.e. some 20th century works by composers such as Stockhausen, Berio, etc.). If you feel that your work deserves such consideration, include that on the form when you submit your piece to Dr. Ward, and your work will be reviewed by representatives from the vocal, piano, and instrumental divisions.

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