Grand Prize Competition:

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Grand Prize Competition will be on July 14th  (Strings) and July 21th (Piano) 2024 at Azusa Pacific University. This could not have happened without the invaluable help of Dr. Andrew Park. We are extremely grateful for the time and effort he contributed to our community and to musical development in youth.

Due to the gracious contributions from all of our sponsors, all the cash prizes for our Grand Prize scholarships and the scholarship of Montecito International Music Festival are once again available this year.

Please join us in extending our gratitude to these sponsors for their efforts in continuing to foster our new generation of musicians!

Grand Prize Eligibility

Grand Prize Contest String Group
Grand Prize Contest Piano Group

Grand Prize Program

We will post a Grand Prize Program  On July 13th and 20th 2024. The program will contains the time block for each contestant. Please make sure you know your performance schedule. You are required to check in 15 minutes before your performance.

Grand Prize Signup

For this year’s Grand Prize Competition, once you find out you are eligible for the Grand Prize Competition (either through placing 1st in your category or upon judge’s recommendation), you must immediately go to the check-in table and fill out a Grand Prize Competition form with your contact information and repertoire. The full Grand Prize Competition schedule will be released by 9 PM PST Saturday night. Please make sure to check it.

Due to time constraints, we were unable to make the Grand Prize registration process online like in past years. We thank you for your cooperation and wish you luck in the upcoming competition.

Grand Prize Judge

2023 Grand Prize Judge Panel

Grand Prize Awards

At our judges’ discretion, students may be invited to participate in our Grand Prize performances and have the chance to win scholarship awards. In aggregate, the Festival awards a total of $1600 in scholarships every year thanks to the generosity of donors.  If you would like to sponsor an award, please contact us using the contact information on the Festival website.

Detailed information about scholarships and prizes may be found here: