Important Updates on the Grand Prize Competition:

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Grand Prize Competition will be in person on September 18th at Azusa Pacific University’s Munson Recital Hall. 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.

We are also pleased to announce that, thanks to the support from Soriel Music Academy,  the new “Soriel Music Ensemble Award” will be available this year. It is $100 cash reward for each of the ensemble category.

Grand Prize Invitation

The grand prize competition will be by invitation only. Invitations will be extended at the judges’ discretion. After the judges review all performances, Satori CM will extend invitations to qualified contestants. The invitation will include a link to the Grand Prize Registration.

We are endeavoring to hold the grand prize competition in person with either a limited audience or no audience depending on the status of Los Angeles County safety guidelines at the time of the competition. We are still trying to finalize a venue and schedule for the grand prize competition, and we will continue to keep all of you updated on future developments.

Grand Prize Judge

The Judge list will be available after open round finished.

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: