About Entry Fee:

We had resisted to put extra burden on our parents and teachers for last several years. But given the increasing cost of everything, we are forced to increase our entry fee. The new entry fee of each category is listed in this page. If you submit your application with print form, please use the updated number. 

PLEASE NOTE:

1. We don’t have repertoire requirements that means you can pick any piece on you own.  We suggested to pick more competitive music for Prodigy and Open categories.

2. Prodigy category has more time to compete about 10 minutes, normally contestant has to prepare two contrasting pieces.  For Prodigy concerto you can choose to play one movement if the piece has contrasting parts.  Open category has shorter competing time about 6 minutes or less.  Only one piece needed.

3. Since there is time limits for each category the contestant can re-arrange the music to fit the time limit, or the judge will stop the contestant when the time is exceeded.  Judges should not pick any part to judge the contestants.

4.  We encourage all contestants to memorize their piece(s).  Contestant can play with music sheet if the contestant feels more comfortable, but there will be deduction for the grading.

Entry Qualified Solo Categories

Selected repertoire for students with LESS THAN ONE YEARS OF FORMAL STUDY,

see qualified repertoire list for suggested repertoire. The best four performers in each

category wins a beautiful commemorative trophy.  

Entry Qualified Solo (Entry Fee: $45 per category)
Violin
VN/E7 – age 7 or younger VN/E11 – age 11 VN/E15 – age 15
VN/E8 – age 8 VN/E12 – age 12 VN/E16 – age 16
VN/E9 – age 9 VN/E13 – age 13 VN/E17 – age 17
VN/E10 – age 10 VN/E14 – age 14 VN/E19 – age 18 – 19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/E9 – age 9 or younger VC/G1 – age 9 or younger DB/E11 – age 11 or younger
VA/E12 – age 10 – 12 VC/E12 – age 10 – 12 DB/E15 – age 12 – 15
VA/E15 – age 13 – 15 VC/E15– age 13 – 15 DB/E19 – age 16 – 19
VA/E19 – age 16 – 19 VC/E19 – age 16 – 19
Entry Qualified Baroque
Violin VN/EB9 – age 8—9 VN/EB15 – age 14—15
VN/EB7 – age 7 or younger VN/EB11 – age 10—11 VN/EB17 – age 16—17
VN/EB13 – age 12—13 VN/EB19 – age 18—19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/EB9 – age 9 or younger VC/EB9 – age 9 or younger DB/EB11 – age 11 or younger
VA/EB12 – age 10 – 12 VC/EB12 – age 10 – 12 DB/EB15 – age 12 – 15
VA/EB15 – age 13 – 15 VC/EB15 – age 13 – 15 DB/EB19 – age 16 – 19
VA/EB19 – age 16 – 19 VC/EB19 – age 16 – 19
Entry Qualified American
Violin VN/EA10 – age 8—10 VN/EA16 – age 14—16
VN/EA7 – age 7 or younger VN/EA13 – age 11—13 VN/EA19 – age 17—19
Viola Cello Cello
VA/EA9 – age 9 or younger VC/EA9 – age 9 or younger DB/EA11 – age 11 or younger
VA/EA13 – age 10 – 13 VC/EA13 – age 10 – 13 DB/EA15 – age 12 – 15
VA/EA19 – age 14 – 19 VC/EA19 – age 14 – 19 DB/EA19 – age 16 – 19

Junior Qualified Solo Categories

Selected repertoire for students with LESS THAN THREE YEARS OF FORMAL STUDY, see qualified repertoire list for suggested repertoire. The best four performers in each

category wins a beautiful commemorative trophy.

Junior Qualified Solo (Entry Fee: $45 per category)
Violin
VN/J7 – age 7 or younger VN/J11 – age 11 VN/J15 – age 15
VN/J8 – age 8 VN/J12 – age 12 VN/J16 – age 16
VN/J9 – age 9 VN/J13 – age 13 VN/J17 – age 17
VN/J10 – age 10 VN/J14 – age 14 VN/J19 – age 18 – 19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/J9 – age 9 or younger VC/J9 – age 9 or younger DB/J11 – age 11 or younger
VA/J12 – age 10 – 12 VC/J12 – age 10 – 12 DB/J15 – age 12 – 15
VA/J15 – age 13 – 15 VC/J15 – age 13 – 15 DB/J19 – age 16 – 19
VA/J19 – age 16 – 19 VC/J19 – age 16 – 19
Junior Qualified Baroque
Violin VN/JB9 – age 8—9 VN/JB15 – age 14—15
VN/JB7 – age 7 or younger VN/JB11 – age 10—11 VN/JB17 – age 16—17
VN/JB13 – age 12—13 VN/JB19 – age 18—19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/JB9 – age 9 or younger VC/JB9 – age 9 or younger DB/JB11 – age 11 or younger
VA/JB12 – age 10 – 12 VC/JB12 – age 10 – 12 DB/JB15 – age 12 – 15
VA/JB15 – age 13 – 15 VC/JB15 – age 13 – 15 DB/JB19 – age 16 – 19
VA/JB19 – age 16 – 19 VC/JB19 – age 16 – 19
Junior Qualified American
Violin VN/JA10 – age 8—10 VN/JA16 – age 14—16
VN/JA7 – age 7 or younger VN/JA13 – age 11—13 VN/JA19 – age 17—19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/JA9 – age 9 or younger VC/JA9 – age 9 or younger DB/JA11 – age 11 or younger
VA/JA13 – age 10 – 13 VC/JA13 – age 10 – 13 DB/JA15 – age 12 – 15
VA/JA19 – age 14 – 19 VC/JA19 – age 14 – 19 DB/JA19 – age 16 – 19

Qualified Solo Categories – selected repertoire for students with THREE YEARS OR MORE OF FORMAL STUDY. See qualified repertoire list for suggested repertoire.  The best four performers in each category will win a beautiful commemorative trophy.

Note: Category numbers reflect the age groups.

Qualified Solo (Entry Fee: $45 per category)
Violin
VN/Q7 – age 7 or younger VN/Q11 – age 11 VN/Q15 – age 15
VN/Q8 – age 8 VN/Q12– age 12 VN/Q16 – age 16
VN/Q9 – age 9 VN/Q13 – age 13 VN/Q17 – age 17
VN/Q10 – age 10 VN/Q14 – age 14 VN/Q19 – age 18 – 19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/Q9 – age 9 or younger VC/Q9 – age 9 or younger DB/Q11 – age 11 or younger
VA/Q12 – age 10 – 12 VC/Q12 – age 10 – 12 DB/Q15 – age 12 – 15
VA/Q15 – age 13 – 15 VC/Q15 – age 13 – 15 DB/Q19 – age 16 – 19
VA/Q19 – age 16 – 19 VC/Q19 – age 16 – 19
Qualified Baroque
Violin VN/QB9 – age 8—9 VN/QB15 – age 14—15
VN/QB7 – age 7 or younger VN/QB11 – age 10—11 VN/QB17 – age 16—17
VN/QB13 – age 12—13 VN/QB19 – age 18—19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/QB9 – age 9 or younger VC/QB9 – age 9 or younger DB/QB11 – age 11 or younger
VA/QB12 – age 10 – 12 VC/QB12 – age 10 – 12 DB/QB15 – age 12 – 15
VA/QB15 – age 13 – 15 VC/QB15 – age 13 – 15 DB/QB19 – age 16 – 19
VA/QB19 – age 16 – 19 VC/QB19 – age 16 – 19
Qualified American
Violin VN/QA10 – age 8—10 VN/QA16 – age 14—16
VN/QA7 – age 7 or younger VN/QA13 – age 11—13 VN/QA19 – age 17—19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/QA9 – age 9 or younger VC/QA9 – age 9 or younger DB/QA11 – age 11 or younger
VA/QA13 – age 10 – 13 VC/QA13 – age 10 – 13 DB/QA15 – age 12 – 15
VA/QA19 – age 14 – 19 VC/QA19 – age 14 – 19 DB/QA19 – age 16 – 19

Qualified Ensemble Categories – selected repertoire for small ensembles.  See qualified repertoire list for suggested repertoire.  The best four groups in each category win a beautiful commemorative trophy (each member).  Age category is determined by the age of the eldest member of the ensemble.

Qualified Ensemble
Violin Duet
(Entry Fee: $50)
Violin Sonata (with Piano)
(Entry Fee: $50)
String Duet (Mixed)
(Entry Fee: $50)
VN/QD10 – age 10 or younger VN/QS10 – age 10 or younger SD/Q10 – age 10 or younger
VN/QD13 – age 13 VN/QS13 – age 13 SD/Q13 – age 13
VN/QD16 – age 16 VN/QS16 – age 16 SD/Q16 – age 16
VN/QD19 – age 19 VN/QS19 – age 19 SD/Q19 – age 19
String Trio
(Entry Fee: $60)
Piano Trio
(Entry Fee: $60)
String Quartet
(Entry Fee: $70)
ST/Q10 – age 10 or younger PT/Q10 – age 10 or younger SQ/Q10 – age 10 or younger
ST/Q13 – age 13 PT/Q13 – age 13 SQ/Q13 – age 13
ST/Q16 – age 16 PT/Q16 – age 16 SQ/Q16 – age 16
ST/Q19 – age 19 PT/Q19 – age 19 SQ/Q19 – age 19
Piano Quartet
(Entry Fee: $70)
Piano Quintet
(Entry Fee: $70)
Mix String Ensemble
(Entry Fee: $70)
PT/Q10 – age 10 or younger PQ/Q10 – age 10 or younger MS/Q10 – age 10 or younger
PT/Q13 – age 13 PQ/Q13 – age 13 MS/Q13 – age 13
PT/Q16 – age 16 PQ/Q16 – age 16 MS/Q16 – age 16
PT/Q19 – age 19 PQ/Q19 – age 19 MS/Q19 – age 19
Mix Instrument Ensemble
(Entry Fee: $70)
Harp & Other Duet
(Entry Fee: $50)
Guitar & Other Duet
(Entry Fee: $50)
EM/Q10 – age 10 or younger HD/Q10 – age 10 or younger GD/Q10 – age 10 or younger
EM/Q13 – age 13 HD/Q13 – age 13 GD/Q13 – age 13
EM/Q16 – age 16 HD/Q16 – age 16 GD/Q16 – age 16
EM/Q19 – age 19 HD/Q19 – age 19 GD/Q19 – age 19

Open Solo – Categories – for students performing works of a serious competitive nature. The best four performers in each category will win a commemorative trophy. The first place winner of each category may advance to the grand prize contest.  Performance consists of one piece or movement, accompanied or unaccompanied, not to exceed 6 minutes.  

Note: Category number reflects the age group.

Open Solo Categories (Entry Fee: $55)
Violin
VN/O7 – age 7 or younger VN/O11 – age 11 VN/O15 – age 15
VN/O8 – age 8 VN/O12 – age 12 VN/O16 – age 16
VN/O9 – age 9 VN/O13 – age 13 VN/O17 – age 17
VN/O10 – age 10 VN/O14 – age 14 VN/O19 – age 18 – 19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/O9 – age 9 or younger VC/O9 – age 9 or younger DB/O11 – age 11 or younger
VA/O12 – age 10 – 12 VC/O12 – age 10 – 12 DB/O15 – age 12 – 15
VA/O15 – age 13 – 15 VC/O15 – age 13 – 15 DB/O19 – age 16 – 19
VA/O19 – age 16 – 19 VC/O19 – age 16 – 19
Open Baroque (Entry Fee: $55 per category)
Violin
VN/B9 – age 9 or younger VN/B11 – age 10—11 VN/B13 – age 12—13
VN/B15 – age 14—15 VN/B17 – age 16—17 VN/B19 – age 18—19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/B9 – age 9 or younger VC/B9 – age 9 or younger DB/B11 – age 11 or younger
VA/B12 – age 10 – 12 VC/B12 – age 10 – 12 DB/B15 – age 12 – 15
VA/B15 – age 13 – 15 VC/B15 – age 13 – 15 DB/B19 – age 16 – 19
VA/B19 – age 16 – 19 VC/B19 – age 16 – 19
Open American (Entry Fee: $55 per category)
Violin VN/A9 – age 9 or younger VN/A12 – age 10—12
VN/A15 – age 13—15 VN/A19 – age 16—19
Viola Cello Bass
VA/A9 – age 9 or younger VC/A9 – age 9 or younger  DB/A11 – age 11 or younger
VA/A13 – age 10 – 13 VC/A13 – age 10 – 13 DB/A15 – age 12 – 15
VA/A19 – age 14 – 19 VC/A19 – age 14 – 19 DB/A19 – age 15 – 19

Open Ensemble Categories – for accomplished student duets and ensembles performing works of a serious and competitive nature.  The best four groups in each category will win a beautiful commemorative trophy (each member). The first place winner of each category may advance to the grand prize contest.  Performance may not exceed 6 minutes.  Age category is determined by the age of the eldest member of the ensemble. (any arrangement)  

Open Ensemble
Violin Duet
(Entry Fee: $60)
Violin Sonata (with Piano)
(Entry Fee: $60)
String Duet (Mixed)
(Entry Fee: $60)
VN/OD10 – age 10 or younger VN/OS10 – age 10 or younger SD/O10 – age 10 or younger
VN/OD13 – age 13 VN/OS13 – age 13 SD/O13 – age 13
VN/OD16 – age 16 VN/OS16 – age 16 SD/O16 – age 16
VN/OD19 – age 19 VN/OS19 – age 19 SD/O19 – age 19
String Trio
(Entry Fee: $70)
Piano Trio
(Entry Fee: $70)
String Quartet
(Entry Fee: $80)
ST/O10 – age 10 or younger PT/O10 – age 10 or younger SQ/O10 – age 10 or younger
ST/O13 – age 13 PT/O13 – age 13 SQ/O13 – age 13
ST/O16 – age 16 PT/O16 – age 16 SQ/O16 – age 16
ST/O19 – age 19 PT/O19 – age 19 SQ/O19 – age 19
Piano Quartet

(Entry Fee: $80)
Piano Quintet
(Entry Fee: $80)
Mix String Ensemble
(Entry Fee: $80)
PT/O10 – age 10 or younger PQ/O10 – age 10 or younger MS/O10 – age 10 or younger
PT/O13 – age 13 PQ/O13 – age 13 MS/O13 – age 13
PT/O16 – age 16 PQ/O16 – age 16 MS/O16 – age 16
PT/O19 – age 19 PQ/O19 – age 19 MS/O19 – age 19
Mix Instrument Ensemble
(Entry Fee: $80)
Harp & Other Duet
(Entry Fee: $60)
Guitar & Other Duet
(Entry Fee: $60)
EM/O1 – age 10 or younger HD/O10 – age 10 or younger GD/O10 – age 10 or younger
EM/O13 – age 13 HD/O13 – age 13 GD/O13 – age 13
EM/O16 – age 16 HD/O16 – age 16 GD/O16 – age 16
EM/O19 – age 19 HD/O19 – age 19 GD/O19 – age 19

Prodigy Solo Categories – for superior students performing repertoire of a serious competitive nature.  The best four performers in each category will win a beautiful commemorative medal.  The first place winner of each category may advance to the grand prize contest. Performance consists of two contrasting pieces or movements, both can be accompanied or unaccompanied, not to exceed 10 minutes total. 

Prodigy (Young Musician) Solo (Entry Fee: $65 per category)
Violin Viola Cello
VN/P9– age 9 or younger VA/P11 – age 11 or younger VC/P11 – age 11 or younger
VN/P12 – age 10 – 12 VA/P15 – age 12 – 15 VC/P15 – age 12 – 15
VN/P15 – age 13 – 15 VA/P19 – age 16 – 19 VC/P19 – age 16 – 19
VN/P19 – age 16 – 19 Bass
DB/P13 – age 13 or younger DB/P19 – age 14 – 19
Prodigy (Young Musician) Concerto 
Violin Viola Cello
VN/PC9 – age 9 or younger VA/PC11 – age 11 or younger VC/PC11 – age 11 or younger
VN/PC12 – age 10 – 12 VA/PC15 – age 12 – 15 VC/PC15 – age 12 – 15
VN/PC15 – age 13 – 15 VA/PC19 – age 16 – 19 VC/PC19 – age 16 – 19
VN/PC19 – age 16 – 19
Bass DB/PC12 – age 12 or younger DB/PC19– age 13 – 19
Prodigy (Young Musician) Baroque
Violin Viola Cello
VN/PB9 – age 9 or younger VA/PB11 – age 11 or younger VC/PB11 – age 11 or younger
VN/PB2 – age 10 – 12 VA/PB2 – age 12 – 15 VC/PB2 – age 12 – 15
VN/PB3 – age 13 – 15 VA/PB3 – age 16 – 19 VC/PB3 – age 16 – 19
VN/PB4 – age 16 – 19
Bass DB/PB12 – age 12 or younger DB/PB19 – age 13 – 19