Saturday, November 12, 2011 on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc. Preliminary auditions begin at 8:00 a.m. Final auditions if needed begin 1:00 p.m. Auditions will take place in room L126 in Lakeside Hall at UW-Manitowoc as a public performance.
First Prize: $1500 Scholarship Award and a solo performance with the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc (UW-Manitowoc) Lakeshore Wind Ensemble on its March 10, 2012 regular subscription concert at the Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Second Prize: $1000 Scholarship Award and a solo performance with the UW-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble on its March 10, 2012 regular subscription concert at the Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Third Prize: $750 Scholarship Award and a possible alternate solo performance with the UW-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble on its March 10, 2012 regular subscription concert at the Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
One movement from any published concerto or solo work for wind ensemble brass and woodwind instruments, multiple mallet percussion, and piano, with band accompaniment. The work may be a transcription from traditional orchestral repertoire or an original solo work with wind ensemble accompaniment. Proof of availability of scores/parts MUST be indicated on the application. Rental works which cost in excess of $300 for score/parts will not be accepted. The jury and conductor of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble reserve the right to disqualify a contestant if the literature performed is not of highest artist/musical quality. Although performance from memory is not required, contestants are encouraged to do so. Disqualification will result if any copyright violation is discovered. Three judges’ copies must be provided at the time of audition. "Villanelle" for horn by Paul Dukas, "Hora Staccato" by Dinecu, "Carnival of Venice" by Del Staigers for alto saxophone, the 1st movement of Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A minor," "Concertino" for flute by Cecile Chaminade, and "Serenade for Alto Saxophone" by Frank Bencriscutto are not acceptable because of recent and/or near future performances.
Judges for the contest are respected professional woodwind, brass, percussion and piano specialists/artists. Each judge will provide contestants with written comments at the end of preliminary and/or final auditions. Preliminary winners will receive their written comments for both the preliminary and final auditions at the conclusion of the contest. Any judge having a family, teaching, or professional relationship with a contestant must declare that relationship and abstain from voting on that individual performance. The decisions of the judges are final.
It is the responsibility of each contestant to ensure that wind ensemble parts are available for works to be auditioned, and must furnish the name and address of the publisher or other source on the application form. Contestants may forfeit their right to audition and winners may forfeit their awards if their chosen work is not published or is unavailable at the time of the audition for the solo instrument and wind ensemble/band accompaniment. Confirmation of its availability must be made prior to the audition date. It also is the responsibility of each contestant to be on time for all scheduled events. Any contestant who is late will be moved to the end of the schedule. A piano accompaniment is recommended. Contestant must provide his/her own accompanist. Winners MUST perform with the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble on its March 10, 2012 Concert or forfeit the scholarship award. Attendance at two dress rehearsals on March 6 and 9 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the concert is mandatory. Previous first place winners are not eligible to re-enter on the same instrument following the year in which they won.
A non-refundable entry fee of $20.00 must accompany each application. Please make checks payable to: Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association. Each contestant is responsible for providing his/her own food, lodging and transportation, as well as that of his/her accompanist.
Entry deadline, October 28, 2011.
The 2011-2012 LWEA Young Artists’ Competition features wind ensemble/band brass, woodwinds, percussion and piano, including: trumpet or cornet, French horn, trombone, baritone or euphonium, tuba, flute/piccolo, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, and multiple and/or mallet percussion instruments, and solo piano.