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2016 Penn State Single Reed Summit - Lyle Merriman Competition (High School Division)

Eligibility:

Open to high school clarinetists and saxophonists in the 11th and 12th grades for the 2015/16 academic year. 

To Apply:

1) Fill out on-line application (below) *remember to hit "submit button" at the bottom of the page by January 24, 2016
2) Email or mail a letter of recommendation from your school music educator or private clarinet/ saxophone instructor; by January 24, 2016
3) Email or mail a copy of your performance resume (include festivals, youth orchestras, etc.); by January 24, 2016

Email to: SINGLEREEDSUMMIT16@PSU.EDU

Mail To:
Dr. Anthony Costa
Attn. Single Reed Summit Competition
Penn State School of Music
233 Music Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA  16802
postmarked by January 24, 2016


Final Round:

Competition Finalists will be invited to perform at the Single Reed Summit based on their performance experience and letter of recommendation.  Invitation will be made within one week of the January 24, 2016 dead line.  Invited performers will compete on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 12:30pm for a panel of judges.  The first place winner will be invited to play on a guest recital Saturday, Feb. 13th in Esber Recital Hall at 6:30pm.  (Times for competition and recital subject to change-please consult Single Reed Summit Website for updates) 


NOTE: Invited Finalists’ (and their accompanist’s) summit registration fee will be waived.


Awards:

First place High School winner will receive $500, and the runner-up will receive $100.


Accompanists:

Finalists are welcome to bring their own accompanist or use a Penn State Single Reed Summit staff accompanist for a $25 fee.  (Contestants will receive one 20-minute rehearsal with the staff accompanist either on Feb. 12 or the morning of Feb. 13)


Repertoire:

It is recommended that students prepare a single movement of a sonata or concerto. Students will play a minimum of 8 minutes.


Email or mail your 1) letter of recommendation and 2) performance resume to:

Dr. Anthony Costa
Attn. Single Reed Summit Competition
Penn State School of Music
233 Music Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA  16802
Email:  SINGLEREEDSUMMIT16@PSU.EDU

postmarked by January 22, 2016

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