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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 2018/19 academic year. 

To Apply:

1) Fill out on-line application (below) *remember to hit "submit button" at the bottom of the page by Feb. 1, 2019
2) Email or mail a letter of recommendation from your school music educator or private clarinet/ saxophone instructor; by Feb. 1, 2019
3) Email or mail a copy of your performance resume (include festivals, youth orchestras, etc.); by Feb. 1, 2019

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 Feb. 1, 2019


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 confirmed or declined upon receipt of application.  Invited performers will compete on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 1pm for a panel of judges.   (Times for competition are subject to change-please consult Single Reed Summit Website for updates) 


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. 8 or the morning of Feb. 9)


Repertoire:

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

Please note:

High School students who are minors, must be accompanied by parents/guardians or high school music teachers (when attending on a high school sanctioned field trip) at all events.
(Non-clarinetist parents attending the festival with their children but must fill out a general registration form.)


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

must be received by February 1, 2019

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