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Penn State Single Reed Summit - Lyle Merriman Competition (Undergraduate Division)

Eligibility:

Open to college undergraduate clarinetists and saxophonists in their third (or later) year of study, 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 clarinet/saxophone instructor; by Feb. 1, 2019
3) Email or mail a copy of your performance resume  by Feb. 1, 2019

Email to: SINGLEREEDSUMMIT16@PSU.EDU


Awards:

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

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 12pm for a panel of judges.  (Times for competition is subject to change-please consult Single Reed Summit Website for updates) 

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 10 minutes.

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
must be received by Feb. 1, 2019

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:  SINGLEREEEDSUMMIT16@PSU.EDU

must be received by Feb. 1, 2019

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