2020 Brumby Concerto/Aria Competition Guidelines
- Obtain an entry form from your applied professor.
- Submit a completed application form to your area coordinator.
- Late or incomplete applications will be NOT be accepted.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 5:00 PM
- GSU full-time graduate and undergraduate music majors currently studying applied music with a GSU School of Music faculty member.
- Students who have performed as a soloist with the GSU Symphony Orchestra or GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble in the past as a result of winning the Brumby Competition are not eligible.
- Students graduating in the spring semester are encouraged to audition and, if selected, may return in the fall to perform at their own expense.
REPERTOIRE AND REQUIREMENTS
- Selections should be no longer than 15 minutes for orchestra or 12 minutes for wind ensemble.
- Vocalists may choose a single aria or a set of arias under 15 minutes in length.
- The applicant must have his/her repertoire choice approved by the ensemble director (GSU Symphony Orchestra or GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble) prior to the audition.
- Applicants must provide 4 clean scores (no markings) to each phase of the competition, one of which must be an original published score. Vocalists, please tab the pages if you are using a compilation book or score.
- Pieces with multiple soloists are possible with prior approval from the ensemble director.
- Students will be judged on the quality of their performance. The judges’ decision is final.
PRELIMINARY COMPETITION – WEEK OF March 9-13, 2020
Open to ALL applicants
- Each of the following areas can advance a portion of their spring enrollment that is CURRENTLY STUDYING APPLIED MUSIC (not to be confused with lab) as determined by area coordinators. Locations and times to be determined by area coordinators.
COMPETITION – Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9 AM-12 PM
Open to the students selected from area preliminary competitions
- Adjudicated by a panel from outside the SOM faculty in the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall.
- GSU Symphony Orchestra and GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble directors may also serve as Ex Officio judges.
- Up to 3 (preferred) or 4 winners may be chosen and all winners will perform on a concert(s) the following school year.