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Tri-State Concerto Competition

Scarsdale, NY - New Canaan, CT -  NJ

A showcase of talented young musicians aged 6-18 who are residents of NY, CT, or NJ may compete to perform their concerto with chamber ensemble for a small but live audience in the musician's state.  The first and second rounds will be judged online and the third and final round will be judged in person, during the live performances in each state.  All instruments and repertoire are accepted, but for longer concertos please limit yourself to one movement only. 



Participants must be a legal resident of the Tri-state area and be aged 6-18.  Please submit an unedited video link (hosted on dropbox, youtube, vimeo, or elsewhere) of your performance of a composition for solo and orchestra, or one which can be effectively transcribed and performed.  Contemporary works for soloist and electronics are also accepted, but finalists must provide us with the sound files for the performance.  Original compositions are also accepted.

Please email the director, Dr. Janice LaMarre, at janicelamarre (at)  Include the subject "Concerto Competition" and include the performer's name, age, state of residence, and a link to an externally hosted video.  There is no fee for the first round.  The deadline for the first round is April 1, 2021.

There will be a $30 administrative fee for those who compete in the second round.  Results will be posted by April 15, 2021 in order for the winners of the second round to prepare for their live final round with chamber ensemble.

The final round will be a live performance with a very small, limited audience on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 in Scarsdale, NY and New Canaan, CT.  The general public will not be invited to the event.  More details to follow.  Standard Covid-19 protocols including temperatures taken, masks worn, and more will be followed.



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