Coming Up: The 2012 Stulberg International String Competition
Each year gifted string musicians under the age of 20 compete in the Stulberg International String Competition for a chance to win performance opportunities and cash prizes. The 2011 Gold Medal winner was From the Top alum Austin Huntington (Show 239 in Ocean City, NJ), and he received $5,000 and an orchestral performance!
The 2012 competition is quickly approaching and here’s what you need to know for applying:
- Open to students of violin, viola, cello, or double bass who are under the age of 20 on January 1, 2012.
- The application postmark deadline is Friday, January 27, 2012, and you can find the application online.
- All submissions are reviewed by judges and 12 semifinalists will be selected by February 28.
- Semifinalists will perform a required Bach selection and an excerpt from a standard concerto and six finalists will continue to the final competition on May 19, 2012.
Burdick-Thorne Gold Medal: $5,000 and a performance award to be announced.
Silver Medal: $4,000 and a performance with the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. Date to be announced.
Pinehurst Bronze Medal: $3,000 and a performance award with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra. Date to be announced.
Bach Award: $500 for best performance of solo Bach selection.
Check out their website for more guidelines on repertoire selection and the required Bach piece.
Good luck to all applicants!