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Whittier Branch Concerto Competition
Saturday, February 20, 2016 — 3:00 pm

Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk
Leslie Ho, Chair

And the FIVE WINNERS are: (In alphabetical are ALL winners!)

Matthew Hansen, Haydn Violin Concerto in G Major, I. Allegro—pupil of Tatevik Yaghubyan
Denise Ho, Bach Piano Concerto #1 in D Minor, BWV 1052, I. Allegro—pupil of Lousine Ketendjian
Josephine Kim, Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D Major, I. Allegro—pupil of Leslie Ho
Kelly Tsao, Vitali Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra—pupil of Sarkis Salamanyan
Andrew Wang, Mozart Violin Concerto #2 in D Major, K. 211, I. Allegro moderato—pupil of Sarkis Salamanyan

IMPORTANT: Winning students must provide the score and orchestra parts by April 25 to Leslie Ho.

Application — click HERE and
mail the $50 fee (payable to MTAC-Whittier Branch) to
Whittier Concerto Competition
P O Box 1242, Artesia, CA 90702,
postmarked on or before January 20.
Audition: Saturday, February 20, beginning at 2:30
Rehearsal schedule: Sat. May 7 at 6:30-9:00 pm and Sun. May 22 at 1-3 pm, Whittier College Chapel
CONCERT: Sunday, May 22, 4 pm, Whittier College Chapel
Awards: FIVE or SIX WINNERS will receive the opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra under the baton of Nové Deypalan, two rehearsals of 20 minutes each, and trophies at the concert.
All contestants will receive certificates of participation.


Participation Rules

1. Repertoire is limited to concerti accompanied by a chamber orchestra, which means a string section and pairs of woodwinds when needed, such as a Mozart work. Check with Maestro Ho before you apply:
2. Repertoire is limited to one movement of a concerto, or portions of a similar work, not exceeding 15 minutes total. Exceptions: 2 movements may be allowed if the designation attacca appears in print between movements AND the total timing is less than 15 minutes. One entire movement will be guaranteed; the full use of 15 minutes will not be guaranteed.
3. Every student application must include the full title of the concerto movement to be performed, the key, the work number (i.e., opus 77, K. 488), the movement tempo indication (Allegro assai, Largo, etc.), the composer’s full name and the EXACT playing time. The application will not be considered without all required information.
4. No one over 18 years of age may apply unless they are currently enrolled in high school.
5. Students may not compete on consecutive years unless playing a different instrument.
6. The teacher must submit a Disclosure Form with each student entry. A student must have studied with the applying teacher six months continuously prior to the application.
7. It is the teacher’s responsibility to be sure that students and their families fully understand all rules and obligations. Whittier Branch Dress Code applies.
8. Teachers of participating students are not to accompany, turn pages, or in any other way make it known to the judges their connection to one or more of the contestants.
9. Withdrawals after the audition date: if a winner withdraws — he/she will be replaced by one of the alternates chosen in the event a winner is unable to be at both rehearsals and perform at the Concert. This transaction must meet with the approval of the conductor.
10. The teacher/student must be ready to cover the cost of music rental, postage and insurance in the event the score is not available through conventional loan sources. Prior to the audition, teachers are advised to check the LA Main Library. Go to the library’s website at: Click the link, Art, Music & Recreation, then scroll down and click Orchestration Catalog to access the inventory of concerto repertoire available for rental at $20 each. This is the orchestra’s primary loan source. Any score not found here is subject to additional rental charges.
11. Each student winner’s teacher should be present at one or both of the Concerto Concert rehearsals.
12. Every teacher who donates $25 or more to the Concerto Concert at least 3 weeks before the concert date (by May 1) will have his or her name, instrument and phone printed in the program.