Wonderlic Competition

2016 Application & Guidelines

The competition alternates annually between piano and voice, and is open to applicants residing in Maryland or Washington, DC. Non-residents attending schools in Maryland or D.C. are also eligible to apply.

Email CommunityConcertsAtSecond@yahoo.com for an application.

This Season: Piano Competition
Application Deadline: March 18, 2016
Preliminary Rounds: April 9, 2016
Competition Recital: April 24, 2016

Piano Competition Guidelines

The 2016 Wonderlic Piano Competition is for residents of Maryland and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) or non-residents attending schools in Maryland or D.C., and is open to pianists from the ages of 17 to 29.  Proof of residency, enrollment, or birth date may be required.

Prior Wonderlic competition winners are not eligible to enter.

A teacher, coach or sponsor is required to sign the application as an endorsement of the applicant.

The completed application, a non-refundable application fee of $35 (check or money order) made payable to “Community Concerts at Second,” the selection titles of the program, composer’s names with their birth and death dates and the exact timing of each selection are due postmarked no later than March 18, 2016.

Applicants should prepare a total of no more than 30 minutes of piano repertoire representing selections from Early Music, Classical, Romantic, and the 20th or 21st Centuries.

In the event one is chosen as a finalist, the repertoire selected by the applicant will be the program for the recital, in whole or in part.

With the possible exception of a contemporary work, all selections are to be performed from memory.

The competition will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2016 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore. Upon receipt of approved and completed applications and materials, contestants will be notified by phone or mail regarding their schedule and the amount of time to be heard, and other necessary information that may be helpful.

The judges will select up to three finalists who will be eligible for a prize.

Finalists will participate in a recital, solo or joint, depending on the adjudication results, as part of the series “Community Concerts at Second at the Second Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 24, 2016.  The recital date is not negotiable.

The first prize winner will receive $1,500.  The second prize is $1,000, and the third prize, $500.

Decisions of the judges will be final.

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