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Solo Competition

October 21, 2023 All day


ALSO – we have been experiencing some difficulties with our registration page. If you encounter issues, please fill out the Solo Competition Google Form, and follow the directions for payment.

The ASTA-AZ Solo Competition for violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, and harp is held annually in the fall for outstanding students who study privately with our members. Student performers are divided into junior or senior division, where they perform for a panel of judges. Let your students shine; enroll your students ASAP in this exciting event.

Cash prizes

Senior division:  First Place – $300
Second Place – $200
Third Place – $100

Junior Division:  First Place – $150
Second Place – $100
Third Place – $75



1. Instrumental categories are Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Classical Guitar

2. Participant must be an ASTA member or current student of an ASTA member in good standing at the time of registration/competition

3. Participant may enter in their state of residency or the state in which they are studying. Under no circumstance will a participant be allowed to enter more than one State Competition.  Membership number must be included on the registration form.

4. The age requirements for each division are:
Junior – Grade 8 and under
Senior – Grades 9-12

5. Previous first place winners of a certain category are not eligible to re-enter in that same category.

6. Repertoire is to be selected from the standard classical literature matching your particular instrument. Complete works or complete single movements from works will be required of all entrants.  Memorization is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

7. Solo must not exceed ten minutes.

8. All pieces written with accompaniment MUST have an accompaniment performed along with solo

9. Contestants MUST provide 2 judges’ copies of your performance piece with measures numbered 


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 21 Extended to Saturday, September 30


Competition Chair: John Haggard – [email protected]

Competition Venue: Red Mountain High School 7301 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207

Competition Date : Saturday, Oct. 21




2023  State Solo Competition Results

Junior Category

1st Place : Graham Schaub, violin student of Jing Zeng

2nd Place : Cindy Chen, violin student of Susanne Rothaar

3rd Place : Madison Kim, cello student of Thomas Landschoot

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Shashank Krishnan, violin student of Danica Terzic

Aimi Siejak, violin student of Ikuko Whitehouse

Daryl Yang, violin student of Jing Zeng

Senior Category

1st Place : Joshua Lee, violin student of Jooyeon Han

2nd Place : Justin Kang, cello student of Jamie Kellogg

3rd Place : Yoonji Lee, violin student of Jooyeon Han

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Alex Gong, viola student of Susanne Rothaar

Katherine Li, violin student of Jing Zeng

Yun Tsai Yeh, violin student of Susanne Rothaar


October 21, 2023

7301 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207