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Solo Competition

October 22, 2022 All day

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 




Competition Chair: John Haggard – [email protected]

Competition Venue: King of Glory Lutheran Church 2085 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

Competition Date : Saturday, Oct. 22



2022  State Solo Competition Results

Junior Category

1st Place : Angela Yoneyama, violin student of Steven Moeckel

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

3rd Place : Noah Edwards, bass student of Chris Finet

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Shashank Krishnan, violin student of Danica Terzic

Sawa Yamaguchi, violin student of Jing Zeng

 Yuri Yamaguchi, violin student of Jing Zeng

Senior Category

1st Place : Brandon Lee, viola student of Susanne Rothaar

2nd Place : Tony Kim, cello student of Jan Simiz

3rd Place : Katherine Li, violin student of Jing Zeng

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Abraham Kim, cello student of Jamie Kellogg

Borong Zhang, violin student of Jing Zeng



October 22, 2022

2085 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282