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Solo Competition

October 29, 2016

Congratulations to all who participated!  The Judges were impressed with the level and preparation overall!
2016 Results

Junior Category

1st Place : Mitchel Wang, violin student of Danwen Jiang

2nd Place : Leo Kubota, cello student of Thomas Landschoot

3rd Place : Ethan Yang, violin student of Jing Zeng

Honorable Mention : Alicia Yang, viola student of Susanne Rothaar

Honorable Mention : Ava Wipff, violin student of Lia Taylor

Honorable Mention : Ellamay Mantie, cello student of Jenna Dalbey

Senior Category

1st Place : Tiffany Chang, violin student of Jing Zeng

2nd Place : Claire Thai, harp student of Christine Vivona

3rd Place : Hannah Goldstick, violin student of Jing Zeng

Honorable Mention : Belle Wang, violin student of Danwen Jiang

Honorable Mention : Audrey Wang, violin student of Patricia Cosand

Honorable Mention : Ryan Grieser, viola student of Susanne Rothaar


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.

ASTA-AZ continues its exciting partnership with Southwest Strings
The Solo Competition will feature additional awards including a Codabow Diamond NX, an Eclipse violin case, and gift certificates!!! These are in addition to the three cash prizes already given within each division.
Cash prizes

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

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

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

 

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. The cutting of lengthy piano tutti sections is encouraged.

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

10. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of your audition time for registration check-in and warm-up.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2016

 

2015  State Solo Competition Results

Junior Category

1st Place : Audrey Wang, violin student of Patricia Cosand
2nd Place : Hannah Guan, harp student of Alla Yashneva
3rd Place : Mitchel Wang, violin student of Danwen Jiang
Honorable Mention : Jonathan Pak, cello student of Jan/Maria Simiz

Senior Category

1st Place : Chase Lee, violin student of Jim Apperson
2nd Place : Belle Wang, violin student of Danwen Jiang
3rd Place : Nicole Skaggs, violin student of Nokuthula Ngwenyama
Honorable Mention : Ryan Grieser, viola student of Susanne Rothaar
Honorable Mention : Sean Hsu, viola student of John Haggard

Details

Date:
October 29, 2016

Venue

Fremont Junior High School
1001 North Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85205 United States
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