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Concerto Competition for High School Students

Mount Saint Mary’s University Concerto Competition For High School Students

Thank you to all who have expressed an interest in our  High School Concerto Competition.  This fall 2019 we are excited to offer a Chamber Ensemble Competition for High School students.  We encourage you to visit our the link on our page for more information.


The Mount Saint Mary’s University 7th Annual Concerto Competition is open to high school pianists, instrumentalists, and vocalists grades 9-12.

First place winners in each category will perform with the Mount Orchestra under the direction of Chet Swiatkowski on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3pm. One GRAND PRIZE winner will be selected as the recipient of $500.


Solos must be performed from memory. Applicants will provide their own accompanist. All students are required to attend rehearsals and concerts as arranged with the Mount Orchestra music director.

Pianists/Instrumentalists: One movement from a standard concerto or concert piece with orchestral accompaniment from the late Baroque or Classical periods (circa 1700-1820).
Vocalists: Any aria from a standard opera or oratorio from the late Baroque or Classical periods (circa 1700-1820).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 14, 2018

Participants will be notified of their audition by September 9, 2018


To register, complete the online form and mail your $50 registration fee to: 

Music Department, Mount Saint Mary’s University
12001 Chalon Road,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Please make checks payable to “MSMU Music Department”
Direct inquiries to Dr. Therese Fassnacht, / 310.954.4265