**2024 Competition Results**


Due Date: TBA
  • Performers must complete the application and submit the registration fee in order to perform.
    • Click the “Register” button above for the application
  • Performers must be Arizona residents.
  • Performers must be in grades seven through twelve, no younger than 13 and no older than 18 years of age.
  • Early submission is advised. It is possible that all available slots for performers will be filled before the end of the application submission period. If all slots are filled before the end of the application submission process, please email competition@azmusicfest.org to be placed on a waiting list.
  • No refunds will be given in the event of performer withdrawal.

Date & Time:

  • The Competition will be held on TBA.
    • We ask families to please reserve the entire duration of the competition until performers receive their exact timeslot.
    • The competition may begin earlier or later depending on the number of performers.
  • Performers will be notified of their exact timeslot by TBA
  • Performers will be assigned an arrival time that is roughly 5-10 minutes before their scheduled warm-up time.


  • Divisions are determined by grade level.
    • Performers may only perform during their division.
Division Number of Pieces Warm-Up Duration Performance Duration
I (Grades 7, 8, 9) 1 or 2 10 minutes 10 minutes
II (Grades 10, 11, 12) 1 or 2 15 minutes 15 minutes



  • The competition will be held at Arizona Musicfest: 7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85255. (Map)


  • Music must be standard literature chosen from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, or Contemporary periods.
    • Simplified versions & transcriptions are not accepted.
    • Multiple movements from a work may be entered as one selection, so long as the total program does not exceed the allotted time for the respective division (see above).
  • Memorization is not required.
  • Accompanied pieces must be performed with an accompanist.
    • Performers are responsible for arranging their own accompanist. If assistance finding an accompanist is needed, please email competition@azmusicfest.org.
  • Performers must provide three total copies of their score(s):
    • Scores should not have markings that would indicate the performer or teacher’s identities.
    • Score(s) must have measures numbered and cuts marked (if any) so the judges can use them as a reference during the performance.
    • Scores will be checked at the Welcome Table for the above requirements and will be returned directly after the performance.


  • Standout performers from each Division may be awarded cash prizes in the amounts detailed below.
  • Awarded performers may be invited to perform in the Young Musicians Concert Series in the MIM Music Theater.
  • Awarded performers may receive additional performance opportunities as they are announced.
Division First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
I (Grades 7, 8 & 9) $350 $200 $100
II (Grades 10, 11 & 12) $450 $350 $200


  • Judges will stop performers if their performance exceeds the competition time limits. There is no penalty if a performer needs to be stopped for this reason.
  • Judges may elect to award Honorable Mentions to students demonstrating high levels of artistry in their performances. Ratings will only be awarded with unanimous recommendation from the committee.
  • Judges have the option to withhold prizes.
  • All teachers will receive judges’ comments within a week of the adjudication date.

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Questions? Email competition@azmusicfest.org