Young Musicians Competition – Woodwinds
Chairperson: Christine Kang
Competition Date and Location: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Westminster Choir College
Recital Date and Location: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Westminster Choir College
1st Place Winners – Trophies as well as Performances in the Winners Recital at the NJMTA State Conference. (Note: 1st Place Winners are required to perform at the Winners Recital in order to receive the trophies. Those who do not perform at the Winners Recital will only receive the Certificate.)
2nd & 3rd Place Winners – Trophies
Honorable Mentions – Certificates
All winners should make arrangements to pick up their awards at the State Conference if they cannot attend the award presentation at the conference.
How to Enter: Online registration only
Teachers are to complete the online registration form for this event. Teachers should supply all requested information and collect fees from the students. One payment for all combined student fees should be paid by the teacher. Payment via PayPal is preferred.
If it is necessary to make payment via check, it should be written by the teacher and made payable to “New Jersey Music Teachers Association” with the event code “YMW” written on the memo line. Absolutely no checks from students, and no cash or money orders will be accepted.
Checks can be mailed to: Christine Kang
Registration Fee: Solo: $55 per student.
Teacher Duty Deposit Fee: A separate duty deposit fee is required for all participating teachers, both member and non-member. Duty fees may be paid online with your registration, or paid with a separate check from the Registration Fee. The deposit fee/check will be returned after the duty is fulfilled, or cashed if the teacher fails to fulfill his/her assigned job.
For 2018 auditions, please send:
Registration Deadline: Submitted/postmarked no later than Monday, September 24, 2018. A late fee of $40 is charged for entries submitted between September 25 and September 28. Absolutely no forms will be accepted after September 28. Late application forms will not be processed until the late fee is received. Any fees sent by mail must be sent via regular mail - NO CERTIFIED MAIL, PLEASE!
Student Eligibility: Students of any age up through the collegiate undergraduate level are invited to compete, and they will be grouped by their age as of October 1 of the competition year. Entrants must have studied the performance medium of the competition with the same teacher for a minimum of six months out of the nine months immediately preceding November 1. Except:
Teacher Eligibility: See General Guidelines.
An exception to the September 1 payment of teacher dues will be granted to a teacher joining NJMTA for the very first time. The one-time exception will allow the teacher to pay state dues on or before the deadline of the competition. An NJMTA member with Student Membership status may not enter students. The teacher and the entrant may not be the same individual. The Primary teacher of the performing medium of the competition must be the teacher who enters the student in the competition.
Repertoire: Selection of the repertoire is at the discretion of the teacher, with the following requirements:
Accompanists: Teachers and/or their students are responsible for obtaining and appropriately compensating their own accompanist prior to the events, and must list them on the registration form to avoid scheduling conflicts with other students using the same accompanist. Teachers may not accompany their own students. NJMTA will provide a recommended list of accompanists should you require one.
Student age groups: Competing students will be grouped in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13–14, 15–17, 18–collegiate undergraduate level.
Performance time: (Maximum performance time)
Please read the General Information for other information.