Eligibility

Crescendo International Music Competition is open to all instrumentalists (Piano, Strings and Winds), duets, ensembles and vocalists ages 5-22.

Dependent on skill level, contestants will be placed in one of three competing categories: Junior, Intermediate or Advanced.

Contestants will be grouped according to their age as of November1, 2017.

 

Dates to remember

Auditions -

  • New Jersey - Pennsylvania - New York - Connecticut: November 19, 2017 at Caldwell University (120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006, USA); December 3, 2017 at Westminster Conservatory (101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA). Deadline for Application submission: October 30, 2017.
 
  • Sacramento - San Francisco - Los Angeles, California - November 19, 2017 at Pacific Institute of Music (540 Plaza Dr., Suite 130, Folsom, CA 95630).  Deadline for Application submission: September 30. 2017.
 
  • Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA - November 26, 2017 at Chopin Academy of Music (58 Front Street N, Suite 200, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA). Deadline for Application submission: October 26, 2017.
 
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada: November 25. 26. 27, 2017 at Tom Lee Music Academy (Tom Lee Music City Stage, 728 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC). Deadline for Application submission: November 1, 2017.
 
  • Toronto, Canada: November 18, 2017 (Euromusic Centre, 2651 John Street, Unit 8, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 2W5). Deadline for Application submission for Toronto, Markham, Canada: October 30, 2017. 
 
  • Montréal, Quebec, Canada: December 2, 2017 (University of Montreal). Deadline for Application submission: November 13, 2017.
 
  • Padua, Italy: November 7, 2017 (Padua Conservatory, Via Eremitani 18, 35121, Padova PD, Italy).
 
  • Boston, Massachusetts: November 19, 2017 (Sharon Music Academy, 112 N. Main St., Sharon, MA 02067, USA). Deadline for Application submission: November 1, 2017.

- Deadline for video recording submission: October 30, 2017 -

Video recordings should be mailed along with audition fee to the following address:

Crescendo International Music Competition 2018, 9 Morth Main Street, Suite #4, Marlboro, NJ 07746, USA.

 

Recitals -

  • Winners' recital will be held in Carnegie Hall (154 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA) on
    January 14, 2018 (1:00 PM);
    January 21, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    January 27, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    February 10, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    February 11, 2018 (11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM);
    February 17, 2018 (8:00 PM);
 
  • Deadline for recital fee submission for participation in Winners' recital in Carnegie Hall: December 20, 2017.
  • Late Fee of $75 USD/per student will be charged after the deadline.
  • No payment will be accepted after December 31, 2017.