20TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
ORGAN COMPETITION

Saturday, May 16, 2020 (CANCELLED)

The Competition is open to students ages 15-25 (as of 5/16/20).

HOW TO APPLY

  • Download and complete the Application Form. (Application is not currenty available.)
  • Send completed application form, $100.00 registration fee (make checks payable to "WCU Foundation"), and 2 self-addressed, stamped envelopes no later than April 6, 2020 (date of postmark) to:
    Anita Greenlee, Organ Competition Chair
    West Chester University Wells School of Music
    817 S. High Street
    West Chester, PA 19383-2232

Requirements

Ages 15-18*

  1. J. S. Bach: Any Prelude (or Toccata) and Fugue OR One movement of a Trio Sonata
  2. Any 19th Century piece; may be a single movement; may not be an arrangement.
  3. Any 20th/21st Century piece; may be a single movement; may not be an arrangement.

*NOTE: No.'s 2 and 3 must contrast stylistically. MAXIMUM TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 20 minutes.


Ages 19-25*

  1. J.S. Bach: Any Toccata and Fugue OR Any extended Prelude and Fugue OR Two movements of any Trio sonata
  2. Any 19th Century piece; may be a single movement; may not be an arrangement.
  3. Any 20th/21st Century piece; may be a single movement; may not be an arrangement.

*NOTE: No.'s 2 and 3 must contrast stylistically. MAXIMUM TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 30 minutes.

Prizes

AGE 15-18*

  • First: $600
  • Second: $300


AGE 19-25*

  • First: $1,500
  • Second: $750

 

*NOTE: In lieu of prize money, any winner may choose a tuition remission scholarship for organ study at the Wells School of Music of West Chester University.

PRACTICE: Equal, adequate practice time will be available to each contestant on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 13, 14, and 15.

ONE SCORE of each piece must be provided for the judges (NO photocopies).

JURY: Two nationally recognized judges.

For additional information, phone Anita Greenlee at 610-738-0452 or email agreenlee@wcupa.edu.

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