22ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
ORGAN COMPETITION

May 21, 2022

The Competition is open to students ages 15-25 (as of 5/21/22).

HOW TO APPLY

Register online - when registering online, payment must then be mailed to:
Joan Stalford
Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

OR

Download and complete the Application Form .

Send completed application form, $100.00 registration fee (make checks payable to "WCU Foundation"), and 2 self-addressed, stamped envelopes no later than April 15, 2022 (date of postmark) to:
Joan Stalford
Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

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 18, 19, and 20.

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

JURY: Two nationally recognized judges.

For additional information, email Joan Stalford jstalford@wcupa.edu.

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