When is the deadline to apply?

Friday, December 8th 2017 by 11:59PM.

Are there paper applications?

No, all applications must be submitted through our online portal. You will also submit your audio tracks digitally. Please make separate tracks for each piece or song.  DO NOT put your name in the filename, label each file with the correct composition title. Please submit the repertoire in the order listed on the repertoire page.

If I am an international student studying in the United States am I eligible?

Yes, you are eligible. Please understand we only cover travel costs for travel within the United States, with the exception of the grand prize winners’ trip to Paris (travel originating from the US). Students outside of the United States are not eligible.

What is the age limit?

To apply you must be between the ages of 18 and 23 on December 8th, 2017.


Will I receive comments on my submissions from the judges?

No, the judges will only receive the names of the top three prize winners after the entire judging process is complete.

Is it a good idea to play different instruments on my recording? (e.g. Alto sax & Soprano Sax)

Not necessarily. To date, nobody has been awarded the grand prize with a recording featuring multiple instruments. If you intend to do so make sure all submissions are equally strong.