FAQ

When is the deadline to apply?

Monday, December 15th 2014 by 11:59PM.

Are there paper applications?

No, all applications must be submitted through our online portal via DecisionDesk. 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).

What audio formats are accepted?

Mp3, M4a

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.