Concerto Competition and Honors Recital: Summer 2020

An application for the 2020 Honors Recital and Concerto Competition can be found in the Education Community. 

Applications are due by Wednesday, May 20.

General Information

Interlochen offers a concerto competition for the High School and Intermediate Divisions, as well as an Honors Recital competition for the Junior Division. These competitions are competitive and we advise that only advanced students should enter.

The preliminary round of the competitions requires that students prepare a video audition, which can be submitted online. High School and Intermediate students accepted into the finals will perform during the first week of camp. Juniors will perform in a special Honors Recital scheduled mid-week during the 2nd week of the session.

Winners in the High School and Intermediate Divisions will perform with one of the division's orchestras or wind ensembles.

Entrance Requirements

The concerto and honors recital competitions are open to all instrumentalists (band, orchestra, jazz band), as well as vocalists, guitarists, and pianists who have completed the regular admissions process and have been formally accepted to Interlochen Arts Camp.

High School and Intermediate competition entrants must be attending Interlochen for six weeks.

Junior competition entrants may be attending for 2, 4 or 6 weeks.

The selection (one movement only for concertos; one movement or single piece for honors recitals) must be memorized. Those selected to proceed to the concerto finals or perform on an honors recital will be notified via email by June 6th. Collaborative pianists will be assigned to accompany each concerto finalist and honors recital performer prior to the beginning of Camp.

Audition Guidelines:

  • Auditions should be accompanied.

  • Auditions must be in video format – faulty videos will be disqualified.

  • If selected, you will be playing the submitted audition piece in the final competition (or recital for Juniors Honors winners). There is a 10 minute maximum time limit for the competition, although winners of the competition who are selected to play with orchestra (High School and Intermediate) are allowed to perform the chosen movement in its entirety.

Concerto Competition Repertoire

High School applicants: if a submitted piece is not on this list, the application will be disqualified.

Intermediate applicants: the list below may be used as a guideline, but there is no required repertoire.

VIOLIN

Bruch, Max, Concerto no.1 for Violin in g minor, op.26

Lalo, Edouard, Symphonie Espagnole for Violin, op.21

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, Concerto for Violin in e minor.op.64

Paganini, Nicol, Concerto no.1 for Violin in D major .op.6

Prokofiev, Sergey, Concerto no.2 for Violin in g minor, op 63

Saint-Saens, Camille, Concerto no.3 for Violin in b minor. op 61

Sibelius, Jean, Concerto for Violin in d minor, op. 47

Tchaikovsky, Peter, Concerto for Violin in D major.op.35

Wieniawski, Henri, Concerto no.2 for Violin in d minor, op.22

VIOLA

Bartók, Béla, Concerto for Viola

Bloch, Ernest, Suite for Viola and Orchestra (1919)

Bruch, Max, Romance in F major, op. 85

Casadesus,Henri, Concerto for Viola in c minor (attributed to J.C.Bach)

Handel, George, Concerto for Viola in b minor

Hindemith, Paul, Der Schwanendreher

Hindemith, Paul, Trauermusik

Hoffmeister, Franz Anton, Concerto for Viola in D major

Stamitz, Carl, Concerto for Viola in D major, op. 1

Telemann, Georg, Concerto for Viola in G major

Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Suite for Viola

Walton, William, Concerto for Viola

VIOLONCELLO

Boccherini, Luigi, Concerto for Cello in B flat major

Elgar, Edward, Concerto for Cello in e minor, op.85

Haydn, Joseph, Concerto for Cello in C major, HOB.VIIb:1

Lalo, Edouard, Concerto for Cello in d minor

Saint-Saens, Camille, Concerto no.1 for Cello in a minor

DOUBLE BASS

Koussevitzky, Serge, Concerto for Double Bass in f # minor, op.3

Vanhal, Johann, Concerto for Double Bass

Hoffmeister, Franz, Concerto for Double Bass in D major

Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von, Concerto for Double Bass in E major

PICCOLO

Vivaldi, Antonio, Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV.443

FLUTE

Chaminade, Cecile, Concertino for Flute in D major, op.107

Mozart, W. A.. Concerto no.1 for Flute in G major, K.313

Mozart, W.A., Concerto no.2 for Flute in D major, K.314

Nielsen, Carl, Concerto for Flute

Quantz, Johann, Concerto for Flute in G major

Stamitz, Karl, Concerto for Flute in G major op.29

OBOE

Handel, George, Concerto no .3 for Oboe in g minor.HWV.287

Hummel, Johann, Introduction,Theme and variations for oboe op.102

Marcello. Benedetto, Concerto for Oboe in c minor

Mozart, W.A., Concerto for Oboe in C major, K.314

Strauss, Richard, Concerto for Oboe in D major

CLARINET

Debussy, Claude, Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet

Mozart, W.A., Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622

Spohr, Louis, Concerto no.1 for Clarinet op.26

Weber, Carl Maria von, Concerto no.1 for Clarinet in f minor, op.73

Weber, Carl Maria von, Concerto no.2 for Clarinet in E flat major, op.74

SAXOPHONE

Creston, Paul, Concerto for Alto Saxophone, op.26

Glazunov, Alexander, Concerto for Alto Saxophone in E flat major, op.109

Ibert, Jacques, Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone

Tomasi, Henri, Concerto for Saxophone

Villa-Lobos, Heitor, Fantasia for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone

BASSOON

Mozart, W.A., Concerto for Bassoon in B flat Major, K.191

Weber, Carl Maria von, Andante and rondo ungarese for Bassoon, op.35

Weber, Carl Maria von, Concerto for Bassoon in F major, op.75

Vivaldi, Antonio, Concerto for Bassoon in e minor, RV 484 (others by request)

HORN

Mozart, W.A.. Concerto no .2 for Horn in E flat major, K.417

Mozart, W.A.. Concerto no .4 for Horn in E flat major, K.495

Saint-Saens, Camille, Morceau de Concert for Horn, op.94

Strauss, Richard, Concerto no. 1.for Horn in E flat major, op 11

TRUMPET

Haydn, Joseph, Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major

Hummel, Johann, Concerto for trumpet in E flat major

Telemann, Georg, Concerto for Trumpet in D major

BASS TROMBONE

Spillman, Robert,  Concerto for Bass Trombone

Thom Ritter George, Concerto for Bass Trombone

TENOR TROMBONE

David, Ferdinand, Concertino no.4 for Trombone in E flat major, op.4

Ewazen, Eric, Concertino for Bass Trombone

Grandahl, Launy. Concerto for Trombone

Tomasi, Henri. Concerto for Trombone

EUPHONIUM

Boccalari, E.Fantasia di, Concerto for Euphonium and BAND

Jacob, Gordon, Fantasia for Euphonium and BAND

TUBA

Bozza, Eugene, Concertino for Tuba

Gregson, Edward, Concerto for Tuba and BAND

Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Concerto for Bass Tuba in f minor

PERCUSSION

Creston, Paul, Concertino for Marimba, op.21

Daugherty, Raise the Roof (2003)

Ewazen, Concerto for Marimba (1999)

Hovhaness, Alan, Fantasy on Japanese wood prints for Xylophone, op.211

Milhaud, Darius, Concerto for Percussion and small orchestra

HARP

Debussy, Claude, Dances sacred and profane for Harp

Handel, George, Concerto for Harp in B flat major, op.4, no 6 HWV 294

Pierne, Gabriel, Concert piece for Harp, op.39

Ravel, Maurice, Introduction and allegro for Harp

Saint-Saens, Camille, Morceau de concert for Harp, op.154

PIANO

Bach, J.S., Concerto for Piano in d minor, BWV.1052

Beethoven, Ludwig van, Concerto no .1 for Piano in C major, op.15

Beethoven, Ludwig van, Concerto no .2 for Piano in B flat major, op 19

Beethoven, Ludwig van, Concerto no .3 for Piano in c minor, op.37

Beethoven, Ludwig van, Concerto no.4 for Piano in G major, op.58

Beethoven, Ludwig van, Concerto no .5 for Piano in E flat major, op.73 (Emperor)

Chopin, Frederic, Concerto no. 1 for Piano in e minor, op 11

Chopin, Frederic, Concerto no. 2 for Piano in f minor, op 21

Grieg, Edward. Concerto for Piano in a minor, op.16

Liszt, Franz, Concerto no. 1 for Piano in E flat major

Liszt, Franz, Concerto no .2 for Piano in A major

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, Concerto no.1 for Piano in g minor, op.25

Mozart, W.A., Concerto no.15 for Piano in B flat major, K .450

Mozart, W.A., Concerto no.17 for Piano in G major, K.453

Mozart, W.A., Concerto no.20 for Piano in d minor, K 466

Mozart, W.A., Concerto no.21 for Piano in C major, K 467

Mozart, W.A., Concerto no.24 for Piano in c minor, K 491

Prokofiev, Sergey, Concerto no.1 for Piano in D flat major, op.10

Prokofiev, Sergey,Concerto no.3 for Piano in C major. op .26

Rachmaninoff, Sergei, Concerto no.1 for Piano in f # minor, op.1

Rachmaninoff, Sergei, Concerto no. 2 for Piano in c minor, op.18

Saint-Saens, Camille, Concerto no.2 for Piano in g minor, op.22

Schumann, Robert, Concerto for Piano in a minor, op.54

VOICE

Vocal submissions for the Interlochen high school concerto competition need to be pieces that are fully orchestrated works with available orchestra parts. It is important that all submissions be appropriate for the student's age and current level of vocal development. If students are not sure if a proposed piece is developmentally appropriate, they should carefully check this with their home based vocal instructor before making the submission.

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