University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Department of Performing Arts

UTC Concerto Competition 2017-18

The UTC Concerto Competition is being reinstated for 2017-18, and the performance with the UTC Cadek Orchestra will be Sunday, February 11 at 3 PM in Roland Hayes Concert Hall. The competition will occur on Friday, October 27 beginning at 5 PM in Cadek Hall. UTC undergraduate and graduate instrumental and vocal students and community college students who are enrolled in UTC ensembles or lessons are eligible to compete.

Audition requirements are as follows: The selection shall be one movement of a solo concerto or a single-movement work with soloist not to exceed 13 minutes. The selection shall be memorized for the audition, and the winners will perform from memory. For the audition, selections must be performed with piano accompaniment.

Winners will be selected based on the performance of the audition piece. Some consideration may be given to diversity of performance media, depending on the number and quality of audition performances. Number of winners selected will be determined by the number of highly-qualified contestants and length of pieces (a short piece is not a disadvantage). The accompaniments must be readily available for purchase or rental or already owned by UTC and playable by the orchestra given the amount of available rehearsal time. It is strongly recommended that teachers submit the names of the contestants’ selections to the orchestra conductor as soon as possible so that she may approve the works for performance with the orchestra.

Please contact Sandy Morris, Conductor of the UTC Cadek Orchestra for more information at (423) 596-2703, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

Please print out the application and either scan and email it to Sandy Morris or put it in her mailbox in the Music Division office.

UTC Concerto Competition Form