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Mary West Solo Competition

Mary West Solo Competition Winners Recital

Please join us for the Mary West Solo Competition
Winners Recitall
Sunday, November 12, 7:00PM
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
4901 Chowen Ave S

The Mary West Solo Competition is held annually in the fall for students of the violin, viola, cello, bass, harp and classical guitar. Participants must be MNSOTA members or students of MNSOTA members. Participants must live in Minnesota or study in Minnesota. Students in Elementary Division (age 11 and under ) and Intermediate Division (age 12 to 14) prepare one piece. Junior Division (age 15 to 18) and Senior Division (age 19 through 25) students prepare two pieces in contrasting styles by different composers. Determine student's age as of January 1, 2018, and students whose birthday is January 1 should compete in the younger of the two categories.

Registration will open soon.
Contact coordinator Elizabeth Ericksen if you have questions.

Important Dates
October 8 — On-line Application Deadline
October 29, 1:00-6:00 p.m. — Competition at Augsburg College - map
November 12, 7:00 p.m. — Winners Recital at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church - map
April 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m. — Grand Prize Winner in performance with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (visit their website for more details).

Division winners get a $100 gift certificate from All Strings Attached; the violin/viola/cello/bass student with "the most beautiful bow arm" receives a CodaBow Diamond SX bow or CodaBow Infinity bass bow; the Grand Prize Winner receives a $250 cash prize from Givens Violins and plays a movement from a concerto with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm. (Concerto rehearsals are April 15 and April 21, 2018.)

For more information about the Mary West Solo Competition, contact Elizabeth Ericksen.

More About Mary West
Minnesota Public Radio also has a very good biography of Mary West's life and teaching at:

Online Application Forms (Top is Elementary/Intermediate & Bottom is Junior/Senior):

2017 Elementary & Intermediate Entry Form

2017 Junior & Senior Entry Form

Faith Farr,
Oct 20, 2013, 10:45 AM
Faith Farr,
Aug 22, 2017, 7:54 PM