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Mary West Solo Competition

Registration Open for 2019 Competition!!

Registration Deadline October 8, 2019

Download complete information in PDF at the bottom of this webpage

Senior (age 19-25) and
Junior (age 15-18) Entrants
Prepare 2 memorized pieces
Fee $55

Intermediate (age 12-14) and
Elementary (age 11 and under) Entrants
Prepare 1 memorized piece
Fee $40

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. Partic
ipants 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, 2020, and students whose birthday is January 1 should compete in the younger of the two categories.

Important Dates for 2019-20
October 8, 2019 — deadline for on-line applications
October 27, 1:00-5:00 pm — competition at Augsburg University Music Building - map
    For the 2019 schedule, prelims will be over at 3:10 followed by judges break and consultation, with call-backs after that.
November 10, 7:00 p.m. — Winners Recital at Lloyd Ultan Hall, U of M School of Music - map
April 5, 2020, 3:00 p.m. — Grand Prize Winner in performance with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (visit their website for more details).

For more information about the Mary West Solo Competition, contact Faith Farr at

More About Mary West
Minnesota Public Radio also has a very good biography of Mary West's life and teaching at:
Faith Farr,
Oct 20, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Sep 2, 2019, 10:02 AM