In recent years, we’ve been delighted to have an increasing variety of woodwinds and hope that will be the case again this year. We can accommodate only 50 woodwind entries. The deadline for registrations is February 29, and the festival schedule will be posted at least two weeks before the festival begins.
Each performer will play one or two selections of contrasting styles. Concerto movements and compositions written to be played with orchestra may not be played as solos, except for those instruments for which there is insufficient extensive solo literature, such as oboe, bassoon, piccolo, etc. Although compositions played in the Solo section need not be memorized for adjudication, students are strongly urged to memorize their music.
To qualify for the Concerto Section, each performer must also enter the Solo Section with appropriate solo repertoire. Performers will be expected to play from memory, one or two movements of a standard concerto repertoire work.
An ensemble should be registered in the class that corresponds to the age of the oldest member of the ensemble. Names and instruments of all members of the ensemble shall be listed on the registration and the ensemble name. Only one registration and entry fee is necessary for the ensemble.