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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Lamont School of Music

2018 Lamont Summer Academy, Guest Artist Mike Block

Lamont Summer Academy

Concerto/Aria Application

Concerto/Aria Competition Rules and Pre-Approval Information (Due April 15, 2019)

Competition Rules:

1. Participants must be enrolled in the 2019 Lamont School of Music Summer Academy and have paid their non-refundable deposit of $500 by April 15, 2019.

2. One concerto movement or aria only. Memorization required.

3. Concerto movement must meet the following criteria:
      * Length of movement no longer than 12 minutes
      * Orchestration must be for either string orchestra or Classical orchestra instrumentation. (Classical orchestra instrumentation: strings, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets and timpani)
      * Orchestra parts must be available for purchase. Pieces for which the orchestra parts are only available for rent are not eligible.
**NOTE: exceptions in length and instrumentation will be considered on a case-by-case basis

4. All repertoire must be submitted for pre-approval by April 15, 2019. Submit repertoire for pre-approval via the link below

5. Once pre-approved, mail your $35 application fee to Lamont Summer Academy, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80208 and complete the application via the link below by May 1.

Complete Concerto/Aria Competition Pre-Approval Form

Complete Concerto/Aria Competition Application


The winner will be the featured soloist with the Academy Orchestra on Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Gates Concert Hall, University of Denver, Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts.