Western Connecticut State University
• Competition is open to all WCSU Music Majors and Minors with a GPA 3.00 or higher who have received passing grades in all their required musicianship courses (Theory, Sight-Singing and Keyboard) to date (example: for a freshman to be eligible, they will need to have passed all of their musicianship courses during the previous fall semester).
• To be considered a sophomore you must have earned a minimum of 30 credits and passed one year of musicianship courses.
• Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music students are not considered to be a junior until they have passed their Sophomore Barrier. Bachelor of Arts students must have completed four semesters of applied lessons to be considered a junior.
• Students are considered seniors if they have passed their Sophomore Barrier Exam and at least two semesters of 300-level Applied Music.
• All students are eligible to participate in the competition one time in each class (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior). Prizes: Each soloist will receive a $200 James Furman Scholarship. Members of chamber ensembles will each receive a $50 Friends of Music Award.
• Instrumental soloists should prepare a movement from a standard sonata or concerto not to exceed 7 minutes.
• Vocalists should prepare a standard aria or art song set, not to exceed 7 minutes. • Jazz soloists should prepare a selection of their choice not to exceed 7 minutes. Chamber Ensembles • Classical chamber ensembles consisting of up to 5 players are eligible. Prepare a selection not to exceed 7 minutes.
• Jazz chamber ensembles consisting of up to 7 players are eligible. Prepare a selection not to exceed 7 minutes.
Competition Dates: APPLICATION DEADLINE 2/24/16
Monday, February 29, 6:00 P.M. Preliminary Auditions (Soloists)
Tuesday, March 1, 6:00 P.M. Chamber Ensemble Competition.
NOTE: Jazz Chamber Ensembles will be selected based on their performances at Chamber Jazz Master Classes.
Wednesday, March 2, 12:30 P.M. Honors Recital Performance of winners of both soloists and chamber ensembles.
James Furman was born in Louisville, Kentucky.