YGW Competition

Preliminary Draft (2018-11-20): Rules and Schedule subject to change

Schedule

Preliminary round:  Saturday, June 29, time and location TBD
Final round: Sunday, June 30, time and location TBD

Eligibility

  • Division I must be 6-10 years of age as of June 30, 2019.
  • Division II must be 11 to 15 years of age as of June 30, 2019.
  • Must be an enrolled participant in YGW Program or Academy Program (must be a registered participant in this year’s Boston GuitarFest — specific program determined by age and skill level as detailed).

* The previous year’s first place winners cannot compete in the same division the following year. 

Performance Requirements

Competitors have free choice of pieces from standard repertoire, and may repeat selections from round to round.

  • All music must be performed on a classical guitar.
  • Selections must be played from memory.
  • Participants are encouraged to use the full time allocated for each round.
  • Pieces may be repeated from one round to the next.
  • All rounds will be considered when determining the prize winners.

Division 1 (Ages 6–10)

  • Preliminary round: 3–5 minutes: two contrasting works
  • Final round: 5–10 minutes: one to two contrasting works

Division II (Ages 11–15)

  • Preliminary round: 5–7 minutes: two contrasting works
  • Final round: 7–10 minutes: one to two contrasting works

Prizes

Division I (Junior) competitors must be 6 to 10 years of age.
1st prize: Competition Certificate
2nd prize: Competition Certificate
3rd prize: Competition Certificate
4th prize: Competition Certificate

Division II (Middle) competitors must be 11 to 15 years of age.
1st prize: Competition Certificate + full pass to 2020 festival + performance at the 2020 YGW faculty concert
2nd prize: Competition Certificate + full pass to 2020 festival
3rd prize: Competition Certificate + 50% discount to 2020 festival
4th prize: Competition Certificate + 50% discount to 2020 festival
5th prize: Competition Certificate + 50% discount to 2020 festival

If you have ideas about required repertoire and are unsure about their fulfillment of the requirements, please e-mail [email protected] for clarification or confirmation.

Register

Register for the Boston GuitarFest YGW Competition at  https://apm.activecommunities.com/necmusicprepce/Activity_Search/boston-guitarfest-youth-competition/16270

2018 Youth Competition Winners

Division 1:
Noah Richer
Chayce Marshall
Sonya Wert
Joseph Jewett

Division 2:
Yitong Shi
Abhi Gudipati
Samuel Merkin
Nicolas Harati
Oliver Barca