Ensemble Division (College/Pro)

This competition division is virtual again this year. This division is open to players ages 18 and up. The Youth Ensemble Division is open to the Classical guitar duos, trios, quartets, larger guitar ensembles or chamber ensembles(which include the classical guitar).  Ensemble size is limited to 9 players maximum.  Duets of  classical guitar and any other solo instrument (including voice) combination are welcome. Performers are allowed to use sheet music. All videos must be submitted by May 1st, 2022. The video recording should be up to 15 minutes and feature contrasting pieces, preferably of different styles or time period. Recordings has to be submitted as one link only(one uninterrupted video for all pieces). Seven finalists will be announced via email and Facebook by May 10th. The finalists will be asked to email a new video recording up to 20 min long, by May 20th. The finalists need to record a different music work, something they didn’t play in the first round. We suggest to record contrasting pieces to display maximum potential. The finalists’ videos will be streamed online on June 25th, 2022. Three winners will be announced on Saturday, June 25th, following the showcase of the finalists’ videos. Three winning ensembles will also be announced online (via email, website, and Facebook) on June 25th. Please submit YouTube or Bilibili links only. Registration Fee is $45 per performer.

Video submission instructions:

  1. Record a live, unedited performance video as a single take.
  2. Upload the video to YouTube with the following specifications:
    • In the description of the video, write your name and  your ensemble name, the date of your recording, and the pieces that you will perform.
    • Set the privacy setting of the video to Unlisted.
    • Competitors from China may upload to Bilibili instead of YouTube.
  3. Test the YouTube link in an “incognito” or “private” browser window to ensure it works.
  4. At the beginning of the recording please announce your ensemble’s name and the date of the recording. (We allow only recordings made between January 1st, 2022-May 1st, 2022)
  5. Register and pay for the Competition and include your YouTube link in the registration form.

Free choice program for all divisions.

REGISTER Prizes for Ensemble Division (College/Pro)

1st place – $550 + $40 gift certificate from Strings By Mail

2nd place – $400 + $40 gift certificate from Strings By Mail

3rd place -$300+ $40 gift certificate from Strings By Mail