April 29, Sunday, noon-5 pm: Annual CCS Scholarship Competition

Sunday April 29, 2018 (Applications must be postmarked by March 10, 2018)

Registration for the competition will open on January 1, 2018.  Contestants can register online or via US. Mail. In the meantime, the general requirements and specifics for each division are listed below.

The Cleveland Cello Society is pleased to announce its twentieth annual scholarship competition, open to talented young cellists residing in the State of Ohio. Please remember that a candidate may not win twice in a given division (Elementary, Junior, Senior, Collegiate), but is welcome to audition in a new division when qualified to do so.  The competition is divided into four categories: applicants should review the requirements of each category carefully. The winners will be asked to perform on a Cleveland Cello Society recital to be scheduled during the 2018-19 season.  

General requirements:
1. The contestant must perform the compositions listed on his or her application from memory.
2. The applicant is required to bring his or her own pianist, if needed.
3. The applicant must provide the judges with an original copy of the pieces to be performed.

Collegiate Division:  through age 23; as of September 1, 2018. 
TWO prizes in this division - Gold Medal Prize: $1,500.   Silver Medal Prize: $500.  
Requirements: a) one movement from a standard concerto AND b) one movement from a Bach Solo Suite

Senior Division:  grades 9 through 12. Prize: $750.
Requirements: a) one movement from a Bach Solo Suite AND b) a solo piece of your choice

Junior Division:  grades 6 through 8.   George Knobeloch Edwards Prize $500.
Requirements: a) one movement from a Bach Solo Suite AND b) a solo piece of your choice. 

Elementary Division: through grade 5.    Mary Margaret Kramer Prize: $300.
Requirements: two contrasting solo pieces of your choice.

Agnew Prize for Bach: A $300 award will be given for the best performance of Bach by a Collegiate Division competitor.  The winner of the Agnew Prize may or may not be the same individual as the winner of the Collegiate Division Gold or Silver Medal Prize.

Date/Time: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
The Music Settlement - 11125 Magnolia Drive, in University Circle

Tickets: A small number of seats will be offered at $25 to those wishing to observe the auditions. Call the CCS office at 216-921-3480 to reserve a seat.