Chromatic Club Competition

The competition is open to all young musicians between the ages of 6 through high school and to college students.

2020 Competition Details
When: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Where: We will stream the video. Stay tuned for more details.
Application deadline: May 15, 2020
Each contestant will receive a confirmation and audition time by May 29, 2020.

All awards are presented at the Winners Recital.
Repertoire performed will be selected by the Competition judges.

To apply, please fill out the Online Application Form and submit your payment using one of the methods below.

Registration fee:
$30 (non-refundable) for student and collegiate members of the Chromatic Club
$50 (non-refundable) for young musicians who are not members of the Chromatic Club

Use one of the following links to pay online:
Competition Fee for members
Competition Fee for non-members

Or send your payment to:
Chromatic Club of Buffalo
P. O. Box 188
Buffalo, NY 14213

For more information please send an email to: competition@chromaticclub.com

Elementary

  • Ages 6-10 as of June 1, 2020.
  • Two pieces in contrasting styles/ periods.
  • Maximum audition time will be 7 minutes.

1st Prize
Buffalo Philharmonic ticket for the Chromatic Club’s Community Spotlight date
Chromatic Club free membership for one year
$25 gift cards offered by Illos Piano

2nd Prize
Chromatic Club’s free membership for one year

3rd Prize
Certificate

Junior

  • Ages 11-14 as of June 1, 2020.
  • A program of choice which will include contrasting styles and periods.
  • Maximum audition time will be 10 minutes.

1st Prize
$75 offered by the Chromatic Club of Buffalo
Chromatic Club free membership for one year

2nd Prize
Chromatic Club’s free membership for one year

3rd Prize
Certificate

Senior

  • Ages 15-18 as of June 1, 2020.
  • A program of choice which will include contrasting styles and periods.
  • Maximum audition time will be 25 minutes.

1st Prize
$100 offered by the Chromatic Club of Buffalo
Chromatic Club free membership for one year

2nd Prize
Chromatic Club’s free membership for one year

3rd Prize
Certificate

College Students

  • No age limits.
  • A program of choice which will include  3-4 contrasting styles and periods (or languages for singers).
  • A full recital program of 45-60 minutes.
  • Chamber music is encouraged as part of the recital program
  • Students must provide their own accompanist if needed

1st Prize
Appearance at part of the Buffalo State Faculty and Friends Concert Series during 2020-21 and a $200 honorarium
Chromatic Club free membership for one year

2nd Prize
Concert sponsored by Chromatic club and a $100 honorarium
Chromatic Club’s free membership for one year

3rd Prize
Certificate