|Date||Application Postmark Deadline||Event||Location|
|January 2024||December 2023||Hanna Powell Memorial Piano Competition. |
Open competition for performers ages 15-30 who live or study in Maine. Visit https://sanfordpac.org/hanna-powell-competition/
|Sanford Performing Arts Center, Sanford, Maine|
|March 2024||December 2023||Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Scholarship |
Auditions open to students ages 10-18 and 19 -25 who are residents of the greater Portland area. Organ, piano, voice and all orchestral instruments are eligible. Email i[email protected] or visit http://www.foko.org/scholarship-auditions.
|May 1, 2024||June 1, 2024||Ocy L. Downs Piano Prize |
Biennial competition (even years) sponsored by Portland Conservatory of Music. For pianists ages 12-18. Winners receive monetary awards and the opportunity to perform in winners recitals. Visit portlandconservatoryofmusic.org or call 207-775-3356
|Portland Conservatory of Music, Portland, Maine|
|April 2024||February 2024||Young Composers' Competition & Festival |
Sponsored by Bagaduce Music Lending Library Awards and prizes for student compositions Category I: Age 13 & under Category II: Ages 14-18 Visit bagaducemusic.org and click on "Events"
|Emden Hall Blue Hill, Maine|
|May 2024||Applications: January |
Auditions: February 2024
|Maine High School Concerto Competition|
Sponsored by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.
Open to string, woodwind, brass, percussion, harp, and piano students in grades 9 through 12. First place winner will be featured in a concerto with the BSO. Visit.bangorsymphony.org/education
|Minsky Recital Hall|
University of Maine
|Early June 2024||May 2024||Portland Rossini Club Scholarship |
Biennial competitions (even years). For music majors ages 17-25 who live in Cumberland, Oxford and York counties. Visit rossiniclub.org
|St. Luke's Cathedral Portland, Maine|
|June 2024||Spring 2024||Young Stars of Maine Music Competitions |
Sponsored by Bay Chamber Concerts
|Rockport Opera House Rockport, Maine|
|June - August 2024||January 2024||Bowdoin International Music Festival |
Intensive conservatory level program for band, string, and piano students, ages 13 to 30. Auditions tape required. 3 and 6 week sessions available. Visit bowdoinfestival.org.
|Bowdoin College, Bowdoin, Maine|
|July - August 2024||January 2024||Atlantic Music Festival Piano Institute and Seminar |
Four-week program for serious piano students. Audition tape required. Visit atlanticmusicfestival.org/the-institute/programs/piano-institute-and-seminar.
|Colby College Waterville, Maine|