Awards

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – TBA
  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December 2021.
  • Participation in a special concerts (with a solo performances) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Russian winter tour).
  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2022.
  • $300 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – TBA
  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December 2021.
  • Participation in a special concerts (with a solo performances) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Russian winter tour).
  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2022.
  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).
  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – TBA
  • Recital Fee: $400. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to travel to Russia in December to perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December 2021.
  • Participation in a special concerts (with a solo performances) at Moscow State Art Gallery of A. Shilov and Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg.
  • Master class with a member of the Moscow Conservatory faculty (for an additional fee).
  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Russian winter tour).
  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2022.
  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).
 
 

Repertoire & Eligibility

Auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles. Participants of the Romantic Music Competition may perform one or several pieces or songs by any of the Romantic era composers (click here for a helpful list of Romantic composers). A single movement of a sonata, suite or concerto is also acceptable. If you have questions about the audition/performance repertoire, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The length of the audition/performance program should not exceed 7 minutes for A, B, C age categories, and 10 minutes for D, E age categories. The winners of the Romantic Music Competition will perform one piece, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition repertoire.

People

Auditions are open to musicians and vocalists of all nationalities and are divided into the following age categories:
A. 6-10 years of age
B. 11-14 years of age
C. 15-18 years of age
D. college students
E. amateur adults

 

In addition, all winners will receive commemorative certificates. Please note that multiple winners may be chosen in each age group. Other special prizes may be awarded based on judges’ recommendations.

 

Winners’ Concerts — Venues & Dates

Winners’ Concerts for the 2021 the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition of the American Fine Arts Festival are currently scheduled to take place between September 2022 – June 2023, in the following venues: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. Please note that other venues or extra concert dates may be announced later in the season. Winners will be provided with five complimentary tickets to their recital.

 

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
 
Concert Dates: TBA
(venue website)
 
Address: 154 West 57th Street, NY, NY
Recital Fee: $400*. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher. The Recital fee for ensembles is $250/person.
*Time limit for performance is 7 minutes.
 
 

The Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The Bruno Walter Auditorium
at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
 
Concert Dates: TBA
Concert Dates: (venue website)
 
Address: 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY, NY
Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, four complimentary seats, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
The Recital fee for ensembles is $175/person.
 
 

How to apply

Applicants must submit a DVD or YouTube link of their audition performance, along with a completed Application Form and a non-refundable application fee
• The recording must be clearly labeled on the outside with your name.
• The length of the audition program should not exceed 7/10 minutes.
• The recording must be free of background noise and distortion.
• Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition DVDs will not be reviewed or returned.

 

Application Fees

For the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition
the application fee is $200.

Ensemble member fee is $100

Checks or money orders should be made payable to:
Art & Music Unlimited
P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733
Application and recital fees are non-refundable.

 

Deadline

Applications and audition recording must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2021. Audition results will be announced on our website on July 1 , 2021.
 

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More Information

Please note that due to the volume of calls, we can only respond to teacher inquiries. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes to competition rules.

 

Mailing Address

Please send applications and application fee to: AFAF, P.O. Box 106, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

 

Further Information

For more information, please email us. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes.