2016 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS

Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra collaborate on this international competition for musicians ages 13-18 (alternating violin and piano). New for 2016 is a $20,000 first prize cash award. Awards total more than $40,000 in cash prizes, performance of a full concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra live broadcast on WCLV Classical 104.7 FM, and a full four-year tuition scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory.
MAIN OFFICE
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
77 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
UNITED STATES
cooper.competition@oberlin.edu
WEBSITE
http://www.oberlin.edu/cooper/
ELIGIBILITY
Open to musicians between 13 and 18 years old at time of competition, and who have not won one of the top three prizes in a previous Cooper Competition. Applicants must provide:
--Letter of recommendation from their current teacher
--$100 entrance fee
--Completed application form
--DVD or other video format of continuous unedited performances of prescribed pieces
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Robert Shannon - Director Cooper International Piano Competition; Professor of Piano Oberlin Conservatory
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline April 15, 2016
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
2016 - PIANO: Semifinals Round I and II July 16-18; Concerto Round July 19. Venue: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin, Ohio, USA
FINALS (live rounds)
Concerto Finals with the Cleveland Orchestra July 22. Venue: Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
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