Concerto Competition

The Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition is open to all full-session BMC instrumental students – previous winners are not eligible to enter again.

A student selects a concerto movement from the official repertoire list for their instrument and performs it from memory with piano accompaniment for judges. Previously recorded videos with orchestra or other ensemble are not permitted.

The 2019 Concerto Competition will occur in 3 rounds.

  • A preliminary round will be held via video upload, May 1-31
  • A semi-final round, held on campus, after arrival at Brevard
  • A final round on Sunday, June 30 (open to the public)

Winners perform with the BMC Orchestra in the "Soloists of Tomorrow" concert in July 2019 and receive a full scholarship to attend Brevard in 2020.


2019 Concerto Competition Repertoire

Piano

Beethoven - any concerto
Brahms - Concerto No. 1 (mvt. 1)
Brahms - Concerto No. 2 (mvt. 1)
Chopin - Concerto No. 1 or 2
Grieg - Concerto in A Minor
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Mendelssohn - Concerto in G Minor
Mozart - any concerto K. 271 or later
Prokofiev - Concerto No. 1 or 3
Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2, or 3 (3rd Concerto - mvt. 1 only)
Ravel - Concerto in G Major
Schumann - Concerto in A Minor
Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1

Violin

Barber - Concerto (mvt. 1 or 3)
Brahms - Concerto in D major (mvt. 1)
Bruch - Concerto in G Minor No. 1 (mvt. 1 or 3)
Chausson - Poème
Dvorak - Concerto in A minor (mvt. 1)
Lalo - Symphonie Espagnol (mvt. 1)
Mendelssohn - Concerto in E Minor (mvt. 1 or 3)
Mozart - Concerto No. 3, 4, or 5 (mvt. 1 or 3)
Prokofiev - Concerto No. 2 (mvt. 1)
Saint-Saëns - Concerto No. 3 in B Minor (mvt. 1 or 3)
Sibelius - Concerto (mvt. 1 or 3)
Tchaikovsky - Concerto in D Major (mvt. 1 or 3)
Wieniawski - Concerto No. 2 in D Minor (mvt. 1 or 3)

Viola

Bartók - Concerto (mvt. 1)
Bloch - Suite [1919] (mvt. 1)
Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher (mvt. 1)
Rozsa - Concerto (mvt. 1)
Shulman Theme and Variations
Stamitz - Concerto in D Major (mvt. 1 OR mvts. 2 and 3)
Walton - Concerto (mvt. 1)
Weber - Andante and Hungarian Rondo

Cello

Boccherini (Grutzmacher) - Concerto in B-flat Major (mvt. 1 or 3)
Dvorák - Concerto in B Minor
Elgar - Concerto (mvt. 1 or 4)
Haydn - Concerto in C or D Major (mvt. 1 or 3)
Lalo - Concerto in D Minor (mvt. 1 or 3)
Saint-Saëns - Concerto in A Minor (mvt. 1 or 3)
Shostakovich - Concerto No. 1 (mvt. 1)
Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations

Double Bass

Bottesini - Concerto No. 2 (mvt. 1 or 3)
Dragonetti - Concerto (mvt. 1)
Dittersdorf - Concerto No. 2 (mvt. 1)
Koussevitzky - Concerto (mvt. 1 or 3)
Vanhal - Concerto (mvt. 1)

Guitar

Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Ponce - Concierto Del Sur
Villa-Lobos – Guitar Concerto
Castelnuovo Tedesco - Concerto No.1 in D Major
Sierra - Folias

Flute

Griffes - Poem
Hanson Serenade
Ibert - Concerto
Jolivet - Concerto
Liebermann - Concerto
Martin - Ballade
Mozart - Concerto in G Major or D Major
Nielsen - Concerto

Piccolo

Liebermann - Concerto
Vivaldi - any concerto

Oboe

Francaix - The Flower Clock
Goossens - Concerto
Marcello - Concerto
Martinu - Concerto
Mozart - Concerto in C Major, K. 314
Vaughan Williams - Concerto

Clarinet

Debussy - Premiere Rhapsodie
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto
Weber - Concerto No. 1
Weber - Concerto No. 2

Saxophone

Glazunov - Concerto in E flat Major (alto)
Larsson – Concerto (alto)
Tomasi – Concerto (alto)
Villa-Lobos - Fantasie (soprano or tenor)

Bassoon

Hummel - Concerto
Jacob - Concerto
Mozart - Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
Rossini - Concerto
Vivaldi - Concerto in E Minor, A Minor (F. ViII No. 7), or C Major (F. VIII No.13)
Weber - Concerto in F Major
Weber - Andante and Rondo

Horn

Dukas – Villanelle
Gliere – Concerto (mvt. 1)
Haydn – Concerto No. 1
Mozart - Concerto No. 2 or 4
Strauss - Concerto No. 1
Strauss - Concerto No. 2 (mvt. 1)
Weber - Concertino

Trumpet

Arutiunian - Concerto in A flat major
Neruda - Concerto in E flat for Trumpet and Strings
Telemann - Concerto in D
Tomasi - Concerto

Trombone

David, F. - Concertino
Grøndahl - Concerto
Larsson - Concertino for Trombone, Op. 45, No. 7
Martin - Ballade
Tomasi - Concerto
Wagenseil - Concerto

Bass Trombone

Ritter George - Concerto
Ewazen - Concerto
Lebedev - Concerto No. 1
Sachse Concertino
Spillman - Concerto

Tuba

Arutiunian - Tuba Concerto (mvts. 2 and 1)
Broughton - Sonata (Concerto) (entire work)
Gregson - Concerto (mvts. 2 and 1)
Williams - Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (mvts. 2 and 3)
Vaughan Williams - Concerto for Bass Tuba (entire work)

Harp

Debussy - Danses
Glière - Concerto for Harp, Op. 74
Handel - Concerto in B-flat Major
Pierné - Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 39
Ravel – Introduction et Allegro
Reinecke - Harp Concerto, Op. 182
Saint-Saëns- Morceau de concert for Harp and Orchestra in G major, Op. 154

Percussion

Abe - Prism Rhapsody
Creston - Marimba Concerto
Hovhaness - Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints
Rosauro - Marimba Concerto
Sejourne - Marimba Concerto
Sejourne - Vibraphone Concerto

Timpani

Dougherty - Raise the Roof for Timpani and Orchestra
Oliverio – Timpani Concerto No. 1
Tharichen - Concerto for Timpani
Tyzik – Concerto for Timpani