Concerto Competition

In Summer 2021, instrumentalists enrolled in the full-session, in-person College Orchestral Institute are eligible to participate in the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition. Instruments and selected concertos are listed below.

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.

The 2021 Concerto Competition will occur in 2 rounds.

  • A first round, held on campus, after arrival at Brevard
  • A final round, held on campus and open to the public

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


2021 Concerto Competition Repertoire

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)
Forsyth - Concerto in G minor
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)

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

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

Chaynes - Trumpet Concerto No. 1
Fasch - Trumpet Concerto
Gregson - Concerto for Trumpet, Strings, and Timpani
Haydn - Trumpet 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