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 2018 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, July 1 (open to the public)

Winners perform with the BMC Orchestra in the "Soloists of Tomorrow" concert in July 2018 and receive a full scholarship to attend Brevard in 2019.


2018 Concerto Competition Repertoire List

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 - Piano 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)
Martinu - Rhapsody-Concerto (mvt. 1)
Rozsa - Concerto (mvt. 1)
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 (mvt. 1 or 3)
Elgar - Concerto (mvt. 1 or 4)
Haydn - Concerto in C or D Major (mvt. 1 or 3)
Lalo - Concerto in D Minor
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

Chaminade - Concertino
Griffes - Poem
Ibert - Concerto
Liebermann - Concerto
Martin - Ballade
Mozart - Concerto in G Major or D Major
Mozart - Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp
Nielsen - Concerto

Piccolo

Liebermann - Concerto
Vivaldi - any concerto

Oboe

Francaix - The Flower Clock
Hummel - Adagio, Theme, and Variations
Ibert - Symphonie concertante
Marcello - Concerto
Martinu - Concerto
Mozart - Concerto in C Major, K. 314

Clarinet

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

Saxophone

Creston - Concerto
Glazunov - Concerto in E-flat Major (alto)
Ibert - Concertino da Camera (alto)
Larsson - Concerto
Villa-Lobos - Fantasie (soprano)

Bassoon

Hummel - Concerto
Jacob - Concerto
Mozart - Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
Vivaldi - Concerto in E Minor, A Minor, or C Major
Weber - Concerto in F Major
Weber - Andante and Rondo

Horn

Dukas - Villanelle
Mozart - Concerto No. 2 or 4
Strauss - Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
Telemann - Concerto in D major

Trumpet

Boehme - Concerto for Trumpet in F minor, Op. 18
Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E major (or E flat)
Jolivet - Concertino for Trumpet Strings and Piano
Torelli - Trumpet Concerto in D major

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 - Ballade for a Bass Trombone, Harp, and Strings
Ewazen - Concerto
Lebedev - Concerto No. 1
Spillman - Concerto

Euphonium

Cosma - Concerto (mvt. 1)
Guilmant - Morceau Symphonique
Horovitz - Concerto (mvts. 2 and 3)
Linkola - Euphonium Concerto (mvt. 1)
Sparke - Pantomime

Tuba

Arutunian - 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
Mozart - Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp
Pierné - Concertstück for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 39
Reinecke - Harp Concerto, Op. 182
Saint-Saëns- Morceau de concert for Harp and Orchestra in G major, Op. 154

Percussion

Abe - Prism Rhapsody
Dougherty - Raise the Roof for Timpani and Orchestra
Hovhaness - Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints
Kurka - Marimba Concerto
Mayuzumi - Concerto for Xylophone
Peck - Harmonic Rhythm for Timpani and Orchestra
Rosauro - Marimba Concerto
Sejourne - Vibraphone Concerto