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Competitions

Competitions

Each year the WMC holds a competition for music camp scholarships and monetary prizes. It is open to any student in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, as well as those who study with WMC members. Applicants must be recommended by their music teachers. The Annual WMC Competition is held in the late winter, and winners perform at a recital in their honor in March.

Last year’s competition (2018) was held at First Presbyterian Church where a total of 43 young musicians competed for 18 monetary prizes and music camp scholarships. Seven distinguished judges spent up to 8 hours listening to the performances, carefully rating each soloist. A total of $11,400 was awarded to the winners in 2017.

2019 Competition

​The 2019 Competition will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church on Park Street in Charlottesville. The snow date is set for Saturday, February 9, 2019. Winners will perform their pieces and receive their prizes at the WMC Competition Recital on Sunday, March 3rd at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. The competition is open to students who reside in Charlottesville or Albemarle County or study with a Wednesday Music Club member. The competition divisions are:

SENIOR COMPETITION (Grade 12)
JUNIOR CAMP COMPETITION (Age 10- 13)
SENIOR CAMP COMPETITION (Age 14-18 but not yet graduated)
HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION (Grades 9-11)
COMPOSITION COMPETITION (Age 10-18)

Divisions:

9th grade - all instruments and voice
10th grade - all instruments and voice
11th grade - all instruments and 11th-12th grade voice.

Competition Application

(deadline to apply is January 11, 2019)

Competition Documents

Competition Schedule [pdf]

Competition Rules [pdf]

List of Area Accompanists [pdf]

Music Camp List [pdf]

Our programs are supported in part by funds listed below, which have been created through donations by WMC members, friends, and
families in memory of Club members. The Club welcomes contributions to these funds, which can be sent to:
The Wednesday Music Club
P.O. Box 7642
Charlottesville, VA 22906.

MUSIC TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Ursula Konigsberg Tuition Scholarship Fund
The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund

​MUSIC CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

The Ursula Konigsberg Tuition Scholarship Fund
The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund
The Maurice Amado Foundation Grant
The William Blackford Scholarship Fund
The Beverly Breckenridge Fund
The Yvaine Duisit Youth Scholarship Fund
The Allison Phillips Hamilton Fund
The Peggy Romer Camp Scholarship Fund
The Meda McNeir Tilman Scholarship Fund
The Eleanor Gray Shea
The Dorothy Stevenson Camp Scholarship
Helen Squitieri Camp Scholarship Fund
The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund
The Wednesday Music Club Members Scholarship Fund

HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION PRIZES

Margaret Pinkston String Award Fund
Genevieve Fraiman Fund
Walter Sablinsky Piano Award Fund

SENIOR COMPETITION PRIZES

The Wednesday Music Club Members Scholarship Fund