2016 Southard Music Competition

Application Deadline: September 23, 2016


The UNC Southard Music Competition has traditionally been one of the school’s premier showcase events, highlighting the breadth and depth of the musical talent of students as soloists and chamber players.

The 2016 Southard Music Competition is open to all enrolled UNC Students (graduate and undergraduate) who are recommended by their applied teachers. All application requirements must be fulfilled to be eligible for an award.

Three scholarship awards will be awarded to outstanding soloists and/or ensembles:

First Place: $1500
Second Place: $1000
Third Place: $500

The award is to be split by a chamber group, or if the accompanist of a solo work is a student.

The first place winner will perform at the UNC Performing and Visual Arts showcase at the Lonetree Performing Arts Center on January 20, 2017. The first place winner will also perform at the Southard Awards Dinner at the UNC University Center Panorama Room on March 29, 2017. Please note that first place winners in any category from prior year competitions are ineligible to compete again.

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