Application Form and Fee
This competition is open to clarinetists, ages 14-20. A previous winner may not apply until three years have passed from the competition date.
Download and complete the application above with required signatures.
Both the private teacher (or band/orchestra teacher) and the contestant attest via signature that the recording is the playing of the contestant and has not been edited, and that the contestant is between the ages of 14 and 20. Edited or altered recordings will not be accepted, including those with reverberation added.
Sign, scan, and email to:
Competition Coordinator, Alexandra (Sandra) Chappell: email@example.com
Application Fee - $25.00 (USD). Please use the PayPal button above to submit your application fee. The fee is non-refundable.
Required Solo Repertoire to be recorded on YouTube:
Saint-Saens Sonata, movements 1 and 2
Video Recording – The audition music may be either accompanied or unaccompanied for the video recording; however, the finalists will use their own accompanist or the accompanist provided by the University of Maryland on the competition day. Upload your unedited video of the required audition music listed above on to YouTube by Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST. Forward your YouTube video and application via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials will be sent to the Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition Coordinator, Alexandra (Sandra) Chappell, by Sunday, March 3, 2019 by 11:59 P.M. EST to the email stated above. Submissions received after that date will not be considered.
All judges for the Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition judging events are professional clarinetists with performance expertise as orchestral musicians, military band musicians, soloists, chamber musicians, and recording artists, who hold college degrees and who are experienced teachers.
The video audition will be judged by a committee during the week following the deadline. Applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected as a finalist or not by March 10, 2019.
The selected finalists will be judged at the competition on April 14, 2019 at the University of Maryland Clarinet Symposium by a committee of three guest judges.
The University of Maryland Clarinet Symposium Fee
The University of Maryland Clarinet Symposium fee is paid for by the finalists' families and by the other clarinet symposium attendees. This fee covers a catered lunch for each attendee and any residual cost goes towards supporting the clarinet symposium events. The clarinet symposium fee will be accessible by March via the UMD clarinet website at: www.umdclarinet.com
The Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition does not fund any expenses for travel to and from the competition site, including transportation, food and beverages, lodging, or any extraneous costs. These costs must be provided for by the finalists' families and all Clarinet Symposium attendees.
If you have questions, please email the Competition Coordinator, Alexandra (Sandra) Chappell, at: email@example.com