How to Apply

2021 Contemporary Music Competition


  1. You must perform a music piece or movement from a composer born in the period 1900 – present.
  2. Please fill out the appropriate Contemporary Application Form below:


  1. If you are approved by the judges to pass pre-screening, you will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to apply to the final round.
  2. To advance to the final round, you must pay an application fee of $69.97 for a solo performance, $79.97 for a duet performance, $89.97 for a trio performance, and $99.97 for a quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, or octet performance.
  3. Please pay with a PayPal account or PayPal Credit through PayPal below. Alternatively, if you prefer to pay with a credit or debit card, please click here to visit our shop. There, you can add your solo, duet, trio, or quartet+ performance to your cart and proceed to checkout with a $3.00 convenience fee. Note that the application fee is non-refundable.
  4. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have already paid to advance to the final round in any of our previous competitions or have younger siblings also applying for the final round of the 2021 Contemporary Competition, please fill out the Discount Form, and we will return $20 to you through your method of payment if you submit the application fee to advance to the final round of the 2021 Contemporary Music Competition.

Contemporary Music Competition Solo Performance

1 Performer


Contemporary Music Competition Duet Performance

2 Performers


Contemporary Music Competition Trio Performance

3 Performers


Contemporary Music Competition Quartet+ Performance

4+ Performers


4. Once you have paid to advance to the final round, please submit the following form to confirm your payment if you paid through PayPal:

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