OR-ASTA Solo Competition 2021

The purpose of the event is to present an opportunity for advanced string students to perform and receive recognition for their hard work.  We encourage you and your students to plan now to participate!


Instrumental categories are Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Classical Guitar

The participant must reside or study in Oregon with the exception of students who study

with OrASTA members in southern WA and are OrASTA members (contact national ASTA to 

transfer WA membership to OR, if desired).



  • Sat. November 13: Registration and preliminary round videos are due by 11:59 pm

  • Wednesday, November 24: Finalists will be notified via email

  • Sun. December 12: Live Finals will be held at Portland State University 



  • Three cash prizes will be awarded per division.


  • $50 Non-refundable application fee for students of ASTA Members or ASTA Student Members

  • $100 fee for Non-members (to get the member rate, Join ASTA today!)

  • *A limited number of need-based fee waivers can be applied for - please write oregonasta@gmail.com by Nov. 1st for consideration. 



  • Age Requirements       

    • Junior Division: 15 and under, on or before 12/12/2021                                                                          

    • Senior Division: Age 16-22 on or before 12/12/2021


  • Repertoire is to be selected from the standard or new music classical literature matching your particular instrument.

    • Complete works or complete single movements from works will be required of all entrants. 

    • Selection can be from any time period: concertos, encore pieces, unaccompanied pieces, modern new music, etc.

    • Our focus for this competition is classical music.  We hope to have a future event for fiddle, jazz, and alternative styles.

  • Memorization is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

  • Piano accompaniment is strongly suggested for the recording if the work calls for it. 

  • Please cut lengthy piano tutti sections (if piano is part of the work).

REGISTRATION DETAILS: Register and send Preliminary Video by Nov. 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm at orasta.org

This is a TWO STEP process. You will need to submit the following:

  • STEP ONE: PAY your registration fee (link is at the bottom of this page).

    • Pay via credit card

    • $50 for ASTA Members and their students (must be able to provide member #), and $100 for non-members.

    • Fees are non-refundable

  • STEP TWO: After you register online, you will receive an email with a Google Form link. Complete the form with the following:

    • ASTA membership number or instructor’s number must be provided for member rate (students will need to obtain this from their teacher)

    • Recording of your Preliminary Round performance

      • Unlisted YouTube recording link to your full performance (the entire piece or entire movement)

      • Pre-recorded accompaniments are acceptable for the preliminary round.

    • Repertoire Title, Composer, and Duration of performance (minutes)

    • Contact information for performer, parent/guardian, and accompanist (if applicable)

    • This Google Form MUST be completed by Nov. 13th at 11:59 pm.

    • Email oregonasta@gmail.com if you did not receive the Google Form immediately following your registration.



  • Finalists in each division will be invited to perform in the final round of competition on Sunday, December 12, 2021. ​​

    • This is a live public performance and will be held at Portland State University

    • Finalists will be notified via email on or before Wednesday, Nov. 24th.

    • If piano accompaniment is part of your repertoire, please provide your own accompanist at the Final Round.  Do you need help finding an accompanist? Email oregonasta@gmail.com

    • If a Finalist cannot be present at the Competition, an alternate will be selected.​

  • A panel of distinguished musicians will serve as judges for the final round of the competition.
    • Performers will need to provide 3 (three) original judge's copies for finals.

    • Finalists will compete against other finalists in their division regardless of instrument.

    • Awards will be announced at the conclusion of each division.

    • Judge's decisions are final.


Please forward any questions to astaoregon@gmail.com (with subject line: Solo Competition)

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