Jaclyn Rainey
Headline Artist
Kristen Sienkiewicz
Austin Peay State University
Workshop Host

Competitions

The 2021 Southeast Horn Workshop offers the following competitions:

  1. Solo competition – high school, undergraduate, and graduate divisions
  2. Orchestral excerpt competitions – high horn and low horn divisions
  3. Horn quartet competition

Participants must complete a separate application for each competition they are entering. In addition to workshop registration fees, competition fees are $20 per submission for individual events, and $40 per quartet submission.

Deadline for all submissions is March 1.

Common rules for all competitions

  • Participants must be registered for the workshop as an attendee (not auditor) to have their materials reviewed.
  • Participants must be age 25 or younger.
  • Competitors must not have performed professionally under full-time contract, or have been previously offered such employment by virtue of winning a full-time professional audition.
  • Video recordings must be submitted via an unlisted YouTube link.
  • Video recordings must show the performer from a single angle and may contain no splices or edits within a movement/excerpt/piece.
  • Performers may stand or sit. Students are not required to perform from memory. However, students using music must perform from legally acquired music.
  • The judges reserve the right not to choose a winner, should the quality of performances merit. The winners of each competition will be recognized at the final concert on Sunday, March 14, and may have a portion of their performance streamed at that time.
  • Piano accompaniment is required for all solo competitions where applicable. Contestants may use recorded accompaniment if circumstances prevent an in-person collaboration.

High School Solo Competition

Eligibility

Students entering this competition must be currently enrolled in high school (grades 9–12) or the equivalent in a home-schooling program at the time of the competition.

Repertoire

Perform the complete first movement of one of the following.

W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 1, K. 412.
W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 2, K. 417.
W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447.
W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495.
R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1
F. Strauss, Horn Concerto, Op. 8
Beethoven, Horn Sonata, Op. 17
F. Strauss, Nocturno, Op. 7
(the entire piece)

Undergraduate Solo Competition

Eligibility

Students entering this competition must be enrolled at a college or university as an undergraduate student, and must not currently hold a teaching position at a college or university.

Repertoire

Perform:

  1. Any unaccompanied work for solo horn, and
  2. the complete first movement of one of the following:
W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 2, K. 417.
W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447.
W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495.
R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1
F. Strauss, Horn Concerto, Op. 8
Vinter, Hunter’s Moon
(the entire piece)

Graduate Solo Competition

Eligibility

Students entering this competition must be enrolled at a college or university as a graduate student, and must not currently hold a teaching position at a college or university (graduate assistantships excepted).

Repertoire

Perform:

  1. Any unaccompanied work for solo horn, and
  2. the complete first movement of one of the following:
  • W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 2, K. 417.
  • W. A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495.
  • R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 1
  • R. Strauss, Horn Concerto No. 2
  • Glière, Horn Concerto, Op. 17

Orchestral Excerpt Competitions

Eligibility

Students entering this competition must satisfy the requirements for any level of the solo competitions.

Entrants must submit all excerpts from the applicable list in the listed order in a single video. The video may be edited to compile the best takes of each excerpt.

High Horn Repertoire

Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, Op. 68.
Mvt. 3, mm. 132161 (50 after A77 after A), Horn 1.
R. Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28.
Mm. 620, Horn 1.
R. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40.
Beginning to 5 measures after rehearsal 1, Horn 1.
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3, Op. 56.
Mvt. 2, mm. 189223, Horn 3.
Brahms, Symphony No. 3, Op. 90.
Mvt. 3, mm. 98110, Horn 1.
Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Act 1.
Short Call from “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey,” Horn 1.
Brahms, Symphony No. 2, Op. 73.
Mvt. 2, mm. 1732 (rehearsal AB), Horn 1.
Bruckner, Symphony No. 4.
Mvt. 1, mm. 352, Horn 1.

Low Horn Repertoire

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, Op. 55.
Mvt. 3, pickup to mm. 171205 (Trio, some editions number these mm. 167201), Horn 2.
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, Op. 47.
Mvt. 1, rehearsal 1721, Horn 4
Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” Op. 95.
Mvt. 3, mm. 117134 (5 before 312 after 3), Horn 4.
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3, Op. 56.
Mvt. 2, mm. 189223, Horn 4.
Mahler, Symphony No. 3.
Mvt. 1, pickup to rehearsal 5557, Horn 4.
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Op. 125.
Mvt. 3, mm. 82122, Horn 4.
R. Strauss, Don Quixote, Op. 35.
Variation 8, 6 before rehearsal 598 after 62, Horn 2.
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, Op. 36.
Mvt. 1, mm. 120, Horn 2.

Quartet Competition

Eligibility

Students or avocational players may compete in the quartet competition.

Each quartet must submit one scan of each score performed.

Repertoire

Each quartet may prepare no more than 15 minutes of music, including changing time between movements and pieces. Any repertoire can be played and contrasting styles are encouraged.