We are excited to announce our first ever Potomac Music Competition this spring, open to students of all ages and levels (including participants outside of the Academy), culminating in a special recital performance in Mason’s Harris Theater by selected winners.
This event is the brainchild of one of our Piano Teaching Artists Faith Zuniga, who has had several students compete in and win national competitions such as the American Protege Competition. A team of faculty and administrators took inspiration from several prestigious competitions to create an experience that will be primarily an educational one for all participants – as well as an added performance opportunity for the winners. Rather than ranking students against each other, the panel of judges will weigh the students’ audition video submissions against a standard of excellence within their age groups. This panel of musicians and educators will include faculty members from the School of Music at George Mason University and Teaching Artists from the Academy. All applicants will receive valuable constructive feedback from the panel.
The event has two main goals:
- First, it will provide music students with an excellent opportunity to receive adjudication/ feedback from their audition and to perform in a professional concert hall.
- Second, the application fees will help raise funds for our many outreach programs, including student scholarships and the Instruments in the Attic program. SEE REASONS TO GIVE
Selected applicants will perform in Harris Theater on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus in the Winners’ Recital on Sunday, June 11, 2017. We are now accepting applications – so sign up today!