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Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition (JMYAC)

Awards to New Mexico Youth for Excellence
in Performing a Piano or String Instrument Concerto

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Music Guild of New Mexico (MGNM)

Deadline Date:

12/07/18 Mail or hand delivered


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Awards to recognize New Mexico youth for outstanding performances of piano or string instrument concertos. Applicants must be between 10 and 21 years old. Applicants must choose one movement from an approved repertoire list to present. Cash awards will be given in each division for first, second, and third-place winners.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177272

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Estimated Size of Grant:

First Prize in each division will be $2,000 and a Symphony Concert Performance with the New Mexico Philharmonic. First, Second, and Third Place cash awards will be given in each division.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- New Mexico resident.
- This is a concerto competition.
- Music must be selected from the 2019 Approved Repertoire List.
- Applicant must be at least 10 years of age but no older than 21 as of the application deadline date of December 7, 2018.

Music Eligibility: One movement of a concerto selected from the 2019 approved repertoire list. It must be written originally for that instrument and be performed from memory at the competition, with piano accompaniment.

First-place winners in each division must agree to perform their winning concerto movement at the Music Guild of New Mexico’s membership luncheon in March 2019 and with the New Mexico Philharmonic on May 25, 2019. Winners must also be available for all New Mexico Philharmonic rehearsals.

Pre-Application Information:

Please note: A $50 non-refundable entry fee, payable to JMYAC, must accompany the application.

Entry deadline for all materials is December 7, 2018. All applicants will receive notification via e mail by January 11, 2019.

Competition will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the recital hall at Robertson & Sons Violin Shop, Inc., 3201 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque 87110.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail or deliver application materials to:

Paula Bradley, Co-Chair
Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition
13040 Cambridge Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

For questions, call 505-275-0683 or email

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico