The Boston Woodwind Society is pleased to announce the following competitions for 2014:
Sherman Walt Merit Award Competition for bassoonists (March 30 beginning at 2pm)
Ralph Gomberg Merit Award Competition for oboists (April 6 beginning at 2pm)
Harold Wright Merit Award Competition for clarinetists (April 13 beginning at 3pm)
The competition rules are as follows: BWS Merit Award Competitions are open to all instrumentalists who have reached their 18th birthday, but not their 30th birthday by the date of the competition. Contestants are required to play a complete solo piece of their choice and must provide a piano accompanist. No unaccompanied pieces are permitted. Auditions will be between 10 and 15 minutes in length, so if your piece is longer than the allotted time, you may be asked by the judges to play selected sections of your piece. The registration fee is $25, and registration period will be open three weeks before the competition date. Participants must specify their repertoire choice at the time of registration. The winner will receive a check in the amount of $1000 (one thousand US dollars). Please stay tuned to our Facebook page as well as our website for registration information.
We are also pleased to announce a faculty recital by BWS President Kenneth Radnofsky on February 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Admission is FREE.