Prima Volta Music Competition is an annual event  that  accommodates all levels of instrumentalists, vocalists and small chamber ensembles. 

This uniquely designed competition caters to all age levels from 3 to 19.

PRIMA VOLTA Music Competition seeks to pave the way for a brighter future for young music students.  


The 2021 competition will be held on MAY 8, 2021.


Up to $1,500 cash prizes are awarded to selected winners.  

Highly valued comments from our jurors will be provided.

Welcome to PRIMA VOLTA Music Competition page!



On MAY 8, 2021


400 Sylvan Ave. Ste #100

Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632


Ages 3 - 19

For ALL instruments

Vocalists & Ensemble*

* Ensemble members should be less than 8 people per group.

Deadline for application & video link submission: 

APRIL 17, 2021

Non-refundable application fee:

  • Solo $100

  • Ensemble $80/each member

  • Late application fee  $40

Participants may choose to submit a video file (mov, avi, mp4) or YouTube link if unavailable to attend a live audition


Rules & Regulation.


  • Applicant may choose ONE piece from the standard repertoire (baroque, classical, romantic or contemporary) for the audition.

  • Vocalists may choose ONE song from the following repertoire categories:

Opera aria

Classical repertoire 


Broadway/Musical Theatre/Jazz

Pop repertoire is NOT acceptable for the audition.

  • One movement of Sonata or Sonatina could be accepted as a separate piece.

  • Participants must bring their own accompanist to both audition and recital.

  • Submit a copy of your music in PDF file with the online application.

  • No arranged music. No repeats should be taken at either audition or recital.

  • All auditions must be performed from memory. Music for the ensembles does not have to be memorized.

  • Time limitation for audition is 6 minutes. Due to time constraints, contestants may be asked to stop at any time during the audition.

  • Multiple winners will be chosen in each of following age groups, instruments. 

        Age 3 to 19 

        For ALL instruments, vocalists, ensembles

  • The judges' decisions are final. Judges comments will be emailed.




Certificates will be awarded after the winners' recitals and will not be mailed to participants that cannot attend the performance.

1st & 2nd place Winners Recital 

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

7:30 PM on Monday, June 7, 2021

57th Street and Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

7:30 PM on Monday, June 14, 2021

57th Street and Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019 

3rd place & Honorable Mention Winners Recital 

NV Hall at NV Factory

6 PM on Saturday, June 12, 2020

400 Sylvan Avenue Suite #100

Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

  • Performance time limit is 6 minutes. There is an extended performance time fee of $100 per minute. 

  • There is NO CHANGING of piece from the live audition/video file/youtube to the recital under any circumstances.

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, participants, who are unable to or unwilling to take a risk to travel for the Recital, may request a Competition Winner’s Package with a non-refundable $150 fee. The Package includes online recognition, Winner’s Certificate, Medal and Teacher’s Diploma. 

  • Any form of  recording is prohibited at both venues, Weill Recital Hall and NV Hall. Copyright (c) 2020     by Prima Volta Music Competition. All rights reserved. Photos and videos are protected by copyright and distributed under licenses restricting copying, distribution and decompilation. 

  • The Certificates will be granted to the performing winners only, after the Winners Recital.

  • CLICK HERE for Recital Fee  

  • Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable. 



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