On MAY 9, 2020


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 submission: 

APRIL 19, 2020

Non-refundable application fee:

  • Solo $100

  • Ensemble $80/each member

  • Late application fee  $40


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


  • 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.

  • Bring one original copy of your music.

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

  • Contestants should arrive 15 minutes before your audition time. Please do not be earlier or later than 15 minutes before your audition time due to lack of warm-up space.

  • Participants must bring their own accompanist.

  • 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 Wednesday, June 10, 2020

57th Street and Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

7:30 PM on Monday, June 15, 2020

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 13, 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.

  • 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.

  • Winners who have chosen not to participate in the Winners Recital for any reason may be disqualified.

  • CLICK HERE for Recital Fee  

  • Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable. 


Tel: 551-800-1712

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