On MAY 16, 2020



YouTube link recommended but other formats (mov, avi, mp4) will be accepted.


Ages 3 - 19

For ALL instruments

Vocalists & Ensemble*

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

Deadline for application & video link submission: 

MAY 16, 2020

Non-refundable application fee:

  • Solo $100

  • Ensemble $80/each member

  • Late application fee  $40



  • 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.

  • Accompanist is not required at this year's competition due to the unprecedented situation.

  • 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. (The 6 minute time limit will not be applied at this time.)

  • 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

*  Our hosts for Winners' Recitals, Carnegie Hall & NV Factory, announced that all events will be cancelled until further notice.


Awards will be mailed to all winners.

Up to $1,000 cash prizes are awarded to selected winners.  

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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