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2020 Solo Competition - CalASTA Sacramento Section

***As we all adjust to life during this global pandemic and deal with the ramifications that this is having on every aspect of our lives, the board of CalASTA Sacramento wants to do all it can to keep music alive in our community and to give our students concrete, musical goals to work towards. We have therefore decided to go ahead with our 2020 Solo Competition with the following modifications. We hope that you are all staying safe and enjoying an abundance of music in your homes.*** 

The 2020 CalASTA Sacramento’s Solo Competition will no longer be held at the UC Davis Music Building but will now take place on-line with the program Acceptd. Submissions need to be received by Sunday, June 30, 2020. Students will have the ability to link to the program online at under the Sacramento Section dropdown under Section News in the upper left-hand corner. 


  1. For students of violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar and harp who reside within the boundaries of the CalASTA Sacramento Section and whose teachers are ASTA members.
  2. There are THREE age categories: Novice: through age 12, Junior: 13-18, Senior: 19-25 (age as of June 30, 2020). Please note that these age divisions align with CalASTA State's Bi-annual Solo Competition.
  3. Students who received cash awards in 2019 and any first place winners from previous years are not eligible to compete this year unless they have aged up into an older division.

Repertoire and Performance

Two works or movements of works from the standard literature are required: one movement by J.S. Bach from the solo literature (novices may play any Baroque piece not limited to solo Bach) and one from a contrasting period (Classical, Romantic, 20th century, etc.) Each performance may not exceed 15 minutes for Novices and Juniors, and 20 minutes for Seniors. All music must be memorized. Piano accompaniment is NOT required. It is NOT necessary to provide the judges with a score this year. All applicants will receive written comments by our judges.

Application and Fee Information

The application and appropriate fees will be paid online to Acceptd. An entrance fee of $35.00 must accompany each application.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Feeney at 916-704-3604.

For technical questions please check out our Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk