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2021 Solo Competition - CalASTA Sacramento Section

Welcome to the 2021 CalASTA Sacramento Section Solo Competition.  Submissions need to be received by Sunday, May 16, 2021


  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 May 16, 2021). Please note that these age divisions align with CalASTA State's Bi-annual Solo Competition.
  3. Students who received cash awards in 2020 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. Two "separate" videos must be submitted. All music must be memorized. Piano accompaniment is NOT required. Please upload all copies of your music. All applicants will be able to view written comments by our judges online.

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.

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