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2022 Stulberg International String Competition Requirements

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (11:59 p.m. EST)
  • Competition Date: Friday, May 20 - Saturday May 21, 2022
  • Competition Venue: Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Stulberg Competition is open to students of violin, viola, cello, or double bass.
Applicants must be age 19 or under as of January 1, 2022. Proof of date of birth will be required if selected as a semifinalist.
Current students of the 2022 Judges are not eligible to apply. 2022 Judges are Amit Peled (cello), Simin Ganatra (violin), and Atar Arad (viola).


  • Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges who will select twelve semifinalists and four alternates.
  • Applicants will be notified of results no later than March 15, 2022.
  • Twelve semifinalists will compete on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2022, before a panel of judges and an audience.
  • Semifinalists will perform a selection from a required list of Bach and a movement(s) from a standard concerto.
  • Six finalists will be chosen.
  • Details and guidelines available here.


  • Burdick-Thorne Gold Medal: $6,000 award and performance with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra or the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra
  • Silver Medal: $5,000 award and performance with the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra
  • Pinehurst Bronze Medal: $4,000 award and performance with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra
  • Bach Award: $1,000 for best performance of solo Bach selection
  • Semifinalist Stipend: $1,000 each to the nine semifinalists not chosen for medals. 
The Stulberg International String Competition is committed to keeping our audience, artists, and staff safe. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster will be required to participate in the 2022 Stulberg International String Competition. A face covering is required.

If you or your party have been exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your arrival to the Stulberg International String Competition, you will not be permitted to participate. No one exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms may come into the Competition.

Participants will be subjected to daily health screenings. If a participant is not feeling well, has a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or is exhibiting any symptoms which may be associated with COVID-19, they are encouraged to stay home or may be asked to leave the facility.

The most current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. We will rely on you to be personally responsible for your decision to join us. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

We are joining with many other cultural venues nationwide in the effort to combat COVID-19. We require proof of vaccination from everyone involved in our live events. That includes staff, artists, volunteers, and attendees. 

This policy is subject to change dependent on the most current COVID safety guidelines per the CDC and local health departments. 

Dated: January 24, 2022

Questions? Please email the Stulberg International String Competition at or call 269/343-2776 or 269/779-2848

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