Hoosier Auditions

 

The Hoosier Auditions is an exciting statewide event in which your students are able to perform in a competitive setting in one or more of the following instrumental categories: Strings, Winds, Piano, Voice, and Piano Duet.

There are two rounds of the Hoosier Auditions – District and State. Students receive a written performance evaluation from expert judges in the field. Winners of the District round are invited to compete at the state round. Winners of the state round receive cash awards, plus an opportunity to perform at the annual IMTA State Conference.

Some students may want to participate in the Hoosier Auditions and receive comments from judges, but do not wish to compete. These students may declare themselves ineligible to win by checking the non-competitor box on the entry form.

For questions regarding Hoosier Auditions, please contact Daniel Lin, Hoosier Auditions Chair.

 


2022 State Round Results

The Indiana Music Teachers Association would like to congratulate the following students and teachers for their outstanding achievements at this year’s Hoosier Auditions State Competition.  Congratulations to all who have participated, and we will see you next year!

Piano Solo: Pre-Early Elementary
Winner: Katherine Xia; Student of Karina Cohen  
Alternate: Julia Y Luo; Student of Linda Belleville  
Honorable Mention: Amelia Lawson; Student of Jennifer Keeley  
Honorable Mention: Jayden Xu; Student of Svetlana Soleimani  

Piano Solo: Early Elementary
Winner: Felicia Xie; Student of Aleksey Madan  
Alternate: Zoe Cha; Student of Svetlana Soleimani  
Honorable Mention: Roni Lyanda-Geller; Student of Aleksey Madan  
Honorable Mention: Amy Wu; Student of Aleksey Madan 
Honorable Mention: Sophie Chae; Student of Hwa Pyeong Kim  
Honorable Mention: Matthew Shao; Student of Karina Cohen  

Piano Solo: Elementary
Winner: Glenda Na; Student of Ada Shebanova 
Alternate: Sydney Weaver; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky 
Honorable Mention: Audrey Zhang; Student of Svetlana Soleimani 
Honorable Mention: Lauren Chae; Student of Hwa Pyeong Kim 
Honorable Mention: Lucille Hu; Student of Dilya Meehan 
Honorable Mention: Jude Neely; Student of Grace Hemaida  
Honorable Mention: Grace Li; Student of Garnet Ungar  

Piano Solo: Middle
Winner: Han Yan; Student of Tony Weinstein 
Alternate: Andrew Lee; Student of Svetlana Soleimani 
Honorable Mention: Daniel Chen; Student of Svetlana Soleimani  
Honorable Mention: Tara Kim; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky 
Honorable Mention: Jessica Xie; Student of Aleksey Madan 
Honorable Mention: Emily Wang; Student of Tony Weinstein 

Piano Solo: Junior
Winner: Jayden Wang; Student of Linda Belleville  
Alternate: Enge Huang; Student of Tony Weinstein 
Honorable Mention: Kenny Wang; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo 

Piano Solo: Senior
Winner: Joshua Kim; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky  
Alternate: Advaith Iyengar; Student of Karen Taylor  
Honorable Mention: Faith Anema; Student of Nicole Lee  
Honorable Mention: Arthur Yeh; Student of Ada Shebanova  

Piano Solo: Collegiate
Winner: Cecilia Horner; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo 
Alternate: Allyn Beifus; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo  

Piano Duet: Early Elementary
Winners: Roni-Lyanda Geller & Elizabeth Slipchenko; Students of Aleksey Madan 

Piano Duet: Elementary
Winners: Leon Zeng & Sydney Weaver; Students of Nadya Dubikovsky 

Piano Duet: Middle
Winners: Eric Jin & Elaine Zeng; Students of Nadya Dubikovsky 

Piano Duet: Junior
Winners: Liz Garner & Abigail Garner; Students of Amy Chaplin  

Strings: Early Elementary
Winner: Roland Li; Student of Yon Joo Lee 
Alternate: Evelyn Feng Chih; Student of Yon Joo Lee 
Honorable Mention: Leonardo Lu; Student of Bruce Morrow  

Strings: Elementary
Winner: Ben Chen; Student of Caroline Kim 
Alternate: Monique Cho; Student of Allison Nyquist  
Honorable Mention: Theo Yang; Student of Yon Joo Lee  

Strings: Middle
Winner: Elaine Zeng; Student of Megan Moon 

Strings: Junior
Winner: Grace Lee; Student of Megan Moon  

Strings: Senior
Winner: Lejun Chen; Student of Megan Moon  
Alternate: Haseung Jun; Student of Regan Eckstein

 


District Round

“In addition to the valuable experience Hoosier Auditions has provided for my students, I — as a teacher — have enjoyed watching other participants’ skill/performance grow on a yearly basis…in particular, those students who have participated from elementary level through high school. Their sequence of repertoire throughout the years is a pedagogy lesson in itself…hence, a win-win for everyone!” ~ Liz Seidel

Audition dates and entry deadlines vary depending on the district. Find a district map and detailed information on the district rounds here.

State Round

Coordinator: Daniel Lin
Email: daniel.lin@indwes.edu
Address: Indiana Wesleyan University, Division of Music: 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion IN 46953
Audition Venue: Philippe Performing Arts Center, Indiana Wesleyan University
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Postmark Deadline: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Fees

Fees are the same for both district and state rounds. Entry fees for piano duet are split between the duo. All fees are non-refundable.

Students
Pre-Early Elementary $12
Early Elementary $12
Elementary $15
Middle $17
Junior $20
Senior $27
Collegiate $32

Teacher (Non-IMTA members only)
$75 (may enter any number of students. Fee will be collected at both the district and state rounds.)

Entry Forms

Hoosier Auditions – District Entry Form
Hoosier Auditions – State Entry Form

Rules

Hoosier Auditions provides an educational experience for students and teachers through opportunities to perform in a competitive (or non-competitive) setting, to hear other competitors perform, and to receive a written performance evaluation.

Rounds
There are two rounds of the Hoosier Auditions – District and State. There are nine District Round sites across the state held in March or April. Please see the District Map to find your district.

Students must participate in the district in which their teacher resides. Any exceptions must be made in the form of a petition (email or letter) by the teacher on behalf of the student, clearly indicating the intent and reason(s) for the change. The State Chair will grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.”

Contestants who have successfully scored 90% or above (designated as “State Finalists”) at the District Auditions will be eligible to compete at the State Competition. There is not a maximum, nor a minimum number of contestants that can be admitted to the state competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places may be awarded at the discretion of the judge depending on the number of State Finalists in each category. Honorable Mentions may also be awarded. For further details, please click here.

Requirements for the State Round are identical to those of the District Round. Contestants need not perform the same pieces they played in the District Round.

Performance Categories
Students may enter in one or more of the following instrumental categories: Piano, Voice, Strings, Winds, Classical Guitar, and Piano Duet.

Non-Competitive Option
Students have the option of participating at the District Round as a non-competitor, only to receive comments from the adjudicator. These students may declare themselves ineligible to win or place in the competition by checking the “non-competitive status” box on the entry form. Non-competing entrants pay the same fees and are subject to the same requirements as competing entrants.

Eligibility
Students of current IMTA members and non-members who reside in Indiana or within a 50-mile radius of the state borders are eligible to enter. Non-member teachers are required to pay a one-time fee of $75 each year which entitles the teacher to enter any number of students.

Accompanied Performances
Teachers may accompany their students at both the District and State Round. Recorded accompaniments are allowed at the District Round ONLY. Students are required to bring their own accompanist. Unaccompanied instrumental pieces may be performed in solo format.

Levels and Repertoire Requirements

  • Students enter a level based on their age as of March 1 of the same year of the competitions they are ending. Duet entries should enter based on the age of the oldest student.
  • Contestants are not limited to specific repertoire but do have time limits—see below. A list of repertoire performed within recent years is available from your District Chairperson.
  • At all levels other than the Collegiate level, memorization is required for piano and voice; it is optional for all other instrumentalists and piano duettists.
  • Pianists and piano duettists are not permitted to perform arrangements, simplifications of repertoire, concerti, or any other two-piano piece.
  • Cuts in the score are only permissible in accompaniments
  • Students must provide one copy of each audition piece for the judges. No names of persons, libraries, schools, etc., may be visible anywhere on the judge’s copy. It is not necessary to erase teaching marks. No photocopied music is to be given to the judge or used by an accompanist or soloist without showing written permission from the publisher. Soloists and accompanists may, without written permission, photocopy passages for use with the printed score to facilitate inconvenient page turns.
  • Page turners are permitted for duets. If needed, the teacher may fulfill this role.

NEW: Pre-Early Elementary (ages 5-6) competitive  Two or more contrasting pieces from different composers, not to exceed 4 minutes.
Pre-Early Elementary (ages 5-6) non-competitive Two or more contrasting pieces from different composers, not to exceed 4 minutes.
Early Elementary (ages 7-9) – Two or more contrasting pieces from different composers, not to exceed 5 minutes.
Elementary (ages 10-11) – Two or more contrasting pieces from different composers, not to exceed 6 minutes.
Middle (ages 12-13) – Two or more pieces by composers from two contrasting historical style periods, not to exceed 8 minutes.
Junior (ages 14-15) – Two or more pieces by composers from two contrasting historical style periods, not to exceed 10 minutes.
Senior (ages 16-18) – Two or more pieces by composers from two contrasting historical style periods, not to exceed 15 minutes.
Collegiate (undergraduate ages 18 and over) – Maximum audition time is 20 minutes.

Piano: pieces must represent three style periods. Memorization of all pieces required.
Voice: an Italian art song, a French or German art song, a 20th-century work in English; Minimum time requirement of 15 minutes; Memorization of all pieces required.
Strings: pieces must represent three style periods. Memorization of at least 1 piece required.
Winds: pieces must represent three style periods. Memorization of at least 1 piece required.
Classical Guitar: three pieces in contrasting styles. Memorization of all pieces required.
Piano Duet: pieces must represent three style periods. Memorization of at least 1 piece required.
*For historical style period verification, click here .

Winners
At the District Level, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, as well as Honorable Mentions may be recognized at the discretion of the adjudicators.  All contestants who have scored 90% or above will advance to the State Round.

Winners of the State Round will receive a cash award as listed, plus the opportunity to perform on a recital at the IMTA State Conference in the fall following Hoosier Auditions. Awards for piano duet are split between the duo. In the event that a winner is unable to perform at the winners’ recital, the alternate in that level will be invited to perform.

A student who wins the State Round at a particular level may not enter the following year at the same level in the same instrument category.

Early Elementary $35
Elementary $40
Middle $50
Junior $75
Senior $100
Collegiate $150