International Music Talent Competition Fall 2015

The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2015 is opened to all instrumentalists (piano, winds, strings, brass, traditional, etc), vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups of all nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition.

American Protégé is looking for genuinely talented people, who have creativity and stage charisma.

We invite talented performers of any age and genre to participate in the Competition.


American Protege International Music Talent Competition 2014

Scholarship Award Winners:


Elias Phoenix                                                                                                 Ray Zhang and Xinyi Wang



First Place Winners will perform on
Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 1:00PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sunday, March 27, 2016 (Easter) at 3:30PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Star Performer Award, Judges' Favorite Award Trophy, Judges' Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.



Three qualified judges evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, their students are not allowed to apply this season.

How to Apply

 To apply for the Competition participants must submit:

  • Completed online Application Form

  • DVD or links to YouTube video recordings.

  • A biography of the applicant in MS Word format (not to exceed 150 words). Include past participations in competitions, festivals and other public events. Portrait photo in electronic format, to be used for the Competition brochure printing. Biography and photo should be sent via e-mail to

  • Application fee.

Mailing Address

Mail DVD and Application Fee to: American Protégé, P.O. Box 287476, New York, NY 10128

International participants must use express shipment services to the following street address and provide the tracking number.

Application Deadline

The application packages acceptance will be closed on October 31, 2015.

Application Fee

The application fee is $200 per participant. Application Fees are not refundable.
U. S. participants should make a check or money order payable to American Protégé.
International participants may use:
Certified bank check payable to American Protégé
• International money order payable to American Protégé

• Western Union
• PayPal. Go to the bottom of this page.

American Protégé Music Talent Competition Rules:

1. Applicants must submit one solo piece with the following time limit:

School Students 6 to 12 years old   - 5 minutes;

School Students 13 to 18 years old - 6 minutes;

Amateur without professional degree - 6 minutes;

College students and Professionals - 7 minutes.

Winners who submitted a solo piece longer than time limit will be requested to provide another video within time limit. An additional charge of $50 must be paid for the second audition. A recital placement will be offered only after the second audition.

2. Multiple winners will be chosen in each age category.

3. Repertoire requirements:

     Participant may choose one piece from the extended repertoire:

     • Classical repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods). Any interpretations of the classical repertoire are acceptable.

     • Folk/Traditional

     • Broadway/Musical Theatre

     • Jazz (no drums)

     • Open (could contain two or more styles)

     We encourage singers not to choose pop repertoire.

4.  Only un-edited video can be accepted for the audition (no video clips). Recordings should be a fair representation of the Contestant's abilities, but need not be of a professional quality.

     Recording materials must be labeled.

5.  Contestants must perform from memory. No repeats. Music for the ensembles does not have to be memorized.

6.  The DVDs will not be returned.

7.  Judges comments will not be disclosed. Judges' decisions are final and can't be appealed.

8.  The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted.

9.  Music, songs or costumes that are not considered age appropriate or family friendly by the panel of judges will be disqualified.

10. No changes of repertoire are allowed after the application is submitted.

11. Certificates of Recognition will be granted to the performing winners only, after the Winners Recital.

12. Competition results will be published on American Protégé web-site on November 15, 2015.

Winners Recital Information:

1. Winners of the Competition will perform one piece from the participant's audition repertoire.

2. Recital and Photo Fees include free admission for the participant and four complimentary guests' tickets, Winner's Certificate, Teacher's Diploma and a set of digital photos of the participant's stage performance.
Recital and Photo Fees for soloists are $350. Recital and Photo Fees for ensemble are $200 per member plus $100 Photo Fee per group. Recital and Photo Fees are not refundable.

3. Detailed Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the winners.

4. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, food, etc).

5. Winners who have chosen not to participate in the Winners Recital for any reason will be disqualified.

6.  For extra tickets please visit Carnegie Hall website at


To pay the Application Fees on-line please select the payment amount from the drop-down window and click on the button below. A transaction fee of $12.00 will be added to the fee amount. By clicking on the buttons you will be re-directed to PayPal

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