Sound Espressivo invites Musicians of All Ages
to celebrate Live Music Performance
by participating in the
January 16, 2024 at 4:59:00 AM
Lyrical Music Competition 2023-24
Are you a Lyrical Artist?
Hint: One can be a Lyrical Artist at any age and stage of learning the art of music performance! Turn to great artists for inspiration, many spoke out about Lyricism in Music:
"And gentle winds and waters near,
Make music to the lonely ear."
— Lord Byron
Preliminary Round - by video submission. Selected musicians will be invited to the Final Round
Final Round - Live performance on a world-wide Internet TV Broadcast.
Judges from aroud the world provide on-air commentary immediately after each performance.
Finalists meet the Judges and can ask questions.
Musicians' supporters can write comments which will be shown onscreen
Family and friends can watch and be part of your LIVE performance from anywhere in the world.
Finalists receive Technical preparation session with VCHS Broadcast Directors and Engineers, in preparation for the broadcast. More about Broadcast technology for musicians here
All Instrumentalists, Ensembles, and Voice performers can apply
10 and under
Adult (19 and older)
All periods and genres accepted
For Preliminary Round - submit a video of one virtuoso piece
Final Round - perform up to 10 min of Lyrical compositions
January 15, 2024 - Application Deadline
February 15, 2024 - Finalists announced
March 1, 2024 - Reistration Deadline for Finals. Tech Preparation and Broadcast sessions
March 11-15, 2024 - Tech Preparation sessions for Finalists
March 16-19, 2024 - Final Round of the Competition
Laureates and Winners
One in each Age Group:
Adult (19 and older) - $300
15-18 - $200
11-14 - $100
10 and under - $50
One Laureate will receive a fully sponsored performance opportunity at Carnegie Laureate Gala (see details and dates here)
More performance, scholarships, recordings, web-profile, interviews, educational and partner-sponsored Awards here
Career Development and Educational Awards here
Receive recognition on Sound Espressivo website and in Virtual Concert Halls Broadcast programs, certificates honoring Teachers' contribution.
Application Fee - $50
Final Round (if selected only) - $100
Complete Regulations here