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SEC Miniature

Sound Espressivo invites Musicians of All Ages
to celebrate Live Music Performance
by participating in the

Application Deadline

May 16, 2024 at 3:59:00 AM

SEC Miniature
Miniature Competition 2023-24
Present a small but highly impressive piece of music in the most magical way!

Check out the Miniature Artistic Category Description

"...the wise of all ages have considered music to be a sacred art. For in music the seer can see the picture of the whole universe; and the wise can interpret the secret and nature of the working of the whole universe in the realm of music."

- Hazrat Inayat Khan

All Instrumentalists, Ensembles, and Voice performers can apply

Competition Rounds

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.


Receive Technical preparation session with VCHS Broadcast Directors and Engineers, in preparation for the broadcast. More about Broadcast technology for musicians here

Age Groups

  • 10 and under

  • 11-14

  • 15-18

  • 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 Miniature compositions

Important DATES

  • May 15, 2024 - Application Deadline

  • June, 2024 - Final Round of the Competition

Laureates and Winners
Cash Awards

One in each Age Group:

  • Adult (19 and older) - $300

  • 15-18 - $200

  • 11-14 - $100

  • 10 and under - $50

Performance Awards
  • 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

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