The 19th Annual Konrad Wolff-Ilse Bing Chamber Music Competition
Prize money will be awarded as a supplemental scholarship for the Spring 2022 semester. The award will be divided equally among the eligible members of each winning ensemble unless the ensemble members and award committee agree otherwise before the contest.
The first place prize is $6,000, the second place prize is $3,000, and the third place prize is $1,500.
The Konrad Wolff-Ilse Bing Chamber Music Competition is open to chamber music groups comprised of current full-time Wichita State University students and high school juniors and seniors. Winning contestants not currently enrolled at WSU who subsequently are admitted and enrolled will receive prize money at the time of enrollment. The average age of the group members may not exceed 32 years, and the group may not be under professional management. The group must be musically democratic and balanced. Soloist and accompanist groups are not eligible. The ensemble must consist of at least two (2) performers and may have no more than six (6) performers in odd numbered years, and two (2) to nine (9) performers in even numbered years. In even numbered years, an ensemble may include a vocalist and/or a percussionist. During the course of a performance, an ensemble may change in size through the addition or subtraction of personnel. For example, a woodwind quintet might add a piano and become a sextet, or a string quartet might be reduced to a string trio. Ensembles may be any combination of the following instruments: Brass (Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba), Piano, String (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass), and Woodwind (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone). Piano four-hands is eligible. Two-piano teams are ineligible. No changes in ensemble personnel may be made. The performance must be without a conductor.
Dates and Place
Ensembles will audition live on March 26-27 in Wiedemann Recital Hall.
The program submitted for the Chamber Ensemble may include transcriptions. The competing group will prepare at least three (3) complete works for the live audition. Two of these works must be of twelve (12) to thirty-five (35) minutes in duration and represent contrasting historical periods. The program is subject to approval by the Wolff-Bing Committee. The length of the audition will not exceed forty-five (45) minutes. Scores for all works performed must be provided for the judge.
Please submit your program using the following formats and include timings:
String Trio in G Major, Op. 12, No. 5 (10:25) Ludwig van
Adagio, Allegro con brio (4:35)
Scherzo: Allegro (2:30)
Finale, Presto (3:20)
The Wannabe String Trio
Edith Lang, violin
Edna Smith, viola
Tom Stopp, cello
How to Apply
Applications for the 2022 competition have closed. Questions and chamber music approval requests may be directed to Dr. Julie Bees (email@example.com).
A printed program and the $50.00 non-refundable entrance fee, per ensemble, must be placed in Dr. Julie Bees' mailbox in the Duerksen Fine Arts music office, by 5:00pm Monday, March 7, 2022. Checks should be made out to WSU with "Wolff-Bing" in the memo line. A copy of the program must be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Questions about the competition or application and materials may be directed to Dr. Bees; 316-978-6089 or email@example.com.
Deadline for completed applications is Monday, March 7, 2022.