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(Vocalists, Orchestral Instruments, Chamber Music, Ensembles)

VOCE−An inspiring opportunity for chamber musicians, solo strings/winds/vocalists and other ensembles!


Chair: Grace Yu


Level 1: VOCE Alameda Branch Competition:

Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 11am-5pm at:

San Francisco Community Music Center

544 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


First place winners of the Branch Competition advances to:


Level 2: State Finals: April 7, 2019 at Chapman University

Winners of the State Finals competition perform at the VOCE Winners’ Recital at the MTAC State Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Winners receive cash awards ranging from $400-$2400. Guidelines and Application online at programs/performance/voce.


Categories and age limits 
(as of February 1, 2019)


A. Vocalists

  1. Solo Voice Category

a. Intermediate: age 17 and under

b. Senior: age 18 through 23


B. Instrumentalists

   1. Solo String Category

a. Junior: age 12 and under

b. Intermediate: age 13 through 15

c. Senior: age 16 through 18

   2. Solo Wind Category

a. Intermediate: age 15 and under

b. Senior: age 16 through 20


C. Chamber Music Ensembles

   1. Instrumental (two to eight students, no professionals)

a. Intermediate: average age 15 and under

b. Senior: average age 16 through 20

   2. Vocal (three to five students, no professionals)

a. Senior: average age 23 and under



Branch Competition (including San Francisco, S. Alameda, E. Alameda, Sacramento, Fresno, Los Altos and Sonoma Branches)


Date, Time and Location: 


Sunday, February 3, 2019
San Francisco Community Music Center

544 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Application Fee: $50 soloists, $45 per ensemble member. (Fee is now paid online at

Online Application instructions at:


Send Proof of Age:  Grace Yu ( The address found at the member directory page)

State Competition (for 1st place winners of Branch Competition only)


Date & Location


Sunday, April 7, 2019

*Individual times assigned by mail/emailChapman University


(shuttles are arranged to transport students to and from the airport to the university and a travel allowance is also provided).


Application Fee: $55 per soloist, $45 per ensemble member

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
Fee: Paid online through the portal at


Additional information:


Time limits: Auditions will be 9 minutes maximum for both branch and state divisions so please have students prepare excerpts of their pieces.
Any questions can be addressed to the Branch Chair Grace Yu at

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