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Semi and Final Rounds to be held at the 2014 MQVC Bassoon Symposium (three days of master classes and concerts open to all)
Hosts: Ben Kamins and Kristin Wolfe Jensen
Location: Round Top, Texas, USA
Dates: January 18 – 20, 2014

Women bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who will not have reached their 24th birthday by the competition in January of 2014.


  • First Prize: US $9,000
  • Second Prize: US $5,000
  • Third Prize: US $2,000
  • Two Honorable Mentions: US $1000 each
  • Five Semi-Finalist Awards: US $500 each


  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in g minor, RV 495 (Op. 40, No. 20/P. 384/F VIII, No. 23/M 269). In the final round, the Vivaldi must be performed from memory
  • Katherine Hoover: Journey
  • Leslie Bassett: Metamorphoses (only movements 1, 2, 3, and 8 for the preliminary round)
  • One additional piece for final round (chosen from the official Repertoire List)

The preliminary round of competition is conducted via recording. Physical or electronic submissions are due October 14, 2013.

For more information, including submission instructions, additional repertoire list, and Symposium details, please visit

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