Thank you for registering! Registration is now closed. Please join us at the 28th Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius on October 21, 2012!
The Music Festival in Honor of Confucius (MFHC) is part of CFAS’s initiative to introduce young artists to the rich heritage of Chinese music. The Festival is open to musicians ages 5-25 who may participate to win cash prizes, scholarships, and participation trophies. First place winners will be invited to perform at the MFHC Winners Concert to be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.
For 2012, we are pleased to open a competitive Chinese Instrument division for nonprofessional players of all Chinese instruments ages 18 and younger. The noncompetitive Chinese Instrument category will continue as an option for musicians ages 25 and under. Chinese instrument participants may choose to participate in either category as long as he or she falls within the respective age limitations. The Voice category will continue to run in a non-competitive, festival manner.
2012 AMEI HU LIN VIOLIN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION – for advanced violinists ages 18 or younger. The 2012 required repertoire is “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 50″ Movement I. Allegro moderato by Tyzen Hsiao. Each performer performs the required repertoire piece to compete for a $500 scholarship.
2012 VIRGINIA GEYSER BEHRENDT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION – for advanced cellists and pianists ages 25 or younger. The 2012 required repertoire is ” Romance of Hsiao and Ch’in for Cello and Piano” by Chen Yi. Each ensemble performs the required repertoire piece to compete for a shared $1200 scholarship.
This year’s Festival will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Sherwood Community Music School in Chicago. All entries and the $50 registration fee must be received by Monday, September 17, 2012.