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Cello Division

Please note: Age eligibility for all divisions is determined by the contestant’s age as of September 28, the birthday of Confucius.

Age categories, performance times, and scholarship amounts:

Category Age Performance Time First prize Second Prize Third Prize
Youth Ages 8 and under 6 min $100 $75 $50
Junior 1 Ages 9 – 11 8 min $150 $100 $75
Junior 2 Ages 12 – 14 8 min $150 $100 $75
Senior Ages 15 – 18 10 min $200 $150 $100

Repertoire requirements: 1 piece from a pre-selected list of Chinese repertoire, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice. Please Note – The Chinese repertoire lists are in the process of being updated for 2021. Please check back soon for more information. Please remember, copyright law makes it mandatory for you to own original copies of your music, which can either be purchased through CFAS or through an online music store.

PLEASE NOTE – The 2020 Music Festival in Honor of Confucius has been cancelled – the 2021 Music Festival will be announced in the spring of 2021. CFAS staff is currently in the process of updating the repertoire lists. Please check back soon for more information. 

The following list is from the 2015-2019 MFHC Competitions. The repertoire lists are in the process of being updated and will be announced in the spring of 2021.

Download a pdf of all cello repertoire selections

Youth Repertoire Selections

From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Tunes for Cello Vol. 1
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Junior 1 Repertoire Selections

From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Tunes for Cello Vol. 1
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From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Tunes for Cello Vol. 2
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Junior 2 Repertoire Selections

From Melodies of China
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Senior Repertoire Selections

From Melodies of China
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Lei Liang Feng (unaccompanied)

Chen Yi Romance of Hsiao and Ch’In

Bright Sheng Seven Tunes Heard in China (unaccompanied)
Choose two movements:

  • I. Seasons
  • II. Guessing Song
  • V. Diu Diu Dong
  • VII. Tibetan Dance