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Vocal 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
Junior Ages 13 and under 8 min $150 $100 $75
Senior Ages 14 – 17 8 min $200 $150 $100
University Ages 18 – 22 12 min $400 $250 $175

Division sponsors and scholarships:

  • The Vocal Division is sponsored by Mrs. Mei Syun Lin

Repertoire requirements:
Junior and Senior: 1 piece from the pre-selected Chinese repertoire, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice in a different language.

University: 2 pieces from the pre-selected Chinese repertoire, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice in a different language.

All pieces must be memorized.

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 list of all vocal repertoire selections

Junior Repertoire Selections (ages 13 and under)

From Chinese Folk Songs, Vol. 1
All music books include audio files to teach pronunciation.
Pieces arranged for both high and low voice
Purchase this book from Leyerle Publications

Senior Repertoire Selections (ages 14 – 18)

From Traditional and Modern Chinese Art Songs, Vol. 2
All music books include audio files to teach pronunciation.
Pieces arranged for both high and low voice
Purchase this book from Leyerle Publications

From Chinese Folk Songs, Vol. 1
Pieces arranged for both high and low voice
Purchase this book from Leyerle Publications

University Repertoire Selections (ages 18 – 22)

Choose 1 Art Song:
From Traditional and Modern Chinese Art Songs, Vol. 2
All music books include audio files to teach pronunciation.
Pieces arranged for both high and low voice
Purchase this book from Leyerle Publications

Choose 1 Folk Song:
From Chinese Folk Songs, Vol. 1
Pieces arranged for both high and low voice
Purchase this book from Leyerle Publications