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How to Apply

Instrumental, Chinese Instrument, and Vocal Divisions

PLEASE NOTE – The 2024 Music Festival in Honor of Confucius is on May 18th and registration has closed.

Applications my be submitted online via our General Application Form. Please make sure you have all of the following information before submitting an online application:

  1. Your repertoire selections for both the required Chinese piece and your piece of choice (if applicable)
  2. Your teacher’s name, mailing address, email address, and phone number
  3. Your accompanist’s name, email address, and phone number (if applicable)
  4. Credit card for payment


  • Once you have submitted your General Application Form and payment, please submit your preliminary video audition by sending the video file, or a private youtube link to the video to [email protected]. When submitting the video please include the Applicant’s Name and division in the title of the email (example: Barbara Tiao, Senior Piano Division Video Application)
  • Preliminary video auditions do not have to be submitted at the same time as the application, but must be submitted before midnight of the final application deadline date. To learn more about video requirements, please visit the General Rules and Deadlines Page.

Chamber Music Division

  • Please be sure to fill out the Chamber Music Division application and not the general application
  • Only one representative from each ensemble should fill out the application, so please assign one person to be in charge of receiving all correspondences

Please make sure you have all of the following information before submitting an online Chamber Music application:

  1. Your repertoire selection
  2. Your group’s main contact person (and name for your ensemble, if you have one)
  3. Your coach’s name, mailing address, email address, and phone number
  4. Credit card for payment


Applications may be submitted online via the forms referenced above and you will be prompted to pay via credit card through our secure website before your application will be submitted. Our system will not allow you to submit an electronic application and send payment by check. If you need to pay by check, please call the CFAS office at (773) 661-9443 for instructions. 


All communication regarding the competition will be done via email. Please be sure to include a working email address that you check often so that you can receive any updates and communication regarding the competition. If you have any additional questions please email [email protected]

Related Pages
General Rules and Information
Competition Divisions and Repertoire
Purchase Music Books