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Laureate Gala Auditions
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
CALL FOR SCORES by living Composers

Applications Deadline October 1, 2023

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Laureate Gala Concerts at

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

November 21, 2023

April 1, 2024 No Orchestra

April 4, 2024 Orchestra Only

Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2023, at 11:59PM EST (23:59)

Composers submit a score for consideration to be included in the program

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Composers whose pieces are selected will receive:

  •  A Carnegie Hall Archival DIGITAL VIDEO of  the performance (see Regulations for acceptable uses as per by Carnegie Hall rules)

  • Medals; Certificates

  • Full color concert brochure (digital and printed)

  • Complimentary tickets

  • Winners will be interviewed by Steve Robinson, a world renowned producer of classical music radio shows

  • Photos

  • Letters of recommendation and other support

     (provided upon request for applying for grants, colleges,  

      other programs and competitions)


THIS IS A PRODUCTION PROJECT, performance fees apply

General Infrmtion
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Composers submit a score for consideration to be included in the program.

Scores are accepted for*:


  • SOLO INSTRUMENTS (with or without accompaniment)

  • VOICE (with or without accompaniment)



*No prepared piano, percussion, or electronics

Composers may only submit scores for which they own copyrights.

It is the composer’s responsibility to ensure complete compliance with all

relevant copyrights rules and regulations.

By submitting the score, the composer acknowledges that the piece can be performed and broadcast publicly without any copyright-related charge or claim.

THIS IS A PRODUCTION PROJECT, performance fees apply

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October 1, 2023 AT 11:59PM EST (23:59) - completed Application, score, audio track (highly recommended but not required),

and application fee are DUE*

THIS IS A PRODUCTION PROJECT, performance fees apply

Dates and Deadlines
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Steve Robinson is an American radio manager, producer and executive producer. He has held senior management positions with numerous American radio stations, including WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network/Chicago, WBUR/Boston, WGBH/Boston, WCRB/Boston, KPFA/Berkeley, WBGO/Newark, Vermont Public Radio and Nebraska Public Radio Robinson served as general manager of the statewide Nebraska Public Radio Network (1990-2000) and WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network from 2000 until October 2016.

A 50-year radio veteran, he has produced programs ranging from classical music documentaries to public affairs programs and has directed over 100 on-air pledge drives.

In 1984, he co-founded AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, a service organization to assist independent radio producers in the United States. Robinson wrote AIR’s first two successful grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Steve Robinson, Host
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"It is very important to have the audience participate in this competition! It engages the listener and encourages our  wonderfully talented contestants.

I am delighted to co-found the James Adler Audience Favorite Award  for the Sound Espressivo Global Music Competition. Sit back, listen, enjoy -- and please vote!"

~James Adler, Pianist and Composer

Photo: Frank Gimpaya

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iClassical Academy


iClassical Academy provides Recognition Awards

to Winners and Participants of Carnegie Gala Auditions


We believe that anyone, at any time, should have access to the wonderfully beautiful world of music

Our mission is to provide new generations of musicians, from any part of the world, the possibility to improve their skills and enjoy a wide audience

iClassical Academy is based in Switzerland

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iClassical Awards
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Judges provide feedback to all Composers who submit a score, either as written comments, or during a virtual session by arrangement.

To learn more about the Judges, and to see their bios click here

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Application fee

  • $50 per score submission. Composers may submit multiple compositions for consideration

Live Audition fee 

  • Live Audition requirement is waived for Composers

Performance fee 

(if the composition is selected to be perform at the Gala):

  • Solo/chamber ensemble*                 - $700 up to 5 min*

  • Orchestral work**                             - $1,200 up to 5 min*

*Additional length requires additional per min fee.

*Additional Collaborative musicians fees may apply.

**Orchestral composition fee includes two rehearsals (recorded & broadcast) and performance, in addition to services listed above.

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