The 11th Annual University of Illinois Springfield Music Solo Competition will take place virtually. Application and Video Audition are due by Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. Participation is open to UIS students and community members, grades 5-12.
Divisions: UIS Division; Senior Division (Grades 9-12); Junior Division (Grades 5-8)

Competition Details

The deadline for submitting an application form and video audition is November 11, 2023.

Fee: There is no fee to enter the competition.

Accompanists: You are strongly encouraged to play with an accompanist on your audition video. You are welcome to contact the UIS Music Program for accompanist recommendations: e-mail: tel: (217) 206-6240.

How to Submit Your Audition Video

Please include a link to your online video audition on your application form. Youtube, Google Drive, and Box are all acceptable. Please make sure your video is viewable by anyone with the link.

Application Requirements

General Requirements

  • Students must audition with the solo that they would like to perform in concert
  • The audition will last no more than 10 minutes
  • Preference given to works that can be performed with orchestral accompaniment.
  • Auditioning with an accompanist is strongly recommended.
  • The competition is open to orchestral instruments, voice, and folk instruments.

College Division

Students must be enrolled in classes at UIS in Fall, 2023 or Spring, 2024

Senior Division (Grades 9-12)

Musicians must be in Grades 9-12

Junior Division (Grades 5-8)

Musicians must be in Grades 5-8

Please direct any questions to or 217-206-6240.

Competition Winners

The winners of the UIS Music Solo Competition will receive a certificate of recognition from the UIS Music Program. In addition, they will perform as featured soloists with the UIS Orchestra (or other UIS ensemble) on a UIS Ensemble concert in Sangamon Auditorium.

*Please Note: Competitors can only win the competition once per division.