Julia Bartles Concerto Competition 2018

The Julia Bartles Concerto Competition is presented by the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel. This concerto competition is a biannual event for instrumental students ages 5 – 18 in the Tri-State area.

Each instrumental division has a required concerto movement. The first-place winner of each division will perform with the Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia and professional friends at the Final Concert and Awards Ceremony. The second- and third-place winners of each division will be presented at the Awards Ceremony.

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Application fee: $50

Auditions: January 27-28, 2018 at Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Dress rehearsals at The Carnegie: Friday, February 16 (4:00 - 9:00 pm) and Saturday, February 17 (12:00 - 3:00 pm)

Final Concert and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St, Covington, KY 41011 (7:00 pm). $10 at box office or online.

Questions? Email Ellen Stephens at ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org

Divisions and Repertoire

Piano Elementary (through Grade 6)
     Robert Vandall: Concertino in C Major, Movement 1 ONLY (Allegro Moderato)

Piano Intermediate (through Grade 10)
     Dmitri Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 "Youth" in D Major, Op. 50, Movement 2 ONLY (Andante con moto)

Piano Advanced (through Grade 12)
     Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22, Movement 1 ONLY (Andante sostenuto)

Violin Division (through Grade 12)
     Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26, Movement 1 ONLY (Vorspiel. Allegro moderato)

Viola Division (through Grade 12)
     Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik (Song of Mourning), all four (4) Movements (Langsam, Ruhig bewegt, Lebhaft, and Choral)

Cello Division (through Grade 12)
Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, Movement 2 ONLY (Adagio)

Flute Division (through Grade 12)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante in C Major for flute and orchestra, K. 315

Trumpet Division (through Grade 12)
     Franz Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major, Movement 1 ONLY (Allegro)

Competition Rules

  • Completed applications must be post-marked or received by Saturday, January 6, 2018 to be accepted.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • Auditions are scheduled and grouped by division.
  • Audition times will be emailed to each participant after January 6, 2018. No changes will be made to the audition schedule or the dress rehearsal schedule.
  • All works are required to be performed by memory.
  • Winning students are required to be available for the dress rehearsal dates (Feb 16 & 17, 2018) and the concert date (Feb 17, 2018).

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555