You are here

ISU Student Contest

Indiana State University
54th Contemporary Music Festival

Student Performer/Composer Recital

The Contemporary Music Festival Committee urges interested student performers and composers to take part in the 54th annual ISU CMF Student Performer/Composer Recital scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020. Due to the importance of this event, a high level of preparation and musicianship is expected from all participants. Auditions for this event will take place on Monday, September 28, in the Boyce Recital Hall. Students who are selected to participate in the Festival will be notified by Friday, October 2.

The following factors play a role in the selection process: quality of audition, quality of work performed, and practical programming considerations. In addition, more weight will be given to students performing music by guest composer Jake Runestad, or ISU student composers. The program will be selected to fit approximately 45 minutes of music.


Participants must be undergraduate or graduate music majors or minors who are enrolled as full-time students and enrolled in performance study at ISU, both at the time of the audition and at the time of the concert (exception to this rule is made for students during their student-teaching or internship semester).

Repertoire Requirements

  • Solo or chamber works (for performers: work composed within the last 30 years)
  • Time limit: up to a total of 10 minutes
  • Contact your studio teacher or a festival committee member for assistance in finding repertoire

Application Requirements

  • Completed Online Application Form and copy of score submitted to Dr. Bro
  • Consent to audition by applied teacher (if performing), Mr. Powers (if submitting a composition), and/or Martha Krasnican (by September 14 if using an accompanist); verify consent on application
  • Live audition for CMF Student Recital Committee: Monday, September 28 beginning at 4:00 pm

Application Deadlines

  • If requesting an accompanist, submit request to Martha Krasnican by September 14
  • Submit Online Application Form by Monday, September 21
  • Submit a pdf of the score to Dr. Paul Bro by Monday, September 21
  • If chosen, program notes and performer biographies due to the online Program Information Form by Monday, October 5
  • Applications not complete by the application due date will not be considered