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USA Songwriting Competition

USA International Harp Competition campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, July 4-15, 2007

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 

William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition for Musicians 

Concert Artists Guild New York Competition 

Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition

Guitar Foundation of America Solo Guitar Competition 

HAMS Competition 2007 for Cello

International Music Competition For Piano September 5-6, 2008, New Haven, Connecticut

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Internet virtual competition for clarinet

Kleincompetition -International String Competition, California

Lee University Piano Competition, Cleveland, Tennessee

Schadt String Competition 

The King Award for Young Artists  Piano and strings, Salina, Kansas

Pulitzer Prizes

Young Concert Artists, Inc.

Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival 

National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest

Hugo Kauder Competition 2010: String Quartets

National Flute Association. competitions  Summit, NJ

Forte International Music Competition and Festivals

Prima Artists International Competition

International Crescendo Music Awards  Annual Music Competition for High School and Collegiate musicians (Tulsa)


       Eurovision Song Contest

Hams Cello Competition 2000 

Paulo Cello Competition. Helsinki and Espoo (Finland)

Hanover International Violin Competition

Leoš Janįček International Competition Czech Republic

Musica e Arte Composition Contest Italy

Classical Marimba Composition Competition

International Russian Rotary Children Music Competition, Moscow, Russia

9th Adriatic Music Competition  for young soloists under the age of 18. Ancona, Italy

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition  Norway

"Mozart" International Piano Competition    Frascati-Roma, Italy

Musicology competition. Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre



Esther Honens Calgary International Piano Competition

6th Banff International String Quartet Competition 

4th Orford Arts Centre International Music Competition


2nd Australasian International Cello Festival and Adam Cello Competition


Sendai International Music Competition Japan

International Piano Competition. Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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