2016 National Solo Competition

Congratulations to the 2016 National Solo Competition Winners!

News Flash - Future Competitions will be category specific.

First Place for each instrument category
Second Place for each instrument category
Honorable Mentions awarded
Six $1,000 Laureate Finalist prizes awarded

  • Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
  • For musicians ages 16-23 years old (born on or after March 2, 1992 and before March 2, 2000)
  • Must be an ASTA member or sponsored by current professional ASTA member
  • Entrance fee of $150 (additional DecisionDesk processing fee will be applicable)

National Solo Competition change as of 12/18/2015- ASTA has been refining the National Solo Competition over the past few years, looking for the right balance of applicant’s time and financial commitment and the educational and monetary rewards associated with this competition. ASTA reluctantly has decided to suspend the live final round and only produce a single-round online competition. So that we may keep the experience in this competition at the highest level, we are creating more opportunities to publicize our first place, second place and honorable mentions as well as Laureate Finalists through print, digital and social media. Laureate Finalists will continue to be awarded the $1,000 prize and a complimentary 2016 national conference registration. Each applicant, regardless of placement results, will receive a completed rubric full of constructive feedback to help encourage growth. 

If you have questions about the National Solo Competition please contact the National Office, libby@astaweb.com.