Shalin Liu Performance Center


Piano, Strings, Woodwinds

Soloists and Ensembles

Competition Date: December 1, 2019

Application Deadline: November 11, 2019

Age categories: 8-12, 13-17, 18-25

Boston Music Institute invites piano, string, and woodwind soloists and ensembles to participate in the 2019 Competition taking place on December 1, 2019, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Please read all rules and guidelines below carefully before you apply.


Preliminary Auditions

Links to online recordings uploaded to Youtube only must be emailed to

Recordings must be received by the deadline: November 11, 2019. 11:59PM/EST.

Recordings may not exceed 12 minutes of total listening time. This time limit will be strictly enforced.

Video applications must be submitted by email to​ 


Applicants may submit a performance recording of the candidate’s choice. If an applicant is selected to participate in the competition, the repertoire performed in the performance video of the preliminary round may be repeated in the subsequent main rounds. 

Application Materials

  • Completed application form

  • Emailed Youtube link to video audition clip

  • Non-Refundable Application Fees

    • Soloist: $65

    • Group ensemble: $50 per person (Maximum of 8 people)

    • Please make checks payable to:

​       Boston Music Institute, P.O. Box. 470598, Brookline, MA. 02447


  • 1st Place Prize: $1,000

  • 2nd Place Prize: $1,000

  • Solo performance with the BMI chamber orchestra at the BMI summer concert series in 2020

  • Chamber performance at the BMI summer concert series in 2020

Final Auditions

Applicants selected by BMI judges will be invited to The Shalin Liu Performance Center for final auditions

on December 1, 2019. 


Eligibility   ​

  • Playing from memory is not required.

  • Applicants are required to provide an accompanist.  If unknown at this time, please enter 'TBD' for the accompanist's name. It is best to find an accompanist early on and submit your time constraints with your accompanist in mind—do so as early as possible. Finding an accompanist at the last minute can result in schedule issues that cannot be addressed.

  • BMI is not responsible for participants' travel fees or other expenses


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