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Due to the current crises, Women in Music-Columbus will be postponing and rescheduling all upcoming concerts and musicales through May 2020. Board meetings will be held via conference call. Please check back for updates about the Annual General Meeting which is tentatively scheduled for June 14, 2020.

Mary Lane Memorial Violin Competition

October, 2020
Huntington Recital Hall, Capital UniversityMary Lane Memorial Violin Competition

The Mary Lane Memorial Violin Competition will be held online this year.  Participants will submit a video recording to our panel of judges.  More detailed information will be available in August.

All WMC competitions are open to all students, regardless of gender. Women in Music Columbus offers these opportunities as a service to inform and encourage young musicians.

This competition is for violin students, who live or take lessons in Central Ohio, between the ages of 16-24. Contestants aged 18 and older DO NOT have to be enrolled in an institution of higher education or be a music major in order to apply for this competition. Must be ages 16-24 by November 1, 2020.

A cash prize of at least $3,000 will be awarded along with opportunities for the winner to perform in public.

Directions to the audition site and scheduling information will be sent to all registered contestants after the deadline. A non-refundable fee of $40 is required with the application. You may pay via PayPal through our web site at the time you submit your application.

Repertoire Requirements  
There are no repertoire lists for this competition. Competitors must choose three selections from varying time periods such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, or Contemporary. Performing two selections from the same time period is acceptable; however these musical selections should vary in style (i.e.: Bach, Concerto and a short show or encore piece). Memorization is required for two pieces and optional for the remaining piece. An original, published copy of the music must be presented to the judges at the competition. The contestant must provide own accompanist. (When possible, accompanists with more than one contestant will be scheduled as close as possible. If an accompanist’s name is not on the entry form, adjacent performances cannot be scheduled. Contestants are responsible for notifying accompanists of the Accompanist Schedule).

Direct any questions to Karen Gardener at (614) 541-9220 or Upon receipt and acceptance of your application, the time of your audition will be sent to you via email or postal service.


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