Application 2017

G. Gershwin International Music Competition Dates are: October 26 - November 5, 2017

Due to numerous requests, the application deadline has been extended, and is now October 15, 2017.

The registration deadline for Preliminary Round by Recording is October 15, 2017.

Application Fee: $ 150

The Third G.Gershwin International Music Competition 2017 invites talented musicians to apply for our Third competition, taking place on
October 26 - November 5, 2017 in New York, USA. Please read all rules and guidelines below carefully before you apply. After the application and Preliminary audition process, a maximum of 40 pianists, 40 string instrument performers, 30 winds & Brass instrumentalists, and 30 vocalists will be invited to compete.


  • October 15, 2017: Video Application submission - Final deadline
  • October 18, 2017: Last day to make repertoire changes
  • October 21, 2017: Final notification of acceptance or non-acceptance of competitors
  • October 26, 2017: Competition begins - Opening Ceremony/Concert/Winds Competition
  • October 27-31, 2017: Semifinal Rounds for each category
  • November 1, 2017: Master classes
  • November 2-4, 2017: Final Rounds for each category
  • November 5, 2017: Awards Ceremony and Winners' Concert

How to Apply

Application materials can be submitted electronically at the bottom of the page or mailed to the competition address:
P.O. Box 225, Westbury NY 11590 USA

Paper Applications

Click on an icon for a printable version of the application (WORD/PDF):

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Application process

All applicants must submit:

  • Completed application form
  • $ 150 US NON-REFUNDABLE application fee.
  • Supporting materials:
    • Current biography maximum 300 words
    • One (1) photograph (headshot) for promotional use
    • Proof of age (photocopy of birth certificate, driver's license, passport, etc.)

Pre-Selection Round

To be admitted to the Final Competition stages (October 26 - November 5, 2017 Live in New York), applicants must go through Pre-Selection Auditions.
To do so, applicants must choose between three audition options.

Option 1: Live Pre-Selection Auditions

The Gershwin Competition 2017 Live Pre-Selection Auditions take place in:

Melville, New York (United States) - October 1, 2017

Candidates who wish to audition via the Live Pre-Selection Auditions, must perform on October 1, 2017

Option 2: Video Recording Pre-Selection

Alternatively, candidates can apply to The Gershwin Competition 2017 by submitting a video recording.
Please listen to the video files before submitting to guarantee the highest quality of the recording.
Recording formats: DVD or Internet video recording (such as Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc.)

Option 3: Gershwin Competition Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017

Gershwin Competition Outstanding Concert Series 2016-2017 will take place March - October 2017 in various concert venues around New York.
Applicants can use this opportunity to perform at the prestigious venues AND to qualify for the Gershwin Competition Final Rounds.
For additional information or to apply to The Gershwin Competition Outstanding Concert Series, please CLICK HERE.