G.Gershwin International Competition invites talented musicians to apply for the 5th, jubilee edition, taking place in
June and November, 2022 in New York, USA. Please read all rules and guidelines below carefully before you apply. After the application and Preliminary Round qualification, a maximum of 36 candidates in the Artists Category (18-38 years of age) will be invited to compete in the live rounds.

The V G. Gershwin International Competition Dates are: June 7-15, 2022
The instrumental groups eligible to compete are: Piano/Strings/Chamber Ensembles

Application deadlines

December 22, 2021 - Earlybird - $125 Application fee
March 31, 2022 - 11:59 PM - Final deadline - $150 Application fee

How to Apply

Application materials can be submitted electronically at the bottom of the page or mailed to the competition address:
P.O. Box 10701, Westbury NY 11590 USA

Application process

All applicants must submit:

  • Completed application form, indicating Preliminary Round type (Live in New York in March, 2022 or apply via submitting an online recording link)
  • $125 US NON-REFUNDABLE application fee ($150 after December 22, 2021).
  • Supporting materials:
    • Current biography
    • One (1) photograph (headshot) for promotional use
    • Proof of age (photocopy of birth certificate, driver's license, passport, etc.)

Preliminary Round

To be admitted to the competition's final rounds (June 7-15, 2022 Live in New York), applicants must go through the preliminary audition.
To do so, applicants must choose between two audition options.

Option 1: Live Pre-Selection Audition

The Gershwin Competition Live Preliminary Audition will take place in:
New York City (United States) - Sunday, March 16, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Option 2: Video Recording Pre-Selection

Alternatively, candidates can apply to The Gershwin Competition 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.)
For repertoire and timing, CLICK HERE

Option 3: Concert Series Pre-Selection

Candidates can also apply to The Gershwin Competition by participating in the Gershwin Concert Series.
Gershwin Concert Series consist of joined mini-recitals, and will take place at various venues around New York, February through May, 2022.
For details, CLICK HERE


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

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