2013 Mary Lane Memorial Violin Competition

Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University

Click the link below for additional information and an application form to print and mail in. (PDF) 

2013 Mary Lane Memorial Violin Competition

This competition is for violin students, who live or take lessons in Central Ohio (Champaign, Fairfield, Franklin, Delaware, Fayette, Licking, Logan  Knox, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union counties), 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 before October 1, 2013.

A cash prize will be awarded with an opportunity for the winner to perform in a public recital in the Huntington Recital Hall at Capital University.

If you have any questions or the forms are not available, please contact Laura Koh at (614) 865-9775 or  wmcmlviolincompetition@gmail.com.

A non-refundable fee of $40 is required with the application. You may pay via PayPal through our Web site (preferred method, link is below) or send check / money order payable to: Women in Music-Columbus

The deadline for applications is Monday, September 30, 2013 (postmark). LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The first 10 applicants that apply and include entry fee before September 16th, will receive their time slots before the deadline. Directions to the audition site and scheduling information will be sent to all registered contestants after the deadline.

If you are mailing your application and entry fee, please send to:
WMC Mary Lane Memorial Violin Competition
P.O. Box 14722
Columbus, OH 43214

Repertoire Requirements

Competitors should 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. Contestant must provide own accompanist. (When possible, accompanists with more than one contestant will be scheduled as close as possible within the same level. 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.

All performers in the violin competition will receive participation diplomas. Prizes will be awarded by a Jury whose members are well known musicians and instructors from Central Ohio. The Jury will evaluate both the technical aspect and the expressive quality of the interpretation. If necessary, the competitors may be asked by the Jury members to perform only excerpts from some works. All the decisions of the Jury are final and non-appealable. The winner of the violin competition must receive his or her prize personally.


You can submit your $40 application fee via PayPal.