Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition

No competition is scheduled for 2016-17. Competition will resume in 2017-18.


Co-Chairs: Louisa Wong & Dr. Wojciech Kocyan


The rules below, from the previous year’s competition, will serve as a guideline for future competitions.

The Alice Frazier Kitchen Scholarship Competition is open to students of active teacher members of MTAC-WLA. The competition is geared toward the most deserving students of all instruments. Teachers may enter up to a total of four students.

Category 1: age 10 & under. Entry fee: $40. Prizes: 1st place: $100. 2nd place: $50.

Category 2: age 13 & under. Entry fee: $45. Prizes: 1st place: $200. 2nd place: $100.

Category 3: age 18 & under, grade 12 & under. Entry fee: $50. Prizes: 1st place: $300. 2nd place: $150.

* To enter in a category, student must be this age or younger on the date of competition, May 22, 2016

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE

At the discretion of the judges, ties may be possible. In the event of a tie, scholarship award amounts may be redistributed within the Category.

Online Application Deadline: extended to Monday, May 9, 2016
Deadline to mail entry fee & proof-of-age document to competition chair: Monday, May 10, 2016 (Postmark)

All winners must attend the May 31 meeting 7:00 PM at the Leadership Center, New Roads School, to accept their prizes.

Each entrant must present a recital program of three works (single movements of longer works are acceptable) from three different historical periods: Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Contemporary.

All music must be memorized for piano and voice students. Memorization for wind students is optional. Memorization for string students must follow the MTAC Certificate of Merit syllabus requirements for Panel auditions. No unpermitted photocopies are allowed at the competition. Students who are required to have their pieces memorized must bring one original score for each of their pieces for the judges; any student who brings an unpermitted photocopy or photocopies to the competition will be disqualified and prohibited from competing. In the event of out-of-print scores or scores downloaded from online sources, photocopies will be permitted with the appropriate license from the publishing company, but they must be cleared with the Scholarship Competition Chair prior to the audition date. Students who play with scores must bring two original scores.

Previous 1st-place winners of a category are not eligible to enter the same or any lower category. However, they may enter a higher category.

The decisions of the judges are final. Judges are not obligated to select a winner in each category. Any teacher who at any time contacts a judge regarding this competition and/or its results will have ALL of his/her students disqualified from this competition and will be ineligible for all MTAC-WLA competitions for one year. Any parent who at any time contacts a judge regarding this competition and/or its results will have his/her child disqualified from this competition and will be ineligible for all MTAC-WLA competitions for one year.

Prize winners will be presented in a recital at the MTAC-WLA June General Meeting on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at a West LA venue TBD. Winners must be present and perform in the winners recital to receive their cash scholarship award; winners who do not perform at the winners concert will automatically forfeit their cash scholarship award, but they may keep their award title.

In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising from or relating to the terms and conditions of this Competition or the Competition Agreement, or the breach thereof, MTAC-WLA shall use its best effort to settle the dispute, claim, question, or disagreement. To this effect, they shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith, and recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both parties. If they do not reach such solution within a period of sixty (60) days, then upon notice by either party to the other, all disputes, claims, questions, or differences shall be finally settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules.

For Kitchen Solo Competition application: click here

For Winners of Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition held May 16, 2015: Alice Kitchen Competition Winners pdf 2015