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Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition

May 30

Chair:Louisa Wong and Wojciech Kocyan

Event Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020 afternoon times to be assigned to registered applicants
Location: private venue in Santa Monica

Deadline to complete online application below: May 21, 2020
Postmark Deadline for Entry Fees: may 21, 2020

The Alice Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition is open to students of active members of MTAC-West LA. It is geared toward the most deserving students of all instruments and voice. 

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  1. Competition Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020 at
    a private music salon  in Santa Monica (exact address will be provided to registered applicants)

Date of Winners’ Recital: Sunday afternoon, June 7, 2020  at the MTAC-WLA General Meeting.
Venue of Recital: tba Winners must be present and perform at the recital.

Co-Chairs: Louisa Wong & Dr. Wojciech Kocyan
Application is now available at the bottom of this page

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 three students.

Category 1: age 10 & under. Entry fee: $45. Prizes: 1st place: $100. 2nd place: $50.

Category 2: age 13 & under. Entry fee: $50. Prizes: 1st place: $150. 2nd place: $100.

Category 3: age 15 & under. Entry fee: $55. Prizes: 1st place: $200. 2nd place: $150.

Category 4: age 18 & under & pre-college. Entry fee: $60. Prizes: 1st place: $300. 2nd place: $200.

* To enter in a category, student must be the above mentioned age or younger on the date of competition, May 30, 2020

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE Late application is subject to a late fee of $15 and upon approval from the co-chairs.

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.

Honorable Mention will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Online Application Deadline: May 21, 2020
Deadline to mail entry fee & proof-of-age document to competition chair: May 21, 2020(Postmark) Please make checks payable to: MTAC-WLA and mail to Louisa Wong. Address can be found in MTAC-WLA directory.

Prize winners will be presented in a recital at the MTAC-WLA General Meeting on Sunday, May 5, 2019, (time TBA) at Steinway Gallery, located at 8801 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Winners must be present and perform at the recital.

Entrants from Category 1 & 2 must present a recital program of at least two works (up to three works); entrants from Category 3 & 4 must present a recital program of three works (single movements of longer works are acceptable) from contrasting historical periods: Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Contemporary.

Maximum duration of competing time for each entrant is limited to:

Category 1: 8 minutes   Category 2: 10 minutes
Category 3: 13 minutes Category 4: 15 minutes

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 unauthorized photocopy/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 unauthorized photocopy/photocopies to the competition may be disqualified and prohibited from competing. In the event of out-of-print score(s)  downloaded from online sources, photocopy/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.

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.

This event has its own application:

Master Studio Application for This Event

Entry fees must be  payable to MTAC.-WLA.


Louisa Wong
Dr. Wojciech Kocyan


private music salon tba
Santa monica, CA 90403 United States
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