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Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition

July 10

Chair:Louisa Wong and Wojciech Kocyan

Event Date: Sunday, July 10 2020 afternoon times to be assigned to registered applicants
Location: online submission of recordings


Dear members of MTAC West LA :

Please be advised of the  July 10th date extension for applications to the 2020 Alice Kitchen Memorial  scholarship competition.

In order to comply with social distancing and for the safety of all concerned, we are switching to a video format (details of the submission will follow). Before going into details below, we hope you will look at  this event in a new light; as an opportunity  to keep your students engaged and making music during the summer months of continued home isolation.

By moving our entry deadline of submissions to July 10, teachers and students will have  more time for  preparation of repertoire. We know that many of your teaching schedules have been rearranged during this time and it’s taking us all a little bit of time to get readjusted. Please note that the fees will remain as already posted on the website. Directions for application will shortly appear on the website as well. In lieu of a live, in person, winners  concert, we will plan a virtual recital on Zoom or similar format which will be announced. Performances of pre-recorded videos will be presented in such a way that all members can view  together with a true recital feeling.

We hope that this will encourage many more participants of all levels to apply, . We also propose that the Winners concert will take place in a virtual format on Sunday, July 19 and the exact time will be announced.


Deadline to complete online application below: july 10
Postmark Deadline for Entry Fees: July 10 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: Sunday July 10, 2020 at
    Video submission online due to corona virus social distancing requirements

Date of Winners’ Recital: to be confirmed
Venue of Recital: tba

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, July 10,  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:July 10,  2020
Deadline to mail entry fee & proof-of-age document to competition chair: (July 10,  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 TBA) at.

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


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