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The Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition has awarded over $500,000 in prize money since it began in 1985. Musicians who play string, woodwind, and brass instruments compete for individual prizes that range from $500 to $4,000 to further their education. The judging panel includes members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and prize monies for the Instrumental Competition are drawn from the proceeds of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts’ annual fundraiser, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design.
Most competitors have gone on to have distinguished careers. It is a great source of pride for PSHA to make a contribution to their education and professional success.
This year, the Instrumental Competition is open to string, woodwind, and brass musicians ages 14 - 19 years of age who are full-time students, reside and attend high school in Los Angeles County.
How to Apply:
The Pasadena Showcase of the Arts 2022/23 Instrumental Competition took place on January 28, 2023
For information about our next competition, check back in the fall of 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
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