Please note: all materials must be received by March 15th, 2023. Any questions during this process may be directed to 315-685-7418 or music@skanfest.org.
The Skaneateles Festival is proud to sponsor the annual Robinson Award. This prize was established in 2002 with the intent of honoring a high school student, age 13-18, who is an accomplished performer whose character, musicianship and community service reflects those treasured values of Festival founders, David and Louise Robinson: enthusiasm and dedication to music of the highest quality.

The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, with the presentation being made at a Skaneateles Festival concert. The recipient may also be invited to perform at a Festival event.

Applicants will be considered from the central New York area (Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Tompkins, Madison, Oneida, and Cortland counties). The applicant should demonstrate a high level of commitment to his or her school music program, and/or the Skaneateles Festival.

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* 1. First and Last Name

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* 2. Email

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* 3. Phone Number

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* 4. Address

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* 5. Age

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* 6. Instrument *(please list only one, your strongest and primary instrument)*

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* 7. Where Do You Attend Highschool?

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* 8. Expected Graduation Date

Date

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* 9. Who is Your Current Music Teacher?

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* 10. Music Instructor's Contact Information. (email, phone number)

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* 11. Please describe how you have served your community, musically and otherwise. Please include school or church functions that you have performed in, and describe how you were serving your community with these performances and/or your participation.

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* 12. Please list the chamber music works you have studied or performed. (Chamber Music is defined by Chamber Music America as “music for small ensembles in which players perform one to a part, generally without a conductor. At the heart of this art form is a spirit of collaboration.”)

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* 13. Please list major solo works you have studied within the last year.

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* 14. Please list any musical honors, prizes or competitions you have won.

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* 15. Please list any summer programs you have attended.  These may include orchestra camps, chamber music camps, or practice retreats.

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* 16. Personal Statement

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* 17. Letters of Recommendation

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* 18. Musical Recording

Recordings should be unedited (separate pieces can be combined into one video, but individual sections of the same piece should not be stitched together) and feature 10-15 minutes of music. Include two contrasting styles of music (for example, Bach/Brahms, Vivaldi/Copland, etc.). This should consist of works from the solo repertoire for your instrument (orchestral excerpts should not be included). Pieces written with accompaniment must be recorded that way for a more complete musical performance.

Please upload these performances via YouTube or Sound Cloud. If uploading to YouTube, please make the video settings Public, otherwise we will not be able to access the link. Thank you!

*****Please paste links to YouTube or Sound Cloud in the space below.

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