General Information

Crescendo International Music Competition is a youth music competition held annually since 2007. 

 We will be holding competitions in various establishments throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia from November 2021 to February 2022.

There will be two rounds in Crescendo Int. Competition.

First round

Auditions (Live auditions or video recording evaluation). 

Based on the performance Judges assigned a score that determines contestant’s placement.  Evaluation also includes written comments and recommendations.

Students may enter the competition more than once (performing on different instruments or as vocalists, or as a member on ensemble).

Second round

Winners’ recitals.
First Place Honors will be invited to perform in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York.
First and Second Place Honors will be invited to perform in Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.
Recitals at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York, NY and Rockport Music-Shalin Liu Performance Center, MA are open for First, Second and Third place achievers.
Eligible winners will have a link to register for the recitals in the active applications and will have to choose one recital to perform in. 
Competition diplomas are issued after the Second Round. Performance in the Second Round can confirm or change the results received in the First Round.

Decisions on monetary rewards are based on accumulated audition score, composition complexity and contestant’s artistic maturity. Rewards might be suspended due to poor performance.

Winners of Grand Prizes will be announced at the end of March 2022.

First place winners with scores 27 and higher may apply for International Student Exchange Program in Italy and Japan.

Teachers with five, or more students who achieved First and Second Place honors will receive a Certificate of Excellence. 

To recognize outstanding teachers we proudly announce Teacher Appreciation Awards 2022:

    • Teacher of the Year (10 awards) 
    • Crescendo Educator Award (10 Awards)
    • “My favorite Teacher” Award (10 Awards)
Teachers’ award includes Certificate and Monetary Reward.
Crescendo Competitions is a non profit organization which operates exclusively for educational purposes and students who have participated in Crescendo International Competition for five (5) years may qualify for a Letter of Recommendation for College/ University. Letters of recommendation from Crescendo International Competition are accepted at various Colleges and Universities across US.