November 17, 2018
The Blackerby Young Violinists Competition

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to young violinists residing in the Greater Austin area who are between the ages of 11 and 18 as of December 1, 2018.  

APPLICATION:  Applicants must submit the following materials by December 1, 2018:  
  • Video recording of your piece (see the Application Guidelines for details)
  • REPERTOIRE NOTE: For musical selections not on the list, please send an email inquiry to Joseph Shuffield at   
  • Letter of recommendation from your private teacher or orchestra director
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Your written answer to the essay question (available in the Application Guidelines)
  • Completed application

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: If you wish to participate, please download and read our official Application Guidelines first. The Application Checklist will help you organize as you prepare your entry materials.  
BYV Application Guidelines 

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