Music Competition

Students at 2017 Music Competition Recital

The Academy is Excited to Announce Its Fourth



Please check back Spring 2023 for Updated Information 


This competition is open to current Academy private music students only.

The Academy’s Spring Music Competition is an excellent opportunity for students to gain audition experience and receive valuable feedback from a judging panel of select Academy instructors. Students with exceptional performances will be selected to receive a lesson with a George Mason University’s Dewberry School of Music professor.

All Competition proceeds go to Academy scholarship and outreach programs. Participation is not only good for you and your musical growth but also helps others in the community gain access to quality arts experiences.



Step 1: Register

Ages:  Junior Division (Ages 5-12)  |  Senior Division (Ages 13+)
Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 5, 2021
Entry Fee:  $38 (non-refundable, includes a $3 transaction fee)

Please Note

Please contact your instructor for more information.



Step 2: Prepare & Submit Your Audition Video

Once you are signed up, create your audition video following the guidelines below.





Step 3: Await Judges Feedback

Your Audition Videos will be adjudicated and scored by an Academy instructor other than your own instructor. Once scores are tallied, your Feedback Form will be released to your instructor to review during your next lesson. The highest-scoring students will be selected to receive a private lesson with a Mason Dewberry School of Music professor of their like instrument.


If you have questions, please contact the Academy office at or call 703-993-9889.