Solo Competition

TexASTA Solo Competition 2016

The TexASTA Solo Competition takes place every other year, and chooses state winners and honorable mentions in both the junior and senior divisions. Both winners will perform at the annual TexASTA meeting in February, 2017 at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention/Clinic.  The next competition will take place in Fall 2018.

Senior Division 1st place $1,000 Junior Division 1st place $700
Please note that the rules from national ASTA have changed. State competitions are no longer preliminary to the ASTA National Solo Competition. Students wishing to enter the National Competition may find information at

TexASTA Young Artists Solo Competition entrants may perform repertoire identical to the National Solo Competition or may choose alternate works following the guidelines of the TexASTA competition at 

Compact Disc Recording and Application deadline is October 1, 2016. Please send a letter of intent to enter by September 1, 2016 to the e-mail address below.
For  more  information,  contact: Dr.  Eric  Fried Chair, TexASTA Young Artists Solo Competition Texas  Tech  University  School  of  Music Mail  Stop  42033 Lubbock,  TX  79409-2033

All participants or their teachers must be members of TexASTA. Entries must include a CD recording of all the required repertoire, TexASTA Young Artists Solo Competition Official Entry Form (available on the TexASTA website in the link below), proof of date of birth,  proof of student and/or teacher ASTA membership, and $50 state entrance fee. All required materials must  be received by the TexASTA Solo Competition Chair before October 1st , 2016 at the address above.