Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Fall 2019

Culley Concerto Competition

The Culley Concerto Competition is an opportunity for Dartmouth instrumentalists to compete for cash prizes, receive feedback from an esteemed panel of judges, and potentially be given the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra or the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble.

2023 Competition Information

Saturday, April 22 at The Church of Christ at Dartmouth College
1–5 pm: Competition Performance
6 pm: Award Presentation

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Accompanist Schedule

Students have the opportunity to sign up for designated time-slots with the accompanist during the following date ranges. 

Session 1: Preliminary Meeting and Rehearsal with Accompanist
(Tuesday 3/28 – Wednesday 4/5)

Session 2: Coaching Session; students may bring a teacher or other mentor to their accompanist session. 
(Tuesday 4/11 – Wednesday 4/19)

Session 3: Dress Rehearsal 
(Thursday 4/20 – Friday 4/21)


The Culley Concerto Competition is open to all currently enrolled Dartmouth College students who play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. 
Students must be local during Spring '23 in order to participate. 


Grand Prize: $500; one recipient selected from all categories
First Prize: $300; one recipient per category
Second Prize: $100; one recipient per category

Performance Requirements

  • Works must be accompanied by the provided pianist and be no longer than 10 minutes in length. 
  • Performances will take place in Spaulding Auditorium and be open to the public. 
  • Performances will be video-recorded. These videos may be used for future marketing and publicity purposes by Dartmouth College and The Hopkins Center. Participants will receive a digital version of their recording. 
    • By entering the competition, you give permission for Dartmouth College and the  Hopkins Center for the Arts to use your performance video. 

For more information, email Brian Messier.

The Culley Concerto Competition is generously supported by the Maryly La Follette Burdette Culley Concerto Competition Fund.