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Join the 2024 Concert Artists
International Competitions

Join the 2024 Concert Artists
International Competitions

This is your chance to shine on one of the world’s most prestigious stages, Carnegie Hall in New York City. The application deadline is Monday, February 5, 2024. Mark your calendars for the winners’ concerts on Sunday, April 7, 2024, and Friday, May 31, 2024 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

What's in it
for you?

We’re not just about competitions.
We’re committed to transforming these experiences into growth opportunities for our participants.
World Class Performance Opportunities
Grand, First, Second, & Third Prize winners will perform at a winners concert in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC. Multiple winners per category may be selected as per jury recommendations.
Certificates will be awarded to all winners. Certificates of appreciation will also be awarded to the teachers of all winners.
Feedback & Evaluation
Every applicant will receive written feedback on their video audition from professional musicians and esteemed music educators.
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Winner's Package for Each Carnegie Hall Performer

  • Professional performance presentation in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
  • Dress rehearsal/sound check time in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (optional but recommended)
  • Set of digital photos taken by a professional photographer (emailed to each participant)
  • Your name and photo appearing on a professionally designed poster displayed at Carnegie Hall
  • Your name, photo, and instrument/voice type appearing on the Carnegie Hall website
  • Professionally designed program booklet with each performer's biography and photo
  • Award certificate (Carnegie Hall Performer's Certificate)
  • Official letter stating that you performed at Carnegie Hall
  • Award plaque (CAI Winner, Carnegie Hall)
  • T-shirt (especially designed for the Carnegie Hall performers)
  • Teacher’s appreciation certificate
  • Up to two complimentary tickets
  • Judge's comments
  • Recommendation letter for college, scholarships, summer programs, etc. (by request only)

Winner's Package (for Prize Winners Not Performing at Carnegie Hall)

  • Award certificate (All prize winners)
  • Judge's comments (All participants)
  • Opportunity to defer your Carnegie Hall performance for a year without having to re-apply (Grand, First, Second, and Third Prize winners only)

Not available on the concert dates?

Hesitating to apply because of a schedule conflict?

You can still apply and compete for a prize.

If you are selected as a prize winner, you will receive your award certificate and be included in the winners' list on our website.

Plus, you can defer your Carnegie Hall performance for a year without having to re-apply, if you are a Grand, First, Second, or Third Prize Winner.

This means you can perform in any of the CAI Winners' Concerts at Carnegie Hall in 2025 (dates TBA).

How cool is that? So what are you waiting for? Apply now and show us your skills. We can't wait to hear from you!