Date: February 4, 2024

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2024


Music Recital Hall, Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Avenue. Valley Glen, CA  91401


Parking is Available on in Lot B, Corner of Fulton and Oxnard (entrance on Fulton)

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Teachers Fee: $10.00
Solo Student’s fee: $30.00

Duet fees: Same fee as a single solo performance plus $1 additional per student

Mail check, made out to MTAC Hollywood Branch, postmarked by application deadline, to:

Galina Berezovsky                                                                                                                                                             

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Los Angeles, CA 90064


One of the reasons to rename this competition was to incorporate pieces of different genres of one period into one Competition. Even though we are limited by the time period, there are myriads of Classical Era pieces waiting to be performed by Major composers, as well as lesser-known composers. Here is the composers’ list, which includes some of the Classical era composers. If you have some composers that come to mind, please, reach out to Svetlana, to add them to our list.


Early Classical Composers


Georg Benda

Domenico Cimarosa

Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach

Leopold Mozart

Carl Ernst Abel

Johann Christian Bach

Georg Schobert

Marianna von Martines

James Hook

Samuel Arnold

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

Niccolo Jommeli

Middle Classical Composers


Muzio Clementi

Joseph Haydn

Ludwig van Beethoven

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Luigi Boccherini

Alexander Reinagle

Daniel Gottlieb Turk

Ignaz Pleyel

Johann Ladislaus Dussek

Thomas Attwood

Daniel Steibelt

Johann Wilhelm Hassler

Late Classical Composers


Ludwig van Beethoven

Anton Diabelli

Dmitriy Bortniansky

Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Friedrich Kuhlau

Helene de Montgeroult

Carl Maria von Weber

Tobias Hasslinger

Johann Baptist Wanhal

Giovanni Battista Viotti

Samuel Wesley

Franz Schubert



  • The Classical Era Competition is open to any age group and any difficulty level.
  • Any piece of various genres from the Classical Period Repertoire is acceptable
  • Simplified versions and arrangements are not allowed
  • Repeats, other than first and second endings, are discouraged.
  • Students are expected to perform from memory (with the exception of ensembles), and it is customary for students to bow before and after their performance.
  • Students are not required to bring the music scores for the judges to the competition.
  • Adjudication will be based on the following age categories: age 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under, age 17 and over and one Instrumental category (all ages)
  • Trophies are presented to the winners in each age category.
  • Winners from the previous year’s competition compete in a separate Winners Program.
  • Please note that the Hollywood Branch may use images of the participants and audience on our branch website.
  • Teachers are expected to help and be present at the competition.
Two Grand Prizes:

Senior Grand Prize (age 13 and above) – $100

Junior Grand Prize (age 12 and under) -$100

The Grand Prize awards will be limited to a one-time win per student.


A dress or elegant pants outfit for females and long dress pants, dress shirt, dress shoes (no sports shoes) for males.


  1. Complete the Student Application below.
  2. Mail cheque, postmarked by the deadline (no individual parents’ checks are accepted).
  3. Complete a consent form for each student. Note that the Hollywood Branch may use images of the participants on our Branch Facebook page as well as our Branch Website. All participants must have a Consent Form on file. Participation, plus the consent form, signify acceptance of these postings.






Please contact branch website coordinator, Lieschen Bierstedt (