Application deadline extended: March 28, 2020

Eligibility and Procedure

  • All quartet members must currently be enrolled in a Southern California High School.

  • Quartet members cannot change after application submission, but they are welcome to change instruments within the quartet

  • Participating students can only compete in one quartet. 

  • SATB quartet is suggested, but other saxophone quartet configurations are acceptable.

  • Quartets must participate in both the pre-screening and live round to be eligible for prizes.

  • If a group must drop out of the competition for any reason, please email Dr. Harrison as soon as possible so another group can take your place 

Pre-Screening Round Rules

  • HD Video Submission with completed application

  • 10 minutes of music (quartet may choose any repertoire)

  • High Quality sound is highly encouraged

  • Memorization is not required

  • Video must be unedited

    • Individual movements may be recorded separately 

    • Entire group must be visible in video at all times

Live Round Rules

  • The Live Round will take place during the Uproar Festival and Competition on April 11, 2020 at Mt. San Antonio College

  • Quartets will prepare 10 minutes of music

    • The music may be different than the pre-screening round​

  • Each group will perform as part of a recital for a live audience, with three judges critiquing the groups

  • Memorization is not required


1st Place - $400

2nd Place - $300

3rd Place - $200

Audience Award (decibel meter)** - $100

*All decisions by the judges are final and will not be reversed. 

**Quartets are encouraged to invite friends and family to cheer them on to win the Audience Award. 

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