Annual Sphinx Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

November 06

Awarded By

The Sphinx Organization

Award Amount

$50,000 for the first place in the senior division; $20,000 for second place; and $10,000 for third place. Students in the junior division may be awarded up to $10,000 for first place; $5,000 for second place; and $3,000 for third place. All winners will be invited to perform with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. All awards are provided once and are non-renewable.


Six awards offered annually, three for each age division.

Additional Information

Eighteen semi-finalists will be selected from the online auditions. All semi-finalists will have access to educational and professional development guidance and events for the duration of the competition. To maximize these benefits, all semi-finalists are required to attend all competition events, including workshops and masterclasses. Sphinx will provide all semi-finalists with the services of a collaborative pianist for one rehearsal and the live semi-final round of the competition. All semi-finalists must be prepared to perform - from memory - all repertoire included on the repertoire list that corresponds to the appropriate age division and instrument. Additional information regarding the semi-final and final rounds of the competition will be provided to all semi-finalists at the time of selection. In addition to professional musical guidance, Sphinx will provide accommodations and meals to all semi-finalists during the competition. Special hotel rates are available for parents, teachers, and other guests of the competition. Semi-finalists are responsible for their own travel to and from the Sphinx Competition.

Deadline Info

To apply for this award, students must submit a video entry online. Details about the audition requirements vary depending on the applicant's division, and more information can be obtained at https:/ ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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