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Alice Hamlet Competition

April 21

High School Competitions – 4/21/2024

The High School Competition has two divisions. The Ruth Davidson Division is for grades 9 and 10. The Alice Hamlet Division is for grades 11 and 12.

Each teacher may enter a total of 2 students in the high school competitions. If entering more than one student, teachers may either enter two students in one division, or one student in each division

Alice Hamlet Competitions

Open to students in grades 11 and 12.
Competition playing time: 18 min.
Registration fee: $130
Competition chairs: Shizue Sano and Jia Shi hamlet-davidson@nepta.com
(Application deadline: March 21,2024)


  • Applicant must have studied since September of the current year with a NEPTA member in good standing (dues received by December 1) and is required to play in the Intermediate II, Senior or 20th/21st Century recital.
  • Competition winners are required to play in NEPTA’s Awards Recital: Sunday, May 5, 2024. Awards will be presented at that time. Award money will be forfeited if the student winner cannot perform at this recital.
  • Past winners (1st place) are not eligible to enter. However, past 2nd and 3rd place winners may still enter the competition.

Please click here for more information and requirements.

First Prize: $250; Second: $225; Third: $200

Location: M. Steinert & Sons, 1069 Washington St., Newton MA 02465

A. Ramón Rivera Contemporary Music Awards

$150 for the best performance of the required contemporary piece in the Alice Hamlet Competition

Margaret C. Bachelder Romantic Music Award

Established in memory of NEPTA past president Peg Bachelder, who passed away in 2012.
A $500 award will be given for the best performance of a Romantic work in either the Ruth Davidson Competition or the Alice Hamlet Competition.


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M. Steinert & Sons
1069 Washington St
Newton, MA 02465

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