Music competitions can be the vehicle that drives up-and-coming musicians looking to make the leap from education into the professional world of the performing arts. Competitions are usually held in front of a public audience and a panel of judges, and they often have multiple rounds. Competitors are eliminated each round until only a few remain in the final round, when the awards are handed out. Many nationally and internationally renowned musicians today have used competitions as a springboard from which to launch their musical careers.
Here you will find more information about competitions at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln as well as competitions of interest hosted by other organizers.