2023 Meg Quigley Competition


The Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition is open to all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people comfortable in spaces that center the experiences of women who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who will not have reached their 26th birthday by the competition in January of 2023.


The mission of the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition is to provide an international, competition of the highest caliber for young bassoonists in the Americas who are cis women, trans women, or non-binary individuals who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. By participating in the competition these individuals will build their confidence, hone their talents, and receive valuable experience towards performance careers. The organization will provide financial support, performance experience, artistic reinforcement, and inspiration through mentorship with world-class professionals. Each competition will feature a required repertoire piece by a living womxn composer, and will require speaking to the audience in order to cultivate in the young competitors a commitment to audience engagement and community involvement in the arts.

The name of the competition derives from the rich legacy of composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), who spent much of his prolific career working at a conservatory for young girls, the Seminario Musicale dell’Ospitale della Pietá in Venice. The spirit of creativity and benefaction of this competition is dedicated to Meg Quigley, an artist who had a passion for assisting young womxn in realizing their full potential.


Judging will occur in three rounds: preliminary, semi-final, and final.


The Scott and Vivaldi scores can be purchased from Trevco or Forrests
The Escalzo and Wilson scores must be purchased directly from the composers on their websites

Preliminary Round

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor, RV 499
Jeff Scott, Elegy for Innocence (2008)
Jacqueline Wilson, Dance Suite (2021)—two movements of your choice

Semifinal Round

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor, RV 499
Noelia Escalzo, Argenta (2016)

Final Round

Vivaldi (from memory)
Jacqueline Wilson, Dance Suite (2021)—two movements of your choice
Noelia Escalzo, Argenta (2016)

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Composer Title Publisher Edition Price
Scott, Jeff Publisher: TrevCo Edition: 1103 - 51948
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Vivaldi, Antonio Publisher: TrevCo Edition: 8812k - 69051
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