Goodlin Scholarship Competition Guidelines

Registration for the 2019 Goodlin Competition will open on March 27, 2019.

Goodlin Scholarship Competition is open to pianists, organists, and instrumentalists who reside in San Diego County. The purpose of our competition is to honor outstanding San Diego County music students.

Chair: Yuko Maruyama & Lea Schmidt-Rogers


Date: May 18, 2019 Location: Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA  92019

Please allow from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM for scheduling.


Date: May 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Location: Foothills United Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91941


Registration for the 2019 Goodlin Scholarship Competition requires the following steps:

  • Online registration form must be submitted first, in order to receive the confirmation email with the signature form attachment.
  • Print a copy of the emailed registration form, and have it signed by the teacher AND the student's parent/guardian, one for each entry.
  • Include a copy of the student's proof of age document such as Birth Certificate, Passport, student I.D. with birth date, or driver’s license.
  • Make one check for the total entries payable to: "Helen B. Goodlin Foundation," and write "Goodlin Competition" on the memo line.
  • Send the check along with the signed registration form and the proof of age document to:

Lea Schmidt-Rogers, Goodlin Competition Chair, 6395 Rancho Mission Rd. #12, San Diego, CA 92108

Registration deadline is April 27, 2019, postmarked.


A social security number must be supplied to receive an award over $600. Applicants must be residents of San Diego County for at least one year prior to the audition date. The teacher does NOT have to be a member of MTAC.


  • Division I Keyboard (piano or organ): through age 11 by the date of the contest
  • Division II Keyboard (piano or organ): 12-14 years old, by the date of the contest
  • Division III Keyboard (piano or organ): 15-18 years old, or in senior year of high school by the date of the contest
  • Junior Instrumental: under age 14 by the date of the contest
  • Senior Instrumental: 14-18 years old, or in senior year of high school by date of the contest


  • Junior Instrumental and Divisions I & II: $35.00
  • Senior Instrumental and Division III: $45.00

Make one check for the total entries payable to: "Helen B. Goodlin Foundation," and write "Goodlin Competition" on the memo line. Send checks to: Lea Schmidt-Rogers, 6395 Rancho Mission Rd. #12, San Diego, CA  92108


  1. Applicants must present two solo compositions from the standard literature representing different periods and styles, i.e. Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary (20th and 21st Century). Instrumentalists must provide their own accompanists.
  2. An applicant may not use music which he/she has performed previously in a scholarship audition for the H.B. Goodlin Foundation. If a contestant has won first place, he/she must compete in the next division higher.
  3. All music must be memorized. Organists may perform one of the two selections with music.
  4. Applicants must provide judges with an original copy of music to be performed. Photocopied scores are not permitted. Downloaded copies should have an accompanying bill of sale. Any contestant presenting photocopies will automatically be disqualified.
  5. Instrumentalists must list their accompanist at time of registration.
  6. Performers are allowed 10 minutes.
  7. Parents and teachers are asked to sign the application, verifying that all information is accurate. No changes in repertoire may be made after the deadline.


The panel will consist of qualified, impartial judges. Judges will use a numbering system to evaluate students. Each audition is timed. Judges may stop a performer at any time, request to hear another section or proceed to the second piece, because of time constraints. They will have the right to withhold scholarships in the event that performance standards are not met. The competition is open to the public. Winners will be recognized on our website,


No video and/or audio recording or photography will be allowed during the auditions.


Teachers are requested to help out on the day of the competition on as-needed basis. Please contact Lea Schmidt-Rogers for more information. All necessary communications for the competition such as scheduling and repertoire must be handled by the applicant’s teacher. No scheduling changes are allowed once the competition schedule is finalized and the teachers are notified of the audition times. Therefore, any scheduling concern must be communicated prior to the entry deadline.

If a participant has not abided by the rules, he/she may be subject to disqualification.


Awards will be announced after the Master Class. Prize money will be allocated by the H.B. Goodlin Foundation.

Application deadline is April 27, 2019, postmarked. NO EXCEPTIONS!