[Ukulele contest guidelines]

Want to be part of the ukulele revival? 

We'll give you one for a song.


Announcing the Stan Getz Library Ukulele Renaissance contest!


How to enter: 

We’ll have a ukulele display in our glass case and on our website through June 17 with a variety of listening suggestions that feature the ukulele.  Listen to some of our suggestions or dig up some of your own. 

Then log into Facebook and go to the Stan Getz Library’s page.  Click the "discussion" link in the left tool bar and join the "Ukulele Renaissance contest" discussion, by telling us the track information from something you’d recommend others listen to, either that the library owns or that is commercially available for purchase. Every entry into the discussion, up to a limit of four per person, will count as an entry into our raffle drawing for our prize—the ukulele in the display case, generously donated by:

165 Mass. Avenue, Lexington, MA


Track information should include:

  • Composer/artist
  • Album title
  • Record label and year
  • Track title
  • Call number (if the library owns the album) or streaming audio database (i.e. Smithsonian Global Sound or Naxos Music Library)


The discussion will take place here: http://www.facebook.com/StanGetzLibrary

The online display, which includes a number of listening suggestions, is here.   

All of the information listed above is required to make the discussion entry a valid raffle entry.  Invalid entries will not be removed from the discussion (though the discussion will be moderated), but they will not qualify for entry into the raffle.


The track you choose does not need to be explicitly ukulele music, as long as it prominently features a ukulele.  The track can be from an album the library doesn’t own, as long as the album is commercially available.  A track from a streaming audio database that the library subscribes to is also a valid entry.


All Berklee College of Music students, faculty, alumni, and staff are eligible to win, with the exception of current professional staff employees of the Stan Getz Library. 


Entrants without a Facebook account should send the above information, along with their full name and whether he/she is a student, faculty, alumni, or staff in an email to library@berklee.edu.  All email entries should have the subject heading "Ukulele contest" and will be added to the Facebook discussion by the library staff with appropriate attribution.


How to win:

All entries received by 5pm June 17, 2011 will be entered into a raffle drawing. 

The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by 5pm the following Monday, either via Facebook or email. 

If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of the Facebook or email message, a new winner will be selected.

Valid Berklee status as a student, faculty, alumni, or staff member will be verified at the time of prize distribution.