The 2021 YSDP Annual Concerto Competition Infomation
The 2021 Annual Concerto Competition is for YSDP members who play String, Wind, Brass, and Percussion.
The competition schedule usually fills up fast and we are accepting the applications first come first accepted basis. The time will be assigned upon receipt of the completed application and the payment.
Concerto Competition Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Submit: video audition link and music to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Video Link and Music Due: Saturday, January 30, 2021
There is a $25 non-refundable competition fee. The fee is due with the application by January 30, 2021.
Please receive prior approval of your music selection from your conductors before you begin rehearsing, memorizing, and being assigned a time for the competition. All selections must be memorized.
Please provide an original and photocopy of your music for the judges and have measures clearly marked on both.
You must provide your own piano accompanist at the audition. The dress is formal or concert attire.
Orchestral accompaniments must be easily accessible and affordable for rental purposes should you be chosen to perform with the Symphony Orchestra during the Spring concert.
Please research and inform YSDP of the cost and availability of your music selection before receiving approval.
Discuss with your private teacher where / how to get access to the orchestral accompaniment parts.
You must play complete movements of pieces. Appropriate cuts may be used if the piece is too long. Only one movement can be used for the audition.
Judges will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd placements in each division. Honorable mentions may also be given.
Judges may opt not to give 1st place if they feel certain criteria and standards have not been met.
Final decisions concerning solo performances are at the sole discretion of the Music Director.
First Place Winners
The Symphony Concerto 1st Place Winner will receive $200 and perform their piece with the Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Concerto 1st Place Winner will receive $100 and perform their piece with their piano accompanist.
The Prior year 1st place winners must wait one year to apply for the competition.