Annual YSDP Concerto Competition

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.

The date, time, and location information is to be Announced.

The Competition is open to YSDP members only.

The Competition Registration Form will be posted here in September 2020. The registration then will be due on January 31, 2021

There is a $25 non-refundable competition fee. The fee is due with the application by January 31, 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.

Symphony Members

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 on 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.

Competition Finalists

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.


Past Winners

The Prior year 1st place winners must wait one year to apply for the competition.