Annual Concerto Competition

2016 Strings, Wind, Brass and Percussion Concerto Competition

  • Date:                February 28, 2016
  • Location:         Wentz Hall, North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL  60540
  • Time:               12 Noon to 6:00 PM

Application Form

Important Information

The competition is open only to YSDP members.

There is a $25 non-refundable competition fee.  You will not be given an audition time until your fee has been paid and your form has been filled out and turned in.

Before you begin rehearsing and memorizing, please receive prior approval from your Concert or Symphony conductor.

All selections must be memorized.

You must play one complete movement of a piece and the piece should be no longer than 10 minutes in length

You must provide an original and photocopy of your music for the judges.  Have measures clearly marked on both copies

You must provide your own piano accompanist at the audition.

Dress is formal or concert attire.

To 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 May 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.

Selected Concert and Symphony Winners will perform on the May Concert.  Final decisions concerning solo performances are at the sole discretion of the YSDP Music Director.

Judges will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd placements in each division.  Honorable mentions may also be given.  Judges may opt not to give 1st places if they feel certain criteria and standards have not been met.

Forms are DUE no later than February 1.
Competition location and schedule is as above.

NOTE TO PAST WINNERS: If you have won 1st in Concert and are now in Symphony, you must wait one year before auditioning at the Symphony level. Once you have received 1st place at the Symphony level, you must wait one year before auditioning again.

What's new?

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