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Concerto Competition Info

In the fall of each year, CSOYO Symphony Orchestra members have an opportunity to audition for the concerto competition. Students must have played in the CSOYO Symphony or Philharmonic for the entire season preceding the one in which they wish to audition for the Concerto Competition. Tuition must be paid in full before auditions. Students must audition on the instrument that they play in the CSOYO and must audition on the piece of music that they will perform (if selected as a winner). High school graduates are not eligible to audition for the Concerto Competition. The winner will be featured during the current concert season at one of the CSOYO season concerts, and possibly in performances with the CSO Orchestra. The runner-up will be featured during the current concert season on one of the CSOYO season concerts. Students can only be a winner and a runner-up one time, whether performing as an individual or in an ensemble. Judges reserve the right not to declare a winner or runner-up if no one is qualified. Concert dress as outlined in the Dress Code will be required for performances.

The 2017 CSOYO Concerto Competition will take place on August 31 at First Christian Church.

2017 Information Letter & Paper Application

Online Application Form

The  2016 CSOYO Concerto Competition took place on August 25 at First Christian Church. 

2016 Judges:

  • Gary Wilkes, CSOYO Symphony Conductor
  • Kayoko Dan, CSO Music Director
  • Gordon James, CSO Principal Horn
  • Eric Reed, CSO Principal Cello
  • Kristen Holritz, CSO Principal Flute

2016 Winners:

1st Place, Juliette Blais, Cello  

2nd Place, Hayden Daniel, Violin    

3rd Place, William Murdoch, Bassoon