2020-21 WYSO Virtual Concerto Competitions

Introducing WYSO’s 2020-21 VIRTUAL CONCERTO COMPETITIONS

for YOUTH AND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

 

    • TIMELINE

      • May 15 DEADLINE: Submit a Google Interest Form by May 15 if you would like to participate in this year’s Virtual Concerto Competitions
      • May 20-22: Submission Form goes live! 
      • May 20-22 DEADLINE: Concerto Competition Submission Form & Video-Recording is due!
      • May 27: Competition Results Announced.

 

    • SUBMISSION FORM & VIDEO-RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

      • Prepare a video-recording of you playing your selected concerto
        • Formal attire is required. (ex: WYSO concert dress, recital attire, etc.)
        • Piano accompaniment is required.  (Please email yanzel@wysomusic.org if you need help finding an accompanist or a space to record your video.)
        • Videos cannot exceed 10 minutes.
      • Prepare a pdf or link to the repertoire you have recorded
      • Include a $30 application fee (check or credit card)
        • If you are competing on two instruments, only one submission fee is required.

 

    • ADDITIONAL NOTES

      • For the 2020-2021 season, there are no repertoire limitations. Choose any Concerto repertoire you prefer.
      • Members who have won the competition with a specific WYSO orchestra may not compete in future years with the same orchestra.
      • Previous Philharmonia winners may compete again if/when they become members of the Youth Orchestra.
      • Memorization is encouraged, but not required.
      • A Virtual Watch Party will be planned at a later date to include winners and honorable mentions of both Youth and Philharmonia Orchestras.

 

    • PRIZES

      • WINNERS: For each orchestra competition (Philharmonia and Youth), the winner will receive a 50% scholarship for next year’s WYSO tuition (or a cash prize if the winner is a senior) and will show their videos at the Virtual Watch Party.
      • HONORABLE MENTIONS: For each orchestra competition (Philharmonia and Youth), the honorable mentions will show their videos at the Virtual Watch Party.
      • For Youth Orchestra members only: 
        • Youth members will also have the option to apply for the Interlochen Scholarship by selecting/checking a box when submitting the application.

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