The NewWSO Concerto Competition

3 WINNERS; ONE GREAT CONCERT!

An opportunity for talented, young musicians in Westchester County to compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform significant, solo works with the New Westchester Symphony Orchestra (Benjamin Niemczyk, Conductor) on April 22, 2018 in White Plains, NY.

Prizes

1st Prize: $500 + Performance
2nd Prize: $250 + Performance
3rd Prize: Performance only

Who is eligible

Westchester residents of high school age who play any standard orchestral instrument, e.g., violin, piano, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, voice, etc.

What to prepare

One movement of a significant work for soloist and orchestra. The piece must be in the public domain and the score/parts must be freely available online*.

Schedule

Fri, Feb 23 - Online Application Due
Fri, Mar 02 - Finalists notified
Wed, Mar 07 - Live auditions in Westchester w/ piano
Fri, Mar 09 - Three winners notified
Wed, Mar 28, 7:30PM - Rehearsal with orchestra
Wed, Apr 04 7:30PM - Rehearsal with orchestra
Wed, Apr 11 7:30PM - Rehearsal with orchestra
Wed, Apr 18 7:30PM - Dress Rehearsal with orchestra
Sun, Apr 22, 2:00PM Call, 3:00PM - Concert

How to register

1. Complete the online form below
2. Pay the $50 registration fee
3. Prepare a video of one movement of a work for soloist (piano accomp ok for video)
4. Materials due Friday, Feb 23, 2017

STEP 1: REGISTER

STEP 2: PAY REGISTRATION FEE

(Credit cards accepted; No PayPal account is necessary)


Checks accepted and may be mailed to:
New Westchester Symphony
P.O. Box 708
White Plains, NY 10602

Memo: Concerto Competition

Questions?

Please write newwestchestersymphony@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Download the poster here.

*All pieces are subject to approval. Works not in the public domain cannot be considered.