Youth Concerto Competition Begins
The preliminary round of the 2007 Youth Concerto Competition will take place on Sunday, April 15, in the Brown-McPherson Music Building at Peace College in Raleigh. The final round will be on Saturday, April 21, in Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Music Director Grant Llewellyn is scheduled to adjudicate.
Open to all instrumentalists between 10 and 21 years of age as of April 15, the competition is an opportunity for young local artists to gain recognition and perhaps perform as soloists with the North Carolina Symphony. Senior division applicants are 16-21 years of age, and junior division applicants are 10-15 years of age. All applicants are required to be North Carolina residents or students enrolled full time in a North Carolina school. Proof of residency will be required at the audition.
Applicants must perform from memory a movement of a concerto for their instruments. Winners in both divisions will receive a cash prize. The first-place winner of the senior division will have an opportunity to perform with the North Carolina Symphony sometime during the 2007-08 season.
Applications and guidelines are available on the website www. ncsymphony.org under education/education programs or by mail: Amy Kolling, North Carolina Symphony, Suite 105, 4361 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27609. The application with $25 fee must be postmarked by March 30.
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