Auditions Set for Symphony's Youth Concerto Competition
The North Carolina Symphony will hold the preliminary round of its annual Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition at the Wainwright Music Building at Meredith College in Raleigh on Saturday, May 19.
Applications to reserve an audition time are now being accepted. To apply, download the interactive application form under "Competitions & Awards" at www.ncsymphony.org/ educationprograms or contact Jessica Myers, symphony director of education, at email@example.com or (919) 789-5461.
The competition is open to instrumentalists between 10 and 21 years of age and provides an opportunity for young artists to gain recognition and perform alongside the finest musicians in the state. Applicants ages 16 to 21 compete in the senior division, 10 to 15 in the junior division.
All participants must be North Carolina residents or students enrolled full time in a North Carolina school.
First- and second-place winners in both divisions will receive a cash prize. The winner of the senior division will also perform as a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony at a future public performance.
Competition participants perform one movement from any concerto of their choosing. The piece must be performed from memory. Preliminary auditions will be held on April 16 beginning at 9 a.m. and last no more than 10 minutes each. Accompanists are required and must be provided by the performer.
A final round of auditions will be held in the Brown-McPherson Music Building at William Peace University in Raleigh on Saturday, June 3, beginning at 9 a.m.
The competition receives support from the Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Fund, created in 1971 to support North Carolina Symphony initiatives that promote young artists in their quest to become professional musicians.
For complete information on the symphony's music education offerings for young students, adult learners and teachers, visit www.ncsymphony.org/ educationprograms.
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