Applications will open on January 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 Concerto Competition
All music must be approved by Mr. Loughran or Mr. Sweetsir prior to applying.
Live auditions will be held in June 2022 at the Bucks County Community College.
The soloist competition is open to all current YOBC sophomores and juniors in Symphony Orchestra or Fanfare Winds, in good standing, who will be continuing with YOBC for the 2022-2023 season. Applicants for the competition may audition on strings, wind, brass, or percussion instruments including piano and harp.
Winners will receive a cash award and will have the opportunity to perform with the Symphony Orchestra or Fanfare Winds at either the 2022 Fall Concert or the 2023 Spring Concert. The music director and judges will determine the winner(s) and performance date(s). Winners must perform the same piece that they auditioned with.
Candidates must prepare one movement, two contrasting movements, or an entire concerto scored for performance with concert band, symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, or string orchestra and suitable for performance by either the YOBC Symphony Orchestra or Fanfare Winds. The length of the selection must be between 7 and 12 minutes including repeats. All music must be approved by Mr. Loughran or Mr. Sweetsir prior to applying.
All interested students should submit an online application by January 30th, 2021. Music selections should be approved by Mr. Loughran or Mr. Sweetsir by that time. Students who applied will then be assigned an audition time on the June audition date.
Questions can be directed to Mr. Loughran or Mr. Sweetsir during Sunday rehearsals.