YOBC Concerto Soloist Competition

Applications are open for the 2021-2022 competition.
All music must be approved by Mr. Loughran or Mr. Sweetsir prior to applying.

Due Date
Video Recordings Due by Friday, June 25th 2021

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 2021-2022 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 2021 Fall Concert or the 2022 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.

Audition Procedure
All interested students should submit an online application and a single unedited video recording.
Click here to review the recording instructions.
Accompaniment is not needed for video recordings.

Questions can be directed to Mr. Loughran or Mr. Sweetsir during Sunday rehearsals.