Residents of Washington County, or students who attend school in Washington County, between the ages of 13 and 20 at the date of the application deadline, which this season is January 15, 2016.The application form is available here.
What music may be performed?
The student should prepare a piece for soloist and orchestra that is no more than 12 minutes in length. Orchestral parts for this piece must be easily obtainable by the BSO. The piece may be a part of a larger work (for example, a movement from a multi movement concerto), or it may be a couple of smaller works (for example 2 or 3 selected arias). Please address all questions regarding the appropriateness of your selection to Music Director Travis Hatton in a timely manner.
A panel of professional educators and professional performing musicians will be assembled to review and evaluate the applications. Their decisions will be final. Finalists will perform with piano accompaniment at the Young Artists Concerto Competition Finalists Recital on March 6, 2016. Announcement of the winners will be made at that event. Winners of the competition will not be eligible to participate in future BSO Young Artists Competitions.
Winners must be prepared to work with the Music Director and be available to attend rehearsals as needed with the orchestra in preparation for the performances. The dates for this season's Young Artists Competion Concert are May 20 and 22, 2016.
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