In 2009 BSO fulfilled one of its community outreach goals by inaugurating a concerto competition for young musicians in Washington County. Envisioned as both a performance showcase and a scholarship opportunity, this event has become an annual tradition. Each year, three students have taken the stage with the Symphony, demonstrating their mastery with the full orchestra behind them. Along with our audience, we have been thrilled with the caliber of musical talent here in our own back yard!
This competition does have a modest scholarship component, which is funded in part by community grants and in part by the individual donations of generous patrons like you. We have been able to establish a base of funding for these scholarships, with a goal of stable and increasing scholarship amounts. All of us in the Symphony started as young musicians. Donating to this fund is your opportunity to join us. If you would like to help secure the Symphony’s ability to continue this tradition, indicate “YAC” or “Young Artists Competition” on your donation envelope or check.
Please join us for two exciting events in this year's Young Artists Competition:
- the Finalist Recital at which six finalists perform with piano accompaniment
- the Concerts at which the three winners perform with the orchestra
View past winners of the Young Artists Competition