Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition Coming Up This Winter; Deadline Dec 15

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra has announced that the 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition will be held January 8, 2017 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The competition is open to all instruments (instrumental and vocal) for young musicians ages 12-21.

The winner of the 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition will have the opportunity to perform with Maestro Schulz and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on June 2 & 4, 2017!

The competition application deadline is December 15, 2016, and interested parties are invited to download the application from

1) All instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp, and voice are welcome to audition.
2) Applicants should be between the ages of 12 and 21 years old as of the competition date.
3) Applicants need not be residents of Bainbridge Island.

1) Works should be between 5 and 20 minutes in length.
2) Acceptable works include a movement from a multi-movement concerto or single movement solo works that meet the time requirements. Duos and trios are not permitted. Maestro Schulz has final say on what works are permissible for competition. We encourage musicians to audition with standard repertory works, however, rental works are permitted as long as competitors are willing to assume the cost (rental works average $400-900).
3) All applicants must have their works pre-approved for competition by Maestro Schulz. This step is required to ensure feasibility by the BSO in regards to personnel, music procurement and preparation.

1) Music must be memorized.
2) Accompaniment is required.
3) There is an audition time limit of 10 minutes. Cuts are permissible and will have no negative impact on the judge's evaluation. Mark any cuts clearly in the scores (i.e. orchestra tutti's). Applicants must present two copies of the score for use by the judges (photocopies are permissible). These will be returned. Please number your measures and mark cuts.
4) The application fee is non-refundable after the application due date.

One winner will be chosen to perform with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra during their 2016 - 2017 Season. This person will receive publicity from Bainbridge Performing Arts, the opportunity to work with Maestro Schulz, and the privilege of performing with the BSO. The judges may designate a runner-up and/or honorable mention at their discretion. In the event a suitable winner cannot be determined, the judges reserve the right to declare no winner. All competitors will receive written comments from the judges.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Maestro Schulz at

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Community Sponsor Carly's Rolling Bay Café and "Youth in Music Initiative" Sponsor Wicklund Dental. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an "Open Doors" program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

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