2019 Young Artist Competition

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Young Artist Competition

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra was founded by young aspiring artists in 1928. In keeping with this tradition of highlighting young talent, starting in the 2019‐2020 school year young artists will be selected through an annual Young Artist Competition held in the spring preceding each season. Winners will perform with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the “Music in the Middle” youth concert on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor.

2018-2019 Competition Winner, Johnathan Zou 

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

Instrumental or vocal musicians from grades K through 12 in the 2019‐2020 school year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Materials must be postmarked by May 10th, 2019.

Applicants must submit a video/DVD/YouTube recording with piano accompaniment. A non‐refundable fee of $35 (payable to the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra) must accompany this application. Finalists will be chosen and notified by May 17th, 2019. Finalists are
required to audition in person on June 15th, 2019.

FINAL AUDITIONS

June 15th, 2019 Live auditions will be held from 9:00 AM ‐12:00 PM. Finalists will play in last name alphabetical order. Winners will be announced at the end of the live auditions.

ALL FINALISTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN ACCOMPANIST. A professional accompanist is available for an $85 fee. Please call (734) 994‐4801 for information.

MUSICAL SELECTIONS

Contestants must choose one movement from a concerto or a single movement piece from the standard literature for his or her instrument or voice type (maximum length: eight minutes, no cuts). Selection to be performed MUST BE A WORK AVAILABLE FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA.

Winners

Winners will perform with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at the “Music in the Middle” youth concert on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. Please note that the winner is expected to perform the same piece he/she performed for the final round live auditions and to be able to perform on the date of the performance.

Please send the completed application form with your recording (or link) and $35.00 application fee to:

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra:
Attn: Kira Woodfield Leeper
35 Research Dr. Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

2019/2020 SEASON SCHEDULE

September 13, 2019 | Ax Plays Brahms

October 12, 2019 | Made In America

November 2, 2019 | Liszt & Tchaikovsky

November 9, 2019 The Music Of Star Wars

December 13, 2019 | Holiday Pops

January 18, 2020 | Mozart Birthday Bash

March 14 & 15, 2020 | Best Of Broadway

March 21, 2020 | West Side Story

April 25, 2020 Measha & Mahler 

SEE YOU AT THE SYMPHONY!

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