The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition will be held Jan. 8 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.
Open to all instruments (instrumental and vocal), and musicians aged 12-21, the winner of the competition will have the opportunity to perform with Wesley Schulz and the Bainbridge orchestra on June 2 and June 4.
The competition application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 15, and interested musicians are invited to download the application from www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/products/bso-competition.
Palyers of all instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp and voice are welcome to audition. Applicants should be between the ages of 12 and 21 years old by the competition date. Applicants need not be residents of Bainbridge Island.
Competition works should be between 5 and 20 minutes in length. 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. Schulz has final say on what works are permissible for competition.
Musicians are encouraged 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). All applicants must have their works pre-approved for competition by Schulz to ensure feasibility by the BSO in regards to personnel, music procurement and preparation. All music must be memorized and accompaniment is required.
There is an audition time limit of 10 minutes. Cuts are permissible and will have no negative impact on the judge’s evaluation.
Applicants must present two copies of the score for use by the judges (photocopies are permissible), which will be returned.
Interested parties should contact Schulz directly at email@example.com and visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts.com for a full list of rules and requirements.