Applicants must submit a live, unedited recording of a concerto movement of no more than 10 minutes in length. The recording must be in compact disc format (CD, CDR. CDRW, etc) and playable on any standard CD player or computer disc drive. Recordings with accompaniment and recordings with evidence of editing will be disqualified.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to select concerto from the standard repertoire as budget allocations for music rental are limited and are made at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
HOW TO APPLY: Send your audio recording clearly labeled with the concerto's title, composer and movement, completed application form, a $60.00 entrance fee (NON-REFUNDABLE), a letter of recommendation from your private music teacher or other professional musician, a high-resolution photo and a brief resume of musical and educational history to:
The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras
3240 Fox Mill Road
Oakton, VA 22124
Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by February 15, 2020.
Applicants invited to proceed to the final round will be notified by Email on or before February 22, 2020. The final round takes place on March 9, 2020, 6:00 PM at Schlesinger Concert Hall. Finalists will perform their selected concerti with piano accompaniment (highly recommended but not required) for a jury of distinguished musicians. Please bring 3 copies of your solo for the judges, including clearly marked cuts, if your concerto lasts over the allowed 10-minute. Concertos must be memorized for the Final Round..
Competition winner will be notified by Email on or before March 16, 2020. Programming of Concerto Competition performance will be at the final concert, "Classical Variations" on May 31, 2020 at Schlesinger Concert Hall
DATES TO REMEMBER
|February 15, 2020
|February 22, 2020
||Notification of acceptance to Final-Round
|March 9, 2020
||Concerto Competition Finals at Schlesinger Concert Hall - 6:00 PM
|March 16, 2020
||Notification of the results
|May 31, 2020
||Performance of Concerto Winner
||TCSYO Concerto Competition Application
Please contact TCSYO office: 703-638-9328 if you have additional questions.