2020 CONCERTO COMPETITION

ELIGIBILTY FACTORS

• Open to current members of the Symphonic Orchestra.

• Piano accompanists are NOT allowed in the Preliminary Round – A piano accompanist is highly recommended (but not required) in Final Round.

• Duration of the concerto MUST be 10 minutes or less for the audio taped audition, for the final round audition on March 9th and for the performance at the final concert, if you are the winner.

• If the concerto is longer than 10 minutes, then cuts MUST be provided and clearly marked in the scores given to the Judges, or you will be disqualified.

The competition winner will perform with TCSYO Symphonic Orchestra at the “Classical Variations” Concert on May 31, 2020. Judges have the discretion to declare no winner, based upon the quality of the performances. The decision of the judges is final.

 

GUIDELINES
The competition takes place in two rounds. The preliminary round consists of adjudicated evaluations of recorded performances.  Application forms and audio recordings are due by February 15, 2020 (No piano accompanists allowed). 

Contestants must audition on the concerto and movement they would like to perform with the orchestra. Once an application is submitted, changes in repertoire will not be allowed.  

A limited number of candidates will be selected to proceed to the Final Round. The Final Round takes place on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Schlesinger Concert Hall at 6:00 p.m. 

Finalists will perform their selected concerti with/without piano accompaniment 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.

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND
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
Concerto Competition
3240 Fox Mill Road
Oakton, VA 22124

Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by February 15, 2020.

FINAL ROUND

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 Application deadline
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.
 
 
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