The North Carolina Symphony will hold the preliminary round of its annual Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition at the Wainwright Music Building at Meredith College in Raleigh on Saturday, April 16. Applications to reserve an audition time are now being accepted.
Visit the Competitions & Awards listing at ncsymphony.org to download the application form, or contact Jessica Nalbone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.789.5461.
The competition is open to instrumentalists between 10 and 21 years old and provides an opportunity for young artists to gain recognition and perform alongside the finest musicians in the state. Applicants ages 16 to 21 compete in the senior division, 10 to 15 in the junior division. All participants must be North Carolina residents or students enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school.
First and second-place winners in both divisions will receive a cash prize. The winner of the senior division will also perform as a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony at a future public performance.
Competition participants perform one movement from any concerto of their choosing. The piece must be performed from memory.
Preliminary auditions will be held on April 16 beginning at 9 a.m. and last no more than 10 minutes each. Accompanists are required and must be provided by the performer.
A final round of auditions will be held in the Brown-McPherson Music Building at Peace College in Raleigh on Saturday, April 30.