Concerto Competition

Great news! 

The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras (EPSYO) will hold its annual Concerto Competition on Monday, January 15, 2024!              The competition is open to both current EPSYO members and non-EPSYO members to partake in. 

Competition information and rules can be found below. Best of luck to those competing!

The Concerto Competition is open to both

current and non-EPSYO members!

*Competitors must be under the age of 23 by the contest date.*

For any questions concerning eligibility, please contact the EPSYO office by phoning 915-525-8978 or emailing our admin.

General Manager: nblack@epsyos.org

Information

Details
  • Competition will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024.
  • Location: TBD
  • Application must be received by Sunday, December 31, 2023.
  • All applicants will be notified of their audition time and location by email, on or before the week of January 8, 2024. Applicants and accompanists should plan to be available from 10:00AM-5:00PM on the day of the competition.
Rules
  • Competitors will perform one single movement from their concerto   selection. Selection must include orchestral accompaniment.                (contact nblack@epsyos.org for repertoire questions)
  • Soloist performance requires memorization. (Accompanist may use score)
  • Applicants must perform with piano accompaniment. Applicants are responsible for securing their own accompanist. 
  • Unaccompanied performances will NOT be permitted. 
  • Applicants must provide three (3) copies  of the piano accompaniment score for the judges (photocopies allowed).
Fees
  • A $50 fee is required for            non-EPSYO applicants.
  • Fee is waived for currently enrolled EPSYO members.
Grand Prize

One (1) winner will be selected to perform at the 2024 Side-by-Side concert, featuring the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra playing along side the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

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