The New England Philharmonic has held a Young Artists Competition each year since 1994. This year, our schedule calls for the winning soloist to perform a complete concerto as part of our December 9, 2012 concert at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center. Auditions for the competition will take place on October 17th and 18th at Boston University College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.
Each musician candidate must meet all of the following requirements:
• Candidate shall not have reached their 18th birthday by the scheduled performance date. • Candidate must not have graduated from high school prior to the scheduled performance date.
• Candidate must be a resident of New England.
• Candidate must not have been a previous first place winner of the competition (list below).
• The Young Artists Competition is open to all orchestral instruments including piano, harp, saxophone, percussion.
Candidates should prepare and memorize a concerto, a movement from a concerto, or other piece for soloist with orchestra, not to exceed 20 minutes in length. It is unlikely that a candidate will be given the opportunity to perform the entire movement he/she has prepared. In some cases, judges will ask for specific sections from the prepared material.
Auditions will be adjudicated by a small panel composed of the Music Director and musician(s) from the orchestra. The panel will make a decision within a week following the competition, and the winner and finalist(s) will be announced at that time. Judges’ comments will remain private.
Candidates must provide their own accompanists.
To help defray the costs associated with the competition, candidates must remit a $25 processing fee with their applications.
How to Take Part
To sign up for auditions, please complete the following steps:
• Contact Casey Soward, General Manager of the New England Philharmonic at mana...@nephilharmonic.org
• You will receive a response within 48 hours with the application. We will continue to process applications through Friday, October 12, 2012