Applications Being Accepted for 35th Annual Young Artist Competition

35th Annual Young Artist Competition
(High School Age Division)

The 35th Annual Young Artist Competition, sponsored by the Butler County Symphony Association, will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2 – 5 pm at Swope Music Hall on the Slippery Rock University campus.

Students will audition for our judges, and one student will be chosen to perform as a soloist with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra.

Application deadline: Monday, January 6, 2014

The winner of the competition will receive $200 and will perform with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

The competition is open to any high school age musician (grades 9-12) within a 25-mile radius of Butler, or any high school age musician in a PMEA District 5 school.

Orchestral instruments, piano, and voice, are acceptable. Instrumentalists should prepare a movement from a concerto, or a piece of music with orchestral accompaniment. Vocalists should prepare two arias or part of a song cycle with orchestral accompaniment. Time limit for all soloists is 10 minutes. Orchestral accompaniment MUST be available to order by the Butler County Symphony Orchestra.

Students must provide his/her own accompanist for the audition.

Click here for the Application and competition rules.

Applications should be sent to the Symphony office, 259 South Main Street, Butler PA 16001 and are due on or before January 6, 2014.

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