Young Artist Competition Applications Due 12.29.14

The 36th Annual Young Artist Competition (College age division), sponsored by the Butler County Symphony Association, will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock University. Musicians will audition for a panel of judges, and one will be chosen to perform as soloist with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra.

The application/preliminary audition recording deadline isĀ  Monday, December 29, 2014
Audition location: Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Audition date/time: January 18, 2015, 1:00-4:00 PM

The winner will receive $400 and will perform with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

The Competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists who are high school graduates, not exceeding 25 years of age, and are residents within a 25-mile radius of Butler, or any non-resident student currently attending Allegheny College, Clarion University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Indiana University of PA, Slippery Rock University, Thiel College, or Westminster College. (Residents may be attending a school in any location.)

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 3-4 arias or part of a song cycle with orchestral accompaniment. The time limit for all soloists is 15 minutes. Orchestral accompaniment MUST be available to order by the Butler County Symphony Orchestra.

Each applicant must provide his/her own accompanist for the audition.

Applications and a preliminary audition recordings (CD or DVD) should be sent to the Butler County Symphony Association office, 259 South Main Street, Butler, PA 16001. These are dueDecember 29, 2014.

For an application and competition rules, click here