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Concerto Competition

Each year, the YYSO holds a Concert Competition for its members.

Winners of the Competition perform their selection with the full orchestra at our last concert.


  1. The Concerto Competition is open to all members in good standing of the YYSO, with all tuition paid.

  2. Members may win the Competition one time only.

  3. Members shall compete on the instrument they normally play in the YYSO; piano is an exception.

  4. All contestants must provide their own accompanist. The accompanist must be live (in-person).

  5. The Concerto Competition is a live competition only. No recorded auditions will be accepted.

  6. The Competition will be held on the date listed below.  Any conflicts or requests for deviations from this date must be presented to the Board President prior to the due date.

  7. Please complete this form electronically and e-mail this form to both and  by the due date, listed below.

Repertoire Guidelines

  1. Contestants must audition on the concerto they would like to perform with the YYSO.

  2. The piece should be no longer than 15 minutes in length.  In many cases this will mean performing only one movement of a standard concerto or a shorter work with orchestral accompaniment playable by the YYSO.

  3. Concertos should have orchestrations that are performable by the YYSO within the time available for us to learn all of our May concert repertoire. If unsure, ask Mr. Buterbaugh, Music Director, in advance.


2024 - 2025 Concerto Competition Application Deadline: Saturday, February 15th, 2025

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 1st, 2025.

Applications should be submitted to and

Download Concerto Competition Application
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