Concerto Competition

The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program holds a Concerto Competition annually in May to select two soloists for the Youth Symphony's next concert season.

Preliminary Round

Saturday, May 20th, 2017: 9:30am – 11:30am:

Dale E. Kempter Center for Music Education (4407 Menaul Blvd. NE) in Marie Robertson Hall

-       open to the public, free

Final Round

Concert: Sunday, May 21st, 2017: 6pm:

Robertson and Sons Violin Shop (3201 Carlisle Blvd. NE) Recital Hall

-       Open to the public, $5 ticktes

Eligibility

Only students enrolled in the Youth Symphony as high-school juniors the previous season are eligible to audition for the Concerto Competition. In order to perform their concerto with the Youth Symphony, the 1st and 2nd place winners must participate and be registered in the AYS Program.

Judges

Applicants during the preliminary and final rounds will be heard by a panel of three judges. All judges are local professional musicians and are not affiliated with AYSP. Judges decisions are final and non-negotiable. No performance assessment will be provided.

How to apply

To apply applicants must submit:

-       a completed Application Form

-       $10 Application Fee

-       each application must be printed and have a private instructor’s signature and a parent’s signature

Application Deadline

All application materials must be mailed to: PO Box 30961, Albuquerque, NM 87190 and be postmarked no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $10.00 application fee should be mailed (along with application) to PO Box 30961, Albuquerque, NM 87190. Please make checks payable to AYSP.

Concerto Competition Rules

Preliminary Round

- You are responsible for hiring your own accompanist.  All entries must have an accompanist.

- All rounds are open to the public.

- Entrants must provide two (unmarked) copies of their concerto for the judges’ use.

- There is a 5-minute maximum time limit for the preliminary round. It is the responsibility of the student to decide on the excerpt from their concerto movement that best represents their talent.

- Lengthy extended orchestral tuttis should be omitted.

- Memorization is preferred but not mandatory.

- Finalists will be announced on our website by 5pm on Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

 

Final Round

- You are responsible for hiring your own accompanist.  All entries must have an accompanist.

- All rounds are open to the public.

- Entrants must provide two (unmarked) copies of their concerto for the judges’ use.

- During the final round, chosen finalists will play the entire movement.

- Memorization is preferred but not mandatory.

- Lengthy extended orchestral tuttis should be omitted.

- The committee reserves the right to choose several winners or not to choose a winner.

- Winners to be announced at the closing ceremony after the concert.