The concerto competition is open only to members of the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra who are in good standing. Members may enter on the instrument they play in SYSO. All pieces must be played from memory in the preliminary and final competition. Up to three winners will be selected to perform with the Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra at the March 17th concert at The Fox. Previous winners may not enter or win in a consecutive year.
The Concerto Competition will take place Sunday, January 14, 2024, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Whitworth University’s Cowles Music Center.
Each entrant will perform, from memory, one movement of a standard concerto or concert piece, with cadenza. Entrants should consider playability of their concerto by the Youth Symphony. Please consult with the Artistic Director Dr. Philip Baldwin, when choosing your piece. Concertos must be approved by Dr. Baldwin (signature required) prior to the December 18, 2023, deadline. (Please see SYS Concerto Competition Repertoire Guidelines linked above) to see repertoire which will not be accepted.