In keeping with our mission, the purpose of our concerto competition is to provide a solo performance opportunity for a young artist of the Bsvard Symphony Youth Orchestra who has studied diligently and is prepared to perform a solo with the orchestra in accompaniment.

2020-2021 BSYO Concerto Competition Rules 

  • The competition is open only to BSYO  students in good standing. 

  • Students may only enter on the instrument they play in the BSYO. 

  • Winners from previous year’s Concerto Competition are ineligible to apply on the same instrument, but may enter on a different instrument. 

  • Applicants should choose one (1) movement from a concerto or similar work.

  • The artistic staff will approve all selections. Students will be notified within one week if the piece is accepted for the competition.

  • Applicants must submit the official application properly signed by the applicant, the applicant’s teacher and his or her parent or guardian no later than November 30, 2020.

    • No late entries will be accepted. 


  • Judging will take place on January 13, 2021.  Piano accompaniment is required.

  • Students are responsible for securing an accompanist & compensating the pianist for individual preparation.

  • BSYO will compensate the accompanist for the time spent on January 13, 2021 for the competition.

  • The decisions of the judges will be considered final. 

  • The winner will perform as a soloist with orchestral accompaniment in
 the Final Concert in May of 2021.

  • Failure to comply with these rules and with any supplemental rules issued by the BSYO can result in the disqualification of the applicant. 

  • Application and interpretation of the above rules shall be at the sole discretion of the BSYO Artistic and Administrative Directors.

© Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra 2020