The Pasadena Community Orchestra (PCO)’s 31st annual Young Classical Concert Artist Competition is currently open for entries, up to this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. This is an opportunity for a dedicated young musician to find support and an environment where he or she can develop his/her performing talents.
Since 1986, this competition has identified, assisted, and featured talented young musicians in the furtherance of their musical career and education. The winner will perform as Guest Soloist with PCO on Friday, May 11, 2018 and will receive a $500 cash award.
An entry application and on-line submission form may be accessed at http://www.pcomusic.org/young-artist-competition. A registration fee of $60 must accompany the completed print entry form. Once the application has been accepted, no refund will be made. An additional fee of $2.75 applies to online applications/payments. The application and registration fee may be mailed to Young Artist Competition, 1020 S. 5th St., Montebello, CA 90640. The closing postmark date for receipt of entries is Jan. 20, 2018..
The competition is open to contestants 16 to 25 years old who perform on the piano or a standard orchestral instrument (voice not admitted). The rules for participation are listed on the page linked above. Please read them carefully to ensure that you maximize your chances.
Musicians whose applications get accepted will have an audition on Feb. 3, 2018, from 1 pm to 4 pm. The audition will be held in the Music Building of the Pasadena City College, located at 1570 East Colorado Blvd., in Pasadena
Find additional information about the orchestra at www.pcomusic.org.
Photo: Alexander Agate, Young Artist Competition Winner 2016 – pcomusic.org
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