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The Genesee Symphony Orchestra is excited about sponsoring its annual Young Artist Competition on March 23, 2024. This competition is open to music students, vocal and instrumental, in Grades 8-11. The Orchestra hopes to provide the opportunity for a high school-age student to perform with the Genesee Symphony Orchestra in its 2024-2025 concert season. The Music Director/Conductor and adjudication panel will make the final decision on the winner and their ability to solo with the orchestra.
Below is a list of the pertinent information needed for those wishing to compete:
- Students must currently be enrolled in grades 8-11.
- Students must perform a piece at NYSSMA Solo Level V or VI.
- Students are very strongly encouraged to audition with the selection to be performed with the Orchestra.
- There will be a non-refundable $20 fee.
- The Competition will take place in the morning of Saturday, March 23rd, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. No other audition dates are available.
- Students must provide their own accompanist. A piano will be provided.
- Soloists will be limited to a 15-minute time frame.
- Once chosen, the winner must attend the mandatory GSO rehearsals and concert in the following season.
Applications must be received by March 4, 2024. Return the following application, signed, with nonrefundable $10 to:
GSO Young Artist Competition
c/o Katharine Wilson
4375 Holley Byron Rd
Holley, NY 14470