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(Note: the competition rules have been updated as of 6/20.)


Music students at the high school level are hereby invited to apply to audition to win an opportunity to perform a concerto with the SPECTRUM SYMPHONY OF NEW YORK. We will be holding auditions for up to EIGHT FINALISTS with a judging panel made up of professional musicians and teachers, including our Artistic Director.
The competition is open to all orchestral instruments, including piano.

There will be TWO rounds in the application process.

Applicants must submit an audio (or audio-video) recording of their performance of their chosen concerto, with piano accompaniment. This can be an mp3 file attached to an email, or a link to a track on Soundcloud, Youtube, Vimeo, etc.

FIRST ROUND APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting the recording, application form, and $15 app. fee is August 15th, 2017 (postmarked or emailed). Please check this page for the latest information; the performance venue and date will be announced before the application deadline.

On approximately September 1st, UP TO EIGHT (8) FINALISTS will be announced (based upon the quality of their first round entry), and invited to perform in a live audition for our professional judging panel.

AUDITION DATE: Saturday, September 16th, 10 AM to 4 PM
AUDITION VENUE: The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan
CONCERT DATE: To be announced (mid October to early December 2017)
CONCERT VENUE: In Manhattan, to be announced.

REPERTORY: Solo concerto works are acceptable. The repertory is open, to include classical and contemporary works, even new works. However, we reserve the right to refuse any work if it requires a very unusual or large orchestra. In that case, the applicant will be given the opportunity to select another work. If you have any question about whether the work you wish to perform is acceptable, please ask us by email: admin(at)spectrumsymphony.org. If you do not select an acceptable work, your application fee will be refunded and you will not be in the running for the second round audition.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The application must be approved and signed by the applicant’s primary instrument teacher. The applicant must be either studying with a private teacher, OR be enrolled (in spring or fall 2017) in an established pre-college program for music. If the applicant is under 18, the parent/guardian must also sign the application.

Best wishes to all applicants and good luck!
Spectrum Symphony of New York

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