Young Artist Competition
REGRETTABLY WE ARE UNABLE TO HOST THE YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION IN 2021 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS TENTATIVE AND WILL BE UPDATED WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO AGAIN HOST THE COMPETITION.
Fee - $40
Late submissions - $60
1st Place - $1,000
Due 3 weeks before audition date
What to include in your application:
AUDITION DATE: All applicants must audition in person on this day. No alternative arrangements are possible.
PARTICIPATION: Application does not guarantee a performance slot in the competition. Additional screening may be required, depending on the number of applicants.
CATEGORIES: Piano, String, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Solo Instruments.
ELIGIBILITY The competition is open to Colorado high school students in grades 9 through 12. Winners in any given year may not compete again the following year. However, those who receive Honorable Mention may compete the following year.
AUDITION: Contestants must perform one movement of a concerto or major work that regularly appears in concert repertoire and for which the music for the orchestra would be readily available. If in doubt about your selection, contact The Loveland Orchestra. Performance time should be limited to under 15 minutes. No taped auditions will be accepted. All music must be memorized.
ACCOMPANIST: All entries must be accompanied and all entrants MUST provide their own accompanist. There are two pianos at the audition site.
GENERAL: One published score of the music (with measures numbered) must be provided to the judges. Due to copyright laws, reproductions of the music by hand or machine cannot be used by the performer, the accompanist, or the judges. UNAUTHORIZED COPIED MUSIC IS UNACCEPTABLE AND WILL DISQUALIFY THE CONTESTANT. Please consult current fair-use copyright laws for works in the public domain or contact The Loveland Orchestra directly with your questions.
PRIZES: Judges will select one winner who will receive a $1,000 cash award and perform with The Loveland Orchestra.
Decisions by the judges are final and are not negotiable by the participants, their parents, or their teachers.
FEE & APPLICATION DEADLINE: A non-refundable fee of $40 (made payable to The Loveland Orchestra) must accompany the application. All entries must be postmarked by the due date listed above. The Loveland Orchestra is not responsible for late or misdirected mail due to weather, insufficient postage, or mislabeling.
MAKE A PAYMENT: In addition to completing the application form, applicants must also submit a non-refundable payment of $40. Payment is due by February 22, 2020.
Late payments are $61.
Pay By Credit Card: (Includes a $1 convenience fee)
Pay By Check: Make payable to “The Loveland Orchestra.” Please send the check to:
The Loveland Orchestra
Young Artist Competition
P.O. Box 2577
Loveland, CO 80539