Concerto Competition

The DSO Concerto Competition is the perfect opportunity to put your performance skills to the test!  Talented young musicians will gain experience preparing solo and chamber literature, receive feedback from a panel of professional musicians, and could potentially earn the honor of performing their concerto with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra!

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Dubuque)

Piano, strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate.

Entry forms must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019

 

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Eligibility
Applicants must be a member of the Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles OR live within 50 miles of Dubuque, IA, and be enrolled in 8th -12th grades. First place winners cannot re-enter the competition for one year. Applicants may perform as instrumental soloists or as part of a duet, trio, or quartet. Qualified entrants will be notified of their performance times by Friday, March 29, 2019.

 

Prizes

  • The First Place winner will be awarded $500* and may be invited to perform their concerto movement with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra the following season under the direction of Maestro William Intriligator. Performances with the DSO typically take place on education concerts.
  • The Second Place winner will be awarded $300* and may be invited to perform their concerto movement with the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra the following season.
  • The Third Prize winner will be awarded $100* and may be asked to perform with the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra.
  • An Honorable Mention certificate may also be awarded.

For more information please contact Madalyn Mackey, Education Programs Manager, at (563) 557-1677 or mmackey@dubuquesymphony.org

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