February 17-18, 2018, at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.
An invitation to Arizona’s finest young musicians
The 2018 Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition asks talented young music students to prepare for and perform one movement of a concerto. The competition is designed to recognize and support the outstanding young musicians in our community, polish performance skills and build real-life experience.
Competitors will vie for $1,000, $500 and $250 awards, SASO season tickets and the possibility of performing as a soloist with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.
If you are or know of a music student from age 13 to 18, take advantage of this valuable opportunity. Apply by February 2, 2018. The competition will be held on February 17-18, 2018, on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.
All orchestral instruments, including piano.
Any public, private or home school student from age 13 to 18 (as of March 1, 2018) who has not yet graduated from high school is eligible to compete. Students under the age of 13 may apply with his or her teacher’s recommendation.
Please fill in and submit our online application before the deadline of February 2, 2018.
$1,000 and two SASO season tickets
$500 and two SASO season tickets
$250 and two SASO season tickets
At the judges’ discretion, one of the winners may be invited to perform as a soloist with SASO, March 10 and 11, 2018.
- Student should prepare one movement from standard concerto repertoire. All works should be for solo instrument and orchestra.
- Music performed should be memorized.
- Three copies of the music are to be provided to the judges.
- Student must provide their own accompanist.