Lakewood Symphony Orchestra

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2019 Lakewood Symphony Young Artists

Concerto Competition


1st $1000 Rockley Family Foundation Prize and a performance of the full concerto with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra on May 30, 2019, at the Lakewood Cultural Center

2nd $600 Lakewood Connects Prize (award to be presented at the concert on May 30, 2019)

3rd $300 Lakewood Rotary Prize  (award to be presented at the concert on May 30, 2019)


The competition is open to all non-piano instrumentalists ages 12 through high school who are residents of Colorado.

The participant must be able to perform from memory a full concerto for their instrument.

The participant must be available for the final round on April 20, 2019.

The participant must be available for the concert on Thursday, May 30, 2019, and rehearsals on May 28 (Tuesday) and 29 (Wednesday), 2019.

Dates to remember:

Applications will be accepted beginning January 15, 2019 and ending February 28, 2019 at midnight. Applications will be accepted online only and can be accessed through the Lakewood Symphony website at

Finalists will be announced by March 15, 2019. The final round will be held at Rockley Music Center, 8555 W. Colfax Avenue in Lakewood on April 20, 2019.

Performance at the Lakewood Cultural Center with the Lakewood Symphony on May 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Rehearsals Tuesday and/or Wednesday, May 28 and May 29, also at the Lakewood Cultural Center


1.      An audio recording of the participant performing the concerto with piano accompaniment will be required for the application. The audio recording should be of good quality and between 7 and 10 minutes in length. The recording should contain portions of each movement and give a good representation of the participant’s skill and musicality. Do not include long orchestral introductions and please use appropriate cuts for long orchestral interludes. If a long movement includes a lengthy cadenza at the end, record as much of the movement as time permits and then skip to the cadenza. You teacher should be able to help you select representative portions of each movement.

2.      You will need to provide proof of age (copy of birth certificate, passport or driver’s license).

3.      A $40 application fee is required along with the completed application.

Further inquiries can be directed to:

Lakewood Symphony Orchestra