Lakewood Symphony Orchestra
There are presently no open calls for submissions.
2023 Lakewood Symphony Young Artists
Important Changes for 2023
The competition is now open to all instrumentalists, piano included.
1st $1000 Rockley Family Foundation Prize and a performance of the full concerto with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra on June 1, 2023, at the Lakewood Cultural Center
2nd $600 to be given out at the June 1, 2023 concert and a performance of 1 movement of the concerto at the Annual Celebration Dinner at 5:30 pm on June 1, 2023
3rd $300 Rebecca Moritzky Prize to be given out at the June 1, 2023 concert and a performance of 1 movement of the concerto at the Annual Celebration Dinner at 5:30 pm on June 1, 2023
The competition is open to all 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 8, 2023.
The participant must be available for the concert on Thursday, June 1, 2023, and rehearsals on May 30th (Tuesday) and 31th (Wednesday), 2023.
Dates to remember:
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2023 and ending February 28, 2023 at 10pm. Applications will be accepted online only and can be accessed through the Lakewood Symphony website at http://lakewoodsymphony.org/Competition
Finalists will be announced by March 8, 2023. The final round will be held Colorado Christian University, 8787 W. Alameda Avenue in Lakewood on April 8, 2023.
Performance at the Lakewood Cultural Center with the Lakewood Symphony on June 1, 2023 at 7:30pm
Rehearsals Tuesday and/or Wednesday, May 30 and May 31, 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.
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