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Concerto Competition

Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition

The CYS Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition was established during the 2006-07 season to recognize outstanding musicians in the orchestra and to also train the orchestra in the art of orchestral accompaniment.  The concerto competition is open to all current members of the orchestra and winners perform either a movement from a concerto or a one movement concert piece accompanied by the CYS Associate Orchestra in the March and May concerts. 

2017-18 Concerto Competition Information

The concerto piece must be approved by Maestro Eylar. See below for a list of acceptable/non-acceptable concerti. Upon completing the registration form, your piece will be reviewed for approval. Registration is now open! The deadline to register is Sunday, November 27.

Competition Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: Almond Elementary School
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Auditions slots are 10 minutes each)
Accompanist: Not required, though highly recommended! 
Dress Code: Casual
Registration Deadline: November 27, 2017

Please note the following: 

  • Only one movement from a concerto or a one movement piece is eligible
  • Must audition on the instrument currently playing in the orchestra
  • Music must be memorized for the concert. It does not need to be memorized for the audition.
  • Individual practice rooms are not available, but there are warm-up areas outside. Please come prepared, keep warm, and arrive at least 15 minutes early. 


Acceptable Concerti

Please click on this link to view the document containing a brief list of other acceptable/non-acceptable concerti. This is only a brief list; you are not limited to only this list. You do not need to get approval from Mr. Eylar if your piece is listed in the acceptable concerti document.  If your piece is not listed here, please email with your full name, instrument, composer, title of piece, and movement (if any) for approval.

VIOLIN Any standard classic, romantic, or contemporary concerto.

Double concerti are OK.
VIOLA, CELLO, WOODWIND, Any standard classic, romantic, or contemporary concerto.
BRASS, HARP, PERCUSSION Double or triple concerti are OK.


Non-acceptable Concerti


VIOLIN Lalo Symphonie espagnole (1st mvt.) 14-15

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (3rd mvt.) 15-16

Sarasate Zigeunerweisen 15-16

VIOLA, CELLO, WOODWIND, Verroust 2nd Solo de Concert (Oboe) 14-15
BRASS, HARP, PERCUSSION Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 (1st mvt.) 15-16

Rosauro Marimba Concerto, 1st Mvt 16-17

Forsyth Viola Concerto 16-17

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Executive Director
Jim Hogan

Orchestra Manager
Carmina Eylar

Office Managers
Mrs. Pang (Mgr.)

Judy Chan (Asst. Mgr.)


Leo Eylar

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