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Concerto Competition

Graduating Senior Concerto Competition

The CYS Senior Orchestra holds an annual Concerto Competition in December, offering its current graduating seniors an exciting opportunity to showcase their talent on our season finale concerts in May. Winners perform either a movement from a concerto or a one movement concert piece accompanied by the CYS Senior Orchestra.

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!

Competition Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: Almond Elementary School
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM (Auditions slots are 15 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 you play 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

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 Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso 14-15

Bruch Scottish Fantasy 14-15

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

Barber Violin Concerto (1st Mvt) 15-16

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 16-17

Sarasate Zigeunerweisen 16-17

Sarasate Introduction and Tarantella Capriccioso 16-17

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 3rd mvt. 16-17

Ravel Tzigane 17-18

VIOLA, CELLO, WOODWIND, Bloch Schelomo (Cello) 14-15
BRASS, HARP, PERCUSSION Koussevitsky Concerto for Double Bass 14-15

Broughton Tuba Concerto 14-15

Elgar (4th Mvt) Cello Concerto 15-16

Ibert Flute Concerto (1st Mvt) 15-16

Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante 15-16

Wanhal Concerto in F Major for Two Bassoons and Orchestra 16-17

Rosauro Concerto No. 1 for Marimba, 4th mvt. 16-17

Copland Clarinet Concerto 17-18

Gershwin Concerto in F (Piano) 17-18

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 17-18

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