KATHLEEN PRICE AND JOSEPH M. BRYAN CONCERTO COMPETITION

Competition dates for 2020 are postponed. Updated information about the competition schedule will be posted on this page as soon as it is available.

The North Carolina Symphony invites you to enter the Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition, North Carolina’s premier performance competition for young instrumentalists. Candidates ages 10 to 21 hone their skills for a preliminary video audition viewed by the Symphony’s distinguished panel of judges. Select finalists in two age groups compete for cash awards and the chance to perform in concert with the finest musicians in the state, the North Carolina Symphony.

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PRIZES

Senior Division
(Ages 16-21)
First Prize: $500, and the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony
Second Prize: $250

Junior Division
(Ages 10–15)
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $150

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates must be age 10-21; and a North Carolina resident or enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates should prepare one movement of a concerto of their choice
  • Concerto movement should be performed from memory for preliminary and final rounds
  • Candidates should be prepared to play the entire movement, including cadenzas, for preliminary and final rounds

AUDITION PROCESS

Preliminary Round: Video Submission
Candidates must submit a video recording of their selected concerto movement. Piano accompaniment is optional for preliminary round, but highly recommended.

Final Round: Live Audition
Piano accompaniment is required for final round.

If you have questions about the Concerto Competition, please contact education@ncsymphony.com