KATHLEEN PRICE AND JOSEPH M. BRYAN CONCERTO COMPETITION

The North Carolina Symphony invites you to enter the 2020 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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Application Fee: $30
Application and Video Due: March 27, 2020

PRIZES

Senior Division
(Ages 16-21 as of May 9)
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 as of May 9)
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 with piano accompaniment 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. Videos should have excellent audio quality and be recorded within the last 6 months. Video links/files may be uploaded to the online application. Video guidelines are outlined in the application.

Final Round: Live Audition
Saturday, May 9, 2020
William Peace University, Raleigh, NC
10:00 AM – Junior Division Finals
1:00 PM – Senior Division Finals

Application and Video Due: March 27, 2020
Candidates will be notified of advancement to the final round by April 10, 2020

Meet our 2019 Winners