KATHLEEN PRICE AND JOSEPH M. BRYAN CONCERTO COMPETITION
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 aged 13 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 your North Carolina Symphony.
Young Artist Division
First Prize: $500 and the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony*
Second Prize: $250
(Ages 13–18, not yet graduated from high school)
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $150
Eligibility & Repertoire
- Candidates must be aged 13-21 and must be North Carolina residents or enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school.
- 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.
Preliminary Round: Video
Application and video submission due Friday, April 15, 2022
Candidates must submit a video recording of their selected concerto movement.
Piano accompaniment is optional for the preliminary round, but highly recommended.
Final Round: Live Audition
Select finalists will be invited to a live audition Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Kenan Recital Hall at Peace University in Raleigh.
Candidates will be notified of advancement to the final round no later than Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Piano accompaniment is required for final round.
Application Fee (non-refundable): $25**