Symphony on the Bay: Young Artist's Competition 2018/2019
Dear applicant,

We are thrilled that you will be applying to the Young Artist's Competition. It is an incredible opportunity to perform as a soloist with a live symphony orchestra.

We believe in the encouragement and cultivation of the next generation of musicians to preserve the art of classical music and strengthen the musical community.  

Two applicants will be selected (one junior and one senior) for the chance to perform with live orchestra and for a bursary of $200.

Eligibility Requirements:

The competition is open to orchestral instruments (woodwind, brass, percussion, and strings), harp, piano, and voice.

• Junior instrumental applicants must be no older than 15 as of August 31, 2018
 
• Junior vocal applicants must be no older than 18 as of August 31, 2018

• Senior instrumental applicants must be no older than 26 years of age as of August 31, 2018 

• Senior vocal applicants must be no older than 29 as of August 31, 2018

Applicants will be judged according to their age. One junior applicant and one senior applicant will be selected to perform with the orchestra.

Applicants must...
• Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or have studied with a teacher in Canada for at least two years.
• Reside or study or have resided in Ontario, Canada.
• Be recommended by their teachers.

Music Selection Requirements:

The applicant must select one or more movements of a concerto, or a one-movement composition originally composed for their instrument or voice and orchestra. The orchestral accompaniment must be
readily available in print (subject to approval by the symphony librarian) and the total performance time should not
exceed 15 minutes in length.

The recording may be submitted on CD or other digital media such as a USB drive, SD card, or may be provided as a link to online media. Physical media will only be returned if a stamped self-addressed envelope is included with the application.

Application Fee: There is a non-refundable application fee of $35.00. Made payable through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/symphony-on-the-bay-young-artists-comeptition-20182019-tickets-47392081993

Audition Procedure - Applicants must submit the following:
1) An application form
2) $35 application fee
3) A recording of yourself playing the selected music with piano accompaniment (unless you are a pianist).

Important Deadlines
Symphony on the Bay-Young Artist’s Competition 2018/2019:

Deadline for registration, fee, and video submission  (mailed recordings must reach us by due date)
Friday January 11, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Finalists will be notified by the coordinator
Sunday January 27, 2019.

Competition finalists will be attend a live audition in Burlington 
Saturday February 2, 2019.

Winners will be notified by the coordinator
Monday February 25, 2019.


Any questions can be directed to personnel@symphonyonthebay.ca

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Name of instrumental/vocal teacher
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Biography/Getting to know you: Max. 50 Words (for example: What is your favourite piece of music? What advice do you have for anyone wishing to learn an instrument?) *
Musical selection (title and composer) *
Please note, selection must be one or more movements of a concerto, or a one-movement composition originally composed for your instrument or voice and orchestra.The orchestral accompaniment must be readily available in print (subject to approval by the symphony librarian) and the total performance time should not exceed 15 minutes in length.
Video link: Please submit an audition video of the same piece you will be playing if selected for the live performance. *
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Videos can also be sent by mail via USB, SD card, or CD. Send to the address below if this is your preferred method of submission.
Symphony on the Bay, 1100 Burloak Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, Ontario L7L 6B2.
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I agree to abide by the rules of the competition. In the event of winning, I understand that the concert may be recorded for archival purposes and that any photographs taken remain the property of the orchestra and may be used accordingly. Any question not already covered shall be referred to the competition committee whose decision shall be final. *
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