Connecticut’s Hartford Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications now through January 31, 2020 for its annual Young Artists Competition. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the possibility of performing at Hartford Symphony Orchestra events. The second- and third-place winners will receive cash prizes of $750 and $500 each, and all three winners will receive tickets to a Masterworks concert of their choice. To be eligible, applicants must be Connecticut residents in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 academic year, cannot be a first-place winner of a previous Young Artists Competition, and must play one of the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, alto saxophone, percussion, harp, piano, violin, viola, cello, or bass. Following preliminary rounds of judging, the final round will be a public concert with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Hartford. Awards will be given to the top three finalists during the May 30 performance. Learn more at the Hartford Symphony website.
Posted December 4, 2019