The Coachella Valley Symphony and Maestro John Mario
Present the 2020 Concerto Competition
Open to all instrumentalists & vocalists
The Coachella Valley Symphony Concerto Competition is for highly motivated students of music from ages 11 to 26. This competition focuses on traditional Classical Concertos and Opera repertoire. Winners of this competition will be awarded a Scholarship and be featured as a soloist in concert with Maestro John Mario and the Coachella Valley Symphony.
A maximum of 3 applicants will be chosen to perform live with the Coachella Valley Symphony in 2020. (All performances are subject to orchestral score availability and licensing.)
Division 2: Age 19 - 26
Scholarship Prize: $ 500
Division 1: Age 11- 18
Scholarship Prize: $ 500
November 15, 2019
Applications commence on:
March 20, 2019
Live performance to be held on:
To Be Announced
Live auditions will be held on:
January 12, 2020
RULES & REGULATIONS
2019 COACHELLA VALLEY SYMPHONY CONCERTO COMPETITION
This competition is open to all instrumental and voice students currently enrolled in
Middle School, High School or College who are between the age of 11 and 22 years old.
All applicants must reside within a 60-mile radius of Palm Springs, CA.
Instrumental auditions should consist of one movement from classical concerto repertoire that has been composed and scored for orchestral accompaniment.
Vocal auditions should consist of one movement or an aria from opera repertoire that has been composed and scored for orchestral accompaniment.
All applicant’s must submit a video recording of their performance. The video recording should be uploaded to an online video sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo (any viewable site is acceptable) and should be clearly labeled with the applicant’s name and the complete title of the piece.
Videos should only feature the applicant’s performance. Smart Phone video quality is accepted.
All repertoire must be performed by memory.
Live auditions will be limited to 15 minutes each.
Accompanists are not provided. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide for their own accompanist. A piano will be provided for the accompanist.
A copy of the piano reduction score is requested for the judging panel’s reference.
Live auditions are closed to the general public.
Music should be selected from the public domain. If a performer wishes to perform a selection that is not part of the public domain, they may do so, but costs associated with renting orchestra parts will be assumed by the performer. Estimates of those costs are usually available.