Ozark Philharmonic Youth Orchestras
Ryan Cockerham, Music Director & YSO Conductor
Dan Mays, Presto Conductor
Jenny Castillo, Andante Conductor
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OPYO 2018 concerto competition Registration
All members of YSO are eligible and encouraged to compete.
The competition will take place at the Arkansas Arts Academy on XXX, January XXX, 2017 from XXX-XXX.
1st place - $250 and the opportunity to perform with YSO in at least one concert during our spring 2018 season.
Additional concerts are pending.
2nd place - $150
3rd place - $100
All participants are awarded $25 and a Certificate of Participation
The Competition will be judged by outstanding NWA professional artist-educators, none of whom has students in the competition. Judges will also provide feedback to participants through their scoring sheet.
Participants must select
movement from the standard solo literature for their instrument. We recommend works listed on IMSLP to avoid costly music rental fees.
Music selections must be approved by the OPYO Music Director before the competition.
Piano accompaniment is
responsible for finding, scheduling, and paying
Playing from memory is recommended but no required.
Previous 1st place winners are not eligible to compete. Previous 2nd and 3rd place winners are welcome to participate.
To register to participate in the competition please complete the following form:
Title of Competition Selection
Length in minutes
I have read the information above and understand that I am responsible for finding, scheduling, and paying my accompanist.
Yes, I understand.
The Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras
Music Director & YSO Conductor