Senior Symphony Concerto Competition


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

The winner:
  • performs as soloist in the Senior Symphony’s concert on Sunday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 pm, Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
  • will be awarded the Carrie Rondeau Memorial Scholarship. For more information, please visit
Application and deadline
  • Please use the online application form at the link below to submit your information. PLEASE PRINT THE FORM AFTER YOU’VE FILLED IT OUT, BUT BEFORE SUBMITTING.  
  • Forms must be signed by the applicant, a parent, and the applicant’s private teacher.
  • The printout must be received in the office (325 West Walnut Street, Milwaukee, 53212) no later than Friday, September 3, 2019.  If you have difficulty printing, please contact the MYSO office. 
  • Confirmation of receipt of applications will be sent. Please call the office if you do not receive this by September 10. 
  • This competition is open only to musicians in MYSO’s Senior Symphony.
  • Previous winners of the Senior Symphony Concerto Competition are ineligible. 
  • Musicians may audition only on his/her instrument played in Senior Symphony. 
  • Musicians must be in good standing and up-to-date with all membership fees in order to compete.  
  • Musicians who fail to show up for the competition without a phone call notification to the MYSO office at least 24 hours in advance of October 12 may be considered ineligible to compete in the following year’s competition
  • Memorization is preferred but not required.
  • Piano accompaniment is required. Families must make their own arrangements. Call our office if you need assistance.
  • Musician’s choice of repertoire is subject to approval by the music director and administrative staff. Click here for suggestions.
  • Musician’s solo should be the same piece they expect to perform if chosen as a winner.
  • Music which is deemed too difficult to acquire or expensive to perform may not be approved.
  • The piece must have an orchestral accompaniment, and the selection must be an entire movement of an original work for orchestra, not an arrangement.
  • Selections over 15 minutes in length are subject to prior approval.
  • Musicians are expected to prepare the entire movement.
  • Auditions are tentatively scheduled for 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • MYSO is not able to guarantee audition times. Please note times that you can’t make.
  • Consider your accompanist’s schedule.

Contact Marna Bestul at or 414-267-2945 with questions.

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