Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

The winner performs as soloist–accompanied by members of Metropolitan Symphony–in the

Fanfare and Finale Concert

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 6:00 pm

Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Application and deadline
  • Please use the online application form at the link below to submit your information.
  • You will receive an emailed confirmation of your application. Print out this email and obtain signatures of the applicant, a parent, and the applicant’s private teacher.
  • The signed email printout must be received in the office (325 West Walnut Street, Milwaukee, 53212) no later than Monday, October 14, 2019.
  • Confirmation of receipt of applications will be sent. Please call the office if you do not receive this by November 1.
  • This competition is open only to musicians in MYSO’s Metropolitan Symphony; previous winners of the Metropolitan Symphony Concerto Competition are ineligible.
  • Musicians may audition only on his/her instrument played in Metropolitan 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 January 11 may be considered ineligible to compete in any MYSO Concerto Competition in 2021.
  • 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 the winner.
  • Music which is deemed too difficult to acquire or expensive to perform may not be approved.
  • Selections over 15 minutes in length are subject to prior approval.
  • The piece must have an orchestral accompaniment, and the selection must be an entire movement of an original work for orchestra, not an arrangement.
  • Musicians are expected to prepare the entire movement.
  • MYSO is not able to guarantee audition times. Please note times you can’t make.
  • Consider your accompanist’s schedule.
  • Concerto competitions for Metropolitan Symphony, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, String Orchestra, Chamber Flute Ensemble, and Flute Chorale will occur simultaneously on January 11.  

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

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