The Fort Worth Symphony’s Young Artist Competition is held every spring and is open to exceptional young instrumentalists and vocalists, age 18 and under, in the state of Texas. The semifinal and final rounds of the competition take place on stage at Bass Performance Hall on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The first prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship, as well as the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or under on the day of the competition and must not have completed high school. Applicants must be current residents of the state of Texas. Applicants who have previously appeared with the Fort Worth Symphony must wait two full years to enter the competition again.
INSTRUMENT & REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Piano, Harp, and Voice.
All materials must be received by February 15, 2022. Application fee: $60 Applicants must submit all of the following materials:
- Basic Contact Information.
- Short biography (200 words or less; MS Word preferred).
- One letter of recommendation from private teacher or band/orchestra director emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Audio recordings of complete concerto with accompaniment.
- $60.00 non-refundable application fee paid upon submission of the Acceptd application.
The winner of the Young Artist Competition will perform with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 21, 2022, 7:00 PM at Waxahachie High School Performing Arts Center in Waxahachie, TX. PRELIMINARY ROUND
Submitted recordings will be evaluated and all applicants will be notified of the results by February 21, 2022 SEMIFINAL ROUND
Up to twelve finalists may be selected for the semifinal round. Live auditions will take place Saturday, March 12, 2022, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on stage at Bass Performance Hall. Candidates must perform complete work by memory. Semifinal auditions are open to the public. FINAL ROUND
Up to four finalists may be selected for the final round. Live auditions will take place Saturday, March 12, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM on stage at Bass Performance Hall. Candidates must perform complete work by memory. Final auditions are open to the public. ACCOMPANIMENT
Candidates must provide their own accompanist for the semifinal and final auditions.