The 22nd annual Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Students of voice, piano, or orchestral instruments (woodwind, brass, percussion or string) who qualify by age and residency may apply. The First Place winner will perform as soloist with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 29, 2017 under the baton of Music Director, Thomas Joiner for the Nationalistic Fervor program.
First Place: $500.00
Second Place: $300.00
Third Place: $200.00
Application Deadline: January 20, 2017
- Completed application form, to be completed online here, downloaded here, or through the symphony office.
- $30 application fee
Please send materials to:
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Young Artist Competition
PO Box 1811
Hendersonville NC 28793
OR complete registration online. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Age of Applicant: Grade Levels 9-12 and not older than 18 years of age at the date of competition.
• Applicants must reside in one of the following WNC counties:
Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison,McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey
• Instrumentalists must prepare a movement from a standard concerto. If this contains a cadenza, then the cadenza should be prepared. Also, works for two soloists may be entered.
• Vocalists must prepare an aria from an opera, oratorio, or a song from a song cycle. Also, works for two soloists may be entered.
• All music must be memorized for the audition and applicants must provide their own accompanist.
• The top three prizewinners are required to attend the HSO Youth Showcase concert (date TBA) and the Awards Ceremony during the HSO Concert on April 29 to collect their prize. Required rehearsals with the HSO are Wednesday, April 26 and Friday, April 28 for the First Place winner.
• First place winners from previous HSO Young Artist Competitions are not eligible to apply.
Please contact email@example.com or 828-697-5884 with any questions.
2016: Gabriel Turner, Piano
2015: Kiffen Loomis, Piano
2014: Grace Kim, Flute
2013: Ayanno Annis, Piano
2012: Adair Brooks, Violin
2011: Chambers Loomis, Piano
2010: Kyle Decker, Piano
2009: Luke Blackburn, Bassoon
2008: Josianne Bailey, Flute
2007: Drew Pritchard, Tuba