2021 Concerto Competition
The College Division Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Butler County Symphony Association, will be held digitally this year due to an abundance of caution surrounding Covid-19. Musicians will submit a video audition for our judges, and there will be winners from three categories (vocal, instrumental, and piano) who will each receive the opportunity to have their concerto recorded by a professional videographer and featured on the Butler County Symphony Orchestra website and social media pages. One overall winner will be selected to receive an additional monetary award of $400.
-Application deadline: Saturday, March 27, 2021
-Winners Announced: Monday, April 12, 2021
-Arrangements for recording will need to be made with the videographer and selected winners
-Overall Winner will receive $400 prize at their recording session
The Competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists who are high school graduates, not exceeding 25 years of age, and are residents within a 25-mile radius of Butler, OR any non-resident student currently attending Allegheny College, Clarion University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Indiana University of PA, Slippery Rock University, Thiel College, or Westminster College. (Residents may be attending a school in any location.)
Orchestral instruments, piano, and voice, are acceptable. Instrumentalists should prepare a movement from a concerto, or a piece of music with orchestral accompaniment. Vocalists should prepare 3-4 arias or part of a song cycle with orchestral accompaniment. Time limit for all soloists is 15 minutes.