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Solo Competition Rules

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NYO Solo Competition Rules and Requirements


Music
Solo competition participants must provide 2 copies of the piece that will be performed at the first round. This selection is the one of their choice. On the first week of March, all participants at that date will be given results and the music titles that they need to order and practice for the second and final round. These are the same pieces that the winners of the competition will perform with the Orchestra or Band during the Spring concert solo performance opportunity. Participants must bring 6 copies of their piece to the second round and just the original for the final round. If the music is not produced at the final round, this may be grounds to eliminated.

Accompanist
Piano accompanists are not needed for the first round of this competition. Piano accompanists are required for the second and final rounds. This service is not provided by New Youth Orchestra, all participants are responsible to search, hire and practice with their own piano accompanists. Private teachers can help locate the appropriate accompanist.

Results and certificates
All members will be given their results after all three rounds. Certificates of participation will be provided to finalists who participate in the second round. Certificates of achievement and cash awards will be handed out to the winners at a ceremony immediately after the intermediate and advanced Spring concert programs.


If for any reason you may not participate in any of these events due to your schedule, please inform us as soon as possible. Any participant who cannot make any of our rounds or additional requirements will be eliminated from the competition. 


If a winner receives a prize, that person must be an active member of the NYO for the complete following season and that person is required to follow the NYO member policies at all times. If for any reason this person cannot fulfill the minimum requirements that are necessary to complete their responsibilities as a NYO soloist competition winner or has to be dismissed from the NYO organization, the title and awarded scholarship will be removed and all certificates must be turned back into NYO.  The New Youth Orchestra reserves the right to take away any prize and membership to anyone who receives an award who cannot maintain the general policies set by this organization. 

If for any reason there are not sufficient participants and/or the level of performance does not meet the standards that NYO requires, any category can be eliminated from the competition. NYO reserves the right to make any changes in any form that may be necessary at any time, in any case, all participants will be advised of those changes via the NYO website, and/or email and/or social media. 


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NYO Solo Competition 2017 Prize Awards


An amount of cash prizes will also be awarded to winners, but this cash prize will be distributed to the winners after the last concert of the 2017-2018 season.


NYO New Youth Orchestra Solo Competition Categories are provided below.

Category list of Cash Prizes 

Category #1 - Exceptional Performer Level (Strings)
$300 cash

Category #2 - Exceptional Performer Level (Winds)
$300 cash 

Category #3 - High Advanced Performer Level 
$150 cash 

Category #4 - Advanced Performer Level 
$150 cash 

Category #5 - Lower Advanced Level 
$150 cash 

Category #6 - High Intermediate Level  
$150 cash 

Category #7 - Intermediate Level 
$150 cash



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NYO Solo Competition 2016 Prize Awards


NYO tuition scholarship that equals the amount of $750 for the upcoming 2016-2017 season will be awarded to each first place winner in all categories of this competition. An amount of additional cash prizes will also be awarded to winners, but this cash prize will be distributed to the winners after the last concert of the 2016-2017 season.

NYO New Youth Orchestra Solo Competition Categories are provided below.

Category list of Cash Prizes & Scholarships

Category #1 - Exceptional Performer Level (Strings)
$500 cash + $750 tuition scholarship = $1,250 total prize

Category #2 - Exceptional Performer Level (Winds)
$500 cash + $750 tuition scholarship = $1,250 total prize

Category #3 - Advanced Performer Level
$200cash + $750 tuition scholarship = $950 total prize

Category #4 - Lower Advanced Level
$150 cash + $750 tuition scholarship = $900 total prize

Category #5 - High Intermediate Level
$150 cash + $750 tuition scholarship = $900 total prize

Category #6 - Intermediate Level
$100 cash + $750 tuition scholarship = $850 total prize




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