NYO New Youth Orchestra, San Diego

Solo Competition

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NYO Solo Competition 2017 - Registration is now open


NYO New Youth Orchestra
Solo Competition 2017

String & Wind Players
 Cash Prizes 
Deadline January 1, 2017

All 7 finalist winners of this multi-level competition who each will be awarded Cash and a Solo Performance with one of the NYO ensembles. Sign up online at our NYO Solo Competition 2017 Registration

Information & Registration is now open

In order to be put on the list to participate in the NYO Solo Competition 2017 Auditions and to receive up to date information concerning this event, please complete this "No Fee" Registration form. Registration ends January 1, 2017.

Spaces are limited for each of the 7 available NYO Solo Competition Categories. We are accepting registration submissions on a "First Come First Serve" basis. All San Diego county residents ages 25 and under are welcome to register online and to participate in the qualifying round of this competition. In order to be officially selected and scheduled for the second round of this competition, all contestants must be members of the upcoming NYO 2017-2018 season. For details about the NYO 2017 Solo Competition go to the Competition Rules Page.

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

All 7 first prize winners of this competition will each be awarded  a cash prize and a Solo Performance with one of the NYO ensembles.

The following are competition dates for all rounds of this competition.

January 28, 2017 Saturday
NYO Solo Competition 2017 Qualifying Round
Admission to Participants: Free of charge
The qualifying round will require the student contestant to perform a piece of their choice that shows an example of the level of musicianship and technique of that player. No accompanist required.

June 11, 2017 Sunday
NYO Solo Competition 2017 Second Round
Admission to Participants: Free of charge
A repertoire list of music will be provided after the first round to those who are selected to continue on to the second round of this competition. Accompanist required.

November 5, 2017 Sunday 5:00 PM
NYO Solo Competition 2017 Finals
Admission to public: Free of charge
Finalist that where selected to continue to this last round will play the solo piece that was prepared from the second round and will be performing in a "recital style" public concert along with the other finalists. Accompanist required.

The New Youth Orchestra reserves the right to not select a winner for the one or more ensemble or category, if the level of performance from all contestants do not meet our standards.

All rounds will be held at the San Diego Youth Orchestra - NYO New Youth Orchestra Training & Performing Center
Please use this page for directions: San Diego Youth Orchestra NYO Map

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Details are subject to change. Please check the NYO website regularly for updates.

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