University of Vermont Symphony Orchestra

The annual Concerto Competition is a chance for UVM students to play a solo with the University Symphony Orchestra.

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Open to UVM students who are currently taking private lessons from the music faculty at the unviersity, or who are currently a member of the Department's large ensembles.

Winners of the past UVM Concerto Competition are not eligible to participate, unless competing in a different category.

Repertoire and Other Requirements

  • The piece must be around 10 minutes or under. One movement of standard concerto is acceptable.
  • Dr. Yutaka Kono must approve the piece prior to the audition. If the repertoire is unsuitable for UVM Symphony, the applicant may still play at the audition, but will be asked to choose another composition to perform with the Symphony upon successful audition.
  • All applicants must bring three copies of the score, either solo with piano reduction or orchestral score, at the time of the audition.
  • All applicants must perform with an accompanist.
  • All applicants must provide their own accompanist. A list of accompanists at UVM is available upon request.
  • The audition will be held at the University of Vermont.
  • All applicants must be able to attend at least two rehearsals, including a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, April 10th.

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 - Application is due to Dr. Kono by e-mail or in his department mailbox
  • Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:00-10:00 PM - Auditions in Southwick 206
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:00-9:30 PM - Dress rehearsal in Music Building Recital Hall
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 PM - Concert in Music Building Recital Hall