University of Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Cleo Flemming '17 performing with the orchestra

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


Open to UVM students who are currently taking private lessons from the music faculty at the university, 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.


View information and application for the 2021 Concerto Competition. Submissions are due February 8, 2021. (PDF)

Past Winners


Bailey Brown and Ginny Churchill, Concerto for Two Clarinets, No. 1, Op. 35 by Franz Krommer


Kylie Elliott, flute, Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26 by Franz Doppler


Ben Kotzen, piano, Piano Concerto in D minor by W. A. Mozart


Cleo Flemming, cello, Allegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saens
Carlin Rizzo, bass, Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in E Major by Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf


Spencer Tse, clarinet, Clarinet Concerto No. 1 by Weber
(High School) David Horak, violin, Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens


Lauren Rayson, horn, Horn Concerto No. 2 by W. A. Mozart
(High School) Alan Chiang, piano, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven


Kayo Nagai, piano, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18 by Rachmaninoff
(High School) David Fischer, cello, Elegy for Cello and Orchestra, op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré