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. Applications are available outside the Music Office.

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 20, 2024
Auditions: Monday, January 29, 2024, 5:00-7:00
Winner must attend at least two rehearsals, including Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 7:00-9:30
Concert: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 4:00 and 7:30

Past Winners

Logan Prewitt, piano, Piano Concerto in G (Adagio assai) by Maurice Ravel


Sadie Jones, soprano, Symphony No. 4 in G Major (Sehr behaglich, “Das himmlische Leben”) by Gustav Mahler


Simon Webber, cello, Concerto in D minor (Andante-Allegro Vivace) by Édouard Lalo


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