The 60th Annual Young Artists Competition

Calendar

March 4th, 2022

March 4th, 2022

March 25th, 2022

April 2nd, 2022

April 2nd, 2022

Entry Deadline

Participants' music due to accompanist

Notification of performance time

Competition Day: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Finalist Concert: 7:30 p.m.

All activities take place at 
Reed Hall
The Ohio State University, Lima, Ohio

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

All contestants must perform music from MEMORY and must provide two copies of their music, including all cadenzas, for the judges.

JUNIOR VOICE DIVISION

The Junior Voice Division is open to students age 17-21 years enrolled in a college or conservatory in a degree program. High school students may be considered upon recommendation of their instructor and approval of competition co-chairs. Contestants must be prepared to sing a selection published for soloist and orchestra totaling at least eight minutes and no more than 15 minutes. Multiple selections may be performed.

SENIOR VOICE DIVISION

The Senior Voice Division is open to any student enrolled in a college or conservatory in a degree program age 22-26 years. Maximum age is 26 years on date of contest. Contestants must be prepared to sing a selection published for soloist and orchestra totaling at least eight minutes and no more than 15 minutes. Multiple selections may be performed.

JUNIOR STRINGS DIVISION

The Junior String Division is open to students age 17-21 years enrolled in a college or conservatory in a degree program. High school students may be considered upon recommendation of their instructor and approval of competition co-chairs. Junior String participants will play one movement from a concerto or a concert piece for soloists and orchestra, a minimum of five minutes in length and no more than 15 minutes. It must be the technical level of a Mozart Violin or Boccherini Cello Concert.

SENIOR STRINGS DIVISION

The Senior String Division is open to any student enrolled in a college or conservatory in a degree program age 22-26 years. Maximum age is 26 years on date of contest. Contestants must be prepared to perform one movement from a major concerto or piece for solo instrument and orchestra. It must be the technical level of a Mozart Violin or Boccherini Cello Concert. Performance time: maximum 15 minutes.

REGULATIONS

Your completed application form with a non-refundable registration fee of $40.00 must be post marked no later than March 3rd, 2020. Late registration fee is $25.00. All fees are non-refundable. Applications will be submitted in the order received until the competition is filled. Make checks payable to The Friends of the Symphony. Mail to: the Lima Symphony Orchestra, Attn: Young Artists Competition, P.O. Box 1651, Lima, Ohio 45802.

Contestants are responsible for their own expenses and must be prepared to remain for the evening concert on April 4th should they be selected as a finalist. Two contestants in each division will be selected to perform in the Finalist Concert. This performance will determine the First Place Winners. Please notify your accompanist of this requirement. 

PRIZES

First Place Junior Strings: $600
Second Place Junior Strings: $400

First Place Junior Voice: $600
Second Place Junior Voice: $400

First Place Senior Strings: $1,000
Second Place Senior Strings: $700

First Place Senior Voice: $1,000
Second Place Senior Voice: $700

First place winners, upon recommendation of the Music Director, may appear as a featured soloist with the Lima Symphony Orchestra at a future date. 

 

For additional questions, please contact:

Kim Shanahan, 419-222-5701, Email: kim@limasymphony.com

Sponsored By:  Friends of the Symphony
                              Joe Warnement, President