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2018 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Auditions to be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018

$1000 Scholarship is awarded to the winner, who will perform the winning concerto in its entirety with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 12, 2018.


Open to all legal residents of the State of New Jersey, 14 to 21 years of age on or before February 17, 2018


This competition is open to players of any orchestral instrument, excluding piano.

Prize for Competition Winner

$1000 will be awarded to the winner, who will perform the winning concerto in its entirety with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra at the May 12, 2018 concert. 

Audition Guidelines

  • Applicants are required to prepare an entire concerto (or other work of similar stature written for solo instrument with orchestra accompaniment)
  • Audition piece must be performed from memory.
  • Piano accompaniment is required at audition.  Participants must arrange for their own accompanists.
  • Participants will be evaluated, by a panel of three judges, on technique, interpretation, presentation, and other pertinent criteria. 
  • Participants are required to provide a copy of the music to each of the judges at the time of their audition.  Music will be returned to participant at conclusion of their audition.
  • Decision of the judges is final.  Winner must be available to perform on May 12, 2018.


  • Email or call the Livingston Symphony Orchestra at 973-886-9525 for details and an application form.
  • Auditions to be held on February 17, 2018 beginning at 10:30 am.
  • Scheduled audition time will be sent out via email one week before the competition.
  • Competition will take place at Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039.
  • Piano is on premises for the accompanist.

Deadline for receipt of applications is January 31, 2018. 

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Updated: 2/12/2018