YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION
2013 WVSO Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2013 WVSO Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The first place award will consist of $1,000, a commemorative plaque, and the opportunity to perform as a guest soloist with the Symphony in the fall of 2013. The second place award will consist of $500, a commemorative plaque, and the opportunity to perform as a soloist at a Symphony Chamber Soiree during the 2013-14 season.
The Young Musician Competition is open to all musicians in the Greater Wenatchee Valley who will be entering the 10th through 12th grade in the fall of 2013. Entries must be submitted to the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra and postmarked no later than March 30, 2013. The student entry form must be completed and signed by the applicant and the applicant's parent or guardian. A non-refundable processing fee of $25.00 must accompany the entry application. A confidential recommendation signed by the applicant's private teacher or music teacher in the public school system must also be received. Student entry forms which do not have a corresponding "Confidential Teacher/Instructor Form" also submitted by the due date will be returned. Students who are home-schooled may also enter the competition, provided that the student is of a commensurate grade level as stated above. All applicants will be notified regarding receipt of their application, as well as the competition schedule and location by April 6, 2013.
Each entrant shall prepare prepare a suitable piece which may be accompanied by orchestra; preferably a concerto or instrumental suite wherein orchestral accompaniment is required. For purposes of the competition, each entrant must provide his/her own pianist for accompaniment. Each entrant must also supply three copies of the score, preferable a "traditional" solo with piano accompaniment format, for the judges. Each student should be prepared to play their entire selection or movement for the competition. Performance time for purposes of the competition shall not exceed ten minutes. The number of movements and length of perfomance with the Symphony for the competition winner will be at the discretion of the committee.
Winners of the Young Musician Competition will be announced publicly at the April 20, 2013, Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra concert.