Young Artist Competition
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2022 at 11:59pm Mountain Time Zone
The Grand Junction Symphony prides itself on selecting the finest artists to perform concerti with the orchestra through its Young Artist Competition each year. The instrument chosen for the competition rotates each year between piano, solo instrument, and voice. The 2021-2022 competition is for piano contestants.
The winner or winners from the final round on March 27, 2022 will be offered an opportunity to perform in the 2022-2023 season as soloist with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. Dates, times, and repertoire are TBA depending on the schedules of the soloist and orchestra.
ROUND 1 – Initial Applications due through Acceptd March 1st, 2022
FINALS – After initial applications are reviewed, a selection of finalists will be announced on March 7th, 2022. Online finals will take place March 25th, 2022 and Winners will be announced March 27th, 2022
Your Acceptd application submissions are the first round of auditions. 3-5 finalists will be chosen from this first round. The GJSO will hold a Final Competition Performance online where finalists’ recordings of their concerto applications will be viewable by an invite-only audience. Judges will select 1st/2nd/3rd prize winners and audience will vote for Audience Choice prize from online finals.
Winners will receive:
1st Prize – $1500 USD, and an engagement to perform the winning concerto with the GJSO in the 2022-2023 season.
2nd Prize – $750 USD
3rd Prize – $500 USD
Audience Choice – $250 USD
Final Round will be held online-only March 25-27, 2022.
Winner/winners will be offered soloist contracts for the 2022-2023 season. For the 2022-2023 season, the winner will receive a separate performance fee TBD, plus travel, and hotel. Fee, performance date, and repertoire to be determined by July 2022.
Total Prize Money