2021-2022 Friends of Music Concerto and Aria Competition Application
The Washington University Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the Concerto and Aria Competition for the 2021-22 season. The competition is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate Washington University students or Washington University graduate students in music. Applicants should present a single movement concerto or one movement from a standard concerto, or be prepared to sing two arias.
The competition will take place on November 16, 2021 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the 560 Music Center.
Accompaniment is required. The Department of Music will help you find an accompanist for this competition and the accompanist fees will be covered by the Friends of Music. Be in touch with Dr. Gartley as soon as possible to arrange your accompanist.
The winner will perform with the Washington University Symphony Orchestra on April 24, 2022. The winner will receive a Friends of Music $500 merit award. The winner will be chosen at the discretion of the judges and all decisions are final. The winner will need to be available all Tuesdays of the selected concert block between 6:30 – 9:00 pm.*
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: October 13, 2021
PDF OF PIANO SCORE DEADLINE IS: October 13, 2021 to Jennifer Gartley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* In the rare case where the winner’s chosen selection is not available for orchestra, the Department reserves the right to select a comparable feasible substitute.
*Previous concerto competition winners are not eligible to compete again.