Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

The winner
  • performs as soloist, accompanied by members of their ensemble in their final spring performance of the season, unless otherwise notified.
Application and deadlines
  • Please use the online application form at the bottom of this page and submit your information no later than THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30.
  • You will receive an emailed confirmation of your online application. Print out this email, and obtain signatures of the applicant, a parent, and the applicant’s private teacher.
  • The signed email printout containing parent and private teacher signatures must be received in the MYSO office no later than THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7.
    • scan and submit it here OR
    • mail to:  325 West Walnut Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Private teachers may email Mr. Duffy in support of your application if you are not able to obtain a signature from your private teacher at this time.
  • You will be notified of your audition time by January 1. Please call 414-267-2946 if you do not receive your audition time by that date.


  • This competition is open only to musicians in MYSO’s Metropolitan Symphony; previous winners of the Metropolitan Symphony Concerto Competition are ineligible.
  • Musicians may audition only on his/her instrument played in Metropolitan Symphony.
  • Musicians must be in good standing and up-to-date with all membership fees in order to compete.
  • Musicians who fail to show up for the competition without a phone call notification to the MYSO office at least 24 hours in advance of January 13 may be considered ineligible to compete in 2025.
  • Memorization is preferred but not required.
  • Piano accompaniment is required. Families must make their own arrangements. Call our office if you need assistance.
  • Musician’s choice of repertoire is subject to approval by the music director and administrative staff. Click here for suggestions.
  • Musician’s solo should be the same piece they expect to perform if chosen as a winner.
  • Music which is deemed too difficult to acquire or expensive to perform may not be approved.
  • The piece must have an orchestral accompaniment, and the selection must be an entire movement of an original work for orchestra, not an arrangement.
  • Selections over 15 minutes in length are subject to prior approval.
  • Musicians are expected to prepare the entire movement.
  • MYSO is not able to guarantee audition times. Please note times that you can’t make.
  • Consider your accompanist’s schedule.
  • All MYSO concerto competitions will occur simultaneously on January 13.

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