Sinfonia 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/drop off at:  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 Sinfonia; previous winners of the Sinfonia Concerto Competition are ineligible.
  • Musicians may audition only on his/her instrument played in Sinfonia.
  • 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.
  • Musicians are expected to prepare the entire movement.
  • Piano accompaniment is required. Families must make their own arrangements. Call our office if you need assistance.
  • Musicians are expected to procure their own music. The MYSO office will not provide copies.
  • Required repertoire:

Bach, Concerto No. 1 in A minor, mvt. 1
Haydn, Concerto in G Major, mvt. 1

Telemann, Concerto in G Major, mvts. 1 & 2 OR mvts. 1 & 4
Bach / Casadesus, Concerto in C Minor, mvt. 1

Haydn, Divertimento in D Major, mvt. 1 OR 2
Squire, Tarantella, Op. 23
Vivaldi, Sonata No 5, op. 14, 1st and 2nd mvts. (in Suzuki Book 5).

Saint-Saëns, L’Elephant
Marcello, Sonata No. 2, mvts. 1 & 2 OR mvts. 3 & 4

  • 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.

Questions? Use this form.

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