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SUN JAN 29, 2023 BLACK BOX

WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

 


We believe in empowering young artists to develop their own unique, musical voice by providing a professional concert experience for emerging talents. Unlike most music competitions for youth, our Young Artists Competition does not require the applicants to adhere to a list of solo pieces, but gives them the opportunity to choose, so they may discover their own style and personality as they grow without limitations.

OLYMPIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION

The competition features two types of auditions, and young artists are permitted to submit an audition for both options.

YOUNG ARTISTS LIVE AUDITION

  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 – Washington Center for the Performing Arts Black Box

  • Performance times to be assigned

  • Application fee $40

  • Application deadline January 21, 2023

  • Audition piece must be performed with a pianist and will be the piece you intend to perform with the Olympia Symphony. All instruments, voice, and small ensembles are eligible. Orchestral accompaniment must be available for purchase or rental.

  • Live auditions are not open to the public. Applicants may be accompanied by their pianist and up to two guardians. Video recording is not permitted.

  • At the judges' discretion, a winner MAY NOT be selected for a given category and/or multiple winners may be selected for a given category

  • Final selection of music will be at the discretion of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra

 

YOUNG ARTISTS LIVE AUDITION PRIZE

 

Perform live with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra on October 15, 2023, including personalized coaching with Alexandra Arrieche and rehearsals with the Orchestra (must be available in Olympia October 9-15, 2023)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE VIDEO AUDITION

  • No application fee

  • Application deadline January 21, 2023

  • Video auditions are not eligible for a live performance with the Olympia Symphony, but videos will be posted on our website and the public will vote on the winners!

  • Audition piece may be performed unaccompanied or with a pianist, and does not need to be an orchestral work. All instruments, voice, and small ensembles are eligible.

  • Videos need to be limited to 10 minutes

PEOPLE'S CHOICE VIDEO AUDITION PRIZE

 

Personalized coaching with Alexandra Arrieche

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

One Young Artist and one People’s Choice will be selected from each division:

  • Junior: age 13 and under

  • Senior: age 14 and over*

 

*To be eligible, contestants must be currently enrolled in elementary, middle, or high school (including Running Start and Homeschool). 

VIDEO AUDITION GUIDELINES

  • Upload your video on YouTube

  • The video should be on “Public mode”

  • Tile should have:

    • Your Name – Your Instrument – OSO Young Artists Competition/Audition

  • The description should have:

    • Name of the piece you are performing, Name of the Composer, OSO website: www.olyso.org #LIVEOLYSO

  • The link should be copied on your application form