Application Deadline Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12:00PM
Final Round of Competition Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 12:00PM
Please note—This year’s competition will be entirely virtual. Contestants must upload single-take (unedited) videos of each piece using our online form.
Questions? Contact the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: All materials must be received by 12:00 PM (noon) on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Scholarships are available to cover the application fee. If you are in need of financial assistance, please send a short essay (200 words maximum) explaining your situation to email@example.com and include “Scholarship” in the subject line.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 1, 2021.
First Round of Competition
* Repertoire selection is subject to approval by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Final Round of Competition
1st Place $1000
2nd Place $750
3rd Place $500
The 1st Place winner may have the opportunity to perform with members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. The 2nd and 3rd Place finalists may be featured in a performance on HSO To Go.
Jeffrey & Nancy Hoffman, Prize Underwriters of the Young Artists Competition
With additional support from:
Q: What qualifies as a “concerto movement” or “large-scale” work?
A: Any piece that features a solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment.
Q: Do I upload two separate videos for the concerto movement and solo works?
A: Yes, please upload separate videos for each piece.
Q: How should I label the video files?
A: Clearly label your files in the following format: “Your Name, Title of Work” (including movement). For example, “Timothy Brown, Gershwin Concerto in F, First Mvmt.”
Q: I’m having trouble uploading my application. What should I do?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.