BSO Young Artist Competition

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra

Young Artists Competition

2017-2018 Season

BSO Young Artist Application Form

Application Information

Eligibility

Applicant must be a school student who plays an instrument (string, brass, wind, percussion, piano or voice) who is currently enrolled at a Brazoria county school (up to High School), or is participating in an accredited home schooling program in Brazoria county. Previous first prize winners are not eligible to participate.

Prize

One prize in the amount of One Thousand Dollars will be awarded to the winner.  At the discretion of the Conductor, the winner may perform with the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra in concert on April 7, 2018.

Application

Forms are available on our website at www.bcfas.org/symphony or at the office of the Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences located at 400 College Blvd., Clute, Texas (phone: 979-265-7661. Only applicants using a completed, official form will be considered.

*** A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 must be attached at the time that the application is submitted. ***

Competition Information

Contestants will receive written confirmation of their application with performance time and directions to the contest site approximately one week before the completion date. Contestants are responsible for providing their own accompanist at contestant’s expense.

Selection

Applicants must attend the auditions in the afternoon of February 11, 2018 beginning at 1:00 PM at The Clarion Choir Room located on the campus of Brazosport College. (Specific times will be assigned).

Contestants will present a prepared selection lasting not more than 12 minutes to demonstrate talent and overall ability. The contestant must perform with piano or other accompaniment provided at his or her expense. Memorization is optional. Orchestral music of the prepared selection must be easily and reasonably financially available in order for the winner to be able to perform with the orchestra.

The Chairman of the Competition Committee will be the final decision on all matters of the competition including eligibility and awards. The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to limit the number of contestants. All decisions by the Competition Committee shall be final.