Open to instrumentalists and vocalists residing in Kitsap County, Belfair, or Gig Harbor, aged 18 or under on the competition date of March 7, 2015.
The Bremerton Symphony is looking for exceptional young musicians, one or more of whom may be selected as winners. The First Place Winner may be invited to perform with the Bremerton Symphony on its season finale concerts (May 8 & 9, 2015). Additional winners may be invited to perform in a future concert.
Applicants may apply online here. Please note that filling out the online application form is just the first step. After completing the form, you’ll be directed to an additional page with a link to upload your required teacher recommendation letter, and a PayPal link to pay your application fee. Applications will not be considered complete unless all three steps have been completed.
New this year: Solo Works including Sonatas, Suites, Arias, Songs, etc., will be allowed in addition to concertos in two divisions: Junior = up to age 15 on March 7, 2015; and Senior = up to age 18 on March 7, 2015. Winners will be selected from both divisions.
Guidelines: This competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists who reside in Kitsap County, Belfair, or Gig Harbor. Contestants(unless performing solo piano sonatas, etc.) are responsible for bringing their own accompanist (required) and works selected for performance must be available to the Bremerton Symphony Association. If there are any questions about the suitability of a work being considered, or any other music-related questions about the competition, please consult the Music Director at email@example.com.
There is a $35 fee to apply, and the applicant’s music teacher must write a recommendation to be included with his/her application.
Deadline for application is February 13, 2015. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Applications may be submitted by US mail, or on-line. Please note that your application, the application fee of $35 AND your teacher recommendation letter must be received by the BSA office by close of business, Friday, February 13, 2015.
The previous year’s winner is not eligible to win but may compete for adjudication only.
Process: Each applicant will have seven minutes to perform followed by three minutes of adjudication. Adjudication will be by a panel of judges chaired by the Music Director of the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra. The decision of the judges is final. Winners will be notified by email/telephone within 36 hours of the close of competition.
NOTE: All pianists who appear with the Bremerton Symphony will be expected to perform on the Piano provided by the Bremerton Symphony Association. Pianists who prefer to use a different instrument will need to provide their own piano and will need to cover any and all costs associated with the use of a different piano. These may include; rental fees, moving, storage, venue fees, and tuning.
Questions? For questions or more information about the Bremerton Symphony Association or the competition, contact the BSA office at (360) 373-1722, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit the BSA website at bremertonsymphony.org.