AUDITIONS – Saturday, March 28, 2020
Location: United Church, 11 Gibson Street,
CONCERT – Saturday, May 2, 2020, 7:00 PM
Eligibility: Auditions are open to instrumental students through grade 12. Applicants must be residents of Ontario, Seneca, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, or Yates counties (pianists, vocalists, and previous winners are not eligible).
This year's winner will have the opportunity to perform a solo with the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra during their Spring Concert on May 2nd , 2020 and receive a cash award of $200. In the event of multiple winners, a cash award of $200 will be awarded to each winner. Auditions will be held on Saturday March 28, 2020 at the United Church of Canandaigua, 11 East Gibson St. Canandaigua, NY 14424.
Please prepare any one movement from a concerto or a composition for solo instrument and orchestra. Eligible applicants will be notified by phone or email to arrange an audition time during the week prior to auditions. Piano accompaniment is required for audition. Please provide your own accompanist and one copy of your music for the judges. Applicants will be given a maximum of eight minutes including any setup and tear down necessary for the audition.
Send completed application and a $40 fee payable to FLSO, postmarked no later than Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Note on audition repertoire selection: Due to time and cost restraints, orchestral accompaniment parts must be available at reasonable cost from a music publisher or rental agency in the US. Your school or private music teacher should be able to assist you in verifying this if necessary. Please check into this ahead of time. The FLSO has the right to cancel a performance or request that a different piece be performed if orchestral parts are not easily accessible or too cost prohibitive.
Competition procedure: Performing from memory is preferred, but not mandatory. Please arrive at least 15 min. prior to your audition time. You will be provided a warm-up room. Competition results are final. Candidates will be notified in writing within a week of auditions.